Why PRP is Preferred Over Filler for the Under Eye Area

Under Eye AreaThe eye area is one of the most delicate areas of the face. The skin is thinner and more sensitive around the eyes, as well as more vulnerable to signs of aging. Hollows under the eyes can give the face a tired, aging appearance, even after a restful night’s sleep. So, many people seek out cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate the under-eye area.

Dermal fillers and PRP are both injectable treatments to rejuvenate the skin. Dermal fillers work by plumping the skin with a hyaluronic acid solution. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is derived from the patient’s own blood and works by stimulating the skin’s natural repair process. 

While dermal fillers are a popular choice for facial rejuvenation, PRP treatment is our preferred option for this delicate area. Here’s why:

PRP Has a Lower Risk of Complications. 

There are distinct risks associated with administering dermal fillers in the under-eye area. The main risk is that if the filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel under the eye, it will block blood flow to the eye. This is a serious complication that can eventually lead to permanent blindness. 

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is taken from the patient’s own blood, making it a completely natural option. PRP injections for the under-eye area don’t pose the same risk of blindness as dermal fillers. 

PRP Creates a Natural Look. 

The skin under the eye is very thin. So, if too much of a dermal filler is injected into this area, it can give the skin a lumpy or unnatural look. Fillers can also refract light beneath the skin, giving the under-eye area a blue tint. 

Rather than volumeizing the under-eye area with synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid, PRP simply encourages your skin to heal itself by generating collagen, elastin, and natural hyaluronic acid. These proteins strengthen and volumize the skin, improving the appearance of hollows beneath the eyes. 

PRP treatment is an excellent choice for giving the under-eye area a smooth, youthful, and rested look. Schedule an appointment at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center today to learn more about this treatment option.