PRF - Platelet-rich Fibrin
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and can be used as an injection for rejuvenation.
These injections can help achieve a younger and fresher look by using your own cells to rejuvenate your skin, especially hard-to-treat areas such as the under eyes
What is PRF?
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and can be used as an injection for rejuvenation. PRF injections are made from your own blood and a protein matrix called fibrin. Once harvested, it becomes a gel made up of a high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin, and stem cells (growth factors)
These injections can help achieve a younger and fresher look by using your own cells to rejuvenate your skin, especially hard-to-treat areas such as the under eyes. On average, 3-5 sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results. Book an appointment today to see if you are a candidate!
How does PRF work?
After PRF is harvested, it can be used as an injection to stimulate healing. The specific mixture platelet is known for helping the tissue building process. Fibrin found in PRF is known to stimulate stem cells which improves collagen and elastin in the skin.
PRF can help make the skin heal at the cellular level as fibrin responds positively to an injury. PRF treatments are done over a six to eight-week period. PRF becomes a gel after 15 to 20 minutes of being isolated and immediately upon being injected into the face or scalp. This process allows it to be used for cosmetic volume in areas like the under eyes.
What can I expect during my treatment?
During your consultation, you will meet with an experienced provider and establish a realistic treatment plan based on your desired goals and skin concerns. After establishing a plan, your blood will be drawn for PRF retrieval. One vial of blood is obtained from your arm prior to your treatment, similar to a regular blood test. Once your blood is retrieved, the vial is placed in a centrifuge and spun. During this process, The blood that is collected for PRF is spun in a special low-speed centrifuge – the EZMINISPIN – to isolate the platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. Once completed, PRF is extracted from the top of the vial and inserted into a syringe once the separation is complete. After that, it’s injected into the desired area.