PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) are both components of your blood that can be used to heal and repair skin imperfections and improve tissue volume. PRF is thought of by many as the "next generation of PRP" because its effects have shown to be far superior to those of PRP. Fibrin, one of the body's many clotting factors, creates a spongy matrix, much like scaffolding, upon which new and healthy tissue can grow. Chock full of growth factors, stem cells, and inflammatory mediators that stimulate tissue healing and remodeling, PRF has been likened to the fountain of youth for its anti-aging effects. While PRF can improve volume over time, results are gradual and cumulative. For this reason, a minimum of 3 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, is typically recommended.
Many people opt for PRF facial volumization because effects are achieved with a natural product derived from one's own blood rather than injecting a foreign substance as is found in many commercial fillers. However, it is important to understand that the effects of PRF volumization are more subtle than those achieved with filler use. Using PRF is a great way to get a feel for what filler can do for your problem areas without committing to the longer-term effects of most other fillers but can also be combined with fillers for a more healing volumization. No matter how you use it, PRF is a great way to give your entire face a youthful refresh!
The procedure begins with taking a blood sample (typically 2-4 vials depending on the intended use) and spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate the different components. The PRF will then be drawn up into a syringe for use during your treatment. If spot-treating skin imperfections, the PRF will be injected into those sites using a small needle. Similar injections will be made for volumization or filling of tear troughs, cheeks, and lips, although a larger volume of PRF will be injected into those areas. If using with microneedling, the PRF will be used much like a serum, applied topically to the skin and "needled" in using the handheld microneedling device. PRF can also be used as a "balm" after RF microneedling or erbium resurfacing- speeding healing times and augmenting results. Although everyone's response and healing times are different, please account for approximately 2 weeks of bruising and swelling after any injectable treatment, and do not schedule less than 4 weeks prior to pictures/events.
PRF injected into the scalp has been shown to exact dramatic results in hair regrowth. Your own growth factors, stem cells, and healing mediators combined with Pep Factor (peptides and hyaluronic acid) is inserted into the scalp using both targeted needle-point injection and microneedling. Cost is $1200 per session with a minimum of 4 sessions (pre-paid) required. Please note that individual results vary and 8+ sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results. Hair restoration clients also receive 20% off all Nutrafol supplements and hydrafacial Keravive scalp treatments.$4800
PRF can be needled into the skin to maximize your microneedling results or used as a healing, post-treatment "balm" after RF microneedling or erbium laser resurfacing.$450