Microneedling: A safe guide to avoiding nerve spots like your eyes

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Overview of Microneedle Treatment

Microneedling is a popular beauty technology used to repair wrinkles, reduce scars, and improve skin tone. This technology utilizes unique gold micro-needles to stimulate the superficial layers of the skin. This stimulation promotes the skin’s natural repair process and activates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby achieving the effect of improving skin problems.

Microneedling is commonly used as a facial treatment, but it can also be applied to other areas of the body. It is a non-invasive cosmetic method. However, there are also some risks associated with it. When individuals use microneedle machines for treatment without proper professional training, they may be prone to experiencing adverse consequences, such as eye disorders.

Which parts of the face are suitable for microneedling treatment?

Microneedling can treat multiple parts of the face, improve the texture of the skin, remove wrinkles, and improve facial skin.
It can usually improve the following skin problems:
Help improve and reduce various wrinkles on the forehead
Improve frown lines
Reduce problems around the eyes, reduce eye bags, dark circles and fine lines.
Improve nose and nasolabial
Helps reduce wrinkles at the corners of the mouth and improve the texture of the skin around the lips
Helps to lift the jawline and improve the firmness of the neck skin

Risks during treatment

Although microneedling is a relatively safe cosmetic procedure, there are still some potential risks and complications. Especially nerve-sensitive parts such as the eyes, if not treated by a professional doctor, are prone to the following problems:
Infection: The microneedle or treatment area needs to be properly disinfected during treatment. Failure to disinfect can easily lead to infection.
Bleeding and bruising: During treatment, using appropriate power and appropriate needles can effectively avoid bleeding and bruising.
Nerve Damage: When undergoing microneedling treatment, you should avoid using microneedles on nerve areas such as the eyes. The use of microneedle in these areas can cause drooping of the eyelids, blurred vision or other neurological dysfunction.
Scarring: In rare cases, microneedling treatments may cause scarring, especially in those with a preexisting tendency to scarring.
From the above concentrated situation, it can be seen that before and after microneedle treatment, you need to consult a professional doctor to ensure that you choose experienced medical professionals for treatment to minimize potential risks and complications.

Marta’s personal feelings

Marta from Italy encountered a series of problems during the operation because there was no professional doctor to perform the treatment.
“Watch out for the eyes: there is the optical nerve there, it works as a conductor and takes the radio wave deep where they can damge your sight. Speaking out of experience with an at home not so potent device (but I bet in practice procedures present the same risk): I was working on my desktop and out of nowher I would not be able to see a spot in the middle of the screen, everything else I could see. It happens many times as I was doing my at home treatments on the eye area, it used to last just a couple of minutes, I was getting worried. Then I stopped doing at home treatments due to my lack of constance and never ever had a similar episode after. In a random video from a surgeon I learned that one must be cautious with radiofrequency around the eyes and made the connection. Sorry for my English, I’m Italian.”

Through Marta’s experience, we can understand that if you need microneedling treatment, avoid it around the eyes and consult a professional doctor. Understand the risks and complications and review regularly. Also, be careful to avoid exposure to the sun. You can also learn about things you should pay attention to after microneedling treatment in our other blog.