Under eye bags are one of the most common areas of concern that our clients have as they get older. That’s because, as we age, the skin in this area, which is already extremely delicate, begins to thin rapidly. This leads to hooding on the upper eyelids and wrinkles and dark circles, or bags, under the eyes.
Unfortunately, because of their delicate nature, the eyes are also one of the most difficult areas to treat. Lasers for example, can’t be used within the orbital rim for safety reasons. So, what can be done to slow the ageing process in this vulnerable area and get rid of those dreaded under eye bags?
Introducing, Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP
PRP is a treatment that involves drawing a small sample of your blood. This is then spun in a centrifuge for five minutes to separate the plasma from other blood products. The plasma is then reinjected into a specific area, in this case under the eyes.
How does this work to reduce wrinkles and dark under eye circles? Well, your plasma is rich in stem cells and growth factors. When it’s injected into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to smooth and plump.
While it may sound scary, PRP is actually a very safe injectable treatment as essentially, you are using your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. PRP is also not new. It’s been used in the hospital system for wound healing since the 1970s.
Its use in rejuvenation means we now have an effective, safe and relatively painless treatment to hold back the ageing process and to treat areas that we previously couldn’t – our eyes in particular.
So, if you’re looking to thicken the delicate skin under the eyes, or simply give them a lift, we recommend giving PRP a try.
Book a consultation with our experts today to learn more about PRP and how we can help you master the artistry of you®.