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PRF Treatment

What are PRF Injections?

In simple terms, PRF injections use your own blood to help rejuvenate your skin, especially in the under-eye area. We’ll get into more detail later, but PRF bears some similarities to the popular PRP treatments athletes sometimes undergo for injuries. Master Aesthetician Monica McRee explains in detail. “Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections are essentially a form of undereye fillers,” he says. They’re considered the next generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, which are usually used to aid sports injuries. PRF is an autologous blood concentrate that uses your blood to help rejuvenate your skin.” In a PRF procedure, blood is drawn from the patient and centrifuged at slower speeds than in a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) procedure, The absence of an anticoagulant in the tube allows the formation of a spongy, gel-like product rich in platelets, stem cells, growth factors, and fibrin that can be injected into the skin to address signs of aging, hair loss, or skin healing.

PRP Injections vs. PRF Injections

PRF injections are similar to another type of injection, PRP injections. PRP injections are typically used for athletes undergoing treatment for injuries or to help them recover from injuries quicker. But there is also a fundamental, scientific, difference between the two. Karam explains: PRF is plasma rich fibrin. PRP is plasma-rich platelets. PRP is spun at a much higher rate in the centrifuge, therefore, most of the cells—white cells, stem cells, blood cells, etc., are kept at the bottom of the tube and the lighter cells, the platelets, are kept in the serum and the top level after spinning. PRF, on the other hand, is spun at a slower rate, so a lot of the white cells, stem cells, and platelets are kept in the top layers of the post-centrifuge tube, while the red cells will make their way down to the bottom. That is what is injected into the tissues, as opposed to just platelets and serum.