The Latest Advancement in Skin Rejuvenation: PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)

December 10, 2018
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They say a beautiful face is marked by the passage of time and a life well-lived, but let’s face it, nobody really wants laugh lines, sun spots or crepey skin! Lucky for us we live in modern times and have access to modern aesthetic medicine that only continues to get better. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the latest advancement that is revolutionizing how we rejuvenate our appearance and turn back the hands of time.

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the next generation of PRP therapy. Traditional Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses your body’s own platelets to stimulate collagen production. Often used in conjunction with other procedures such as laser treatments, microneedling and fat transfers, PRP has been highly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and hands.

Like PRP, PRF is an injectable that uses your own blood to help treat imperfections in your skin and facial features. Yet, with a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells, as well stem cells, which cannot be found in traditional PRP therapy, PRF offers so much more. With PRF, platelets attach to the fibrin network and release the growth factors that are responsible for creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels—the key to helping reverse the telltale signs of aging! These growth factors are also released slower than in PRP, which provides longer-lasting treatment benefits.

What is exciting is how effective PRF has proven to be for stimulating collagen production and skin rejuvenation, including tightening and improved texture, as well as for improving areas of diminished volume, especially under-eye hollows and deflated cheeks. As a combination treatment with dermal fillers, PRF has also proven to be of benefit to patients with thin skin who previously would not have been good candidates for fillers at all. PRF can actually be mixed with hyaluronic acid filler, allowing for a smoother, more natural-looking injection.

Most people are good candidates for PRF, which can be used anywhere on the body and face for improvements in texture, tone, discoloration and overall skin rejuvenation. PRF can also be combined with other treatments for even greater results, including such treatments as dermal fillers, laser treatments, radio frequency and microneedling.

PRF clearly offers a wide range of benefits, especially when used in combination with other treatments. Each treatment offers unique benefits, though, which is why we always provide our patients with individualized care tailored to their specific needs and concerns. To learn more about the latest therapies and explore treatment options that are right for you, schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.