Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Eye Bags
WHAT CAUSES EYE BAGS?
For most people over the age of 20, eye bags and dark eye circles are common and almost expected as many experience these blemishes at least once. In many cases, a lack of sleep and exercise is often the main cause of this, while a salt-heavy diet can also exacerbate the condition. This will cause the skin underneath your eyes to get stretched, forming the eye bags and dark circles.
Natural aging is also another cause as ligaments and muscles that hold facial fat together begins to weaken slowly. This leads to saggy skin which can make the fat underneath your eyes becoming more prominent.
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
Platelet-rich plasma is often referred to as ‘Dracula’ or ‘Vampire’ therapy as it involves the drawing of blood from your body, just like a blood test. The blood taken is then put into a special machine that will separate the blood cells, platelets and serum. This is then reinjected into the specific treatment area.
What the platelets do is to release growth factors into the body to help it repair itself; this promotes the generation of new skin tissue which can improve your skin tone and also increases the production of collagen in your skin. As a result, skin should grow back more healthy and radiant, with the collagen helping to rejuvenate your skin as it becomes more tight and elastic.
2-3 treatments are usually recommended and spaced 2 weeks apart, but this is dependent on the individual and can vary.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
Within 3 weeks of treatment, you are likely to notice improvements while and your skin will also be much smoother and firmer. In the months to come, further improvements are also likely and the results can last for approximately 18 months. You will also need top-up treatments to maintain your improved appearance.
Some minimal swelling and bruising can be experience for up to a week following treatment, but this will subside and is fairly minor. There is almost no downtime needed for platelet-rich plasma treatment, and there is very little chance of serious side effects because your own plasma is used. This means the treatment is actually much safer and more effective than many alternative anti-aging techniques out there.
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