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How the PRP for Dark Circles Procedure Works

Getting PRP for dark circles can help you because the treatment targets the root causes of the dark circles. Here’s how:

PRP facials can revive the weakened layer of collagen and elastin in the skin. As the layer plumps up creating more cells, you’ll notice the hollowness filling in and the skin smoothening out.

PRP can create more blood vessels in the skin. With fresh oxygen and nutrients reaching the skin, it starts to rejuvenate and get back its lost glow. That’s how you see the dark circles gradually vanishing. The better blood supply and enhanced metabolism in the skin around the eyes work to clear away excess fluids and dead cells. As a result, the puffy appearance starts to settle. If the saggy look is because of unwanted fat cells, the improved metabolism brought about by PRP for dark circles can burn off the cells.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also called “Vampire” or “Dracula” therapy makes use of your blood to extract a special serum. Doctors harvest a small sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifugal device. After separating the red blood cells and white blood cells, they develop a concentration of plasma. This fluid is rich in platelets, growth factors, stem cells, cytokines, and other elements that heal both soft and hard tissues.

Your provider now injects the serum into the areas under the eyes. Depending on the healing abilities of your body and the severity of the issue, you may need 2 to 3 sessions of the PRP treatment scheduled at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks each. As clinical trials conducted by the NIH U.S. Library of Medicine show, patients noticed a gradual change in the skin tone around the eyes beginning at 1 week after the session. As for effectiveness, you can also expect that the positive results will last for up to 6 to 12 months depending on your age.