Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The injections are used to rejuvenate aging skin. PRF injections are made from your own blood and a protein matrix called fibrin. Once combined, it becomes a gel made up of a high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin, and stem cells (growth factors).
HOW DOES PRF WORK?
Platelet-rich fibrin injections help stimulate healing. As you age, the production of collagen and elastin begins to significantly decrease. This specific mixture helps stimulate stem cells which helps to build tissue and improves the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. PRF can help make the skin heal at the cellular level as fibrin responds positively to an injury. PRF can help create youthful-looking skin in areas of the face and neck. One of the key benefits of PRF is that it is a minimally invasive procedure with a low chance of complications.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
It is recommended that patients have a minimum of 3 treatments, possibly more, for optimal results. Results may take up to a few weeks or even months to appear. This is because PRF injections work by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, which occurs over time. The number of treatments needed will vary from person to person and each patients’ specific area of concern.
WHERE CAN I HAVE PRF INJECTED?
PRF can be used in any part of the face and neck that is showing aging. PRF treatments are commonly used to help fill creases around and under the eyes, around the mouth, and the temples.