Regeneration with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) 

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 PRF Service Offerings Include:

 

PRF MICRONEEDLING

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 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 PRF 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 can also be injected into thinning brows.

 

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.

 

 

 

 
 

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