Regenerative medicine: Naturally stimulate brand new, youthful cells.
One reason we love and recommend PRF for skin, sex, and hair so much is there’s little or no downside. Because PRF comes from your own blood plasma, there’s no potential for allergies or rejection.
PRF is one of our most potent treatments to help counteract the signs of aging.
You’ve probably heard of people who get stem cell injections in their knees or hips to treat tendonitis or arthritis. That’s where this treatment all began, but here at CSLC and our sister clinic RegenCen, we use PRF in four unique ways:
“PRF helped me feel like I had some control over all those changes that come with menopause.”
René Ames, RN
How PRF Works
Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets normally circulate within the blood and will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors. These growth factors start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels.
Frequently Asked Questions about PRF (platelet-rich fibrin)
Aged cells simply don’t function the way youthful cells function. Compared to youthful skin cells, aging cells have:
Less cell turnover and division = dull skin tone, roughness, age spots
30% less moisture = dryness, dehydration, tiredness
Decreased collagen and elastin = sagging, wrinkles
Weak cell membranes = nutrient loss, loss of structure
Injected: PRF injected into the dermis or specific lines on the face or body with very small needles improves skin quality (making skin firmer, more elastic, more hydrated, and smoother).
With Microneedling: PRF applied topically like a serum during microneedling seeps into the microchannel wounds, allowing for better superficial collagen and elastin fiber deposition.
With Lasers: PRF injected and applied topically at the same time a TotalFX treatment is performed improves both the healing time and results of fractional lasers.
With Facial Fillers: Dermal filler results are lengthened and improved with injected PRF.
The PRF is isolated from a sample of your own blood at our office. The blood is placed in a centrifuge which spins and separates red blood cells from (and concentrates platelets into) the fibrin. The fibrin, now rich in platelets, is then injected using fine needles or infused with microneedling. Results are visible over 3-6 months.
PRF treatments may be performed individually to maintain, preserve, or prevent. A series of 3 treatments 3-6 weeks apart provides the most corrective and rejuvenating results.
PRF is extremely safe. Since PRF is your own natural fibrin, there is very little risk of any adverse event.
Hydrate well on the day of your treatment for an easy blood draw. Results will be best if you avoid anti-inflammatories (aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve) for 1-2 weeks after your treatment. Tylenol is recommended for any discomfort. If you have microneedling or laser treatments, follow the specific aftercare instructions provided for you. Some minor bruising, soreness, and swelling is normal and expected after PRF injections.