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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    My doctor has suggested PRP for puffiness under the eyes. Is this effective?

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    Is this a successful procedure?

    She said it uses your own blood through fine needles.

    I'm not sure about the use of growth hormones are they my own as well?
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  • Dr John Mahony

    Cosmetic Physician

    Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical … View Profile

    PRP as a stand-alone cosmetic treatment has been generally disappointing.

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    Make sure your thyroid is not underactive, and see whether your doctor thinks you may be Cushingoid - medical causes of puffiness under eyes.

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    There is only one growth “hormone” - somatostatin - so you might be referring to the seven growth *factors* in platelets - in which case, yes, they are your own.

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