PRP/PRF Treatments: All You Need to Know and Their Benefits
WHAT ARE PRP AND PRF?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) are both a concentration of platelets and growth factors drawn from your blood. These platelet concentrations have growth factors and stem cells and are a rich source of proteins that can stimulate stem cells to help restore fibroblast (cells that make extracellular matrix and collagen) activity in the skin and wake up dormant hair follicles in the scalp naturally.
By utilizing your blood, we isolate the plasma and blood nutrients which then become a concentrated suspension of your own growth factors. When injected, this stimulates peripheral growth factors and stem cells at the delivery site to regenerate and create collagen and elastin fibers. Essentially, you are using your body's natural capacity to heal and renew itself.
So why choose PRF? PRF demonstrates a slower release of growth factors from the platelets, measured in days versus hours when compared to PRP. Additionally, PFR exhibits higher concentrations of platelets, white blood cells, fibrin scaffolding, and mesenchymal stem cells (not found in PRP).
WHAT CAN YOU TREAT WITH PRP/PRF?
PRF/PRP - is used to improve acne scars and stretch marks, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage, and address uneven skin tone and texture as well as lax and sagging skin.
PRF gel - PRF gel is a bio-filler (made from your blood) to fill areas of lost volume, and reduce wrinkles, while also tightening and rejuvenating your skin.
PRP/PRF Hair Restoration – PRP/PRF for hair restoration is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia (hereditary male or female hair loss), and other types of hair loss. This treatment can stop hair loss and stimulate new growth, all without surgery. Find out more about PRP/PRF Hair restoration here.
Stretch marks and Scars- PRP/PRF treatments generate the production of new collagen and elastin by releasing platelets/ growth factors into the cells helping the skin look tighter and promoting healing from within. Find out more about PRP/PRF treatments for stretch marks and scars here.
HOW DOES PRP/PRF WORK?
Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels. The PRP/PRF is separated from the red blood cells resulting in a solution of Platelets, White Blood Cells, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Cell Signalers, and Growth Factors. By injecting this specific mixture into an area on the face, scalp, or body, a controlled inflammatory response is created, which kick-starts new cell growth and collagen production. Skin rejuvenation treatments with PRP/PRF lift and tighten facial tissues while diminishing wrinkles; lessening the effects of photoaging and the appearance of pore size; reducing scarring; correcting fine lines and improving surface texture.
WHY CHOOSE THE OMNI PRF FACIAL?
Your PRF anti-aging and rejuvenation facial is ALL natural. At Omni Centers, we are proud to use cutting-edge technology PRP and PRF systems from resources at the forefront of the industry. We utilize the safest technology that comes with advanced spin techniques for separating the platelets and also comes equipped with fully customizable product volumes and platelet concentrations designed to meet your unique needs.
Unique from most locations, Omni utilizes the Tixel device in place of traditional microneedling. The Tixel is an innovative thermo-mechanic ablative (TMA) technology that transfers thermal energy to skin very quickly and safely resulting in micro-channels that increase the permeability of PRP through the skin.
If you have an area of concern that you feel needs attention, you can add PRF injections in that location. An injection delivers a greater volume of PRF directly into the area of concern, bypassing the skin and enhancing improvement in that area.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE OMNI PRF FACIAL
After your initial consultation with Omni Centers’ medical staff, your treatment will start with your skin being cleansed. The process to extract your platelets begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is collected into special tubes which are then spun down to remove red blood cells, leaving the platelet-rich fibrin. Then using the Tixel, a revolutionary thermo-mechanic ablative (TMA) technology, microchannels are created in the skin with a comfortable heat stamp to the treatment area. This is pain-free and does not require numbing cream. The microchannels created by the Tixel allow improved penetration of the “liquid gold” PRF into the skin over traditional microneedling. If you have areas of higher concern, for example around the eyes or smokers' lines, injections of PRF can be added to your treatment to enhance results in those target areas. When you leave you will be red (from the Tixel) and your skin will feel tight from the PRP. You can expect to look back to normal within two to three days.
WHY TIXEL OVER MICRONEEDLING
PRP is combined with Tixel treatments to act as a “booster” for even more dramatic results. TIXEL is an FDA-cleared and novel skin rejuvenation system that uses a proprietary method of energy delivery ‘thermo-mechanical’ to the skin to reduce aged or damaged surface cells and stimulate a substantial increase in collagen, elastin, and other natural cellular products associated with youthful skin. The other major benefit of TIXEL treatment is a temporary creation of open ‘micro-channels’ on the skin’s surface which allow the increased absorption of PRF or PRP and other therapeutic skin care products resulting in significantly improved healing times and long-term youthful skin rejuvenation.
PRF GEL FILLER
PRF Gel is a plasma filler that is a safe and effective, 100% natural, regenerative and volumizing filler that contains both serum albumin and growth factors obtained through your own blood source. Using the body’s own powerful proteins, instead of relying on artificial components, plasma filler is a prime treatment for skin rejuvenation and volumization. PRF is added to an all-natural albumin gel to create a “bio-filler” that can then be injected into tear troughs, cheeks, nasal folds, corners of the mouth, lip lines, and chin for volume and color. The gel provides instant volume while the PRF growth factors have time to stimulate collagen growth and naturally restore the youthful appearance of the face. This is a great option for people who do not want traditional fillers or who are trying to avoid that overfilled or “puffy” look.
OMNI REGENERATIVE FACELIFT
The Omni Regenerative Facelift combines PRF, PRF gel (a bio-filler), and the cutting-edge technology of the Tixel to produce stunning results. Our PRF gel facelift uses a simple blood draw to extract Platelets, White Blood Cells, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, and Growth Factors, and using a special process a bio-filler is created and injected into tear troughs, cheeks, nasal folds, corners of the mouth lip lines and chin for increased volume, improved color and facial balancing. In addition to the injections, our Omni Facelift uses the Tixel device. TIXEL utilizes a sterile titanium tip embedded with 81 ‘micro pyramids’ to rapidly deliver high levels of thermo-mechanical heat to the skin’s surface forcing collagen production and recruiting growth factors and fibrin while creating microchannels that allow absorption of the PRF into the deeper layers of the skin leaving the treatment area smoother, fresher, and more uniform. The Omni Regenerative Facelift revitalizes the skin by sparking cellular regeneration and elastin and collagen production to lift and tighten facial tissues, while diminishing wrinkles; lessening the effects of photoaging and the appearance of pore size; reducing scarring; correcting fine lines and improving surface texture and visibly restoring lost volume. Want even more significant regeneration, tightening, or lifting? Ask about adding Sculptra, traditional fillers, or PDO threads to your Omni Regenerative facelift.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRP/PRF?
You're a good candidate for the PRP facelift if you are looking for a minimally invasive, natural cosmetic treatment that reduces the visible signs of aging and improves the overall health of your skin. Visible signs of aging can include uneven skin tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, and other signs of aging. PRP/PRF therapy is a popular facial rejuvenation option for many patients because it has quick treatment sessions, brings long-lasting results, and requires little to no downtime.
To regenerate and rejuvenate your face, skin, or hair with PRP & PRF, contact Omni Centers (360) 338-0289 to schedule a free consultation, or book an appointment online here.