Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
The ultimate blood Concentrate
The best way to encourage cell growth within the body is with Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) or “Liquid Gold,” as it is often referred to. PRF has incredible advantages that can be used to promote collagen formation in the body, reduce the appearance of scarring, increase hair growth, among many other things.
To create this complex fibrin matrix rich in platelets, leukocytes, and mesenchymal stem cells, we utilize your own blood! This causes the continual production of growth factors and for 10 to 12 days, speeding up the healing and regeneration of tissue. This 100% autologous rejuvenation method represents a significant advancement over the well-known PRP (or Platelet-Rich Plasma) method, in which growth factors are all released for a brief period following treatment. This is entirely natural. The tubes include no coating, additives, or anticoagulants, and it has been demonstrated that this results in a higher concentration of growth factors being released and for a longer period of time, resulting in better outcomes for clients.
PRF is utilized in cosmetic surgery to speed up wound healing as well as lessen scarring. In aesthetics, we employ it to treat the following conditions either alone or in conjunction with other therapies:
- Hair Loss
- Dark circles
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Tear troughs (undereye) and deep folds
- Volume loss and symmetry adjustment
Your level of hydration is absolutely crucial to the success of this treatment. We highly recommend to start the hydration process 72 hours before treatment. As with all aesthetics treatments smokers may respond to this treatment less favorably.
PRF is generally effective, however, there is no way to predict which clients would gain from it, which is why a free consultation is so important. Additionally, because of the nature of cosmetic procedures, it may take a several sessions to obtain the final desired results or to determine whether PRF is truly beneficial in treating a given concern. The usual client requires two to four treatment sessions, spaced by four to six weeks apart, with the final result not fully apparent up to four to nine months later.
- You may take pain medication such as Tylenol.
- A numbing cream is applied to the area of treatment.
- Approximately 13-52mL of whole blood is drawn from your arm by a licensed nurse
- The tubes of blood are centrifuged (spun down) to separate the component cells.
- Platelets, Leukocytes, and Mesenchymal stem cells are separated and used for this procedure.
- The liquid is then transferred into a syringe and injected using a tiny needle/or cannula
Frequently Asked Qestions
PRF is an autologous blood concentrate packed with powerful cells for skin rejuvenation purposes. It comes from a sample of your own blood
We isolate your own regenerative cells using a slow and short centrifugation process. This isolates the platelets, white blood cells and plasma from red blood cells. These cells are then used for skin and hair improvement. Platelets and white blood cells are important producers of growth factors essential to the rejuvenation process. Plasma, once removed from its natural environment coagulates and begins to form the fibrin scaffold. This network of proteins help keep the blood cells more active, allowing for a longer, slower and more durable release of the growth factors. This means that over the next 2-3 months your body regenerates the injected area to provide maximum results.
Injections are not completely pain free, but in our studio, we offer multiple options for anesthetic. You can choose from injectable lidocaine, topical anesthetic cream or a combination of both.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness around the treatment area.
Approximately 60-90 minutes each session. Most clients require 2-4 sessions to achieve optimal results.
Most commonly we see PRF used under the eyes for volume loss and dark circles, also known as “undereye bags”. It can also be used in the lower face in smile lines as a filler or in the scalp for hair restoration.
Immediately you will see some swelling for up to 2 weeks. It takes 2-3 months for your body to utilize the injected growth factors to build the network of collagen and fibrin to fill the area and rejuvenate.
Although outcomes may differ from person to person, results from PRF treatments are usually long lasting. Once optimal results achieved we do recommend 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.
Because there are no additives, chemicals or medications there are almost no restrictions as to who can get PRF. You do need to be at least 18 years old. It is highly recommended to hydrate well prior to your appointment as you will be having a blood draw.
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