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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) are both autologous platelet concentrates prepared from the patient’s own blood which becomes the body’s own healing serum.
The properties found in PRP and PRF make them superior products compared to man-made products for uses in skin care procedures such as microneedling and injections. By drawing a patient’s blood and using their own plasma for these treatments, we are utilizing the purest and most natural form of growth factors possible, giving exceptional results treating anti-aging, acne scarring, skin tone, and texture.
WHAT IS PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a popular cosmetic injectable treatment. This is due to its ability to naturally rejuvenate the skin and repair the signs of ageing by using our own platelet rich blood cells. While it may seem daunting to the uninitiated, PRP is actually very safe and has been used in the hospital system for decades. Here’s everything you need to know about the innovative treatment:
WHAT IS PRF? Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the next-generation PRP. It is the derivative of blood centrifuged at a low speed separating the blood into layers that are not as distinct as with PRP. This allows some of the white cells, growth factors, and stem cells, along with the platelets, to be collected from a tube that has no anticoagulant additive. It is these additional elements that make PRF a much more desired product when used in skin care treatments. PRP is still a very powerful product, and will definitely help with reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, but it may take more treatments to achieve the desired results. However, since the PRP is collected in a tube containing an anticoagulant it does allow for a lot more leeway in the time we have to inject or microneedle it into the skin. PRF on the other hand, has only 15 minutes from the time of draw to use because it is collected in a tube without anticoagulant.
WHAT IS IT?
PRP and PRF are a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses the client’s own platelet rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets. When injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation.
The high concentration of platelets in PRP super-charges the healing and regeneration process in the area where it is injected. The platelets release growth factors, which signal to the surrounding cells to repair the damaged tissue and create new, healthy tissue.
Some of the key PRP growth factors involved in this process include:
All PRP & PRF treatments require the same three-step process: blood is drawn, then processed to extract the PRP or PRF, and then injected into the treatment area.
PRP & PRF therapy is completely natural and very safe sine it is obtained from your own blood.
The treatment can improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and scarring, and stimulate collagen and skin cell production for a plumper, more radiant complexion.
PRP & PRF are great for anyone who is concerned by any areas of skin that are starting to lose elasticity and volume. It’s also a highly effective method for stimulating your body’s cells to produce new, healthy looking skin. It is extremely effective for that delicate under eye area where often clients notice signs of ageing first and where no laser can be used. It is also used to increase the structural integrity and health of the skin, particularly sun damaged skin.
PRP is not new. It’s been used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s.
Yes, PRP is actually a very safe injectable treatment. This is because you are using your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products.
They are effective at rejuvenating:
Aesthetic PRP & PRF treatments are an effective, non-surgical way to rejuvenate skin and stimulate hair regrowth. They can be used to augment other anti-aging treatments, like microneedling, or as a stand-alone treatment, like in hair restoration or facial injections.
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. This stimulates new collagen production and elastin which helps to fill fine lines, soften wrinkles, enhance volume, and restore a more youthful appearance through its elasticity.When microneedling is combined with PRP (the “vampire facial”) the regenerative effects are magnified.Don’t worry, it isn’t as painful as it sounds. Prior to the treatment you receive a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort.
A common cause of hair loss is damaged hair follicles. Just as PRP can stimulate the repair and regeneration of other damaged tissues, it can also do so for hair follicles. PRP injections into the scalp have proven to be an effective treatment for hair loss by naturally repairing damaged follicles and stimulating hair regrowth. Results of this non-surgical procedure include thicker, fuller hair that looks, and is, completely natural.
PRP can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm®. As a volumizing injectable, PRP is injected under the skin much like traditional fillers. However, rather than simply filling in the sunken areas, the PRP growth factors also stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin to restore a natural, youthful volume to these areas. Your own PRP can be used to plump out cheek indentations, soften under-eye hollows, and improve skin tone, tightness, and skin texture.
*The purity and composition of PRP can dramatically affect its performance in the body, and thus the overall effectiveness of a PRP treatment. And all PRP processing systems are not created equal. *At Timeless Reflection, we use the most advanced PRP technology available to ensure our PRP treatments deliver maximum results with the utmost safety. *Our state-of-the-art PRP system utilizes a patented separator gel technology to isolate the platelets, while removing nearly all undesirable components such as red and white blood cells. This advanced centrifuge technology produces PRP that contains 2.5 to 4 times the platelet concentration of the baseline blood plasma. *Some centrifuge systems are not FDA-approved, or they are approved solely for blood collection and preparation, not for PRP preparation and injection. This means the collection tubes may be “sterile,” but not necessarily free of potentially harmful contaminants or safe for PRP therapy. *Our FDA-approved centrifuge system is designed for PRP processing and guaranteed to be pyrogen-free. **Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your facial skin, restore lost collagen, or reverse hair loss, our Aesthetic PRP treatments are safe, comfortable, and effective. You can trust that our highly-trained aesthetic nurses and state-of-the art PRP processing technology will deliver the best results possible