PRF FOR HAIR GROWTH
Are you looking for a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that is efficient and 100% natural?
Then, we are happy to introduce you to our new treatment i-PRF (injectable platelet-rich fibrin) for skin rejuvenation and/or for hair loss. Furthermore, Platelet-Rich Fibrin (i-PRF) is a convenient, safe and effective non-invasive therapy.
What is PRF?
Thankfully, the medical advance brought to us the Injectable Platelet‐Rich Fibrin (PRF). This is obtained using your own blood that is processed in a special centrifuge. It is obtained without the use of anticoagulants and therefore is totally natural.
PRF is a new platelet concentrate concept which gathers platelets and important growth factors, cytokines into a fibrin matrix clot. It is obtained by using a much lower speed of blood centrifugation.
The resulting “golden liquid” contains cell types (platelets, leukocytes, red cells) and an extracellular fibrin matrix. Moreover, it contains an array of bioactive molecules (predominately growth factors). Consequently, the platelets and cytokines become trapped within the i‐PRF fibrin matrix after injection leading to a slow and gradual release of growth factors over time (7-10 days).
How does PRF work?
As mentioned, PRF requires drawing a small amount of blood, then spinning it at a low speed in a PRF centrifuge. This results in a “golden liquid” containing a high concentration of platelets, white blood cells, and stem cells.
Once the PRF has been collected, it is then injected into thinning areas of the hair with the painless mesogun U225. Consequently, PRF stimulates hair follicles while promoting and accelerating tissue regeneration and healing. This treatment is particularly effective in the early stages of hair loss and can stimulate dormant hair follicles to return to a growth phase.
Should I have PRF?
PRF is suitable for male hair loss and female hair loss. This is a safe treatment and totally natural. So if you are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, then you should consider PRF.
Is PRF safe?
The answer is a resounding YES. This is because PRF is a by-product of your own blood. There is virtually no risk of disease or severe allergic reactions. Obviously, patients with bleeding disorders or hematologic diseases do not qualify for this procedure.
What do I need to know about PRF aftercare?
PRF has virtually no downtime so you can go back to your activities.
You cannot wash your hair until the next morning after your procedure.
Where can PRF be injected?
The growth factors and powerful cells contained in PRF can be injected to treat different parts of the body:
- Under-eye hollows and in particular to treat dark circles;
- Face rejuvenation
- In the scalp to tackle hair loss & hair thinning
PRF contains white blood cells which aid in the healing process, bringing youthful skin and also boosting dormant hair follicles.
When will I notice results from PRF treatment?
Of course, every patient is different and results may vary from person to person. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix therapy can achieve long-lasting enhancements to skin texture and hair growth. Patients can typically see some results within a few days of PRF treatment. These procedures work to remodel your collagen and elastin at a cellular level and also help with hair growth when injected into the scalp. This said you can expect to start to see noticeable changes within six weeks after your first treatment. Though, most patients will need 2-3 treatments spaced several weeks apart to gain the most optimal results.
Results will continue to improve within 1-3 months. The benefits of PRF can last months before follow-up treatments are needed to maintain results.
PRF Hair Restoration Regimen
Your treatments will occur every four to six weeks during the initial phase, and once completed, most patients are treated twice a year. As every patient is unique in physiology and response to PRF treatment, we will monitor your progress carefully and adjust treatment schedules as needed. At Nar London, we understand the importance of injecting the PRF to the correct depth and in the right areas of the scalp so the treatment is as effective as possible. Improvement in hair growth and quality of hair produced are typically seen in about two to six months after treatment.
I-PRF Hair Growth Treatment
Are you looking for an effective all-natural non-surgical treatment that can tackle hair loss or hair thinning?
Then, i-PRF for Hair enhances the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. Consequently, platelet cells and growth factors promote healing resulting in new hair growth and reinforcing existing hair.
In fact, I-PRF therapy can be used with high effectiveness to help reduce excessive hair loss and regrow hair in both males and females.
I-PRF Skin Bio-stimulation
Furthermore, PRF injections are safe for anyone who wants more youthful-looking skin. An anti-aging treatment that is explicitly tailored to you since it uses your own body’s growth factors to stimulate regeneration and collagen production.
In fact, i-PRF for Skin intensifies the functioning and reproduction of cells. Thus having a gentle, gradual yet long-lasting, and accumulative effect. As a result, new fibroblasts, collagen, and elastin tissues are formed. As a result, skin elasticity and complexion are improved, and the pigmentation is reduced.
PRF and PRP – What is the difference?
There is a whole debate between the two autologous therapy. For some, PRF is superior to PRP and for others, it is the other way around. At Nar London, we like both procedures and do not have any preference. The main difference is in the protocol and that PRF has a slower release of growth factors compared to PRP. The fibrin, used in PRF, creates a temporary clot under the skin and releases the growth factors and platelets slowly over seven to ten days.
For years, we use platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) to help rejuvenate skin, improve hair growth, and even treat orthopedic injuries. Today, there’s a new similar treatment called PRF (or platelet-rich fibrin). Both treatment names sound quite similar and they have protocols that are quite close to each other, however, PRF differs from PRP in some key ways.
At Nar London we offer both PRP & PRF treatments, enabling our patients to get the most appropriate option based on their needs. Here’s how we use these two state-of-the-art treatments and how they differ.
PRP vs. PRF: Similar, but different
In both cases, PRP and PRF contain special proteins called growth factors. Consequently, when we inject PRP or PRF into a damaged area, those growth factors go to work repairing and replacing damaged tissue. At Nar London, we use PRP and PRF to treat an array of aesthetic concerns, like:
- Acne scars
- Hair loss
- Dark spots or hyperpigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Wrinkles and lines
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Lax, sagging skin
However, even though we administer PRP and PRF similarly, the way they work and how we prepare them is different. Indeed, PRP and PRF are both derived from your own blood — we only take a small sample at the start of your treatment. Then, we use Special processing techniques to separate the components of your blood such as platelets, fibrin, plasma, and red and white blood cells.
Key differences between PRP and PRF
Both platelets and fibrin are involved in your body’s natural healing processes. And PRP and PRF both contain higher-than-normal numbers of platelets for enhanced healing action. Though there are some important differences between the two products, beginning with how we process them:
1) PRP is processed at a higher speed
In order to make both PRP and PRF, your blood sample is spun at a high speed, allowing heavier components of your blood to sink to the bottom of the container, while lighter platelets and plasma stay at the top. This process makes it easier to extract only the platelets and plasma — or PRP.
PRF is processed at a slower speed. As a result, the finished product still retains some white blood cells, stem cells, and of course, fibrin. That means there are more carrying healing factors in PRF — specifically, factors associated with platelets, fibrin, and stem cells. The slower speed also has the potential to cause less damage to individual cells, which is especially important when harvesting stem cells for healing.
2) PRF & PRP have a higher platelet count
This might surprise you, given the two products’ names. PRP is spun more quickly than PRF. The number of platelets will still be higher than what’s normally found in your blood — generally from 3-5 times higher
However, the slower speed associated with PRF production may allow even more platelets to remain in the final solution. Some studies believe that PRF is a richer source of platelets. This said, more studies and clinical trials are needed to better understand the difference between PRF and PRP.
In any case, both PRP & PRF contain higher counts of platelets and other growth factors that can have a regenerative impact on the treated area.
3) Release times are different
PRP production uses an anticoagulant to prevent your blood sample from clotting during the process. In PRF production, fibrin (a component of clots) is allowed to form. The final PRF product forms a sort of scaffold or matrix that enables platelets to be released more slowly once they’re injected.
In fact, this is one of the biggest differences in terms of how each product is used: PRP releases more platelets and growth factors more quickly, while PRF releases platelets and growth factors more slowly after injection.
How do I get PRF therapy in London?
If you are interested in PRF treatment for either hair loss, under-eyes, or skin rejuvenation then it is available at NAR LONDON. We are located in Harley Street and offer Platelet-Rich Fibrin for skin, hair loss, and also to treat dark circles under the eyes. Our team would be happy to welcome you to discuss plasma regenerative therapy with you.
PRF AND MESOTHERAPY
Platelet-Rich Fibrin can also be combined with mesotherapy for optimal results. Mesotherapy delivers a series of superficial injections of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids into the mesodermal layer of the skin. Consequently, your skin is rejuvenated, tightened and deeply hydrated. Mesotherapy treatment can be used on skin and scalp and can be used as a complement to other skincare treatments, including PRP, PRF, skin peels, anti-wrinkle, and dermal fillers.
Free PRF Hair Loss Consultation
You can book a consultation at Nar London and discuss how this treatment might be right for you. This consultation is available for hair loss but also for Skin rejuvenation (£50 that can be redeemed against the treatment).
Why Choose Nar London For PRF Hair Restoration?
When you come to NAR LONDON in Harley Street, you are entering an environment that is focused on every aspect of you. We are a small boutique Clinic, we adhere to a set of core values that are designed to produce a smooth experience, a stunning outcome, and a happy patient. Such values include our commitment to innovation, total honesty with our patients, and being open and inclusive.