Are PRP Injections Effective?
Published Jan 11, 2021
If you’re looking to get rid of dark circles and puffiness around your eyes, then yes, PRP injections are effective. But unlike facial fillers, you may have to wait for months before you will see significant results.
As its name suggests, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection does not use chemicals or toxic substances. Instead, it uses the blood plasma that your body produces to tighten skin and bring back its natural glow.
The process involves taking a small amount of your blood and putting it in a centrifuge. The machine’s spinning motion separates the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells. This concentration of plasma and platelets are then injected into your skin.
Aside from being all-natural, PRP injection is also more economical than other treatments. For one, it requires minimal after-care in most cases. Secondly, most people only need 2 to 3 PRP sessions to achieve that fresh, glowing and younger-looking eyes.
How PRP Injections Work
As we get older, our skin slowly loses its elasticity and the ability to heal itself causing it to sag and wrinkle. Unhealthy habits, pollution, stress, and poor diet can also dry out the skin and accelerate the aging process. All these triggers the formation of dark circles and puffy “bags” under the eyes.
By infusing blood PRP directly into the skin, you’re giving it the ability to regenerate and heal itself. The PRP contains certain growth factors, proteins, and stem cells necessary for tissue rejuvenation, especially under the eyes.
Because of it’s regenerating properties, PRP had been used for many years by medical professionals to treat wounds. It’s also used to promote hair growth, reduce acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and skin pigmentations.
Another benefit of its regenerative property is the creation of new blood vessels in the skin. This brings in a fresh supply of oxygen and other nutrients which helps clear away the pigmentation.
Tissue regeneration also helps boost your skin’s collagen and elastin levels. This helps plump out the skin and fill the hollows under the eyes further giving it a beautiful glow.
Since the plasma is produced by your own body, there is little to no risk of allergic reactions. Aside from bruising and swelling in the injected areas (which heals after a few days), no adverse reactions have been recorded from people receiving PRP injections.
A study published in 2018 explored the effectiveness of PRP in treating actinic elastosis (solar elastosis) in the lower eyelid area. They administered PRP injections to 20 patients every month for 3 months.
At the end of the third treatment, the researchers noticed a significant improvement in the skin’s overall appearance. Thanks to increased collagen production, the skin’s firmness level is statistically higher than before the PRP treatment. This leads to a dramatic improvement in the skin’s elasticity.
Another study published at the International Journal of Research in Dermatology evaluates the effect of PRP on infraorbital dark circles. A total of 9 patients were given PRP treatments each month in the space of three months. The results were measured using the FACE-Q scales, a revolutionary patient-reported evaluation system for people undergoing facial cosmetic procedures.
Nine months after the last treatment, all patients reported a significant improvement in their overall facial appearance. One patient reported that the skin around her eyes has improved from good to excellent. Another noted that the fatigued expression in her eyes is no longer visible 15 months after the PRP procedure.
About The Author
As a self described fanatic of beauty and fashion, Judy Ponio loves to write blogs about style and beauty lifehacks. Her blogs are full of useful knowledge surrounding trends in the fashion and beauty world.