We’re only now starting to dive deep into finding ways of speeding up and utilizing the body’s natural healing process. PRP therapy is one means of treatment that involves the injection of a concentration of platelets into damaged or affected areas of the body, including ligaments, tendons, joints, the scalp, and more.
PRP is used in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, dermatology, and more to promote tissue repair, to accelerate healing, and to activate the body’s regenerative processes.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it’s used in therapy as a minimally invasive rejuvenation option. PRP utilizes factors already existing in our own blood that boost collagen production as well as elastin production, returning the skin to a more youthful-looking state.
PRP has a unique ability of facilitating collagen production while energizing your skin tissue. The end result: smoothed-out wrinkles, and an evening in the skin tone which creates a newly health-infused complexion.
What is PRF Then?
Consider PRF the next gen PRP and a valuable tool with incredible potential for plastic surgeons, dentists, and, yes, dermatologists as well!
Platelet Rich Fibrin is what PRF stands for. Fibrin is a biological scaffold which forms as a response to injuries that occur anywhere in the body.
Platelets that normally circulate throughout the blood end up binding to scaffolds of fibrin. It is at this point that they are activated, releasing valuable growth factors that drive healing processes. This process helps in creating brand new skin cells, boosting collagen, and reinforcing blood vessels.
For our purposes at Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, platelet-rich fibrin can be used to fill in facial folds and help fat cells survive better, which helps promote healing after various procedures (like facelift, for example).
A Practice that Utilizes PRP and PRF — All Under One Roof!
If you have any lingering questions about PRP and PRF therapy, contact Rejuva Medical Aesthetics today. We have a long track record of achieving ambitious aesthetic enhancement goals.