Platelet-Rich Plasma/Fibrin (PRP-PRF)
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PRP
Platelet-Rich Plasma or Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRP/PRF) is simply our bodies own liquid gold. PRP is derived from our whole blood which consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, all of which are suspended in a liquid base called plasma. Plasma is rich in proteins, immunoglobulins (antibodies, made by the immune system to fight bacteria), electrolytes, coagulants (mostly fibrinogen), and numerous growth factors. Using a process called centrifugation we are able to separate whole blood and plasma and within the plasma lives enriched platelets.
Platelets carry and recruit growth factors. These factors promote local blood vessel growth, decrease inflammation, and recruit local stem cells and fibroblasts to sites of damage or injury. Once injected into the tissues, it sends signals to the area to begin the healing process. The activated growth factors signal additional growth factors and stem cells to the area.
What are the differences between PRP and PRF? The difference between the treatments is largely in the details of how the treatment is synthesized. PRF starts with a smaller blood sample, and then it is centrifuged at a lower speed than PRP. This means that the blood components are not completely separated and the process is more gentle. This leads to more platelets being present in the concentration of PRF than PRP. PRF synthesis also does not use an anticoagulant, whereas many PRP systems do.
PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich fibrin (PRF) are the most natural way to rejuvenate the skin. Using plasma from your very own blood, this procedure restores youth and a healthy glow to the skin by stimulating new cell growth while also healing damaged tissue.
Quick and convenient treatments
Minimally invasive with minimal discomfort
100% natural (no chemicals)
FDA-approved for safety and efficacy
Ideal for all skin types
Can be done any time of year
Very little downtime
Skin that is healthier, more radiant, and more youthful
PRP FOR HAIR RESTORATION
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is created through concentrating platelets found in whole blood. It can aid in tissue regeneration, bone regeneration, and can even promote hair regrowth! When it comes to hair restoration, PRP has also been proven to promote hair growth by stimulating inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase called the Anagen phase. Numerous growth factors can be found in our plasma, however the ones most important for hair growth include: Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor (CSGF), Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and other key proteins and cells are believed to stimulate resting hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
People experience hair loss for a variety of reasons, some of which include hormone imbalances such as estrogen/testosterone or thyroid irregularities, stress (physical/physiological/mental) or trauma (pulling the hair and chemical or mechanical damage). However, the most common cause is genetics, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA); affecting up to 50% of men and 40% of women by the age of 50.
Similar to all other PRP procedures, blood is drawn and the plasma is separated from the whole blood. The PRP is then injected into the scalp where the hair thinning is most obvious. For optimal results a series of 3-4 treatments are recommended, with continued maintenance twice a year thereafter. Additional medications may also be recommended to treat the root cause of hair thinning and loss.