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Platelet rich plasma, also called PRP uses concentrated platelets derived from your own blood to stimulate skin recovery and reverse signs of aging. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the next generation platelet therapy which uses both platelets and the fibrin matrix concentrate to produce quicker and longer-lasting results than PRP.
PRP and PRF treatments are a very natural way to stimulate your bodies growth and repair process in areas where aging, damage, and degeneration have occurred. Both PRP and PRF can rejuvenate facial skin quickly and effectively. PRP and PRF facelifts use the body’s own natural healing ability to stimulate collagen production and revitalize skin. The most popular places we use PRF are for hair restoration of the scalp and eyebrows and for facial rejuvenation. It can be used to stimulate and thicken skin and bring more oxygen and nutrients to an area such as the hollows under the eyes. It is a great product to use to reverse signs of aging in the neck and décolleté. It can also be used in the lips to help hydrate and restore volume naturally. For people who do not want to use fillers this is a great alternative.
PRF is an autologous product meaning it comes 100% from you. Once we draw your blood, which is just like getting blood drawn at a lab, we spin it down at a specific speed and time and then extract the part that is full of platelets, leucocytes, and mesenchymal stem cells. The nice thing about PRF is that it is very clean, we do not have to add any additives to the product to make it work and allows the product to create a fibrin matrix. This matrix keeps the cells more active for a longer period of time, slowly releasing growth factors over time. Using various techniques, we place the product into the tissue where it is needed.
There are some benefits of PRF that begin to happen quickly that you can’t see such as the growth of new microvasculature which begins to bring more oxygen and nutrients to the area. Collagen stimulation happens as well but take a little longer to start seeing results, usually beginning at about 6-8 weeks. Depending on the patient’s needs, we generally recommend most patients get treated every 4-8 weeks for 3 sessions to maximize repair and collagen production. Once your body has rejuvenated, you will maintain those results until time and aging slowly reverse the process, at which time you can get occasional maintenance treatments. Again, this is person dependent and could be 1, 2 or 5 years.
Downtime depends on the area treated. Hair restoration is none to one day. Facial rejuvenation may require more depending on the area treated and technique used. Minor swelling and bruising could last from 2 days to 1 week. Over time you will look better and more refreshed in a subtle way. No one will know what you are doing but will know that you look great.
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