PRF Under Eyes | Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Dark Circles, Eye Hollows of the Tear Trough
Dark circles? Under eye bags? Tear trough hollows? Put simply, they’re frustrating. Here’s why: the center of the attention on the face is the eye area. Unfortunately, that means any skin imperfections here are particularly noticeable. At the same time, the under-eye area can be challenging to treat. The reason is that eye skin is typically thin and delicate. Translation? Handle the eyes with care! That’s where Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF comes in. It’s a next-generation iteration of the widely popular Platelet Rich-Plasma or PRP. This natural eye filler and restorer is one the best nonsurgical treatments to put your eyes back in the spotlight again! Here’s all you need to know about PRF Under Eye Treatment, courtesy of the top medspa in NYC:
What Is a PRF Under Eyes Treatment? How does Platelet-Rich Fibrin Work?
It starts with healing growth factors found in your own blood. Specifically, PRF treatment includes a blood draw from you. Then, the blood is spun in a centrifuge to extract the richest healing factors, called Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF. Also known as “liquid gold”, the extracted PRF is then injected with a fine needle under the skin of the eyes.
These PRF injections are a natural solution to generate skin renewal from the inside out. Specifically, PRF rejuvenates the eye area by:
- Supporting stem cell growth
- Sparking collagen and elastin production
- Encouraging blood circulation to the under-eye area
Gradually and naturally, volume loss and discoloration caused by sun damage and/or aging is reversed. Specifically, the under eye area is restored, resulting in a brighter, smoother and younger appearance. As a result, your beautiful eyes become the focus again, instead of the dark circles or eye hollows that used to be in the tear trough area.
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PRF vs PRP for Under Eyes: Does Platelet Rich Fibrin Work Better Than Platelet-Rich Plasma? What’s the Difference?
So PRF or PRP? Quite honestly, you can’t go wrong with either. However, If you have a choice between PRP and PRF, the best option is PRF. While both PRF and PRP contain powerful growth factors and proteins, PRF represents an advance in the world of nonsurgical aesthetics. So what exactly makes PRF better? It all comes down to a superior centrifuge process that allows for better collection of the rejuvenating materials from the blood draw. Specifically, PRF contains a higher concentration of proteins than PRF. For example, the proteins in a PRF serum are typically concentrated at 4X that of our own blood. On the other hand, PRF’s concentration is typically 10X our own blood.
Additionally, due to the centrifuging process, PRF also contains white blood cells and regenerative stem cells, while PRP doesn’t. As a result, a PRF injection results in more skin-restoring material than PRP. So, while PRF and PRP benefits are similar, PRF should deliver more of those benefits.
Is PRF Good for Under Eyes? Which Under Eye Treatment Do You Recommend?
PRF is one of the best treatments for certain eye concerns. That said, the treatment we will recommend for you depends on:
- Your specific eye concern and/or
- The cause of your eye concern.
Let’s drill down further:
PRF is a Treatment of Choice for:
Hollow Eyes / Sunken Eyes— Volume loss due to the natural course of aging can make the under eye area appear hollowed out. PRF is a top treatment for restoring volume to sunken eyes, as well as smoothing out the under-eye area.
PRF Treatment Depends on the Cause:
Under eye bags / Puffy eyes — Is volume loss the cause of bulging under the eyes? Or are the fatty pads under the skin protruding in relation to the sunken areas? If so, PRF will correct this by either adding volume, evening out the area or both. However, is puffiness due to fluid retention? If so, we would recommend an EndermoLift for lymphatic drainage.
Dark Circles Under Eyes — Discoloration here can be caused by two things.
The first cause of dark circles is volume loss. Basically, a hollow under the eye can cast a shadow, which can make the eye area appear darker and heavy. If this is the case, PRF can restore volume, thus minimizing the shadow and brightening the entire eye area.
The second is hyperpigmentation as the result of sun damage or genetics. If excess pigmentation / melanin is the cause of eye discoloration, PRF can help. However, our top treatment recommendation to treat dark circles under the eyes would be the Enerpeel System.
PRF Not a Treatment of Choice:
Under Eye Wrinkles or Crow’s Feet — PRF can help plump the under eye area and diminish wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. However, generally speaking, we recommend Botox Cosmetic Injectable for anything more than very superficial correction of smile lines here.
How Much is The PRF Under Eyes Cost? What Does a Session Cost?
PRF for under eyes is typically an add-on to a PRF Face Treatment. As a result, there isn’t a separate price. Basically, PRF therapy requires a blood draw from you, followed by extraction of the highest quality growth factors from the plasma. So we want to take full advantage of the captured material. Put simply, the under eye area isn’t big enough to make use of all the PRF that’s collected in a single session. Therefore, we typically include PRF eye injections with another PRF Treatment during your appointment. As a result, you’re assured that none of the skin-healing PRF goes to waste.
PRF Under Eyes Before and After? What PRF Results Can I Expect? How Long Does It Last?
How often to get a PRF eye procedure depends on your present skin condition, as well as your beauty goals. Typically, a PRF Facial Treatment that includes the eye area should be performed every three to six months. As result, this schedule would maintain the following under eyes results:
- Smoothing and diminishing eye hollows on the tear trough area
- Reversing the shadow that causes discoloration under the eyes
- Restoring volume loss that results in protruding eye bags
For a longer lasting volumizer, many clients book a dermal filler injection treatment at around the two weeks after treatment
Is There Any PRF Recovery Time? Are There Any PRF Under Eyes Side Effects?
The eye area is fragile and delicate, so it’s understandable that people want to know about PRF recovery. Rest assured that recovery time and downtime is minor. Specifically, because PRF is extracted from your own blood, there’s no foreign substance injected into the body. As a result, you can typically return to normal activity following treatment with mild-to-no side effects. Immediately following a session, the area may flush or appear red, typically subsiding within three days. Mild tingling, soreness and swelling after PRF injection may occur for up to three days. Bruising, particularly at injection sites, may last for several weeks.
Where to Find a PRF Provider Near Me? Who’s the Best PRF Doctor in NYC?
Our Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, is a certified PRF treatment provider, who received training from the creator of the Vampire treatments, Dr. Charles Runels. Additionally, he is one of a select few, who trains other providers to perform the Vampire treatments. Put simply, choose the doctor who trains the doctors how to use PRP and PRF across the entire face and body!
Why Choose Smooth Synergy Med Spa NYC? Where to Get PRF Treatment Near Me?
Smooth Synergy Medical Spa & Laser Center is conveniently located in Midtown East, Manhattan NYC with a comprehensive menu of the top nonsurgical skin treatments to restore volume to the eyes and face, including PRF, Ultherapy, Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero. Opening in 2002, we have both the skill and experience to assure the best PRF results in New York City. Call us at 212-397-0111 to find out which under eye treatment is right for you.