What to Expect with PRF & PRP Treatments
Updated: Dec 2, 2021
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH FIBRIN (PRF) & PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Whether it's PRF for plasma lips, laugh lines, undereye discoloration, or a vampire micro-needling facial PRF has shown impressive results. PRF therapy has been around for years and is currently used in dentistry to help with healing and regrowth of tissue after dental surgery. PRF has more recently became an exciting addition to medical aesthetics. PRF uses an individuals own growth factors & the fibrin matrix naturally found in blood to regenerate the skin, diminish scars & wrinkles, and to contour/rebuild natural facial features.
The growth factors are healing in nature and work under a controlled inflammatory response to target problem areas, while stem cells help regenerate new cells and platelets stimulate collagen production and rejuvenation. With no additives, this natural treatment is perfect for anyone looking to gain back their youthful appearance.
TREATMENT OPTIONS INCLUDE:
Under eye area
Wrinkles and fine lines
Hair restoration & Brow thickness
HOW TO PREPARE:
Drink at least 2 liters of water within the 24 hours prior to the procedure.
A prescription numbing skin cream will be called into the pharmacy which needs to be applied to the treatment area, including close to the lip line, and under eyes, every 15-20 minutes for at least 1 hour prior to the procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE PRF PROCESS
Treatment time is approximately 45-90 minutes depending on treatment area.
Blood will be collected from your arm by a trained medical professional.
The vial is then put inside a centrifuge, which spins and causes the PRF or PRP to separate from the blood.
The concentrated PRF or PRP cells are then collected from the tube. Once the centrifugation is complete, the top layer of the tube’s content is collected. This layer is composed of your very own platelets and white blood cells. The ultimate blood concentrate designed specifically for you without any added chemicals or preservatives.
The platelet rich fibrin produced from the centrifugation is then injected or micro-needled into the skin to help regenerate tissue. From a cosmetic standpoint, using PRF treatments are thought to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHAT IS A PRF (VAMPIRE) FACIAL?
The term “Vampire Facial” was given after Kim Kardashian showcased her secret facial routine using a process that involves collecting a sample of one's own blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge in order to separate the growth factors “stem cells”, fibrin, and platelets and then using a process called micro-needling to deposit these cells within the dermal layer stimulating collagen growth. The serum is called Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and is 100% natural and free of artificial chemicals and preservatives.
THE PRF FACIAL MAY BE COMBINED WITH PRF INJECTIONS AT THE SAME VISIT IF DESIRED.
WHAT IS PRF PLASMA LIP?
When PRF is injected into the lips it immediately lifts your lip upward, giving what many refer to as a “lip flip”. PRF may be combined with the Botox lip flip for a more pouty lip. PRF injections help in restoring the quality of the lips by improving the hydration of the lip. Injecting your PRF into your lips causes the regeneration of fat cells due to the slow release of your own growth factors. The regeneration of fat cells causes not only a naturally plump lip, but also the youthful glow restoring the lost color of the lips and makes them healthier and provides an overall radiance that we love.
PRF VS PRP
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) differ slightly in composition. PRF contains Fibrin, a natural protein in the blood & can be used in place of cosmetic fillers, however it causes a much more natural result. PRP is a concentrated form of plasma that is full of platelets. PRP is used for injections in the scalp or eyebrow area to stimulate hair growth. It cannot stimulate hair to grow in places without a hair follicle.
PRF: Fibrin forms long strands of tough insoluble protein that are bound to the platelets. PRF builds a natural structure beneath the skin and is100% natural and full of growth factors (stem cells) that simulate growth. PRF is used in the PRF "vampire" facial along with lip, under eye, smile lines, scars, and areas of wrinkles.
PRP: Is a highly concentrated form of platelet rich proteins that have been shown in studies to stimulate hair growth in areas where there are hair follicles.