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Do you often look in the mirror and see tired eyes with dark circles, wrinkles, or sunken areas? These can make you seem older and more exhausted than you really feel. But don’t worry, there’s a natural and non-surgical solution PRP treatment under eyes to brighten up your under-eye area and make you look refreshed and youthful again.
Understanding Causes Of Under-Eye Issues
Dark circles under the eyes can happen because of different things like getting older, family genes, allergies, not sleeping well, having too much sun on your skin, not drinking enough water, and your lifestyle. All these things can make you appear tired and older than you really are.
What is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), often called “liquid gold,” uses the natural growth factors in your own blood to help your skin heal and look better. It’s been used for different medical reasons in the past, but now it’s popular for making your face look younger. It can fix problems like wrinkles, saggy skin, and dark circles under your eyes.
The growth factors in PRP make your skin produce more collagen and build new blood vessels. This helps your skin renew itself and look fresher. It works for almost all skin types, so many people can benefit from it.
How Does PRP Work for Under-Eye Rejuvenation?
The platelets in your blood have special abilities to heal and renew. When they inject PRP under your eyes, it encourages your skin to produce more collagen and create extra blood vessels. This makes your skin thicker and lessens the appearance of dark circles.
What Under-Eye Conditions Can PRP Treat?
PRP is effective in addressing various under-eye concerns, including:
Hollow Eyes / Sunken Eyes: PRP can fill up sunken eyes, making them look fuller and healthier.
Dark Circles Under Eyes: PRP can make dark circles less noticeable, especially when they’re caused by a lack of volume under the eyes.
Under-Eye Wrinkles or Crow’s Feet: PRP can plump up the skin under your eyes, smoothing out wrinkles. For deeper lines, Botox is also a good option.
Benefits of PRP Treatment Under-Eyes
Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction: PRP stimulates collagen production, tightening loose skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Minimally Invasive: PRP is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes the body’s natural components, making it safe and effective.
PRP vs Under-Eye Fillers: Why Choose PRP?
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and prone to aging.
Dermal fillers and PRP are both used to refresh the skin. Dermal fillers plump the skin with a solution, but they have some risks, especially around the eyes. PRP, made from your own blood, is often safer and more natural for the delicate eye area.
PRP encourages your skin to renew itself, improving hollows under the eyes without the risks of dermal fillers. Under-eye PRP injections at our Seattle clinic can make you look more youthful and refreshed by reducing dark circles and improving the under-eye area.
PRP can’t fix hollow upper or lower eyelids by itself because it doesn’t replace the missing fat. It can add some volume to cheeks or forehead, but not enough like cosmetic fillers. PRP can help the skin around the eyelids but won’t solve the real problem of missing fat underneath.
To treat hollow under-eye areas effectively, you’d need fillers or sometimes a silicone implant, not fat grafts, as they can cause issues with thin eyelid skin. You can use PRP with fillers to improve the skin quality and make fillers last longer.
What to Expect from PRP Under Eyes?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections under the eyes are often used to help with eye wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. At the first appointment, the person giving the treatment will check the patient’s skin health and what they want to achieve to see if this treatment will work for them. It’s important for patients to know that PRP injections won’t give the same results as surgeries like a brow lift or eyelid lift.
How Long Does PRP Under the Eyes Last?
PRP under-eye treatments last longer than other injections but are not permanent. They can improve the under-eye area for about 1 to 2 years. How long they last depends on the patient’s skin and age.
After the first PRP injection, patients will see changes. But it’s best to have three treatments, each four weeks apart, and then get smaller treatments every six months to keep up the results.
If you are troubled by tired-looking eyes with dark circles, wrinkles, or sunken areas, think about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment. This non-surgical solution can revive your under-eye area, giving you a refreshed and youthful appearance. PRP uses your blood to reduce dark circles and enhance various under-eye concerns like hollow or sunken eyes and wrinkles. It’s often safer and more natural than fillers. Typically, the results last around 1 to 2 years, with maintenance treatments recommended for ongoing benefits.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More