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What Are PRF Injectables?

Posted October 03, 2022 in Filler, Injectables, MedSpa Treatments, Skincare Products

What are PRF Injectables?

Platelet Rich Fibrin – also known as “liquid gold” – is a serum created from a sample of a patients’ own blood. This PRF serum is used the same way we use regular filler injections, to increase volume and decrease the appearance of fine lines. To create PRF, the blood sample is spun through a centrifuge to separate it into different components – it separates the heavier white blood cells and stem cells from the lighter platelets and plasma. However, it does not separate them completely, leaving more white blood cells and stem cells in the platelet layer of PRF than in PRP (check out our PRP blog here!). Because of this, PRF contains up to 10 times more concentrated platelets than the body does naturally.

PRF is 100% natural and does not use additives – this allows the fibrin found within your blood to activate growth factors naturally. Because they are natural and made from your body’s own cells, PRF injectables are safe for anyone wanting more youthful-looking skin. The plasma incites your body to produce more collagen and has anti-inflammatory properties.

What are Some Benefits of Using PRF?

The main draw behind PRF injectables is that the platelets in your blood have regenerative and healing properties. Because of this, they employ your body’s own cells to promote healthier-looking skin. As the product originates from the patient, it is very safe, with few risks involved in the treatment.

The use of PRF injectables overtime encourages and boosts your body’s natural collagen production and growth factors. This creates more youthful looking skin and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Although the improvements are gradual compared to the instant gratification of HA based filler, your results may last much longer as your body is receiving a boost to create its own materials, as opposed to just metabolizing the HA. Along with diminishing fine lines and adding volume, PRF is highly effective at treating sunken eyes by restoring volume naturally. It also can tighten the loose skin around the eyes and improve hollow under-eye circles.

If you are interested in PRF injectables, please give our office a call! We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or get you set up for a consultation with one of our estheticians. If you are interested in seeing what else our MedSpa has to offer you, click here.

Wake Plastic Surgery and Dr. Stoeckel serves Cary, Raleigh, Apex, and surrounding areas in North Carolina.