PRF Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation with PRF
You may be familiar with Dermal Fillers, but did you know that using your own blood enhances the results of fillers? At Rejuv Cosmetic Center, we offer a type of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy known as Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), which is used in addition to fillers and microneedling to enhance results. Rejuv Cosmetic Center is an innovative practice offering PRF to patients.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a treatment for stretch marks and aging lines, as well as fine lines and wrinkles located on the face, neck and hands by using your body’s own platelets to generate new collagen and blood supply. PRP is often used in conjunction with many other treatments as well, including microneedling.
How Does PRF diverge from traditional PRP?
PRF is a second-generation version of PRP Therapy. PRF has a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. Additionally, PRF contains a small amount of stem cells, which are not found in traditional PRP Therapy.
Injectable Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the main component in a groundbreaking injectable treatment that harnesses the regenerative properties of your own blood for all-natural facial rejuvenation. PRF is an additive-free substance that is harvested from a blood sample and reinjected to volumize areas of the face for a more youthful look. Clinical studies have shown that the combination of white blood cells and platelets embedded in fibrin matrices can stimulate biological processes that lead to skin renewal and the development of new collagen beneath the skin.
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?
Platelet Rich Fibrin is a natural substance extracted from the blood. This substance contains a high volume of leukocytes (white blood cells), platelets, and fibrin, 3 of the most essential cornerstones of natural wound healing and tissue regeneration. PRF is collected from the patient’s own blood sample and reinjected into areas of the face for optimal skin rejuvenation.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy
Platelet Rich Fibrin delivers many advantages as an injectable cosmetic treatment:
- All-natural and additive-free.
- Not a synthetic Dermal Filler.
- Results can be long-lasting.
- Stimulates the body’s natural wound healing response.
- Releases regenerative growth factors.
- Can replace diminished facial volume.
- Can improve skin quality and texture.
- Produces soft, supple results.
PRF Injections can be used treat the following concerns:
- Deflated or hollowed cheeks
- Sunken areas beneath the eyes
- Smile Lines (Nasolabial Folds)
- Volume loss around the mouth and chin
- Deep acne scars
PRF Therapy is 100% natural with zero additives. The treatment works by forming a gel after 15 minutes to hold a nice form, which makes PRF especially effective when used in conjunction with a number of fillers, including:
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Defyne
- Restylane® Refyne
Each of these Dermal Fillers offers a unique benefit, depending on your preference and aesthetic goals. We recommend discussing Dermal Filler and PRF treatments options with our doctors to create a customized plan.
Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy
Before Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy begins, you will be informed of what you can expect both during and after treatment. Because the PRF treatment is all-natural, there is little—if any—tissue inflammation or swelling to be concerned about. Most patient are able to resume their normal activities immediately.
To collect Platelet Rich Fibrin, a blood sample is spun at a high rate of speed in a centrifuge to separate the Platelet Rich Fibrin from the remainder of the blood. The Platelet Rich Fibrin is a yellowish, clear substance that rises to the top of the test tube. It is then extracted with a syringe and injected directly into selected areas of the face for rejuvenation. After approximately 10 minutes, the injected liquid Platelet Rich Fibrin sample clots beneath the skin and in essence acts as a Dermal Filler. Once in the skin, the Platelet Rich Fibrin begins to produce growth factors, which rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, improving skin quality and texture while creating new collagen.
Several PRF treatments spaced approximately 1 month apart to achieve optimal results. The details of your fully customized treatment plan will depend on your unique needs and cosmetic goals. Some patients may even opt to explore other non-surgical skin rejuvenation options such as Laser Skin Resurfacing or Dermal Fillers to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation in conjunction with PRF.
PRF Skin Rejuvenation Therapy Results
The volumizing results of PRF Skin Rejuvenation Therapy are visible immediately; however, some of the initial volume will diminish as the skin heals and rejuvenates. Improvements in skin quality should be apparent within 1 – 2 weeks of treatment and continue to progress thereafter. The results of collagen formation will typically be most visible at about three months from treatment. Volume gained with PRF injections can last for up to 1 year or more depending on your treatment response, tissue quality, and number of treatment sessions.