Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) are autologous platelets concentrates that are derived from the patients’ own blood which becomes the body’s own healing serum. In the aesthetic world, you may hear PRP/PRF referred to as “liquid gold” by many. PRP/PRF is used primarily in aesthetics to encourage the body’s own ability to heal and repair itself and support new cellular growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma is the derivative of blood centrifuged at a high speed. The blood is separated into two distinct layers, leaving the heavier red, white, and stem cells to collect at the bottom. In the meantime, the lighter-weight platelets and plasma are able to be collected from the top of a tube containing an anticoagulant.
Platelet Rich Fibrin is one of the most natural ways to induce collagen. You can use PRF in either an injection or with microneedling. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is second-generation PRP platelets, and leukocytes are present to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue.
Have you noticed thinning and/or hair loss? PRP/PRF may be beneficial to help promote hair growth and rejuvenation. PRP/PRF can be like “fertilizer” for your hair and help maintain a healthy and strong follicle. Clients who also routinely get hair extensions love this treatment to help support their overall health and ensure a strong follicle/root. Treatments are typically done every 4-6 weeks for an average of 4-6 sessions; optimal results can be seen in 6-9 months.
PRP/PRF can be done artistically and strategically injected into the face to help promote collagen growth, improve skin tone and texture, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin.
PRP/PRF can be injected in to help lessen the appearance of scarring from injuries, acne, surgery or stretch marks. Scars from surgeries like knee replacements, tummy tucks, breast augmentations/reductions, etc can be greatly reduced with early treatment. PRP/PRF for scarring can also be combined with microneedling or radiofrequency microneedling for improvement of scarring. Recent scarring may require 3-4 sessions for optimal results; older scarring may require a greater number of sessions.