Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are two increasingly popular skin rejuvenation treatments that use components of your own blood to stimulate skin cell renewal. However, these treatments were not always used for skin rejuvenation purposes. In fact, they have their origins in dentistry.
Learn more about what PRF skin rejuvenation is and how it made its way from dental offices to med spas.
What Is PRF?
Platelet-rich fibrin is a blood concentrate system that is used to enhance natural cell renewal. Through the years, it has had many different applications, ranging from dental surgery to anti-aging skin treatments.
Fibrin is a protein found in your blood that is involved in the clotting process. Studies have shown that using PRF following oral and maxillofacial surgeries significantly improved the natural healing and repair process of the soft tissue and bone tissue affected by surgery. PRF has also been used in a similar way to speed the healing process after cosmetic surgery.
PRF and PRP are now both used as minimally invasive skin treatments to promote collagen and cellular rejuvenation.
PRF vs. PRP: What’s the Difference?
PRF and PRP are both used for their natural healing and rejuvenation abilities, though there are some notable differences. PRF contains more white blood cells and stem cells than PRP because it is spun in a centrifuge at a slower rate than PRP. This is believed to enhance the healing ability of PRF compared to PRP. Additionally, PRF does not contain added anti-coagulants, whereas PRP does.
Interested in learning more about how PRF skin treatments could help you achieve a younger-looking complexion? Call our Sarasota office today at 941-955-8384 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our skincare experts.