PRP Under-Eye Treatment for Dark Circles

August 15, 2023 0 Comments Kristin Davis
doctor injecting a woman to illustrate PRP under-eye treatment
August 15th, 2023 0 Comments

Are you tired of looking tired? Those bags under the eyes can make you look more exhausted and older than you really are! There are many things you can do to prevent and minimize the appearance of dark circles, but sometimes an extra boost is necessary. That’s where PRP under-eye treatment comes in.

So let’s have a look at:

  • Why we have dark circles around our eyes
  • How to prevent and treat them
  • PRP under-eye treatment, and its benefits

Why Do We Have Dark Circles?

Dark circles under your eyes can result from a combination of factors:

  • Genetics can play a role in the development of dark circles.
  • As you age, skin becomes thinner and collagen decreases.
  • Unhealthy habits – such as excessive alcohol consumption and poor nutrition.
  • Seasonal allergies such as hay fever can lead to under-eye inflammation.
  • Individuals with naturally darker skin tones may have increased pigmentation around the eyes.
  • Medical conditions like eczema and thyroid issues can exacerbate the appearance of dark circles.

Nevertheless, if you’re one of the unlucky ones, PRP under-eye treatment is one remedy you’ll definitely want to explore.

But first, let’s look at some ways you can possibly prevent dark circles – or at least make them less obvious.

Tips and Tricks for Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

While completely preventing dark circles can be challenging – and sometimes feel impossible – here are a few things you can try.

  • Make sure you get enough sleep (7-9 hours) to prevent blood vessels from dilating.
  • Drink plenty of water – proper hydration maintains your skin’s elasticity and reduces those dark circles.
  • Always use sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat) to shield against UV rays. This helps prevent overproduction of melanin.
  • Reduce or quit smoking – again, to help preserve skin elasticity and reduce the worsening of any dark circles.
  • Focus on a balanced diet rich in vitamins C and E.
  • Topical treatment and eye creams containing ingredients like vitamin K, retinol, and hyaluronic acid can increase hydration and improve skin texture around your eyes.
  • Home remedies, such as applying cold compresses, cucumber slices, or green tea bags on your eyes to constrict blood vessels, reduce puffiness, and lessen discoloration.
  • Various cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels or dermal fillers.

By incorporating these practices into your routine, you can take proactive steps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and maintain healthier-looking under-eye skin for longer.

Occasional bags under your eyes are a sign you’re tired or run down, but if you experience them almost daily, it’s time to look at PRP treatment.

Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes with PRP Under-Eye Treatment

To make sure we’re on the same page, let’s recap what PRP is.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical treatment that uses platelets from your own blood to promote healing and rejuvenation.

Platelets are cells in the blood that play a role in clotting and healing. When injected into the body, they cause mild inflammation, which triggers the healing process by releasing enzymes that restore tissue responses and stimulate collagen production.

It’s not new. It’s safe and effective. PRP has been successfully used for more than two decades for various medical and cosmetic purposes. These include:

  • Treating sports injuries
  • Promoting hair growth
  • Improving joint function in osteoarthritis
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Enhancing wound healing
  • Restoring tissue responses
  • Boosting collagen production
  • Improving skin texture and thickness
  • Removing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increasing skin volume with new production of collagen and elastin
  • Improving the appearance of scars

This is a formidable list! PRP is both powerful and natural as a healing mechanism, because no foreign ingredients are injected. It’s your own plasma. And your under-eye areas will thank you!

PRP Under-Eye Treatment: Procedure and Results

Undergoing PRP treatment for dark circles under your eyes is relatively simple. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour, and is minimally invasive and painless:

  1. Your practitioner draws a small quantity of blood from you.
  2. They spin the blood in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from platelets and plasma.
  3. The practitioner injects PRP under your eye using a small needle.

Post-procedure side effects may include mild swelling, redness, or discomfort, but these usually subside within a few days.

For the best results, we recommend you have 2-3 treatments 2-3 months apart.

You can likely continue with your normal activities straight afterwards, but do ask your provider for aftercare instructions and any symptoms you should monitor.

When Can I See the Results of PRP Treatment?

Most patients see improvement in the appearance of dark circles and fine lines within a few weeks after treatment. The full results of PRP under-eye treatment can take up to three months to appear – and many patients see ongoing improvement for up to a year after treatment.

Although the treatment is not permanent, many patients report the results lasting one to two years after treatment, with top-ups every 6-12 months for maintenance.

Why Choose PRP Treatment for Your Dark Circles?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive and natural solution to rejuvenate the skin under your eyes, then PRP under-eye treatment is the perfect option for you:

  • It’s a non-surgical approach with minimal downtime.
  • You need no general anesthesia.
  • It uses your own own blood, eliminating concerns about allergic reactions or rejection.
  • PRP yields long-lasting improvements, with noticeable results for up to a year after treatment.
  • PRP is scientifically proven to tighten and rejuvenate damaged areas, promoting healthier, more youthful tissue.

Overall, PRP’s revitalizing effects will:

  • Enhance your skin texture
  • Strengthen and fortify your skin
  • Combat puffiness
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase collagen and elastin production
  • Fade the appearance of any scars you have
  • Smooth out wrinkles in the delicate areas under your eyes

Are PRP Injections Right for My Dark Circles?

Your healthcare provider, who is experienced in PRP injections, will assess your health, age, history, and likelihood of gaining the improvements you’re looking for.

But in general, PRP injections are most suitable if your skin shows signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and under-eye puffiness.

On the other hand, PRP under-eye treatment is not advisable if any of these apply:

  • active acne
  • rosacea
  • lupus and other autoimmune conditions
  • a history of blood disorders
  • blood-thinning medications

Facial Rejuvenation with PRP Treatment at Evexias Denver

At Evexias Denver, we want you to love the skin you’re in, including the skin under your eyes! If you’re tired of looking tired, tired of seeing dark circles, PRP under-eye treatment may be the solution you’ve been looking for. We have an excellent PRP specialist in our nurse, Jonna, who is also a microneedling and Botox genius, if you wish to talk with her about your options.

Why wait? Book your appointment today, and let’s talk!

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PRP Under-Eye Treatment for Dark Circles
Learn how to help prevent and minimize the appearance of dark circles around your eyes – or remove them with PRP under-eye treatment.