The new year is here, and if you want to embrace 2022 with a more youthful appearance, Kim Nguyen, PA-C, and the team at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, can help with revolutionary platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections.
You may be familiar with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which can help refresh your skin. PRF injections are similar, but they can provide more effective facial rejuvenation results due to the latest developments in regenerative therapies. Here’s how PRF can help you put your best face forward this year.
What are PRF injections?
Your blood contains many distinct elements, including white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, fibrin, which play a role in clotting, and plasma. Platelets are tiny cells rich in growth factors that play a crucial role in your body’s natural healing process.
Platelets also stimulate your naturally occurring stem cells, encouraging them to produce collagen and elastin, essential proteins in the health and appearance of your skin. Studies show both PRP and PRF injections have a high concentration of platelets, but they differ in critical ways.
When creating your injections, your provider spins your blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from other blood components. But PRF is processed more slowly, causing it to retain other blood factors, like white blood cells (leukocytes) and fibrin.
As a result, PRF solutions have a higher concentration of healing factors than PRP solutions. The slow processing speed also means less damage to individual cells, making the solution more effective for healing and skin rejuvenation than PRP.
In addition, while PRP injections involve an anticoagulant that stops your blood from clotting while it’s processed, PRF processing allows fibrin, a blood clotting factor, to develop. This means the final PRF product your Aesthetic Envy and Wellness provider uses during your treatment contains a fibrin matrix that releases your platelets and growth factors more slowly.
The fibrin matrix keeps your platelets together and causes them to release more slowly compared to PRP injections. This is good news for facial rejuvenations since a slower release means longer-lasting results.
What facial flaws can PRF address?
At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, we use PRF injections and PRF with microneedling to address a variety of facial flaws. Your provider inspects your current skin condition and discusses your aesthetic goals to create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Some of the most popular applications for PRF injections include:
- Minimizing the appearance of scars
- Evening out skin texture and tone
- Improving saggy, lax skin
- Smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles
What’s more? Your PRF injection can thin the hyaluronic acid. This makes it an excellent treatment to use in conjunction with dermal fillers for patients with thin skin who want smoother, more natural-looking results.
Am I a candidate for PRF therapy?
The good news is that most people in overall good health are candidates for PRF treatments, which may be the ideal solution for patients seeking an all-natural, non-surgical treatment for correcting many skin flaws. Your provider may recommend additional aesthetic services to boost your results and help you maintain the effects of PRF treatment longer.
Since PRF injections are created using products from your own body, it’s highly safe. It doesn’t have many negative side effects, which, when they occur, include mild bruising, swelling, and irritation at the injections site.
If you want to turn back the clock and put your best face forward this year, PRF injections can help rejuvenate and refresh your skin’s overall appearance, taking years off your face. Contact the experts at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness in Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada, to get started!