You’ve probably heard of platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is well known for its skin rejuvenating properties. Over the past decade it has been a popular treatment called the ‘Vampire Facial’. At Elements Medical we use the advanced next generation PRP known as Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) in many of our skin and hair loss treatments. Injectable PRF is a unique rejuvenation technique that uses the your own blood plasma.
PRF is saturated with a much greater concentration of growth factors (responsible for wound healing and skin rejuvenation) than standard PRP. It also contains all important stem cells which are the bodies foundation for regeneration. We are able to create injectable PRF using your own blood plasma, and once injected the activated concentrated platelets start accelerating healing and kick starting the regeneration process, producing a gradual, cumulative and long lasting effect. This gives our PRF treatment potent collagen and elastin stimulating properties, resulting in tightened, lifted and more youthful skin.
Because PRF forms a fibrin matrix when injected into the skin, it traps the growth factors within it, which are then released slowly over a much longer period than conventional PRP (several weeks instead of just a few hours).
The treatment begins with a topical numbing cream which we leave on for 30 minutes. We then take your blood and spin it using a centrifuge to separate the concentrated PRF, which is then drawn up into syringes. Next, we inject your own PRF into targeted areas of concern (such as the tear trough, cheek or lower face). We then apply the remaining PRF to the using a microneedling device to help with product penetration.
You will see results from a single treatment, but we recommend a course of four treatments for best results.
The PRF treatment is a technique involving a collection of your own blood and separating its components through a centrifuge that turns your platelets into plasma. We then inject your plasma into the targeted area which will help to stimulate new cell growth and stimulate tissue regeneration which will improve your complexion and skin texture, we then micro-needle the rest of the plasma into your full face which is great for skin hydration and restoring a youthful and healthy glow.
It works by injecting your own blood platelets into your area of concerns to help new cell growth, increase the skins elasticity, stimulate tissue regeneration, increase collagen production, increase skin hydration and restore a youthful, healthy glow.
The treatment takes approx 30-60. A topical numbing cream is applied first and you will have this on for around 20-30 minutes. The actual PRF treatment can take between 30-45 minutes.
With hardly any recovery or downtime you should be fine to return home or to work as normal. From the PRF Injections, you have the potential risk of swelling and bruising. Depending on the individual this should subside within a few days. From the Micro-needling treatment you should expect to your skin to be slightly “pink” but this will subside and return to normal the next day. The downtime and recovery is very low roller part – pink injected PRF – swelling, risk of bruising, 24-72 return to work within a day
You may see an improvement after a single treatment however the full course of 3 is recommended as results really do depend on the individual person, the skins condition prior to treatment and a few lifestyle factors. At your consultation, we will discuss your skin and the results we are wanting to achieve, this will help to manage your expectations of this treatment.
We recommend a course of 4 treatments in order to achieve and maintain maximum benefits and results.
This treatment is very low risk. During your consultation we will assess if The PRF treatment is the right Procedure for you. It is important that you disclose all current medication and ailments to ensure we limit any risks.
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