Under Eyes (PRF & PDO)
Under-Eye issues are extremely common, and, yet, one of the most challenging problems to address due to the delicate anatomy of the eye area. Most under-eye problems are caused by lack of collagen and blood flow, and by combining these three BIO stimulation therapies (PRF, PDO Threads, and EZ GEL) into one treatment, we address the issues from multiple directions. We have treated clients of all ages with truly impressive results!
Under Eyes (PRF +PDO)
Under-Eye issues are extremely common, and, yet, one of the most challenging problems to address due to the delicate anatomy of the eye area. The four most common issues include wrinkles, dark circles, loss of volume, and eye bags.
The traditional approach to these issues calls for either 1) surgery, or 2) injecting dermal filler. However, we’ve found a better way! At Nob Hill Aesthetics, we’ve revolutionized a non-surgical approach to under-eye issues by combining 3 collagen-stimulating treatments: PRF, EZ Gel, and PDO Threads. The results are noticeable, natural, and long lasting.
- PRF: to stimulate collagen and increase blood flow to the under-eye area
- EZ Gel: to address loss of volume and to help slowly release growth factor
- PDO Threads: to create more collagen
Most under-eye problems are caused by lack of collagen and blood flow, and by combining these three BIO stimulation therapies into one treatment, we address the issues from multiple directions. We have treated clients of all ages with truly impressive results! Our clients report having a more refreshed, energetic, and youthful look just days after treatment, and the improvement continues as the collagen production increases.
We are the first provider and the only injector in the area to utilize this protocol - yet another example of Dr. Bukov’s creative layering of procedures to maximize your results.
For optimal results, most clients will need 2-4 30-minute sessions, 6 weeks apart. Results are long-lasting, however, as with any other aesthetic procedure, maintenance is required. We recommend a maintenance session every 6-12 months.
What is PRF?PRF
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and can be used as an injection for rejuvenation. PRF injections are made from your own blood and a protein matrix called fibrin. Once harvested, it becomes a serum made up of a high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin, and stem cells (growth factors)
These injections can help achieve a younger and fresher look by using your own cells to rejuvenate your skin, especially hard-to-treat areas such as the under eyes. PRF can be used on multiple parts of the face and scalp, and is sometimes referred to as a “vampire facial”.
What is EZ Gel?
EZ Gel is a further derivative of PRF. 60% of the blood plasma proteins in PRF are Human Serum Albumins (HSA), and by carefully heating the PRF to 75 degrees Celsius, the hydrodynamic radius of HSA increases fourfold, creating a gel. This gel, derived from your own cells, is then injected into the delicate under-eye area as an all-natural filler providing immediate results, and stimulating collagen for longer-lasting results.
What are PDO Threads?PDO Threads
PDO (Polydioxanone) threads consist of an absorbable polymer suture-like material which has been used in surgery for many years. These flexible, durable threads are the thickness of a fine hair, making them an ideal material for under-eye skin rejuvenation, tightening, and lifting.
During your consultation, you will meet with an experienced provider and establish a treatment plan based on your desired goals and skin concerns.
On the day of your procedure, two vials of blood will be drawn for PRF retrieval. These vials are spun in a specialized centrifuge to separate the platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. The platelets and white blood cells form the PRF, and the EZ Gel is created from the PRF via the heating process.
While the PRF and EZ Gel are created, lidocaine will be applied to lessen discomfort associated with injections. Then our master injector will insert the PDO threads and inject the PRF and EZ Gel. The injection process takes less than 30 minutes.
You will notice immediate volume which is a combination of the EZ Gel volume and slight swelling and inflammation. The swelling and inflammation will subside in several days, and the longer term collagen production will become visible in 4-6 weeks.
What it Treats
Dark circles, loss of volume, under eye wrinkles, tired eyes
2-3 treatments for correction. Once every 6-12 months for booster
Recovery Time & Side Effect
Common: Swelling, bruises, soreness on the injection site
Rare: vascular occlusion, infection
Our clients experienced a refreshed, younger look and enhanced collagen production within about 4-6 weeks