What is PRF therapy?
PRF is a completely natural product created from your own body and can be used to enhance many of our exciting skin care treatment options. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for many years in aesthetic medicine, and PRF has been found to be a more advanced and effective product. Its use ranges from assistance in healing damaged tissue (such as cartilage, tendon and muscle) to aesthetic medicine, such as hair growth and improving skin appearance. PRF has become a widely recognized treatment option in the medical spa world, offering a natural and effective way to enhance skin texture and appearance. In an effort to allow PRF to adequately penetrate into the skin region that is being treated, the skin should undergo prior treatment with either a salt facial, micro-needling, IPL or plasma therapy.
How does PRF therapy work?
Platelet-rich fibrin is made up of both a high concentration of platelets and growth factors (GF), as well as a lower concentration of white blood cells and stem cells. This high concentration of platelets and GF mimics the initial stages of inflammation that naturally occur in the body around areas of damaged tissue as the body prepares to heal the tissue. In reproducing these conditions around a specific area of skin, a complex cascade of events begins, which stimulates cells that can repair the skin and suppresses cells that cause further damage, thus enhancing repair and minimizing breakdown. This encourages quicker healing and reduced recurrence of degeneration.
What conditions does PRF therapy treat?
PRF can be used to treat wrinkles, even out skin discoloration, tighten skin and diminish scarring. PRF can also be used for specific areas, such as under the eyes, on the back of the hands, along the neck and on stretch marks. Furthermore, PRF can be used for hair loss disorders–to stimulate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth in male alopecia.
If PRF therapy is pursued for facial care, the platelet product can be applied to the entire face topically and can also be injected directly into more affected areas. The following locations can be directly injected: forehead creases, frown lines, crow’s feet, smile lines (between the nose and outer lips), vertical lip lines, marionette lines and chin creases.