PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN IN LONDON
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and requires care. That’s why skincare is such a huge market. From anti-aging serums to moisturizing creams, acne soaps, to clay masks, you’ve heard and tried it all.
Many people allocate a large portion of their spending to achieving beautiful, younger-looking skin, so it can be frustrating the results are not coming. Unfortunately, the skincare giants often spend a huge marketing budget to sell you products with a lot of promise but often deliver little. Additionally, so many products contain harmful chemicals and harsh additives that do your skin more harm than good. This said, do not despair if you are looking for efficient natural skin treatment thanks to PRF.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) is an amazing natural treatment that can rejuvenate your skin and slow down premature signs of aging.
PRF TREATMENT LONDON
Your blood has incredible healing properties!
Are you looking for a 100% natural treatment that can effectively reduce wrinkles and fine lines; help you get smoother, younger-looking skin without downtime? Maybe a treatment that can also help with hair regrowth? Or perhaps are you looking for an effective treatment to tackle under-eye bags and dark circles? Then, Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections are an exciting new autologous blood concentrate treatment that can deliver exactly that.
PRF injections work similarly to the most famous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections but provide a slower release of growth factors over a period of time.
WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN?
I-PRF stands for injectable platelet-rich fibrin and is an autologous blood concentrate that is fast becoming very popular in non-invasive aesthetics. And rightly so as this new treatment is 100% natural, free of additives and chemicals, and packed with powerful cells for skin rejuvenation purposes, hair loss regrowth, or improving the under-eye area.
How do we obtain PRF?
Firstly, the treatment starts by taking a small amount of your own blood and then processing it in a special low-speed centrifuge. Thus, this process separates the platelets, cytokines, small amounts of mesenchymal stem cells, and other growth factors.
Secondly, we inject the substance into some area of the skin where the platelets will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. Subsequently, the growth factors release gradually and slowly for up to one week. As PRF has no added anticoagulants, the fibrin matrix is undamaged and starts working right away to restore cellular rejuvenation.
Growth Factors are cell regenerating ingredients present in the blood that help the growth and repair of all cells. Within the skin they help with boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, helping the skin to nourish and renew cells rapidly as well as re-oxygenate and repair damaged cells, increase cell turnover, stimulate blood circulation, boost stem cell rejuvenation, and much more.
The slower release of growth factors in PRF initiates a healing cascade that takes place over time. This ensures an increase in hair growth, a boost of collagen, and so on and so forth depending on which area we treat.
BENEFITS OF PRF
Here below are several benefits of a PRF so you can consider using this treatment according to your wishes:
1. Great for the Skin
Tackle wrinkles & fine lines
As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and volume. Wrinkles and fine lines become more prominent due to loss of skin elasticity and other factors such as sun exposure, smoking, etc. PRF skin treatment can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles by injecting growth factors, platelets, and stem cells that will plump your skin and increase skin elasticity.
Improve Skin Tone
PRF helps improve and refine skin tone. Several factors can contribute to a dull complexion and skin tone such as dehydration, poor blood circulation. PRF injections add moisture back to the skin and boost blood flow to areas of the face.
Achieve Smooth Skin
Several factors can lead to dryness and roughness of your skin. The skin tightening effects of PRF can help you achieve smoother, plumper, and hydrated skin.
Boost Collagen & Increase Skin Elasticity
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, contributing to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. However, PRF helps stimulate collagen production to help you look fresher and even younger-looking.
Elastin is a naturally occurring protein that makes your skin stretch and snaps back into place, but just like collagen, it diminishes with age. Loss of skin elasticity can make certain parts of your face look droopy, leathery, and crinkled. Other factors that contribute to loss of elastin include smoking, air pollution, excess sun exposure, and poor nutrition. PRF gives it potent collagen and elastin stimulating properties, resulting in tightened, lifted, and more youthful skin.
2. Great for the Under-Eye Area
The skin under your eyes is extremely thin, and as a result, is often more susceptible to fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The skin tightening effects of a PRF facial can treat dark under-eye circles by filling in hollows and smoothing out wrinkles. With this treatment, you will look fresher and get rid of the “tired” appearance.
3. Great for Hair Growth
PRF injections can stimulate the growth of hair in areas where it may have thinned out because of factors such as genetics, age, poor hair care, and stress. In addition to stimulating hair follicles, PRF treatments can promote and accelerate the healing of tissues involved in hair growth. Women and men who are still in the early stages of hair loss can receive PRF injections to awaken dormant hair follicles and achieve hair regrowth.
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 & PRF: Centrifugation 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: Rich source of platelets
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) PRF & PRF: 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.
What Are the Side Effects of a PRF?
PRF injections are extremely safe and offer minimal to no risks and side effects because they use your body’s own platelets and natural fibrin. The only side effects, in some cases, include mild bruising, swelling, and soreness. The full effects of your treatment will appear in a few weeks to a month. Most patients will have three or more treatments to achieve longer-lasting results that contribute naturally to the rejuvenation of your skin or to restore hair growth.
Where can I have PRF treatment in London?
By offering both PRP and PRF, NAR LONDON is able to provide every patient with the most appropriate options to help them achieve their unique goals.
If you’re considering a PRF procedure to improve your skin, to restore your hair, or for under-eye then call our office on 0203 633-1980, or book online for Skin, Hair loss, or Under-eye. You can also schedule a free consultation to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for a PRF. We offer virtual consultations, too!
Nar London is located at 15, Harley Street W1G 9QQ.