PReye® LASH    

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Eyelash Enhancement!


Developed by female Ophthalmologist, Melinda C. ORourke, MD

PReye® Lash is an exciting new treatment to enhance eyelashes, developed by Melinda C. O’Rourke, MD, board certified Ophthalmologist, exclusively at Essence Laser & Wellness. PReye® Lash are eye drops that are made from one’s own PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, and enriched with a proprietary formula containing antioxidants and vitamins that benefit eye health and protect the ocular surface. Eye drops have been proven to access eyelash hair follicles, and PRP scalp injections are used to enhance hair growth by strengthening the hair follicles, though PRP Eye Drops have never been used specifically for eyelash enhancement until now. Essence is the only practice worldwide to our knowledge using PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma Eye Drops, for Eyelash Enhancement.


What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. It is simply blood that has been treated so that the platelets become highly concentrated. Platelets are a gold mine of growth factors, stem cells, and cell signaling molecules (cytokines) responsible for tissue healing and regeneration. PRP is used in many specialties, including orthopedics, dermatology, aesthetics, gynecology, and hair loss. Only recently has it been accepted as an excellent treatment for Dry Eyes, used mostly in Europe, and Canada. At Essence, we use PRP for Aesthetics, Dry Eyes, and Lash Enhancement.

What is PReye® Lash?

Dr O’Rourke has created PReye® Lash by adding to the PRP an infusion of other components beneficial to eye health, to not only promote Eyelash growth and thickness, but also to enhance eye health, protect the ocular surface, decrease inflammation, and promote healing related to dry eyes, allergies, or any other inflammatory conditions. Beautiful Lashes you can feel good about!

How is PReye® Lash prepared?

Only 11cc of blood is needed to prepare PRP eye drops, which is obtained by a routine blood draw. For a smooth blood draw and optimal volume, hydrate with 8 glasses of water the day prior, and 2 glasses of water 30 minutes prior, and avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to the blood draw. The blood sample is processed to cultivate the PRP product and enhanced with antioxidants and vitamins exclusive to PReye® Lash, in sterile eye dropper bottles. There are many PRP technologies on the market with varying degrees of purity and potency. At Essence Laser, we use the top PRP technology to produce the highest purity and concentration of platelets to create a superior product in PReye® Lash. The PRP is then enriched with antioxidants and nutrients that benefit eye health and protect the ocular surface.

How do I use PReye® Lash?

The recommended dosage is 1 drop in each eye 2 times daily but in more severe cases, or during flare-ups, it can be used as much as is necessary. It’s a product of one’s own healing factors so it is not possible to use too much. Each draw should provide about 6 months of drops, using it twice daily.

To get the most out of your PReye Lash, use the following technique: Looking in a mirror, tip the head back slightly and bring the tip of the eyedropper bottle near the eye. Tip the bottle up about 20-30 degrees and gently squeeze until you see a drop form at the tip. Bring the drop close enough to the eye so the tear film absorbs the drop by osmosis without touching the tip to the eye. The tear film should feel full, without tear overflow, for the perfect drop.

Place all bottles in the freezer, except one bottle in the refrigerator for current use.

The bottle in the refrigerator can be kept up to 4 weeks but must be discarded after that.

Defrost the tears by moving them to the refrigerator for a day. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Write the expiration date on the bottle, which is 4 weeks after removal from freezer.

The bottles can be kept frozen for up to 6 months.

Gently shake the bottle before instilling drops.

NEVER share PReye Lash with anyone.

If you are using other medicated drops, wait 10 minutes between drops.

If you wear contact lenses, instill PRP drops before and after contact lens wear.

If you experience pain, irritation, blurry vision, or redness, or any other adverse symptoms, please call your eye doctor immediately.

How much does PReye® Lash cost?

The cost is $400 per blood draw. This will allow for about a 6 month supply using the dropstwice daily with the recommended technique. :

How long do they take to work?

The drop acts on the root of the follicle, so as the lash grows out, it will take about 2 months to see stronger, longer, and thicker lashes. If the drops are discontinued, it will take about 2 months to lose the effect.

Are there any contraindications or risks associated with PReye® Lash?

PReye® Lash is a product of your own blood’s best components, so when used as directed, there are no contraindications. Unlike other lash enhancers, PReye® Lash does not affect pigmentation, so there is no risk of under eye pigmentation or iris color change.

Essence Laser & Wellness, under the supervision of Melinda C ORourke, MD, is a referral center for specialty Dry Eye Therapy, and a Medical Aesthetics Practice, and is not a routine Ophthalmology practice. We ask that you provide a copy of a recent eye exam prior to treatment when seeking IPL for Dry Eye, and/or the PReye shot. No exam is necessary for PReye drops, PReye Lash or PRP for Aesthetic purposes.

Begin your path to more beautiful lashes and healthier eyes! Schedule today!


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