PRF Hair Restoration
PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is the next generation of PRP. Use your body's own growth factors to regrow hair and prevent hair loss.
What is platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment?
Known to be the second generation of PRP, the Platelet rich fibrin matrix obtained during your service, is made up of growth factors and stem cells, from your own blood. Drawn and centrifuged in a newer process, that is both highly efficient, and proprietary, PRF requires a very specific centrifuge system, that uses a slower, longer spinning process to separate the fibrin and growth factors from the red blood cells. This allows us to keep all active cells and growth factors in tact for immediate use! Instantly the stem cell cascade effect is set in action.
How does it work for hair loss?
Hair follicles start to shrink and die due to lack of blood supply and insufficient nourishment. PRF helps stimulate hair growth in patients by increasing blood supply to the hair follicles. The increase in blood supply provides nourishment to hair follicles, which increases follicle diameter and leads to thicker hair shafts. This increased nourishment also stimulates new follicle growth, and thus new hair growth.
Who benefits the most?
PRF works best in patients with hair loss patterns typical of alopecia and in patients that started experiencing hair loss within the last five years. The earlier PRF is started the better the results will be. Patients that have been experiencing hair loss for more than five years or exhibit other types of hair loss might see some improvement in hair growth from PRF.
Oral hormone medications can have undesirable side effects, and topical hormone medications can be messy and difficult to apply. In addition, some patients simply do not respond to hormone hair loss medications. For these reasons, PRF treatments can be a great alternative to medication.
For patients able to tolerate and see results from hormone hair loss medications, using PRF treatments in conjunction has been shown to dramatically enhance hair growth.
Before and After PRF Hair Restoration
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PRF Hair Restoration
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PRF?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a second-generation version of PRP therapy. PRF has a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. In addition, PRF has a small percentage of stem cells, which cannot be found in traditional PRP therapy. The Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) technique uses the latest generation of Smart Blood Concentrates to generate a complex Fibrin Matrix rich in Platelets, Leukocytes and Mesenchymal stem-cells. For 10-12 days the constant release of Growth Factors accelerates tissue healing and the skin's regeneration process promoting collagen production.
Is the PRF procedure dangerous?
PRF is 100% natural with zero additives. Platelet-Rich Fibrin is a component of your own blood. Blood contains platelets, which contain growth factors that help stimulate soft tissue healing.
How is the PRF Procedure performed?
A numbing cream may be applied to the area of treatment. *(depending on need and area being treated)
Approximately 2-4 vials of blood will be drawn from your arm.
The tubes of blood are then centrifuged to separate the PRF component cells.
The liquid is then transferred into a syringe and applied topically or injected using a fine needle.
How many treatments are necessary for visible improvement?
PRF is effective with as little as 1-4 treatments, in most cases, though no guarantees can be made regarding specific benefit from this procedure. Additionally, the nature of any cosmetic procedure may require a patient to return for numerous visits to achieve the desired results and/or to determine whether PRF is effective in treating your concerns.
Does the PRF treatment hurt?
The patient may feel a slight stinging or tingling sensation which will subside after 45-90 seconds. Numbing is generally applied if done with micro needling, but not required for standard PRF injection. A fan or cool breeze may be used for the comfort of the patient.
How long will the treatment process take?
The PRF treatment can typically be done in approximately 45-60 minutes. Once the first procedure is completed, future applications will become more streamlines. The actual PRF application only takes 15 minutes to administer.
What are the restrictions and contraindications?
Patients with a history of cancer, or have received chemotherapy are not eligible for treatment. Please see our medical treatment provider for alternative options.
Pre and Post Care
- Please increase your intake of fluid the day before your procedure by simply drinking 2 extra glasses of water in the morning and the afternoon, if possible.
- Try to eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRF session, to avoid lightheadedness.
- Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren or any other anti-inflammatory medications for at least 3 days before your procedure. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRF works! You may take Tylenol for any pains, discomforts or joint pains you may have.
- Post treatment you may resume normal activities.
- If the PRF treatment is done in conjunction with micro-needling, sun exposure should be limited for the first 24*48 hours, and makeup should not be worn for at least 24 hours.
- Your particular post care may vary based on the extent of your PRF procedure and/or its conjunction with other treatments.
- We ask that you limit excessive exercise on the day of the treatment, and treat any post injection irritations with Tylenol and/or ice.
- Flying same day, post treatment, is not recommended.