PRP Therapy for Dark Circles: Is it effective?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy includes using your body’s ability to grow and produce collagen and elastin in your skin and hair to rejuvenate itself. This process involves drawing your blood and using a centrifuge machine to isolate the plasma and its abilities to grow and produce. These growth factors are microinjected into your skin or the scalp, basically wherever your cell activity needs a nutrient boost.
This procedure is painless since a gentle topical cream-based anesthetic cream is applied before the process is started, and has low downtime, depending on your skin and its needs.
Who is the right candidate for PRP?
If you have the following conditions, PRP therapy is a good treatment to consider:
Under-eye pigmentation or dark circles
Under-eye hollows with or without dark pigmentation
Under-eye fine lines, wrinkles, and poor texture
Under-eye wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness
PRP Treatment for your periorbital (eye) region
This regenerative process increases collagen and elastin production, thereby gradually improving the health of your skin tissue over the period of your treatment. Results are seen gradually after some sessions are completed.
For major improvement, it’s recommended that you go through 3-4 sessions (at 3-4 week intervals). The number, and duration of sessions, can vary for each individual.
Results vary on an individual basis. General health must be maintained.
The microinjection is reabsorbed by your body within 2-3 days. Tissue regeneration begins within days and continues for the next 3-4 months.
PRP does not treat under-eye fatty tissue (under-eye bags). These bags need to be surgically removed.
How does PRP Therapy work to treat under eye dark circles?
PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, is a non-surgical solution that is natural and it’s used to treat under-eye circles. In the PRP process, the doctor will extract the patient’s blood and separate the platelet-rich plasma, which contains a growth factor that boosts skin regeneration and repair. These actions can have a positive effect on skin quality and can contribute to a decrease in visible signs of skin aging.
The regenerative serum is injected into the problem areas, in the case of PRP for dark circles treatment it’s injected under the eyes. This will help boost tissue repair and rejuvenation.
This will result in:
Regaining lost elasticity and plumpness under the eyes.
Repairing weak collagen and elastin in the skin
Creating new blood vessels that will bring fresh oxygen, as well as nutrients, to combat any pigmentation problems and enhance melanin production.
Clearing puffiness that is caused due to toxins and excess fluid retention.
Is PRP treatment for dark circles painful?
Not really, the injections can cause slight discomfort but the doctor will apply a numbing cream to the affected area so that you don’t feel anything. Once the injections are done, you can go back to your normal routine and don’t need any downtime.
PRP Treatment Options
For under-eye and upper eyelid pigmentation: PRP with micro pen and intradermal PRP injection
The regenerative nature of this treatment requires multiple sessions to be conducted for dramatic results.
How many treatment sessions will be required?
Firstly, the doctor will start by evaluating your skin condition and then schedule two to three or more sessions with a four to six weeks gap. They will space the sessions so that your skin can heal and deliver the best results. You will see results shortly after receiving the first round of injections.
Dark circles can be a result of heredity, aging, or allergies, and since neither of those can go away overnight you will have to do follow up PRP for dark circles treatment for six to twelve months; the follow-up treatment depends on the number of sessions, age, how your body responds to the PRP treatment for under eye dark circles and the severity of your condition before the treatment.
Side effects of PRP for dark circles:
PRP is a minimally invasive procedure, where platelets from your own blood are used. It’s a very safe procedure with a very low side effect profile. You may experience mild pain during an injection which is reduced by a topical anesthetic cream application, before the procedure.
Why Choose Clearskin?
Your day out in the sun could turn disastrous with the appearance of darkened eyelids and dark circles. We can help you recover your skin tone through evidence-based treatment methods and are transparent about the expected results to ensure customer satisfaction.
We use PRP that is prepared by using the best available technique and machines, and it helps in getting the maximum yield of growth factors, thus providing maximum benefits
We use the best-in-class treatments and technologies that are approved by the FDA standards. This ensures that the highest safety protocols are followed, and enables us to deliver great results for our patients.