Platelet rich plasma can be injected to stimulate collagen production such as for filling hollows under the eyes. The most common cosmetic uses of platelet rich plasma surround hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. However, more injectable forms of PRP are becoming available and popular. “Does PRP get rid of wrinkles?”
The reason platelet rich plasma is effective for under eye enhancement is because the skin under the eyes is among the thinnest skin on the face. Therefore, the difference is more noticeable. In areas elsewhere on the face, it can take many more sessions to make a difference. However, that does not mean that it cannot be effective.
Another area where many get PRP injections is the nasolabial folds. Also called the smile lines, this area can be difficult to fill because major blood vessels run near the area. PRP comes from blood and therefore if injected into a blood vessel, does not cause a blockage or damage (though it can be painful and may cause more bruising).
In some patients, PRP can help get rid of wrinkles around the face. However, it does not work as quickly or effectively as traditional dermal fillers in all areas. If you have allergies to filler or are concerned about the risk, PRP may be a good option. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat and contact form.