Platelet-Rich Plasma vs Platelet-Rich Fibrin
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy are two regenerative medicine treatments that can address a range of aesthetic conditions such as wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and dark circles under the eyes.
The Basics of PRP Therapy:
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a treatment that uses your own blood products to stimulate healing and rejuvenation. It involves extracting a small amount of blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting it back into the desired area. It has several benefits, such as improving skin texture, reducing hair loss, and promoting tissue repair.
The Basics of PRF Therapy:
PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin, is a treatment like PRP that also uses your own blood to promote healing and rejuvenation. It involves processing your blood to create a fibrin matrix, which contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. Because of this, there are more healing elements in the serum resulting in better results than those achieved by PRP.
Why PRF is superior to PRP?
Another difference between PRP therapy and PRF therapy concerns added anticoagulants. When preparing PRP, we add an anticoagulant to the test tube to prevent clotting.
Platelet-rich fibrin treatments don’t use anticoagulants, so the fibrinogens you receive during treatment naturally form spongy fibrin that supports cosmetic improvements. This spongy structure (fibrin scaffold) helps provide long-lasting results.
PRF also allows for the slow release of growth factors that boost your natural healing processes from the inside out.
PRF/PRP Service List:
- PRF full face injections
- PRF undereye injections
- Bloody Mary Microneedling Facial (PRP or PRF)
- PRF hair rejuvenation