If you’ve heard of the liquid magic that is PRF, you’re not alone. While it’s not magic, it is very cool science and we love including it with treatments to boost results and improve the healing process. Read on to learn more about what PRF is specifically, and why you should be excited about the potential of adding it to your future skincare services!
What is PRF?
PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin. It is a potent injectable material, drawn from the patient’s blood, that contains platelets, cells, and growth factors that are beneficial to the overall healing and rejuvenation of the area to which it is injected or applied.
How is PRF different from PRP?
While both of these methods use the benefits of growth factors to accelerate healing and boost the skin’s natural abilities to rejuvenate and repair, there are several significant differences between the two:
PRF can be injected while PRP is generally used topically and delivered via treatments like microneedling.
PRF requires less blood to be drawn than PRP.
PRF delivers significantly more growth factors than PRP.
PRF’s growth factors release slowly, working for a longer period of time. PRP’s growth factors release very quickly and only work for several hours.
Where can it be used?
PRF is valuable in many areas and generally recommended for any part of the face where the skin is thinning and improved tightness and elasticity are desired. This can be under the eyes, around smoker's lines, nasolabial folds, and even the upper cheek area.
What treatments include PRF?
PRF offers valuable benefits when in treatments like microneedling, hair restoration, and under-eye rejuvenation as it boosts the speed of results, aids the healing process, and encourages new growth.
Experience the benefits of PRF with us at Coco Med Spa in St. Pete when you book your next appointment with us. Contact us today to schedule!