What is PRF? (Rather than PRP)
PRF under eye treatment is a collection of “super-healers” collected in a very meticulous way from your own blood. This concentrated mix is what is responsible for healing bones and fixing cuts in our body. When used in aesthetics- we can place it in a targeted area and the area is stimulated to self-heal and improve its skin tone, volume and texture without any added chemicals or fillers. PRF is cool!
How Does a PRF Under Eye Treatment Work?
Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen and blood vessels. By injecting PRF into an area on the face or scalp it “kick starts” new cell growth and collagen production.
How is PRF Used?
PRF is used to address many of the same issues as PRP, but PRF releases growth factors for much longer, up to one week, versus PRP which releases growth factors for a few hours. This means that PRF has longer-term benefits when introduced to a specific area. The growth factors are what stimulate the stem cells to improve collagen and elastin in the skin. The results are faster and more robust than PRP infusion. PRF is for local treatment rather than full-face infusion.
The prepared PRF is immediately ready for injection into the face to fill facial folds and wrinkles, to plump the hollows under the eyes and dark circles, and to improve skin tone and texture. The PRF can also be injected into the scalp to aid with hair restoration and growth.
How Does PRF Treatment for the Face Treat Under Eye Loose Skin and Dark Circles?
The skin under the eyes is one of the thinnest skin on our body. It can be one of the first areas that show signs of aging. PRF is one of the ideal treatments that improves this area and can be a better option than heat-based skin tightening devices and dermal fillers.
PRF facial rejuvenation can also enhance the results of fillers under the eyes. Injecting fillers under the eyes, like Volbella, can instantly improve the hollowness under the eyes and is a fabulous treatment to instantly rejuvenate this area. However, too much fillers under the eyes can make the eyes look puffy or cause a bluish tinge if injected too superficially. Also, fillers are not a great treatment for under the eyes and cannot treat the crepe skin and lines, they can only add volume and diminish some of the dark circles. The results are usually unsuccessful. Injecting PRF in addition to the fillers can significantly enhance the results of the fillers by tightening the loose skin under the eyes and improving the dark circles. We prefer to start with PRF and then watch the results unfold prior to opting for additional treatments.
Should I get PRF?
If you are considering a PRF treatment for the face, you just need to get a consultation and we can give you all of the options available to address your complaint. If PRF is your best choice we will be happy to start your transformation.
How Long Does a PRF Appointment Take?
The biggest issue with getting PRF under eye treatments done is the blood draw and the meticulous production. PRF is very special and once produced, we have just 15 minutes to get it placed into the area before it is no longer a liquid. We will have everything ready for you to be treated before we draw. Plan on about a 45 minute appointment time at the office. A full PRF treatment requires at least 2 treatments 6 weeks apart.
How Long Does PRF Last?
PRF facial rejuvenation causes your own body to use its own regenerative cascade and what it makes is yours to keep! Unlike Dermal Fillers that dissolve over time, the collagen and plump that PRF brings stays as long as you take care of your skin- it will last a lifetime!
With New Look Solutions, you can combine your PRF Facial Rejuvenation with any of our other facial treatments!