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The Bloody but Effective Way to Erase the Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

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Dark circles are shadows cast by a web of blood vessels. And they’re visible because the skin under your eyes is notoriously thin. As you grow older, that skin gets finer, the rings more prominent.

You can’t stop aging, but you can control it. A fast trick but effective trick is the Platelet Rich Plasma a treatment that softens the shadows by regenerating skin cells. Intimidated? We hate to break it to you, but the process also involves extracting some blood—then putting it back in.


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When you're desperate to stop looking like a raccoon, here are the things you need to bear in mind:

1| The procedure is non-surgical, but it does involve needles, first to extract 20 milliliters of blood, the source of the platelets, and then to deliver the plasma.

2| It doesn't hurt. Topical anesthesia is slathered all over your face.

3| The doctor will inject the plasma into depressed areas—worry furrows, marionette lines, hollows underneath the eyes.

4| You will feel the liquid going in, with the injected area becoming hot and heavy after a few seconds. This is stimulating the production of collagen, which provides the buffer that minimizes darkness.

5| According to Dr. Paulo Asuncion of Vieture, four rounds of treatment will yield the most effective results.

Vietura is at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex, Pasay City; www.vietura.com.

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