Stimulate collagen production using your own growth factors
Dark, hollow under eye circles are common for many people, especially as we age. While many are familiar with eye creams or under eye filler, PRP for under eyes is another great way to treat dark circles and reduce the appearance of sunken, hollow under eyes. By injecting the body’s own blood back into the tear trough, collagen production begins and volume is restored.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma – a small amount of blood is drawn at the beginning of each treatment, and then spun in a centrifuge (a machine used to isolate the solids from the liquids in any solution, to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma). The PRP is then injected under the eyes to stimulate natural collagen production, and minimize the look of deep, dark undereye bags.
Some benefits to this treatment include improving the skin quality due to the natural collagen production, making the eyes appear brighter, dissipating dark circles under the eyes, and having the undereye area appear more full, all of which can lead to giving a fresh and youthful appearance.
It is recommended that a series of 2-3 treatments are done about 4-6 weeks apart to see maximum results. After the short series of treatments is complete, the treatment shouldn’t need to be done again for about 16-24 months.
While each patient is different and longevity of results can be different for everyone, the results from PRP under eye treatments can last up to 2 years. Because the collagen growth will happen naturally, it can take a few months to see results. This allows for more natural results, as results will not be instant.
Essentially, the PRP will stimulate new collagen growth and tissue healing. The blend of wound healing and growth factor platelets can help to minimize fine lines and improve collagen levels and skin quality.
It is recommended that patients avoid blood thinners and medications like Aspirin in the week leading up to treatments, as these can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Alcohol should be avoided the day before treatments as well.
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