With PRP infraorbital treatment, growth factors in the PRP stimulate new collagen production to increase volume and skin thickness.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy uses the infusion of concentrated platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to accelerate healing in a specific area. PRP contains eight essential protein growth factors that re-energize your cells into rejuvenating themselves.
For the infraorbital area specifically (under the eyes), PRP injections can be an effective alternative to areas that are difficult to treat with filler. The growth factors in the PRP stimulate new collagen production helping to improve skin texture, firmness and elasticity, increase volume and skin thickness and reduce dark circles caused by thin skin.
PRP is created from a small vial of blood and spinning the sample to isolate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. The clinician will draw a small amount of blood similar to a blood test. The plasma portion of the sample will be drawn into a syringe and injected into the area under the eyes or other areas of volume loss. Patients find the treatment to be very tolerable.
A series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is recommended.
It is expected to have mild swelling after the treatment and usually resolves after one to three days. Patients may experience a feeling of pressure in the area. Bruising may occur and last a week.
With a series of treatments, the majority of patients report they are satisfied or very satisfied with results noting improvement in dark circles, wrinkles and laxity. Maintenance treatments are needed, typically once or twice per year.