Reviewed by Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, NPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

Dark circles under the eyes are a common cosmetic concern, affecting people of all ages and skin types. They can make you appear tired, older, and less vibrant than you actually are.

In this blog, we will discuss the causes of dark circles under the eyes and explore an effective treatment option – Cellenis DermaFiller.

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

Dark circles can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle habits, and health conditions. Some common causes include:

  • Genetics: Inherited genes can play a role in the development of dark circles under the eyes.
  • Age: As we age, our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity, making the blood vessels more visible and causing dark circles.
  • Lack of sleep: Not getting enough sleep can lead to tired-looking eyes and contribute to the appearance of dark circles.
  • Dehydration: When the body is dehydrated, it can cause the blood vessels under the eyes to dilate, making them more visible.
  • Allergies: Allergic reactions can cause inflammation and swelling under the eyes, resulting in dark circles.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions that affect the liver, thyroid, and kidneys.

Introducing PRP Therapy for Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an effective treatment that uses your own blood to rejuvenate and repair damaged tissues. It has gained popularity in recent years as a natural and effective treatment for various cosmetic concerns, including dark circles under the eyes.

During the PRP procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and then spun in a special centrifuge to isolate the platelets. These platelets are rich in growth factors and other healing properties that can stimulate tissue repair and regeneration when injected into the area under the eyes.

PRP for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

PRP therapy can also be used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The growth factors in the platelets help to stimulate collagen production, which can plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Cellenis DermaFiller vs Filler

Dermal filler is a gel-like substance injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Around the eyes, specifically, fillers are used to diminish the appearance of dark circles and hollows by adding volume and reducing shadows.

They can provide an immediate improvement in the under-eye area, making it look refreshed and rejuvenated. The common ingredients used in these fillers include hyaluronic acid and often other synthetic ingredients, which can cause reactions. The immune system sees the foreign material and can even attack it! For these reasons, we do not use these synthetic fillers in our clinic. 

While dermal fillers offer a “quick fix”, Cellenis DermaFiller presents a more long-term, natural solution. Unlike synthetic fillers, PRP therapy uses the body’s own healing abilities to address the root cause of dark circles.

The growth factors in the platelets promote tissue regeneration and increase collagen production. This not only helps in reducing the visibility of dark circles but also adds volume and improves the overall texture and health of the skin.

Since PRP therapy works by enhancing the body’s natural healing processes, the results are gradual, more natural-looking, and can be longer-lasting than those achieved with dermal fillers.

Benefits of Cellenis DermaFiller vs Dermal Fillers

  • Natural and safe: PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood, making it a safe and natural under eye treatment option.
  • Long-term results: As PRP stimulates tissue regeneration, the results can last for up to 18 months or more.
  • Improves overall skin texture: In addition to reducing dark circles, PRP therapy also improves the overall texture and health of the skin resulting in a more youthful appearance.
  • Customizable: PRP treatment can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs, ensuring personalized and natural-looking results.
  • Minimal risk of allergic reactions: Since PRP uses the patient’s own blood, there is minimal risk of allergic reactions or rejection by the body.

You’re In Good Hands At Pure Body Health

If you are tired of people saying “you look so tired” or “did you have a rough night?”,  then PRP therapy may be the solution for you.

At Pure Body Health, we focus on natural solutions for a healthier, more youthful appearance. We offer PRP therapy for a variety of concerns, including dark under eyes. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Say goodbye to dark circles and hello to brighter, more youthful-looking skin with PRP therapy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this innovative treatment option.  

Call (480) 427-0442 to book an appointment, or stop in and say hello! We are located at 1553 W Todd Drive, Suite 106 in Tempe, AZ.

Additional Resources

Exploring Natural Aesthetics: How Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures are Changing the Beauty Game

Prejuvenation: Unlock the Secret to Graceful Aging

Unlock Youthful Radiance: The Transformative Power of the PRP Facelift