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Regenerative Aesthetics

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) is considered the second generation of platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich fibrin is a game changer in the aesthetic industry, as it has zero additives and is an all natural derivative of your own blood. The result of this treatment is natural improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is particularly effective for dark under eye circles, as well as fine lines and wrinkles around the crows feet and mouth.

Used in aesthetics, PRF is a treatment for facial rejuvenation using your own blood factors. The blood is spun down to yield a high concentration of stem cells and growth factors, which work to improve the quality and texture of the skin and increase collagen production. It is by far the safest and most natural aesthetic treatment to get brighter, younger looking skin without the use of synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers.

Benefits of PRF

  • Unique processing of PRF produces the maximum amount of your body's own stem cells and growth factors
  • Helps build collagen
  • Stimulated lymphatic system
  • Improves the quality and texture of the skin
  • Can improve the appearance of dark under eye circles and bags under the eyes
  • Can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the crow's feet and mouth

WHAT TO EXPECT

  1. Patients first meet with the provider and complete a comprehensive evaluation that addresses the patient's needs and aesthetic goals.
  2. After a full facial assessment and educating the patient on the different treatment options, a plan is recommended.
  3. Since there are no additives like calcium or heparin in the blood collection tubes, the procedure is very tolerable for patients. Usually, no numbing cream is required, as patients do very well and report little pain.
  4. Platelet-rich fibrin sessions are most beneficial if done as a series of three treatments one month apart. Maintenance treatments can be done every 6 months thereafter. There's little to no downtime with the exception of no exercise the day of the procedure.

WHY WE LOVE IT

PRF is one of the most natural ways of rejuvenating the face and “turning back the clock.” It’s semipermanent, and because it is made from your own blood, it is one of the safest ways of addressing facial aging concerns. We love PRF because it works, and patients typically report being told they look refreshed rather than overdone. The key to great aesthetics treatments is nobody knowing you had work done. Not only is the procedure great for preventative purposes, but also for volume restoration and rejuvenation. Depending on the patients’ needs and goals, PRF can be used alone or mixed with dermal filler and Sculptra® aesthetic.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to draw the blood and spin it down and then inject into the desired treatment area.

Is it painful?

Since there are no additives like calcium or heparin in the blood collection tubes, the procedure is very tolerable for patients. Usually no numbing cream is required as patients do very well and report little pain.

How long does it last?

Since the results are dependent on your body's own growth factors and stem cells to produce collagen and improve the skin quality, maximum results are usually seen approximately 1 to 3 months after the last treatment. The results are semi-permanent, in that it does not dissolve. If the treatment is done for purposes of volume restoration, the volume usually lasts about 4-5 months.

How often should I get PRF done?

For maximum improvement a minimum of 2 treatments are recommended about 4-6 weeks apart. To maintain the results, additional treatments are recommended every 6 months. Unfortunately, we cannot stop the aging process, so maintenance treatments are recommended every 6 months for maximum results.

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