PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments are very popular procedures. PRP is derived from your own blood and is rich in many growth factors. These growth factors can rejuvenate the skin resulting in glowing skin, refined pore size and fewer wrinkles. It works very well for rejuvenating the eye area and giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
PRP has been used to support wound healing for over 20 years. It has also been used in combination with fat transfer to improve the results. Most recently in the past 5 years, PRP has been used for aesthetic indications such as the Vampire facial for PRP hair.
PRP injections can be performed as part of the Vampire facial or as a stand alone procedure. PRP injections are helpful for:
- Rejuvenating the under eye area
- Acne scars
- As a component of the Vampire facial-collagen building
- PRP can be injected with a tiny needle all over the face, neck and. chest for those who would like a more aggressive PRP treatment
Under eye PRP injections are very popular in our office. There is no risk of lumps, bumps or Tyndall effect (blue tinge to the skin). PRP injections under the eye may not be the best option if there is volume loss in the cheeks. The cheeks will need to be addressed first because they support the undereye area.