WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy supports to rejuvenate the skin by injecting your own blood plasma under your dermis, to stimulate cell growth and collagen production. It helps to improve complexion and texture and restore lost facial volume. PRP treatment involves extracting blood from a patient's arm and using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma PRP injections bathe troubled cells in a concentrated mixture of platelets from your own blood. Platelets are involved in clotting and wound healing, and so the more-is-better hope is that they'll stimulate healing naturally. Since skin renewal and rejuvenation is using the body's own active regeneration components, facial skin renewal is continued for about 3 months after the procedure. The overall effects of the PRP can last for over a year.
IS PRP THERAPY PAINFULL?
Patients typically experience a significant reduction in pain after the first or second injection. Generally speaking, PRP injections are not painful; however, the discomfort level depends on the part of the body being treated. Injections into the joint are of minimal discomfort.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PRP THERAPY FACIAL RESULTS?
It takes 30 days for the new collagen to regenerate itself. This process takes time for your skin will revitalize itself. The PRP treatment usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour, though this can vary according to how many treatment areas you need to be addressed.
HOW LONG DOES PRP THERAPY FACIAL RESULTS LAST?
The pluripotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured! The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME OF PRP THERAPY?
The treatment itself takes about 30 minutes to one hour and requires very little recovery time. You can have a Vampire Facial during lunch and be back to work in no time! On the first day following your treatment, you may experience some redness and tenderness, similar to a sunburn.
WHAT IS PRP FACIAL THERAPY GOOD FOR?
We use it to treat acne, acne scarring, melasma, surgical scars, and fine wrinkles and lines. PRP can also be used on your scalp to treat hair loss because it can stimulate hair growth.
HOW MANY PRP SESSIONS ARE NEEDED FOR FACE?
A course of three to six treatments is recommended in total, once every two to four weeks.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE NEEDED FOR PRP THERAPY?
You can apply cold gel packs or ice to reduce swelling. To Avoid Bruising: Do not take blood thinners such as Aspirin and NSAIDS for several days after treatment. You may take Tylenol for any discomfort.
WHAT IS PRF FACIAL THERAPY?
PRF Platelet-Rich Fibrin: The Ultimate Blood Concentrate. The use of blood concentrates is becoming more and more popular in medical aesthetics to help men and women achieve a younger and fresher look by using their own cells. PRF is the next step in the evolution of natural skin and hair rejuvenation PRF is the next generation of PRP and contains very high concentrations white blood cells, fibrin and a small number of stem cells found circulating in our bloodstreams. PRF becomes a gel after 15 to 20 minutes of being isolated and immediately upon being injected into the face or body. PRF is a fibrin matrix comprised of platelet cytokines, growth factors and cells used to help promote skin rejuvenation, hair growth, and wound healing.
First, we do a simple blood draw into tubes. The tubes are then centrifuged for 5 minutes. The tubes are taken out of the centrifuge and the top portions of the centrifuged tubes are drawn up to obtain the PRF for clinical treatment.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRADITIONAL PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) AND PRP?
The blood that is collected for PRF is spun in a special low-speed centrifuge – the EZMINISPIN – to isolate the platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. In order to obtain PRP, on the other hand, it is necessary to spin the tubes at up to 6x the G-Force of the EZPRF process. The reason the centrifuge is spun at a much higher rate to obtain the PRP is to eliminate all Red Blood Cells (RBC) by pushing them down with gravitational force. The tubes are 100% Natural and devoid of any anticoagulant or additives. As a result, fibrinogen molecules can be converted to thrombin into fibrin during the blood clot formation. Because there is no anticoagulant in the tube that the blood is collected, the plasma actually forms a platelet and white blood cell-rich fibrin scaffold once injected into the treatment area. The fibrin clot allows for a much slower and longer release of the growth factors and cytokines (up to 1 week versus few hours with PRP), again resulting in more clinical results. Because the blood is spinning at a very low g-force to obtain the PRF, the platelet recovery is close to 100% with the PRF.
We are also using the only 1/10th of the volume collected. Hence, PRF contains more Platelets per MCL than PRP. Additionally, PRF also has leukocytes (WBC) & mesenchymal stem cells, unlike PRP, resulting in more potential clinical results.
HOW DOES PRF WORK?
Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen and blood vessels. By injecting PRF into an area on the face or scalp, a controlled inflammatory response is created, which kick starts new cell growth and collagen production.
HOW IS PRF THERAPY USED?
PRF is used to address many of the same issues as PRP, but PRF releases growth factors for much longer, up to one week, versus PRP which releases growth factors for a few hours. This means that PRF could have better longer-term benefits. The growth factors are what stimulate the stem cells to improve collagen and elastin in the skin. The platelets in PRF are thought to be more robust than those in PRP, and to, therefore, promote faster healing. The prepared PRF is immediately ready for injection into the face to fill facial folds and wrinkles, to plump the hollows under the eyes and dark circles, and to improve skin tone and texture. The PRF can also be injected into the scalp to aid with hair restoration and growth.
HOW DOES PRF THERAPHY TREAT THE UNDEREYE LOOSE SKIN AND DARK CIRCLES?
The skin under the eyes is one of the thinnest skin on our bodies. It can be one of the first areas that show signs of aging. PRF is one of the ideal treatments that improve this area and can be a better option than heat-based skin tightening devices. PRF can also enhance the results of fillers under the eyes. Injecting fillers under the eyes, like Restylane, can instantly improve the hollowness under the eyes and is a fabulous treatment to instantly rejuvenate this area. However, too many fillers under the eyes can make the eyes look puffy or cause a bluish tinge if injected too superficially. Also, it can be very difficult to treat the dark circles only with fillers. Injecting PRF in addition to the fillers can significantly enhance the results of the fillers by tightening the loose skin under the eyes and improving the dark circles.