We all want to look younger than we actually are, and this striving is quite natural as we live in a polished society with its specific rules and stereotypes. Most folks consider it’s easy to look younger just by wearing the rah-rah clothes or by implanting a couple of veneers for a shiny smile. However, our tear troughs, loose jowls, and ‘flipped out’ facial contours betray us in the roundest manner.
You’ve probably heard that with aging the tissues around your eyes and some muscles that support your eyelids are being weakened. Fat is collected in the tear trough area thus creating the bags under your eyes and making you always look tired.
Most beauty experts are offering to use fillers, but the latest innovations in the niche of medical cosmetology shake out this habitual ‘boat’ sending us to new horizons and offering new methods like, for instance, platelet-rich plasma (or PRP).
Let’s see what PRP under eye treatment is and how helpful it can be for the skin under your eyes.
Dermal Fillers vs PRP for Eyes
What is hyaluronic acid filler?
Hyaluronic acid is a recognized modern filler utilized by most cosmetologists. This is a synthetic analog of a substance naturally produced by the body of young people to moisture the skin and connective tissues. Middle-aged patients of cosmetology clinics receive hyaluronic acid in the form of injections to refill the lost volumes of the face and, as a result, get a more youthful look.
Fillers are gradually absorbed by the skin and their action lasts for several months until they are completely dissolved. As the action time is over, a new dermal filler injection is required again.
Hyaluronic acid is not recommended by experts to be used in the under-eye area because the skin there is very thin and fragile, so filler may cause swelling which will make the skin look puffy instead of becoming more smooth and younger.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
PRP injection under eyes is an all-natural alternative that is made from your own blood. In other words, this is platelet-rich plasma which is derived from your blood to prepare that magic injection.
A skilled and experienced medical expert with a refined knowledge of human anatomy takes a sample of your blood to put it in a vial and then spin it in a centrifuge.
While being centrifuged, the blood is separated into three distinct layers like the lowest one containing red blood cells, the middle one that includes a high concentration of white blood cells and is also called a buffy coat, and a top layer which contains the mixture of white blood cells and platelets.
The centrifugation allows obtaining both platelet-poor plasma and platelet-rich plasma from a single blood sample. However, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is rich with platelets, proteins, and growth factors that promote wound healing, so this substance is mostly used both for medical and cosmetic purposes.
PRP Injection Under Eyes: All-Natural Results
The process of preparing the platelet-rich plasma is aimed to obtain a serum with a concentrated amount of platelets to be injected in the required spots on the face and body of a patient.
For the under-eye injection, our medical expert uses a tiny needle to make the injection as painless as possible. A numbing cream can be applied 10-15 minutes before the procedure if required.
Platelet-rich plasma stimulates the natural healing process within the body and promotes the body’s own localized blood vessel production as well as helps the body to generate new skin cells to enable the healthier collagen structure of the skin.
The process of PRP-provoked skin rejuvenation takes a bit longer than it would have been with the use of dermal fillers, this is because PRP stimulates the all-natural process of skin rejuvenation, so the results are going to be seen at least in a month after the procedure.
PRP Under Eyes Cost
I’m sure you’re now excited enough to be interested in the real cost of PRP injections under eyes. I should say there are no fixed prices for such treatment that could be offered by all the clinics in the US. Each clinic has its own price policy while offering individual treatment plans to their patients based on diagnostic results and lab evaluation.
The average price for PRP fillers and treatments starts from $550 per procedure and can reach up to $1.800-$2.500 per course of several injections. Some clinics estimate their average PRP under eyes cost of about $975 with the prices ranging from $275 per procedure to $2.400 per course.
There are some clinics that offer the 2-vial course of PRP injections under eyes and mouth for $290 with the pre-pay for 3×2 vial-PRP price of about $795. The pre-payments are offered to patients for they could save their costs. Some clinics also offer seasonal discounts for patients based on different privileges like discounts for loyal customers or newcomers.
To find out your individual pricing plan based on your requirements and your particular skin condition, please get in touch with our medical experts here, and one of our doctors is going to get back to you as soon as possible.