PRP for under-eye rejuvenation: Is it right for you?

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Are you tired of looking tired?

Fortunately, PRP treatment is an all-natural, non-surgical procedure that will leave your eyes looking rejuvenated and refreshed.

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Aging is a significant factor that causes dark circles under the eyes. There are also several other common causes:

Heredity: Your genetics play a huge role in whether or not you will develop noticeable dark circles under your eyes. 

Allergies: Allergies can also cause under-eye dark circles, especially if you experience symptoms such as itchiness and redness.

Sleep disturbance or deprivation: Chronic sleep deprivation can cause dark circles under the eyes.

Hyperpigmentation: Too much sun exposure can lead to discoloration of the under-eye area.

Dehydration: The skin under your eyes can look dull and dark when you don’t drink enough water.

Lifestyle factors: Other factors such as stress, smoking, or excessive alcohol use can cause dark circles under your eyes.


PRP is often referred to as “liquid gold.” Why? Because it makes use of natural growth factors in your own blood to promote the body’s healing process. While PRP has been used for several medical purposes in the past, it has recently emerged as a proven and effective therapy to reverse the signs of facial aging, including wrinkles, sagging facial skin, and under-eye darkness and hollows. 

PRP growth factors have the natural property to trigger the production of new collagen in the skin and generate new capillaries while supporting the cellular renewal of the treated areas of the face. 

PRP facial anti-aging therapy is effective for patients with almost any skin type. 


The platelets in your blood have regenerative and healing properties. This platelet-rich plasma will create more collagen and blood vessels under the eyes and can thicken the skin there which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles.


Hollow Eyes / Sunken Eyes

The under-eye area can appear hollowed out due to volume loss as we age. PRP is highly effective for restoring sunken eyes.

Dark Circles Under Eyes

Whether discoloration is caused by hyperpigmentation, genetics, allergies, age, or lifestyle factors, PRP can help. 

Another cause of dark circles is volume loss. When there’s a hollow under the eye, it can cast a shadow in the area. PRP can reverse this volume loss, in order to minimize the shadow. 

Under-Eye Wrinkles or Crow’s Feet

PRP can help plump the under-eye area and can help diminish wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. However, generally speaking, we recommend Botox for anything more than superficial correction of lines here. 


PRP injections in the under-eye area can treat fine lines and wrinkles in this region for optimal rejuvenation. By stimulating new collagen production, platelet-rich plasma helps tighten loose skin around the eyes to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves the body’s own components, which makes it very safe, typically much safer than fillers.


The 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.

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 your 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 often a preferred option for this delicate area. 

Here’s why:

There are risks associated with administering dermal fillers in the under-eye area. 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, but fortunately rare, 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 as well as a safer option. Because the area under the eyes is so thin, if too much dermal filler is injected here 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 volumizing the under-eye area with synthetic forms of hyaluronic acid, PRP simply encourages your skin to rejuvenate itself by generating collagen, elastin, and natural hyaluronic acid. These proteins strengthen and volumize the skin, improving the appearance of hollows beneath the eyes. 

Dark circles under your eyes can cause you to look older than you feel. Fortunately, Under-eye PRP injections at the Polyclinic Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in Seattle, Washington, can improve the appearance of your under-eye area, giving you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

We invite you to give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our talented aesthetic nurse injectors: 206.860.5582.