Platelet Rich Plasma/Fibrin therapy or PRP/PRF AKA “Vampire Facial”, is a natural and innovative technique that involves using the patient’s own blood, spinning it in the centrifuge to isolate the plasma in the blood.
The plasma contains platelets nutrients, proteins and vitamins. Platelets are rich in growth factors and fibrin. Growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which slows the aging process of bone, muscle and fat, leading to increased volume, less sagging skin and a more youthful appearance. When injected into the skin, platelet rich plasma releases growth factors, causing increased tissue healing and rejuvenation. This procedure is unique because your own natural tissue is used to rejuvenate your appearance without foreign substances or surgical intervention, eliminating the risk of immune rejection or complications.
The difference between PRP and PRF is that PRF does not contain any additives. PRP can be recommended for fast delivery of growth factors whereas PRF is better suited for longterm release. For instance, PRF growth factors are released over the next 8 -10 days after injections where as PRP is instant and just once. Also PRF contains 10x more platelets, growth factors and nutrients in compare to PRP.
The slow/sustained release of growth factors in PRF initiates a healing cascade regenerating the surrounding tissue for the next ~ 8-10 days, which results in more volume and more of the collagen, elastin and fibrins that gives the skin a youthful glow for a longer duration in compare to PRP.
PRF needs a special centrifuge to spin the blood at a low speed to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and other blood components.
Procedure Time: 45 mins to 1 hr
Technique: Micro droplet injection
Recovery Time: none
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Pain Level: none – mild
Results: Within a few weeks
Lasts 6 – 12 months