Recently you may have heard of PRF, or ‘Platelet-Rich Fibrin’, a new treatment that is causing a lot of buzz amongst the aesthetic and cosmetic industries. This latest addition to platelet-rich plasma treatment has been said to have a range of incredible aesthetic treatments, including hair restoration, facial rejuvenation, and even wound healing.
But what exactly is platelet-rich fibrin? And is there any truth to recent claims? We’re going to dive into the basics of this treatment, and how it could benefit you.
What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin is the latest modification of PRP or platelet-rich plasma. PRP is an autologous therapy that involves taking blood samples from a patient and separating the platelets from the blood. These platelets, which play a significant role in the body’s wound-healing process, are then concentrated into a small plasma sample.
This plasma is then reinjected into the patient, where it can help to speed up the healing process of wounds and injuries. In the past, it has been primarily used in professional sports therapy, but these days it is becoming a popular mainstay in the cosmetic industry.
Now back to platelet-rich fibrin – PRF is the newest modification to platelet-rich plasma, and contains white cells, platelets, and fibrins. Unlike PRP, PRF has no added anticoagulants, making it a completely natural treatment.
These three components of PRF play the most important roles in how your body heals wounds and regenerates tissue. By reinjecting PRF into the targeted tissue, this treatment can stimulate growth factors such as collagen and elastin that helps to heal and rejuvenate skin.
What Areas Can Platelet-Rich Fibrin Treat?
In the past, platelet-rich plasma has been mainly used in sports medicine where it was used to treat issues in the tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, and knees. Because PRF is considered a superior cosmetic treatment, it is mainly used to treat specific areas of the body. These include:
Fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and hands
Hair growth for male and female pattern hair loss
Dark circles under eyes
Wounds and ulcers
Wound scarring and acne scarring
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Fibrin
But what are the specific benefits of platelet-rich fibrin for cosmetic and aesthetic treatments? There are a few very notable areas of treatment where PRF excels, hence why it has become so popular in recent years.
Most of the major benefits of PRF come down to its ability to stimulate and increase collagen and elastin production in the body. The more collagen and elastin we have, the smoother, firmer, and healthier it will be. As we get older, the production of both proteins slows down, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.
The biggest benefits of PRF lie in how it encourages growth factors in the skin that lead to renewed and rejuvenated skin. Through PRF treatment your skill will become smoother and firmer, with improved texture and skin tone that lasts. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful radiance to your skin.
One of the most popular treatments related to PRF is the “Vampire Facial,” a PRF facial treatment that typically involves a session of micro-needling or dermabrasion on the face before the PRF is applied to the skin of the face. After treatment, you will notice the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, as well as a notably improved complexion.
If you are interested in platelet-rich plasma or platelet-rich fibrin, get in touch with our specialists at The AHEsthetics Studio based in Stafford, VA. For an in-depth cosmetic consultation, you can call us at +540-686-1888, or fill in our booking form here.