(New York, NY) – Hollow, sunken eyes plagued with dark circles give us an instant tired, old and unwell look. While many turn to cosmetic surgery and laser technology to treat the eye area, Dr. Bruce Katz, director of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, is pioneering a new, safe technique that dramatically reduces dark circles and hollows making eyes look brighter and rejuvenated. By utilizing a natural filler called Selphyl® in the tear troughs (the sunken area just beneath the inner corners of the eyes), Dr. Katz has been able to treat this common aesthetic problem without a long recovery or prolonged maintenance.
The Selphyl System enables the safe and rapid preparation of natural autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) utilizing a small amount of a patient's own blood. It is unique because it uses only your own blood supply and is not mixed with anything else making it 100% natural and exclusively your own. Selphyl requires drawing the patient's blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge. The platelets are then re-injected into the soft tissue of the area needing restoration.
Dr. Katz recently concluded a six-month study administering Selphyl in tear troughs and evaluating both qualitative and quantitative changes utilizing Quantificare 3D imaging technology. His findings indicate that Selphyl is a safe, well-tolerated treatment and patients experienced consistent improvements in volume, depth and texture of the treatment area.
“I was happily surprised by the rejuvenating, consistent improvement in patients’ tear trough areas,” said Dr. Katz, who is a leading innovator in anti-aging eye care with his development of the widely popular Madonna Lift fractional eyelift. “Patients were not only extremely happy with the results but also that this was an affordable, effective and time sensitive solution to a very common, noticeable problem with the appearance of their eyes. “
Treatments should be administered once per month and cost about $1,500 per treatment. The platelet rich plasma generated by Selphyl stimulates growth over a period of time, therefore, it requires about 2 – 3 total treatments to see results up to at least a year so far.