Perfect for men and women suffering hair loss from aging, stress, or alopecia. Anyone with thinning hair from aging, stress, or genes is a candidate for PRF. PRF naturally increases hair count, hair follicle density, hair shaft thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. Discomfort is minimal during and after the procedure; most clients receive injections with only topical numbing, although an injected nerve block is available. Warm showers are encouraged the first few days to enhance circulation throughout the scalp. The skin is “wounded” so it’s important to avoid excessive heat with blow drying, hair care products, and hair color for 5 days after treatment.
After a quick blood draw, we harvest the highest concentration of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). Then, using tiny needles, your PRF is injected into the target area, awakening dormant hair follicles. Results are gradual and long-lasting with no scarring, minimal downtime, and without the use of long-term medication or topical products.
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.
Your body's healing process is triggered intentionally when lasering or injecting skin. Introducing your body’s concentrated PRF directly to the target area boosts and magnifies the healing response, which has a powerful rejuvenating effect on skin and other tissues. Ultimately, PRF makes a lot of the treatments we offer even more effective.
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 microneedles (PRF Lift, The 0h! Shot, PRF for hair loss) or topically applied after laser or microneedling (PRF Facial and Laser Facial) which allows the fibrin to penetrate deeply into the skin. The actual PRF portion of any treatment takes about 15-30 minutes.
Best results are seen after a series of 3-4 treatments performed every 4-6 weeks. Results are visible after 2-3 treatments. Individual treatments every 6-12 months are great for continued stimulation of the stem cells and growth factors.