PRF, or Platelet Rich Fibrin is the next generation of PRP and is becoming an integral aspect to our practice. PRF consists of using your body's own platelets and contains very high concentrations of white blood cells, fibrin and small amount of stem cells. Your treatment begins with a blood draw, no different than you have for any other lab/procedure. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, which separates out the PRF. The serum is then injected into the desired area of treatment. PRF can be performed as a stand alone injection, or blended with a compatible hyaluronic acid based dermal filler. In most cases, PRF is offered without fillers, offering a 100% natural approach allowing the body's own natural resource to support cellular regeneration and repair.
The higher concentration of WBC's, fibrin, platelets, and stem cells are what differentiate the PRF Platelet Rich Fibrin from PRP Platelet Rich Plasma and make it so effective in this application. The platelets attach to the fibrin network and release the growth factors that are responsible for creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels. The growth factors in PRF are also released much slower than PRP, which provides the added bonus of a longer lasing anti-aging treatment.
Consultation is required for this treatment-