Platelet Rich Fibrin Cosmetic Treatments in Dallas and Southlake
In order to understand Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), it is important to be familiar with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
What is Platelet Rich Plasma PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained by taking a small amount of your blood in an FDA-approved PRP kit and centrifuging it to separate your platelets from other cells in your whole blood for a concentrate called Platelet Rich Plasma PRP.
PRP has 8 known growth factors which are activated as part of our body’s healing response to injury. Most non-surgical skin tightening treatments work by inducing a controlled injury; PRP injection therapy an adjunctive treatment, augments the cosmetic results via activation of these growth factors for a boost in the collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and new skin cell production.
Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy is an integral aspect of many of our cosmetic treatments for skin and hair. For our Dallas and Southlake Cosmetic practice, we use Platelet Rich Plasma injection therapy to enhance the results of many non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Microneedle Fractional RF Skin tightening, CO2 laser resurfacing, Microneedling, PDO threads and for hair regeneration.
What is Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the next generation of PRP and is obtained in a method very similar to PRP; by taking a small amount of your whole blood in an FDA-approved PRP kit without any anticoagulant and spun in a centrifuge at a slower, gentler speed. This allows us to obtain a fibrin clot which is essentially platelets trapped massively in fibrin meshes along with white blood cells and a small amount of your circulating mesenchymal stem cells.
Due to a lack of anticoagulant in the tube, PRF becomes a gel after 15-20 minutes of being isolated. This is useful in cosmetic medicine where subdermal or dermal volume restoration is needed in addition to the other benefits of PRP, such as pigment reduction, improvement in skin texture and firmness etc.
What are the Cosmetic Applications of PRF?
PRF can be used anywhere PRP is used but due to the fact that PRF is far more concentrated, which means less volume is obtained per kit, and PRF has a gel-like consistency, we most commonly use PRF for smaller areas that need volume restoration in addition to everything that PRP can do.
The most common applications of PRF in our Dallas and Southlake cosmetic practice are:
- Under Eye hollows and dark under eye circles
- Perioral fine lines or smoker’s lines
- Deep wrinkles and folds
- Localised scar reduction
PRP and PRF treatments are not indicated for those with certain blood disorders or those on chronic NSAID therapy.
A series of treatments is needed to regenerate adequate collagen, elastin and new cellular tissue for best results. The number of treatments needed for optimal results vary with your aesthetic goals and your individual response to regenerative therapy.
We usually combine PRP and PRF treatments with other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for best results.
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