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How RF Under Eyes Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Dark Circles

By Pure Medical Spa

In the world of skincare and aesthetics, one treatment has been gaining significant attention and popularity for its remarkable ability to enhance skin texture, reduce the signs of aging, and bring forth a rejuvenated, youthful appearance: RF microneedling. RF under eyes is a revolutionary approach to reducing the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.

At PURE Medical Spa, we’re pleased to offer RF microneedling, an innovative procedure that combines the benefits of two powerful techniques – microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy, delivering exceptional results. This sought-after treatment has garnered recognition for its versatility in addressing various skin concerns, including the notorious under-eye dark circles that often trouble us as we age.


How RF Microneedling Transforms Under Eye Skin

RF microneedling, also known as fractional RF or radiofrequency microneedling, has revolutionized the way we approach skin rejuvenation. This non-surgical procedure employs a device equipped with fine needles that painlessly penetrate the skin’s surface.

Simultaneously, it delivers controlled RF energy into the deeper layers of the skin. This dual-action technique stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that maintain skin’s elasticity and suppleness.

As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin naturally decline, resulting in the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of skin firmness. RF microneedling tackles these issues head-on, promoting the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. The result is smoother, tighter and more youthful-looking skin with diminished wrinkles and improved texture.


Understanding Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Dark circles under the eyes can be a common cosmetic concern, and their causes are multifaceted. Several factors contribute to the development and exacerbation of dark circles:

  • Family history plays a significant role in the development of dark circles. If your parents or grandparents had them, you may be more prone to having them as well.
  • The skin under the eyes is some of the thinnest on the body. When blood vessels beneath this thin skin become more visible, they can create the appearance of dark circles.
  • As we age, the skin naturally becomes thinner and loses collagen and fat, making blood vessels more apparent. This can contribute to the development of dark circles.
  • Insufficient sleep or poor sleep quality can cause blood vessels under the eyes to dilate and become more visible, leading to dark circles.
  • Allergic reactions can lead to inflammation and swelling, causing blood vessels to become more prominent and resulting in dark circles.
  • Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to skin damage and an increase in melanin production, contributing to hyperpigmentation and dark circles.
  • Certain medical conditions, such as eczema, allergies, and thyroid disorders, can lead to the development of dark circles.


RF Microneedling for Under-Eye Dark Circles

One of the most exciting aspects of RF microneedling is its capacity to address the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles can be attributed to multiple factors, including genetics, thinning skin and vascular issues. While topical treatments and skincare products can provide some relief, RF microneedling offers a more profound and long-lasting solution.

RF microneedling can reduce the appearance of dark circles by targeting the root causes and improving the overall quality of the skin in the treated area:


Stimulating Collagen Production

During an RF microneedling procedure, a device with fine needles is used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin under the eyes. Simultaneously, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the deeper layers of the skin. This combination stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins crucial for skin structure and elasticity.


Improving Skin Texture and Elasticity

RF microneedling works to improve the texture and elasticity of the skin. It smoothens the surface, reducing the appearance of fine lines and creases associated with dark circles. The treatment also tightens and firms the skin, reducing puffiness and sagging.


Thickening the Skin

By promoting collagen production, RF microneedling helps thicken the skin under the eyes. Thicker skin is less translucent, making underlying blood vessels less visible and reducing the appearance of dark circles.


What to Expect During an RF Microneedling Under Eyes Treatment


At PURE, we will discuss everything you need to know about RF microneedling treatments including pre- and post-treatment guidelines during your initial consultation.

During an RF microneedling treatment for under-eye dark circles, you can expect the following:

  • Before the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. This ensures that the treatment is relatively painless.
  • While the numbing cream minimizes discomfort, you may still feel a snapping sensation of the needles as they create micro-injuries in the skin. Most patients find this sensation tolerable.
  • Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling and minor bruising, which typically resolve within a few days.
  • After the procedure, you’ll be advised to avoid sun exposure and use gentle skincare products on the treated area. Your skin may be more sensitive, so it’s crucial to protect it and keep it hydrated.



Can RF Microneedling be done under eyes?

Yes, RF (radiofrequency) microneedling can be safely and effectively performed under the eyes. It is a versatile and precise procedure that can target the delicate under-eye area, addressing concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture irregularities, and mild sagging.

Is RF good for under eyes?

At PURE, our clients who receive RF microneedling are beyond pleased with the results. It is an excellent choice for improving the appearance of the under-eye area to ease the look of dark circles. This treatment is particularly effective at enhancing skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and addressing skin laxity and puffiness for a refreshed look in the under eye area.

Can RF remove dark circles?

While RF microneedling can help reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, it may not completely remove them. Dark circles can result from various factors, including genetics, thinning skin and pigmentation issues. This treatment may make dark circles less noticeable, but complete removal may necessitate a combination of treatments or addressing the underlying causes.


Why Choose PURE Medical Spa in Boise For Your Under Eye Treatment?

We invite you to schedule a consultation at PURE, where our knowledgeable skincare professionals will assess your unique concerns and goals. We will provide personalized recommendations and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs to ease the look of dark circles under your eyes. Contact PURE Medical Spa today to take the first step toward a more revitalized look with a reduced appearance of dark circles!