PRP/PRF Facial Therapy
As we age, our skin gradually produces less collagen, elastin and other important components that give our complexions a smooth, youthful appearance, as well as slows down its natural healing and cell renewal process. Fortunately, there are now cutting-edge anti-aging treatments like PRP and PRF that can help to increase these natural processes, resulting in fewer wrinkles, more even skin texture and a brighter skin tone.
What Are PRP & PRF?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are two components naturally found in your blood and are known to aid in the cell renewal and wound healing processes. When used as a skincare treatment, PRP and PRF can stimulate collagen and elastin for a younger-looking and more radiant complexion.
What's the Difference between PRP and PRF?
PRP and PRF are both derived from your own blood, which is placed in a centrifuge to separate out the various components. PRP is placed in the centrifuge at high speed, which causes the blood to separate into two distinct layers, with the PRP on top of the heavier red and white blood cells and stem cells.
PRF, on the other hand, is put into the centrifuge at low speed, which allows some of the heavier components — including growth and stem cells — to be mixed with the lighter platelets and plasma.
PRP & PRF at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
At Sarasota Facial Aesthetics, serving Southwestern Florida and beyond, the highly skilled and experienced team of skincare professionals proudly offer the most advanced anti-aging treatments like PRP and PRF therapy in our state-of-the-art facility.
If you are interested in learning more about us or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact us online or call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384.
Areas of Treatment
PRP and PRF are most commonly used for facial skin rejuvenation, though they can have other applications as well, including hair restoration and stretch mark treatment on other areas of the body.
Just some of the skin concerns that PRP and PRF can treat include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Dull, lackluster skin
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
Am I a Candidate?
PRP and PRF therapy could be appropriate solutions for you if you are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, skin laxity and other common cosmetic concerns associated with the aging process.
How PRP and PRF Work
Once your blood sample is collected, it is placed in a centrifuge to create the PRP or PRF product. The PRP or PRF is then carefully injected into your skin in the targeted treatment areas to achieve the desired results.
PRP and PRF can also be used after a microneedling treatment, which creates tiny microchannels within your skin to stimulate collagen. PRP or PRF can be applied topically to the skin immediately following microneedling, allowing the product to more readily reach the deeper layers of skin through the microchannels. The application of PRP or PRF after microneedling offers enhanced overall results.
Results after PRP or PRF facial treatments develop gradually over time, as these products help your skin to naturally produce more collagen and elastin, as well as speed up the natural cell renewal process. You may see noticeable results in as little as three months after your PRP or PRF treatment, though final results can continue to develop up to one year after your procedure.
Some people may see the best results from a series of PRP or PRF treatments, though the exact number of treatments you might need depends on your specific needs and goals.
How much does PRP/PRF cost?
The average cost of PRP/PRF facial therapy ranges from around $500 to $2,000, depending on a variety of factors.
Is PRP or PRF best for me?
There are benefits and best uses for both PRP and PRF, and the right treatment option for you will depend on your specific skincare concerns and other factors.
Do PRP injections hurt?
PRP injections are generally well-tolerated, and many people report feeling only a mild prick as the injection takes place.