Platelet-rich fibrin, or PRF, is a natural solution to help treat signs of aging. PRF uses your blood – specifically, a concentration of so-called super healers: platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells – injected like fillers to treat aging or deflated skin. As a person undergoes volume loss, PRF treatments help heal the targeted area, increase collagen production, and improve elasticity.
Applied to medical aesthetics, PRF injections help improve skin tone, volume, and texture without the need for unnatural chemicals or dermal fillers. PRF is popular for rejuvenating localized areas like under the eyes or the hollows of your cheeks. And because PRF uses your own body’s platelets and fibrin, there is little to no chance of side effects or rejection when used for filler volumization.
Fibrin functions as a biological scaffold that forms when your body sustains an injury or you experience tissue damage. Platelets bind to fibrin during the wound healing process where they are stimulated to release growth factors. Used as an aesthetic technology, PRF is injected into the skin where the growth factors have a role in kick-starting local collagen production and new cell growth to increase volume.
PRF starts with a blood draw and the concentration is prepared by separating the blood components in a centrifuge. During the centrifugation, a fibrin mesh forms similarly to the natural clotting process and captures platelets that are separated from other blood components. The platelet-rich fibrin mesh is immediately injected, and growth factors are slowly released into the targeted area for 7 to 10 days. These factors induce a natural regeneration process that can reach peak volume a year from the injection.
PRF is ideal for adding volume to under-eye skin, one of the thinnest areas of skin in your body and the first to show signs of aging. Not only will it tighten loose skin around the eyes, but PRF can also improve dark under-eye circles. PRF for filler volumization is also used to add volume to deflated cheeks, fill facial folds and wrinkles, and improve general skin tone.
After months of socially distancing, PRF offers you an alternative way to rejuvenate your look without the use of chemicals or dermal fillers. As an alternative option, PRF helps naturally reverse the effects of aging and can provide long-lasting results as long as you maintain a good skincare regime.
PRF uses a solution derived from your blood components and helps your body regenerate healthy tissue naturally rather than injecting your skin with chemicals or dermal fillers. Dermal fillers add volume immediately but gradually break down, whereas PRF takes time to manifest – the best result may take a full year from initial treatment – but can last forever as long as you take care of your skin.
PRF is a better option for people seeking long-term, natural rejuvenation or who have experienced side effects from fillers. In some cases, injecting a combination of PRF and hyaluronic acid filler, or layering PRF on top of the filler, may be an effective solution that provides both immediate and long-lasting results.
PRF injections use your body’s platelets and natural fibrin, making it extremely safe with few to no side effects. Because it uses components from your blood, there is little chance of rejection. The inclusion of super-healers like white blood cells in the PRF solution means that this treatment further helps control any inflammation associated with traditional aesthetic techniques.
With years of experience helping clients become their best selves, Dr. Michelle Reyes executes PRF treatments with artistry and finesse. She approaches non-invasive cosmetic procedures as a way to manage healthy aging and promote wellness and natural beauty. Located in the heart of Woodland Hills, The Med Spot provides a safe, comfortable environment for all your aesthetic needs.
To find out if PRF for filler volumization is right for you, schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot today.