PRF is a second-generation PRP, or natural growth factor, and contains autologous platelets and leukocytes in a fibrin matrix designed to speed healing. PRF is 100% natural and has no added anticoagulants or additives. As a result, a blood sample from your arm is spun in a centrifuge at a slower rate than for PRP.
The final product is three layers:
• A top layer of platelet-poor plasma
• A middle layer of PRF clot
• A bottom layer of red blood cells
PRF is a fibrin clot and can be injected into treatment sites or applied using microneedling or the Vampire Facial that boosts collagen and elastin production. The procedure lasts 20-45 minutes, depending on the area injected. You may need three to five treatments to see results.
The benefits of PRF include the following:
• Decreases wrinkles
• Treats under-eye circles
• Uses your body’s cells
• Minimal risk of side effects
• Stimulates skin healing
• Improves hair loss
Who is a good candidate for PRF?
Those who want to rejuvenate their skin naturally would be good candidates for PRF treatments. However, if you have a bleeding disorder and take blood thinners, you should avoid PRF.
When can I expect to see results?
You will start seeing PRF treatment results about one to two months after the treatment. Collagen will continue to build over the next year.
Is there downtime?
There is little to no downtime with PRF applied topically or via injections. However, you may experience redness, swelling, and bruising, and do avoid direct sun exposure.
What are the potential side effects?
PRF has a side effect of redness, bruising and pain caused by the method used. In addition, you may experience puffiness when used under the eyes, but this only lasts four to five days.
How often do I need treatments?
Depending on your unique needs and the application methods used, you may need a series of treatments followed by routine maintenance treatments. Treatments will be discussed at your consultation.
How do I take care of my skin after PRF?
You can treat any side effects using an old compress and over-the-counter pain medication. Always use skin protection after treatment.
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