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 near the surface of the 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 your best results may not be seen for 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.
How do I choose the best PRP provider near me?
Although they are a relatively quick and easy nonsurgical treatment, PRP and PRF injections should always be administered by a trained and experienced professional. To find the best PRP provider in your area, verify credentials on the provider’s website, view before and after photos and schedule a consultation with your top one or two picks to narrow your search.
Be wary of red flags such as prices that sound too good to be true or providers who are operating out of a residence or hotel room. PRP and other cosmetic treatments should always be performed in an organized, sterile environment by an appropriately certified professional.
Is PRP/PRF the best cosmetic treatment for me?
PRP/PRF facial therapy can be suitable cosmetic treatments for a variety of common skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, acne scars and more. PRP/PRF can be used on their own or combined with other treatments such as microneedling to enhance their results.
Depending on your specific needs and goals, other cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX®/Dysport®, dermal fillers or laser treatments may offer the best results. During your consultation, our skincare experts will help you decide which treatment(s) could be the best fit for your goals.
Is there downtime after PRP injections?
No, there is no downtime after PRP or PRF treatments. However, you will be provided with aftercare instructions to follow to maximize your results and minimize side effects such as swelling or redness after your treatment. For the first few hours after PRP/PRF facial therapy, you will be asked to avoid washing your face or getting your skin wet or sweaty, and avoid applying anything directly to your skin unless directed to do so by your provider.
How long do PRP/PRF injections take to work?
You may begin to see results taking shape within a few weeks after your PRP/PRF treatment. However, results will continue to gradually improve over the coming months, and most people report seeing noticeable results around three months after their PRP/PRF facial therapy. Final results can continue to develop for up to one year after your treatment.
How many PRP/PRF treatment sessions will I need?
You may need anywhere from 1 to 3 PRP treatment sessions in order to see optimal results. If you are getting multiple treatments, each session is typically spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart.
The number of treatments required to achieve your desired results will depend on a number of factors, including the type and severity of the skin conditions you would like to treat, your specific goals and others.
How long do PRP injections last?
On average, results can last around 9 to 18 months before a touch-up treatment may be required. Many people choose to get a yearly PRP treatment to maintain their results. The longevity of your PRP/PRF results can vary and will depend on a variety of factors.