PRP and PRF use your body’s own healing factors to stimulate regrowth and rejuvenation.
Platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin are growth factors found naturally in the human body. They work by triggering your body’s own healing response to restore collagen, elastin, and even new skin cells.
PRP and PRF Cosmetic Procedures
PRP and PRF are made from your own blood cells. During each procedure, you’ll have your blood drawn and spun in a centrifuge. For PRP, your blood is spun at high speed, which separates the plasma. With PRF, a lower speed is used, which keeps the fibrin, stem cells, and some white blood cells in the platelet layer.
What happens next depends upon the process you choose.
Microneedling with SkinPen® creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process. PRP is used with microneedling in place of traditional hyaluronic acids and is needled directly into those micro channels created by SkinPen®. You might hear PRP referred to as a “vampire facial”. This is a procedure where your own concentrated PRP is placed back into your skin with a series of tiny injections. Your body’s natural PRF is used more like a filler and is strategically injected right where you need it creating volume and addressing hollowness.
What Do PRP And PRF Treat?
Both can address many of the same issues, including scarring, dark spots, and wrinkles. PRP is most effective at helping even out skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. PRF is used as a natural filler and is most effective at treating under-eye hollows, deep wrinkles, and loss of volume.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Both procedures require multiple visits for maximum results. For PRP to be most effective, you can expect to visit your provider three or four times four weeks apart. PRF usually takes at least two treatments, and these are scheduled six months apart. However, you’ll likely see immediate results following your first treatment. Your skin will continue to improve with regular visits to KLS Aesthetics and is best when done in conjunction with facials, chemical peels, neurotoxins and medical grade skin care.
Are They Safe?
The biggest advantage of both treatments is that they carry an extremely low chance of adverse reactions. This is because they are made with your own blood, which your body won’t reject. Further, when you choose a safe and sterile environment and adhere to all of your follow-up instructions, which your provider will discuss with you during your session, you’re unlikely to experience any significant side effects outside of temporary pain, swelling, and possibly bruising at the injection site.
However, no procedure is without risks, and potential side effects of PRP and PRF also include infection, nerve injury, and tissue damage. Importantly, make sure to choose a provider, such as KLS Aesthetics, that has the experience and training to correctly prepare your PRP/PRF regimen to avoid potential skin discoloration.
We Choose Juventix®
In the world of PRP and PRF, all providers have options. We’ve chosen to partner with Juventix®. Why? Because Juventix® is an innovator in the health-based beauty industry. And although they did not invent PRP or PRF (our bodies make the substances naturally), the company’s collection and processing kits feature a patented gel that allows for the purest form of each to be extracted.
Before Your First Visit
While PRP and PRF are considered safe for most people, you may not be a candidate if you have a blood or bleeding disorder or currently take anti-clotting or blood-thinning medications. If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to discontinue cigarettes for at least 48 hours prior to treatment since smoking can affect your ability to heal.
A more youthful appearance is hiding in plain sight, and your blood may be the key to revealing your face in all of its glory. Ask us today about PRP and PRF treatments!