PRP Under Eye Treatment

PRP Under Eye Treatment

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has gained popularity in the United States in the past 10 years.


Because it is all natural and derived from your body (considered autologous,) it is a generally safe procedure to rejuvenate the joints of the body, to re-grow hair, to help urinary incontinence in women and erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease in men.


What I have discovered while training many health care providers is that PRP can be an exceptional tool to help providers learn to inject the face safely and effectively. I have come up with my own protocol for under eye tear trough and mid face rejuvenation that I teach in my classes. We know that PRP helps to grow new tissue and collagen, which is why it is a great option for under eye dark circles as well.


Because the risk of complications is very low, it can be another option in facial rejuvenation without the worries of lumps, bumps, tyndall effect and vascular occlusion.


(Vascular occlusion has been reported with platelet rich plasma but at a much lower rate of incidence than with traditional HA fillers.)


In the United States, PRP kits are FDA approved for the orthopedic use, so injections elsewhere in the body are considered off label.


Diagnostic tubes are not indicated to be used as they are not pyrogen free or designed to be injected back into the body.


The photo below is an example of a patient with under PRP treatment.



It is recommended to do 3 treatments 4 weeks apart…then maintenance every 6 months. There is no downtime, and the patient may resume normal activities the next day.