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regeneration with prF (platelet-rich FIBRIN) or PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

Want to turn back the clock with your own healing serum? Consider the powers of PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). PRF is extremely versatile – it fills wrinkles, improves skin texture and hydration, reduces stretch marks and scars, restores vaginal health, improves sexual response, and dramatically increases hair density and quality. PRF is the next generation of PRP – it provides even longer-lasting results as it releases growth factors over time.

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.

We’re able to harvest PRF by spinning your blood in a centrifuge and concentrating your platelets. We infuse or inject it into the layers of the skin; this in turn induces collagen fibers, elastin production, and enhanced blood and nutrient flow. This natural healing process results in new youthful, healthy skin cells.


WHY IS PRF SO IMPORTANT?

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 = dry, dehydrated, tired
  • Decreased collagen and elastin = sagging, wrinkles
  • Weak cell membranes = nutrient loss, loss of structure
HOW IS PRF USED?

Injected: PRF injected into the dermis or specific lines on the face or body with very small needles improves skin quality (firmer, more elastic, more hydrated, 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 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.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

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 needles or infused with microneedling. Results are visible over 3-6 months.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?

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.

HOW SAFE IS PRF?

PRF is extremely safe. Since PRF is your own natural fibrin, there is very little risk of any adverse event. Minor bruising, soreness and swelling is expected.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

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.


CSLC PRP Service Offerings Include:

 

PRF MICRONEEDLING ("VAMPIRE FACIAL") 

Utilizing microneedling, PRF is infused into the superficial dermis, improving texture with acne scars, fine lines, or an aging neck. Downtime is minimal and pink, dry skin generally resolves in 1-2 days.

 

PRF LIFT

When placed precisely by one of our experienced injectors, PRF is effective as an “all-natural filler.” It can also be combined with other dermal fillers (i.e. Restylane or Juvederm) or Sculptra for specific lines and targeted lift in the cheeks, under eyes, and jawline. The PRF lift is an excellent age-reversing treatment for clients looking for improved structure, youthful volume, and lift with the addition of progressive PRF benefits.

 

PRF LASER BOOST

PRF is injected and topically applied on the same day as your ResurFX or FX treatment. This is proven to decrease healing time, enhance results, and prolong improvement following laser and other energy treatments.

 

THE OH! SHOT FOR WOMEN

Thin skin doesn’t age well, whether it’s your eyelids or your vagina. The Oh! Shot, used alone or in conjunction with ThermiVa, heightens orgasmic response, boosts lubrication, stimulates firmer vaginal skin, and reduces stress incontinence. After PRF is harvested, topical numbing is applied and microfine needles are used to place the PRP just in the areas that matter most. This long-lasting treatment may be repeated every 6-12 months. Sexual function is enhanced and may be resumed immediately.

 

PRF FOR HAIR RESTORATION

Anyone with thinning hair from aging, stress, or genes is a candidate for PRF treatment. PRF naturally increases hair count, hair thickness, and prolongs the growth phase of the hair cycle. Discomfort is minimal during and after the procedure; most clients receive injections with an injected nerve block.

Best results are seen after a series of 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart. See and feel results after 2-3 treatments with an average of 33% increase in hair density and thickness after 6 months. One annual treatment is recommended to maintain improvement.

 

PRF FOR BREAST REJUVENATION

This treatment is for women who are happy with their breast size but would like to rejuvenate the skin on and around the breasts for more youthful tone, restored fullness, and subtle lift. Some patients report regained sensitivity in areas where it’s diminished as well.

 

PRF FOR STRETCH MARKS AND SCARS

Although nothing eliminates scars or stretch marks completely, the regenerative effects of PRF combined with lasers and microneedling provides the best results of any known treatment.

 


combination packages

CSLC corrective lasers, injections, and radiofrequency treatments are extremely e ective at improving the appearance and functioning of aging cells and stimulate a natural healing response. PRF can be utilized to dramatically elevate the regenerative response of your cells after these treatments, which prolongs and enhances the results. Annual maintenance treatments are available. 

Popular combination packages include: 

 

EYES
SERIES OF 3 PRF INJECTION VISITS

For firming skin, lifting sagging brows, and smoothing wrinkles and stubborn crow’s feet, this series of 3 PRF injection visits precisely reverses aging and lasts 1-2 years.

 

MOUTH & PARENTHESES LINES
SERIES OF 3 PRF INJECTION VISITS  |  3 FOCUSED MICRONEEDLING

Resistant lines on the lower face? This series of 3 PRF injection visits, in combination with 3 focused microneedling, reduces stubborn lines around this area and lasts 1-2 years.

 

BROWS
SERIES OF 3 PRF INJECTION VISITS  |  LATISSE

For thicker, denser brows, this series of 3 PRF injections are performed monthly and include a complimentary 3 ml of Latisse.

 

HANDS
PRF INJECTIONS  |  RESTYLANE LYFT | IPL

Combining PRF injections, Restylane Lyft, and IPL strengthens aged skin on the hands, replaces lost volume, and reduces crepiness and age spots.

 

SKIN FIRMING
PRF INJECTIONS  |  VENUS

Utilizing PRF injections with a series of Venus, skin will be firmer and more elastic on the face, hands, or body.

 

SMOOTH SKIN SERIES (FACE, NECK, DÉCOLLETAGE)
PRF INJECTIONS  |  ACTIVE FX  |  3 MICRONEEDLING  |  IPL

This treatment series regenerates the appearance and feel of aged skin (improved texture, diminished lines, reduced crepiness) by combining some of our most effective treatments:

Active FX + PRF  |  3 Microneedling + IPL + PRF

 

BUTT
PRF INJECTIONS  |  ULTHERAPY  |  6 VENUS RADIOFREQUENCY

For bathing suit confidence! Combining PRF injections with Ultherapy and 6 Venus RF treatments, skin will be firmer, smoother, and lifted.

 

SCARS, STRETCH MARKS, & FULL ACNE SERIES
PRF INJECTIONS  |  6 MICRONEEDLING  |  3 RESURFX

Lasers and microneedling smooth scars and stretch marks, but adding PRF injections regenerates brand new, strengthened, youthful skin. After an individual consultation, a customized program of 6 microneedling visits and/or 3 ResurFX, plus 3 PRF injection visits will be chosen to deliver optimal results.

 

MINI ACNE SERIES
PRF INJECTIONS  |  3 MICRONEEDLING

Looking to boost your skin texture and smooth acne scars? The best place to start is by collagen and elastin generation. With a PRF injection visit and 3 customized, scar-focused microneedling treatments, your skin will be on the road to smooth and glowing.

 

VAGINAL
PRF O-SHOT  |  3 THERMIVA

Menopause, vaginal baby births, or simple aging and intimacy issues? This regeneration series consisting of the PRF Oh! Shot + ThermiVa series of 3 is a winner. Patients report improved lubrication, sexual response, and bladder control.

 


FAQ

 

HOW IS PRF HARVESTED? 

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 microfine needles or infused with microneedling.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?

PRP treatments may be performed individually to maintain, preserve, or prevent. A series of 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart provides the most corrective and rejuvenate results. Annual touch-up treatments are ideal for maintaining.  

 

HOW SAFE IS PRF?

PRF is extremely safe. Since PRF is your own natural plasma, there is very little risk of any adverse event. Minor bruising, soreness and swelling is expected.

 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

Hydrate well on the day of your treatment for an easy blood draw. Results will be best if you avoid anti-inflammatories (aspirin, Advil, Aleve, ibuprofen) for 1-2 weeks after your treatment. Tylenol is recommended for any discomfort.   

If you have microneedling or lasers, follow the specific aftercare provided to you. Some minor bruising, soreness, and swelling is expected after PRF injections.

CSLC corrective lasers, injections, and radiofrequency treatments are extremely effective at improving the appearance and functioning of aging cells and stimulate a natural healing response. However, PRF dramatically elevates the regenerative response of your cells after these treatments, which prolongs and enhances the results. Annual maintenance treatments available.

 
 

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