Parts of your own blood ( platelet rich plasma or fibrinogen- PRP & PRF ) can speed up skin rejuvenation. Book an appointment or consultation to learn more.
What is PRP & PRF?
PRP and PRF uses components of your own blood (platelet rich plasma or fibrinogen) to accelerate the natural production of collagen and elastin. This provides overall skin rejuvenation. It can be directly injected into areas of concern or may also be used topically during procedures like microneedling. Major benefits include skin tightening, increased healing, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhancement of skin tone and texture, and reduced appearance of scars. It has even been used for hair regrowth.
How Does PRP & PRF Work?
The first step to PRP & PRF treatments is collecting the platelet rich plasma or fibrinogen. After a quick blood draw, your blood will then be centrifuged to separate the distinct layers. When spun at a very high speed, the red blood cells will collect into the bottom of the tube and the top mixture (platelets, white blood cells, and a small amount of stem cells) will make up the PRP. Once the blood is separated, your nurse will either inject or microneedle the PRP or PRF into areas on the face, neck, or scalp that contain damaged tissue.
What Does PRP & PRF Treat?
The most common treatment areas for direct PRP and PRF injections are under the eyes, nasolabial folds, and the scalp. When PRP or PRF is injected under the eyes, it helps improve the appearance of fine lines, tighten the skin, and reduce darkness and hollowing. PRP and PRF also help increase blood flow to the scalp, regenerating new hair follicles for increased growth. PRP and PRF can also be used during microneedling for skin tightening, additional collagen and elastin production, and decreased healing time.
- Discontinue blood thinning products 1 week prior to treatment (ASA, ibuprofen, supplements).
- Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area 30 minutes prior to the procedure
- Expect redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising.
- Apply ice for any post-treatment discomfort
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours
- In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure
Who Is a Candidate for PRP & PRF?
Due to being an all-natural treatment, most people are great candidates for PRP and PRF. However, it is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for those with an active cancer diagnosis, severe liver disease, or low platelet count. We recommend waiting about a month if you’ve had a recent fever, illness, or corticosteroids use.