Medspa treatments are becoming more popular than ever before, which means cutting-edge treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are becoming more familiar to the world. But despite how savvy aesthetic consumers are, certain treatments — like PRP — consistently inspire questions. Here’s a closer look at the most frequently asked questions you ask about PRP and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin).
What’s the difference between PRP and PRF?
Both PRF and PRP are concentrated portions of your very own blood, which we obtain here in our office within a matter of minutes by drawing a small portion of your blood and spinning it in a specialized centrifuge. PRF is spun in a centrifuge at a much slower rate than PRP, allowing the PRF to stay at the top of the plasma. This treatment, rich in healing properties, releases growth factors over time for a more long-term benefit. The growth factors are what stimulate the stem cells to improve collagen and elastin in the skin. Generally speaking, PRP is best used on individuals under 50 while PRF is ideal for people over 50. Also, PRP will need to be paired with HA filler, whereas PRF will not need filler because fibrin is part of the product. In addition, PRF is a great natural option for plumping the lips at any age.
What’s the difference between a PRP/PRF facial and PRP/PRF facelift?
- The PRP/PRF facelift injects PRP/PRF into the face and lips. This technique is a great substitute for dermal fillers. It also promotes collagen production to improve texture, tone and plumpness to the face and lips.
- The PRP/PRF facial administers microneedling to the face while applying PRP/PRF topically. The synergistic healing benefits of microneedling and PRP/PRF combine help to reveal dramatic improvements to skin’s tone and texture, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and other textural concerns, dullness and much more.
Does a PRP facial or facelift really work? What benefits can I expect?
Yes! PRP facial and facelift are wonderful all-natural skin treatments that can provide a wide range of benefits. PRF facelift and facial rejuvenate the skin by targeting sun damage, pore size/texture, acne scars and other textural irregularities, volume loss due to the aging process, dullness, lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Is PRP or PRF right for me?
There’s a good chance that PRP or PRF are ideal for you! Best of all, these treatments can be paired with almost any other skin rejuvenation treatment on our menu to boost your skin renewing benefits. To learn more about PRP and PRF, please call 979-704-6879 or request a consultation online today.