PLATELET RICH PLASMA & FIBRIN
PLATELET RICH PLASMA & FIBRIN
WHAT IS PRP & PRF?
Both products require blood to be taken from the patient. PRP requires more blood to be taken than PRF. Both of the products require the whole blood sample to be placed into a centrifuge, where the blood is then processed to help separate the blood into distinct layers. PRP is spun at a higher speed, which effectively causes all of the heavier cells in the blood, such as white blood cells and stem cells, to collect in the bottom part of the test tube and allows the lighter platelets and plasma to collect in the top part of the test tube. The platelets and plasma are then collected from the upper part of the test tube and injected into the region with tissue damage.
The PRF product is spun at a lower speed so that the layers of the blood do not separate out as distinctly. This allows some of the white blood cells and stem cells to remain within the platelet layer that is collected for treatment. Thus, there are more healing factors within PRF than is typically seen in PRP. In addition, the lower spin speed causes less trauma to the individual cells of the blood, allowing more stem cells to remain in the final PRF product.
With PRF, no anticoagulant is used during the processing of the blood. With PRP, the blood that is collected is placed in test tubes that have an anticoagulant called acid citrate dextrose (ACD), which keeps the blood product from clotting too quickly. In an effort to keep the platelet product as natural as possible, the PRF tubes do not have any anticoagulant within them.
what Is the Purpose of pRP/PRF?
PRP and PRF uses the body’s own stem cells to stimulate collagen production, tissue regeneration, and hair regrowth. To stimulate or enhance healing response by utilizing body’s own healing mechanisms. Platelets Release Growth Factors. It takes 10 minutes for platelets to secrete these active growth factors and 1 hour to synthesize.
Where can it be injected?
Our facility injects under the eye, one the face, scars, stretchmarks, and in the scalp.
when can i expect results?
While every patient is different and will notice results at different speeds, you can expect to start to see noticeable changes six weeks after your first treatment. Many patients will need 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to gain the most optimal results If using it for skin rejuvenation. If using it for hair loss more treatments may be needed.
Healing can take a few days, however, the benefit to the PRF treatment is that the white blood cells that it contains speed up the healing process so that you’ll see the full results much quicker than with other treatments.
HOW IT WORKS?
STEP 1- A blood sample is collected
STEP 2- Tubes are spun using a centrifuge which separates the plasma and fibrin from the other blood components
STEP 3- The plasma or fibrin is then placed in a vial where it is then injected into the area of choice
A consultation is needed with the provider.
pRP FOR HAIR LOSS
Male pattern baldness with follicles still present or in early stages of hair loss.
The skin in the area with follicles will appear “dull,” not shiny.
Women with hormonal shifts, menopausal changes, post pregnancy or idiopathic hair loss.