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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Under Eye Dark Circles

PRP under the eyes can lead to a gradual, but very beautiful and natural improvement
in under eye dark circles, skin texture, volume loss and improves crepey skin.

Can PRP help with dark circles under eyes?

PRP under the eyes can lead to a gradual, but very beautiful and natural improvement in under eye dark circles, skin texture, volume loss and improves crepey skin.

How long does PRP last?

Improvement from PRP is very long lasting, one year or longer, as the body is rebuilding the area with your own natural tissue. For best results, three treatments are recommended.

How many PRP Treatments will I need?

For skin and hair, including the under eye area, PRP seems to show the best results when given as a series of treatments, usually 3-4 treatments at 4-6 week intervals. This is a bit different than other PRP treatments, such as the O-Shot or Priapus Shot where the treatments may be spaced farther apart.

How much does PRP under the eye cost?

At PRP Medical Aesthetics, PRP injection treatment under the eye usually costs from 300 to 500 depending on the amount of PRP required, and whether other procedures are being done during the same visit. For example, it is more efficient to prepare PRP for multiple procedures during the same visit, so there are cost savings associated with doing this.

Does PRP injection hurt?

Any injection can hurt, so we use careful technique, expert knowledge, training and experience, as well as the use of various modalities to improve comfort such as numbing cream, local vibration devices, ice, and blunt tip cannulas.

What are the side effects to PRP injections?

Common side effects include temporary swelling and mild discomfort. With any injection procedure there are other risks, such as bleeding, bruising, infection, muscle or nerve injury. It’s important to carefully consider the risks against the potential benefits of any procedure. We review all of these risks and benefits with our patients before going ahead with any procedure.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

1What are the advantages of PRP over dermal filler?

There is a much lower risk of side effects from PRP compared to dermal filler. PRP leads to a very natural rebuilding effect, although it does take time, up to 6 months. The effect from dermal filler is much quicker but it is definitely more tricky and somewhat unpredictable to achieve a perfect result from dermal filler.

2What are dark circles under eyes?

One of the most common ares of concern for patients is the dark circles under eyes. This is one of the first areas to start showing age related changes. The skin in this area is very thin, which often leads to the appearance of dark circles and exaggerates volume loss, sometimes called the tear trough area. According to a recent paper in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology, three factors are thought to contribute to dark circles under eyes, which are:

hyperpigmentation, a tendency for more dilated, thicker or increased number of capillaries and thinner skin in the under-eye area. The combination of these three factors provides a robust indication of the presence of infraorbital dark circles.​​ 11. Mac-Mary S, Zornoza Solinis I, Predine O, et al. <p>Identification Of Three Key Factors Contributing To The Aetiology Of Dark Circles By Clinical And Instrumental Assessments Of The Infraorbital Region. CCID. Published online December 2019:919-929. doi:10.2147/ccid.s217956

3How to treat dark circles under eyes?

The infraorbital area is difficult to treat well, however options include creams and serums, resurfacing with lasers and chemical peels, dermal fillers and fat transfer. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.​​ 22. Nakra T, Vrcek I, Ozgur O. Infraorbital dark circles: A review of the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. Published online 2016:65. doi:10.4103/0974-2077.184046​ Dermal fillers, consisting of hyaluronic acid (HA) gel may be used in an attempt to improve the appearance but this type of treatment requires a high degree of skill. Furthermore, the results are not always predictable as HA gels are extremely hydrophillic, meaning they can absorb a lot of water.​ 33. Goldberg RA, Fiaschetti D. Filling the Periorbital Hollows With Hyaluronic Acid Gel: Initial Experience With 244 Injections. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Published online September 2006:335-341. doi:10.1097/01.iop.0000235820.00633.61​ In fact, a single molecule of hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water.​​ 44. Baumann L. Skin ageing and its treatment. J Pathol. Published online January 2007:241-251. doi:10.1002/path.2098

4Can PRP help with dark circles under eyes?

Let’s look at the research around using PRP for dark circles under eyes. A paper recently came out of Bonn, Germany, where 20 patients, ranging in age from 21 to 60 were treated with PRP injections under the eyes once monthly for three treatments. These patients reported a high level of satisfaction and researchers were able to measure significantly higher levels of skin firmness and elasticity, with no undesirable side effects or complications.​​ 55. Aust M, Pototschnig H, Jamchi S, Busch K-H. Platelet-rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation and Treatment of Actinic Elastosis in the Lower Eyelid Area. Cureus. Published online July 18, 2018. doi:10.7759/cureus.2999

This is not the only study to show improvement in lower eyelid area with PRP injections. In another small study by Mehryan et al., 90% of the patients assessed their results as either excellent or good.​​​ 66. Mehryan P, Zartab H, Rajabi A, Pazhoohi N, Firooz A. Assessment of efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on infraorbital dark circles and crow’s feet wrinkles. J Cosmet Dermatol. Published online March 2014:72-78. doi:10.1111/jocd.12072

Banihashemi et al. treated 30 patients with PRP injections in different facial areas with follow-up at 3 and 6 months. The majority of patients reported fair to excellent improvement in terms of dark circles under eyes, periorbital wrinkles, nasolabial fold and skin firmness.​ 77. Mahnaz Banihashemi, Daryoush Hamidi Alamdaran, Solmaz Nakhaeizadeh. Effect of Platelets Rich Plasma on Skin Rejuvenation. ijp ; Int J Pediatr. Published online May 2014. doi:10.22038/ijp.2014.2718 Of note, there were only two PRP treatments performed in this study with three months between treatments. In our experience, better results would be obtained with a series of three treatments at one month intervals, as in some of the other studies.

In another study, Al-Shami et al. treated 50 patients looking specifically at dark circles under eyes. Medical assessment showed fair to significant improvement in 60% of patients, and more than 65% of patients were either satisfied or very satisfied with their results.​​​ 88. Al-Shami S. American Journal of Dermatology and Venereology. j.ajdv. 2014;20140305:87-94. doi:10.5923/j.ajdv.20140305.03

There are also other studies which have shown similar rates of improvement and patient satisfaction after having PRP injections under the eyes.​​ 9, 109. Infraorbital rejuvenation using PRP (platelet-rich plasma): A prospective, randomized, split-face trial. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Published online April 2013:AB24. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2012.12.104

10. Cameli N, Mariano M, Cordone I, Abril E, Masi S, Foddai ML. Autologous Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma Dermal Injections for Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Dermatologic Surgery. Published online June 2017:826-835. doi:10.1097/dss.0000000000001083

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PRP Medical Aesthetics is committed to excellence, offering treatment plans that are non-invasive with minimal recovery time and discomfort, while also achieving immediate results with the ability to transform and redesign as life evolves.

Few Facts About PRP MEDICAL AESTHETICS

We Are Experienced, Knowledgeable, and Caring

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Years of Experience
As a medical doctor in family, hospital, aesthetic & regenerative medicine.

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Our goal is for our clients to be completely satisfied with the care we provide.

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Injections Performed
Thousands of aesthetic injections performed (botox, fillers, etc.)

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Hours of Training
We have gone through hundreds of hours of specialized training.

Our Philosophy

Our Commitment to Excellence

We take the time to listen to your concerns and create a personalized plan to help you look and feel your best. We apply years of experience and the latest research to your situation. We know how to treat acne scars, lines and wrinkles, body contouring, hair restoration, or urinary symptoms, etc. We provide expert insight and helpful advice at every step. Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied with the care we provide.

HOW WE DO

Our Step by Step Process

If you are new to our clinic, here is the four-step process that we will go through together with you to make sure you have the best custom skincare and laser treatment!

Consultation
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Consultation
Scheduling

We’ll find a time in your schedule for a 45 min to 1 hour consultation. All consult fees are credited towards future treatments at our clinic!

Condition Analysis At Our Clinic

We’ll get to know you better, do an analysis of your condition, and take special photographs, such as a VISIA® UV scan, to see under your skin.

Customized Treatment Solutions

Our skin specialist and doctor will come up with the best solutions for you. We have dozens of technologies, so we will be able to help!

OUR ULTIMATE BENEFITS

Why Choose PRP Medical Aesthetics

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Quality care that our clients can vouch for

I had a Vampire Facial done at PRP Skincare and Laser and I was extremely pleased with the excellent service and results. Dr. Yam is very knowledgeable and skilled. It's clear that he has great respect for his patients and is dedicated to providing the best. Before the procedure, I was asked about my specific concerns and given a clear overview of what to expect during and after the procedure. In my case, I had a grooved scar on the bridge of my nose from childhood and I wanted to lessen my laugh lines around my eyes. During the treatment, Dr. Yam was very attentive. He explained each step and frequently checked my level of comfort. I also noted that the problem areas I had mentioned were given specific attention, which I appreciated immensely. My recovery time was quick and painless. Within a few days, the redness and swelling had subsided and the results of the treatment were quite remarkable. My husband commented on how radiant and refreshed my face looked. I also noticed that these results continued to improve as the weeks passed. The scar on my nose is hardly noticeable now and the lines are not as deep around my eyes. I would highly recommend PRP Skincare and Laser to anyone looking to have any cosmetic work done. I know I look forward to my next treatment at this laser skin clinic.

Rachel N. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

I had a vampire facial and I am not only happy with the procedure, but also the results. The whole team was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this skin care clinic to anyone!

Emilio M. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

Loved my vampire facial experience! Dr. Yam was kind and explained everything thoroughly and I was comfortable throughout. Been searching for someone of this caliber since I moved from Edmonton, I’m so happy to have found this skin care clinic!

Kelsie H. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

Dr. Yam is the best. He is warm and welcoming and really walks you through the process of your procedure. I got the vampire facial. He takes the time to educate you. So happy to finally have found a skin care clinic close to home that I love!

Reid J. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

I had an amazing first-time vampire facial experience and I was more than happy with my end results. Dr. Yam made me feel very welcome and super comfortable. I definitely will be coming back to this skin care clinic. Thank you again, Dr. Yam!

Minnie L. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

Dr. Yam consistently provides top-notch service! He is an expert at what he does, professional in his approach, and stands behind his treatments. I love when I get the vampire facial. My skin always looks radiant afterward. The best skin care clinic I've been to!

Chloe-Ann S. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

Dr. Yam is a miracle worker! He has done wonders for my skin, making me look more refreshed and just helping to give my confidence a real boost with the vampire facial. You are kind, caring, and patient in really listening to my needs in order to give me the best, customized solution! I highly recommend this skin care clinic!

Lily-Ann F. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial

I would give 6 stars if I could. Absolutely fantastic experience here. First time getting the prp vampire facial and I felt so comfortable. Everything was explained and the service was top-notch from start to finish. Excited to come back to this skin care clinic again!

Sara C. - A Satisfied Client of Our PRP Vampire Facial

After years of dealing with moderate incontinence I decided to try PRP after hearing about how it may help reduce urinary leakage. (for the record I have seen 2 pelvic floor physios after the birth of my third child, have used the jade egg and other pelvic floor exercises as well as laser therapy to rejuvenate my pelvic floor--all of which helped only a small amount). I received the PRP procedure from Dr. Yam 3 weeks ago. He and his assistant are highly professional, friendly, informative and caring . He made me aware of how the procedure works during the consultation, kept me informed while the procedure was being done and thoroughly went over the aftercare and what to expect as my body heals in the months post-treatment. He has checked in with me now twice to see how I am doing and has been very supportive. So far I have seen good improvement and will hope to see more as my body rebuilds support in my pelvic floor. I may get another treatment from this laser skin clinic but will update my review then. Overall my experience with Dr. Yam has been great and I highly recommend him if you are looking for PRP.

Ali L. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

Amazing experience. Dr. Yam and his assistant Siara are very professional. I see great results after the 3rd treatment. I definitely recommend this laser skin clinic!

Anita V. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

I have been visiting dermatologists for most of my adult life and have been treated by some great doctors. However, Dr. Yam and his partner are PHENOMENAL! Dr. Yam is super knowledgeable and up to date on all medical procedures relating to skin treatments and beyond. You are in safe and amazing hands with Dr. Yam and his medical team. They care about their patients and want you to look your absolute best at this skin care clinic. A FANTASTIC team and practice to say the least. I will definitely be returning!

Desiree M. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

Honestly, the best botox experience I could have ever asked for at this laser clinic. Dr. Yam and his assistant Siara made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Yam is so knowledgeable and I knew I was in the right place . With me turning 35 it was time to have a little pick me up. I am so happy with the results. He takes the time and cares to produce exactly what you want. Making sure you're relaxed and addresses any questions you might have. I look younger and completely natural. He will be the only doctor I ever trust with my face. I’m seriously just so happy with the results. Nothing but a positive botox experience.

Amanda C. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Skin Clinic
Mia H. botox client

I have been visiting Dermatologists for most of my adult life and have been treated by some great doctors. However, Dr. Yam and his partner are PHENOMENAL! Dr. Yam is super Knowledgeable and up to date on all medical procedures relating to skin treatments and beyond. A FANTASTIC team and practice to say the least. For sure I will be back to this skin care centre.

Mia H. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic

Dr. Yam and Siara were fantastic. I love that Dr. Yam is all about the natural look with botox. Dr. Yam is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. Very pleased. I would recommend PRP to all my friends, and I will definitely go back to this skin care centre for botox.

Danielle S. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic
 
Yury B. botox client

Brilliant first impression. Looking forward to seeing the results after the PRP treatment at this laser skin clinic.

Yury B. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

I did PRP Microneedling with them and was very happy with the result. My skin now feels more healthier, smoother and hydrated. I love how I don't even need to put makeup on and my skin is glowing!! The best laser skin clinic

Nikki O. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Centre
Sudapon K. botox client

What a great experience! Dr. Patrick Yam and Sirapat are so wonderful to deal with. He exercised such care while doing botox for me. He is very thorough and gentle. His passion for his work is apparent and consequently it was a wonderful botox experience. I highly recommend PRP Skincare & Laser clinic for botox and especially Dr. Patrick and Sirapat.

Sudapon K. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Skin Clinic
Cindy H.

Dr. Yam and Siara at this Skin Care Clinic are amazing! Extremely professional and kind! They are extremely honest and will help fix any problems or insecurities you may have. I’ve never had a more comfortable experience than I have at PRP Skincare.

Cindy H. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

Dr. Yam and Siara are very professional and knowledgeable about the field. I had my PRP facial done at this skin care clinic and I’ve gotten so many compliments about my skin improving since! Siara is so sweet and friendly and she has made my visit to this skin care centre very enjoyable. Just had my first chin filler today by Dr. Yam and he has patiently explained all the questions and concerns I have before the procedure. He is very professional and careful during the process. It was quick, effective, and most importantly, painless! The results are displayed right away and I’m loving it. On top of that, pricing is very reasonable. Definitely a 100/100 experience!

Mudan M. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic
Kate K. botox client

I got nose fillers, vampire facials, and the fire and ice facial done at this skin care centre many times and they were amazing. I trust Dr. Patrick Yam 100 percent with my nose fillers, he was super professional and my nose looks beautiful and natural. Siara was super friendly and sweet, she did my facials and my skin looks radiant, fresh, glowing after! Couldn't be happier with the service and outcome.

Kate K. - A Satisfied Client of Our Vampire Facial
Gjalen H. botox client

A great and honest duo of caring professionals at this Laser Skin Clinic that go the extra mile in making sure you look your best! Thanks guys!

Gjalen H. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic
Sarah V. botox client

I went to this skin care clinic for rejuvenation injectable. I was so impressed with their service. Doctor and his partner were so detailed, tender and knowledgeable. If you need a good rejuvenation treatment, please consider this place as a first choice.

Sarah V. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

Dr. Yam and his assistant went above and beyond to accommodate my appointment during a time that they were not open. They took their time in explaining all the details and I was made to feel very comfortable. I am loving the results of my lip fillers and dysport in my glabella. It was relatively pain-free and the results look amazing. I had almost no bleeding or bruising. I am definitely going to see Dr. Yam at this skin care clinic again.

Marie M. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre
Karen T. botox client

Dr. Yam and Siara are so knowledgeable and have helped me through my journey every step of the way. Been going to this laser centre for more than a year and they never disappoint. I definitely recommend it.

Karen T. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

Very happy with my experience at PRP Skincare & Laser Centre. They take the individuals needs and wants into consideration while maintaining integrity.

Shannon B. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

I am so happy that I found this skin care centre. Dr. Yam is the best Dermatologist I have ever seen. He is very knowledgeable and professional. Also his staff, she is very nice & friendly. I had my first PRP session yesterday, that was pretty good.

Saeideh M. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic

Very conscientious doctor. Dr. Yam takes his time and the results are great. Very happy with this laser clinic

Angela L. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Skin Clinic

My experience at PRP has been amazing. They are incredibly knowledgeable and patient. This skin care clinic actively listen to any questions and concerns you have about anything including botox and provides answers. I will 100% not go anywhere else.

Kelsey M. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

My experience was truly incredible. I felt very valued and there was tons of time dedicated to my questions and the appointment in general. Dr. Yam acknowledged an area I wanted to work on which a previous Dr. denied. The prices were also highly reasonable. I will definitely be coming back to this laser skin clinic.

Jo K. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

I’m very impressed with the hospitality of Siara and Dr. Yam! They took me in at the beginning of August 2019 for acne. As of February 2020, my skin has greatly improved and I will be back to this skin care centre soon to this check in. I owe them many thanks for not only improving my acne, but also the confidence I have gained from having clearer skin.

Ashley Z. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic

I'm a first-time Botox getter. The staff at this skin care centre were so friendly and knowledgeable. Not pushy at all. Botox prices are reasonable. I was nervous of the pain but honestly it felt like tiny mosquito bites. Will totally come back for more botox.

Aleah W. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic

I came in today for an AFA clay peel. The skin care clinic itself is very clean. Siara showed me excellent hospitality and she was very informative of each step of the facial which was very comforting. I can’t wait to see my results!

Trixie C. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

This has been the best dermatology experience I have had. Dr. Yam and his staff have gone above and beyond to achieve the results I want. His skills and bedside manners are phenomenal! I have gone to him for a wide variety of treatments and have seen considerable differences compared to any other skin care clinic I've visited in the past. Not only does he have the latest knowledge but also a great eye for the art of medicine. I will definitely be continuing to see him for ongoing treatments!

J S. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Centre

I’ve been flying in to see Dr. Yam and his assistant Siara for 8 months now. I’ve had a beyond positive experience. He has the lightest hand possible with needles. You won’t find more competitive prices for what is in my experience living in the United States, is that of the highest skill level. This laser clinic is not in a glamorous area (think Richmond strip mall)- but don’t let that throw you. The practice itself is very clean and he takes the utmost care in making sure the patient is comfortable. He also understands science and human anatomy. When it comes to needles, I don’t want anyone who is not a doctor injecting me with botox. I’ve also seen his work on people I’ve referred who went for cosmetic procedures for hyaluronic acid products and they look incredibly natural. He’s not an Instagram doctor, so you won’t see any crazy before and after's online but I can say, the work I’ve seen doesn’t look like work at all and that’s a rare thing in the age of female muppets.

Chance W. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Centre

Above & beyond the best Dr. for all the latest cosmetic procedures including botox. Knowledge of the ever changing industry 2nd to none. Patient, methodical, gentle and precise with injections. Sanitary process deserves recognition as they are fastidious about processes at this laser clinic. No hard sells, just knowledgeable recommendations. Results above expectations. Book now!!!

Jacqueline J. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Centre

I don't know where to start. The staff at this laser centre go above and beyond their work. I'm lucky to know great people like them. They make you feel like family. I definitely recommend them for any services that they provide and can't wait to get most of the services that I need. Thank you for everything!

Aidir B. - A Satisfied Client at Our Laser Clinic

I was recommended to come to PRP Skincare & Laser by a close friend, and the service was absolutely phenomenal. Dr. Patrick Yam & Siara were super kind and informative about the procedures I was curious about (lip fillers & skin - PRP treatment) and I had no hesitation after the consultation where I did the filler immediately the day of. They took very good care of me and were extremely kind-hearted. Needless to say the results look incredible! I did my lips and right now it has only been about 1.5 hours after the procedure. The swelling is minimal and I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror!!! I am convinced to come back for a treatment at this skin care centrefor skin and I am so grateful & excited to have met Dr. Patrick Yam & his assistant Siara!

Ariel C. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic

I have had 3 treatments at PRP Skincare and Laser. I am in my late 40’s and have a lot of sun damage from years of no sunscreen. I went to PRP skin care centre. Results have been incredible and the staff is very friendly and professional. I recommend them to all!

Joan S. - A Satisfied Client at Our Skin Care Clinic
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