All About PRF For Under Eye Enhancement

The under eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show their age. But, just because the under eyes, which boast some of the thinnest skin on the body, may look tired and show signs of wrinkling, fine lines, and some sagging skin, doesn’t mean you need to live with them like that. If your under eyes need a refresh but fillers and injectables aren’t your thing, Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) for under eye concerns can make a world of difference and reinstate a healthy, youthful look to your eyes.


Using PRF To Rejuvenate the Under the Eyes

PRF contains eight important growth factors responsible for healing and rejuvenation of the skin and supporting tissues. It is extracted from your blood via a simple blood draw. When applied topically to the skin after microneedling, the platelets contained in PRF are activated and release their growth factors. This helps to refresh the skin by eliciting a wound-healing response (often used to help the body heal after it has been injured) that stimulates collagen production and allows new skin cells to be created. Using liquid PRF under the eyes for aesthetic purposes helps improve the skin’s tone, texture, and volume without using chemicals, additives, or synthetic ingredients.

In contrast to under eye fillers and injectables used in the area which rely on synthetic ingredients to improve the eyes, PRF is an all-natural treatment. Since your blood is used to create the PRF that is injected, there’s little to no risk of a reaction or adverse effects like there is with under eye filler, which is why superficial injections of liquid PRF are our preferred rejuvenation treatment of choice. In certain cases, replacing lost volume in the cheeks with traditional dermal filler can help to improve the eyes as well.


The PRF Under-Eye Treatment

During a PRF under-eye treatment, the skin under the eyes is treated with liquid PRF. But before the PRF solution can be applied under the eyes, it needs to be prepared, which involves drawing blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine to separate the PRF from other components in the blood. Because PRF relies on your own blood, nearly everyone is a candidate for the treatment.

Injecting the platelet-rich preparation into the skin stimulates a healing response and, as a result, growth factors are released into the skin. With a surge of growth factors, new collagen is created, which helps address texture and tone issues. When PRF is made into a bio-filler by a gentle heating process, the resulting platelet rich gel continues to promote tissue rejuvenation until that gel is naturally reabsorbed. Therefore, the results garnered are ultimately longer-lasting than using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) under the eyes. The skin under the eyes begins to smooth out with the treatment, and any fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up. Dark circles become brighter, and there’s a noticeable difference in the overall appearance of the eyes.

Excellent results can be achieved after a single session. While the treatment is relatively painless and downtime-free (there may be some minor redness, bruising, or swelling for a few days), the results will begin to unfold in the coming weeks.


Frequently Asked Questions About Using PRF Under the Eyes

How long will the results last?

Since everyone is different, the results you’ll see may last longer or shorter than someone else’s. The more treatment sessions you undergo, the longer-lasting the results. In most patients, the results last 6 months or longer, and touch-up treatments are usually recommended to maintain the look.

How is PRF different from filler under the eyes?

While filler provides a relatively immediate effect, PRF liquid injections provide a more gradual and subtle improvement since no synthetic materials are placed into the skin. Instead, your body will use the growth factors in the fibrin matrix to create new collagen in the skin. Whereas PRF injections can improve the look of thin skin under the eyes and dark circles, filler cannot and can only add volume to the area.

How does PRF work for under-eye skin rejuvenation, and what are its unique advantages for this delicate area?

Unlike some under-eye rejuvenating treatments with significant downtime, PRF has minimal downtime. When treating the under eyes with PRF, we first take a blood draw and then use the platelets from it. PRF helps increase collagen production naturally under the eye for a plumper, smoother look, less hollowing, and improvement with discoloration. Our patients also notice less crepey skin texture when using PRF under the eyes. This non-invasive treatment is an excellent alternative to more invasive and surgical procedures.

Is the PRF under-eye treatment safe, and what can individuals expect in terms of recovery and results?

Yes, PRF under-eye treatments are very safe. There is minimal downtime with the treatment; after one to two days, you can wear makeup under the eyes. As the skin heals, slight bruising and redness may occur, but you can resume your routine quickly.

Can PRF be combined with other under-eye treatments, and are there any potential side effects or risks involved?

PRF can be used with other treatments that target the undereye area, such as microneedling. Combining treatments can improve overall results and address several different concerns.

With PRF, there is no risk of a reaction or adverse effects because the materials used are derived from your blood, so liquid PRF and injections using PRF are our preferred treatment of choice.