PRP- Under Eye Treatments
Improvement Of Under-eye Hollows With or Without Dark Pigmentation
For under-eye hollows with or without presence of dark pigmentation, there is more volume loss than what is commonly known as dark circles alone. For best results to reduce under-eye hollws, we have found that PRP treatments alone are not sufficient to generate the lost volume below the skin and most of these individuals need a dermal filler to provide some volume in addition to PRP which improves the skin firmness and texture for overall natural result. To treat deep under-eye hollows, we add a hyaluronic acid filler with the PRP treatment at the time of the first treatment. The HA filler gives immediate volume which lasts from 6-10 months while the PRP works to stimulate collagen and elastic for skin thickness, firmness and texture improvement. The advantage of adding PRP is a more natural appearing fullness with less HA due to the added benefit of dermal thickness and firmness. Three sessions are recommended for best results in most individuals, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, additional treatments with or without HA may be needed for more advanced loss of volume. Individual results vary.
Improvement Of Under-eye Loose Skin. Loss Of Elasticity And Firmness
If the primary concern for the under-eye area is loss of skin elasticity with loose skin and sagging of the under eye area then a treatment aimed at improving skin elasticity and firmness is the most suitable option. At this time injectable fractional radiofrequency treatments are the best option for non-surgical skin tightening.
The injectable RF or the Microneedle Fractional Radio frequency (MFR) treatment, delivers radio frequency energy via microneedles below the skin surface in multiple minuscule beams leading to “fractional” heat zones, leaving normal tissue in between the heated zones for shorter recovery time. This treatment helps generate collagen in two ways; The microneedles cause mico-injuries in the deeper dermis which your body heals with collagen production. The fractional radiofrequency heats up the deeper dermis in 360 degrees around each microneedle tip for further collagen tightening and synthesis
Problems under eye:
- 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
- Under-eye bags
There are several non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, topical skin lightening cremes for all of the above peri-orbital conditions and each treatment has its own limitations regarding results and possible side effects even in the most experienced hands and with multiple sessions.
Improvement Of Under-eye Pigmentation and Dark Circles
For under-eye and upper eyelid pigmentation, PRP with Micropen and with intradermal PRP injection is an excellent choice and gives dramatic results in most treated individuals. For periorbital pigmentation, dark under-eye circle treatment with PRP we recommend three treatments, spaced 6 weeks apart for best results. The Periorbital hyperpigmentation also called peripalpebral hyperpigmentation, dark eyelids, dark eye circles, dark circles refers to conditions that present with relative darkness of the periorbital eyelids. It makes people look tired and older than their age. Dark under-eye circles are a common condition and seem to have multifactorial causes that include:
- Intrinsic Factors- Genetics play a part in presence of dark circles
- Extrinsic Factors- Exposure to sun, smoking, excessive alcohol use, sleep deprivation, seasonal allergies are some of the extrinsic factors that lead to exacerbation of dark circles
The mechanism of action of PRP is based on the fact that platelets contain many growth factors in their alpha granules. These factors have a well-known role in the process of tissue repair. Thus, the concentration of these substances in injured tissues could be beneficial to providing more agility to the regeneration processes
In general, Platelet-Rich Plasma is a useful and relatively very safe treatment for periorbital hyperpigmentation and may provide an easy solution for a devastating problem. Because of the regenerative nature of this treatment, multiple sessions are needed and individual results vary depending on each person’s healing response.
This treatment includes PRP topical application with Micropen treatment and PRP subdermal and intradermal injection placement.