As we age, collagen production decreases, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Collagen is actually what gives skin a youthful appearance.
i-PRF (injectable platelet-rich fibrin) treatment is 100% natural, free of additives and chemicals. In fact, this treatment is packed with powerful cells that stimulate collagen productionfor skin rejuvenation purposes.
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – signal molecules that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. When the platelet rich plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors. They trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. The fibroblast cells, stimulated during the process, are the cell type that creates collagen.
The substance (i-PRF) is produced by using your own blood and the procedure is as follows:
As a result, the production of collagen helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover, this treatment tackles blemishes, improves scarring, and creates a youthful glow.
Additionally, this is a relatively painless procedure as we use the U225 Meso injection device. If you want an effective natural skin rejuvenation treatment then look no further. In short, this is natural engineering that allows your skin to repair, rejuvenate and heal.
I-PRF Skin can be used to treat numerous cosmetic concerns. This treatment stimulates the production of collagen and healthy tissue growth, which triggers a natural skin improvement process. It is an ideal treatment for anyone that wants to improve the texture and ‘radiance’ of the skin using a natural method.
Some of the benefits of “i-PRF” for Skin can help in:
Treatment protocols will vary from patient to patient. We generally advise a course of 3-4 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. The estimated life span of a PRF treatment is from 9 months to 2 years depending on the person’s circumstances.
Treatment time: around 45 minutes.
How often: 4-6 week intervals.
Downtime: Light or virtually no downtime.
Recommendation: 3 to 6 sessions at 4 to 6 weeks interval.
PRF treatment uses your blood and therefore there are none or very minimal risks and side effects associated with this procedure. Patients do not report having an overly sensitive response to PRF. Moreover, there is no risk of infection.
The full effects of your treatment will appear in a few weeks to a month as the PRF gradually releases its growth factors and powerful cells. Most patients will have several treatments to achieve longer-lasting results that contribute naturally to the rejuvenation of your skin.
At Nar London, we perform injectable platelet-rich fibrin (i-PRF) therapy, an all-natural procedure that can improve hair growth, skin rejuvenation, and under-eyes. This works by harnessing a potent concentration of bio stimulating and regenerative cells to bring positive results.
Indeed, Platelet-Rich Fibrin treatment takes advantage of fibrin and growth factors found within the patient’s own bloodstream in order to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. This innovative therapy has been invented by Dr. Joseph Choukroun in 2016. In effect, PRF is the second generation of autologous treatment after PRP and is being successfully performed in many fields from dentistry to aesthetics.
As we age, we naturally lose collagen, and elastin then our skin becomes saggy and loses volume. We start noticing more wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin concerns that often affect our appearance. Thankfully, PRF/PRP therapy can help and make us feel look better and feel younger without the need for surgery. The growth factors are what stimulate the stem cells to improve collagen and elastin in the skin. Furthermore, PRF gives great results in treating acne scarring as well as improving skin tone and texture.
Our talented practitioner is an expert in the field of autologous treatment, making us the destination for PRP and PRF in Harley Street, London. Book and schedule your free consultation today.
So, Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body, and Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. As a consequence, when platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they activate and release growth factors and other cells, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels. By injecting PRF into the face or scalp, a controlled inflammatory response is created, which then starts new cell growth and collagen production.
Nar London in Harley Street offers the PRF treatment to enhance the aesthetics of many of our patients in London, UK.
There are many benefits associated with PRF therapy and it can be used for a variety of purposes. In addition to its anti-aging effects, we also use it as a hair loss treatment and also for treating dark circles and under-eyes.
During your consultation, our practitioner will discuss your specific goals, as well as any questions or concerns you may have before determining if PRF therapy is the right method of treatment for you. Otherwise, you can book online for the area you wish to treat.
First, we take a small sample of your blood that we process into a centrifuge. The specific centrifugation protocol separates the growth factors, fibrin, white cells, and other beneficial elements of the blood from the other components.
Then, the PRF solution is injected into the treatment area(s) where it is able to encourage growth and healing within the skin or scalp. This entire process usually takes between 20 – 30 minutes to complete.
PRF increases the functioning and reproduction of cells and the growth factors are gradually released within a week. Henceforth, it has an accumulative effect over time to improve the treated area.
As mentioned, iPRF harnesses some of the most powerful regenerative components of your own blood and can be used as an anti-ageing natural solution, on the scalp for hair thinning/loss and for improving dark circles.
For the Face, new fibroblasts, collagen, and elastin tissues are formed. As a result, skin elasticity and complexion are drastically improved. For Hair loss, Platelet-Rich Fibrin helps stimulate dormant follicles and new follicles. As for dark circles, PRF helps to reduce pigmentation and improve the skin under the eyes.
The PRF solution contains:
Furthermore, the iPRF tubes contain no anti-coagulants or else and hence this is a 100% natural treatment.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma), and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) are platelet-based growth factors and autologous treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma is the derivative of blood that we obtain by high-speed centrifugation. Through this process, the blood separates into two different layers. It leaves the heavier red, white, and stem cells at the bottom while the lighter platelets and plasma stay on the top of the PRP tube. We then collect and inject the “golden liquid” into the treatment area.
Platelet Rich Fibrin is a second-generation autologous therapy. It also comes from your own blood, however, we centrifuge the PRF tube at a much lower speed. As a result, this protocol separates the blood into layers that are different than PRP. The solution that we obtain includes white blood cells (leukocytes), mesenchymal stem cells, growth, and platelets that we extract using a special iPRF without anti-coagulants. In essence, PRF provides a regenerative matrix that releases platelets and other growth factors in a physiological controlled, slow manner that enhances tissue regeneration. PRF releases growth factors for up to one week versus PRP which releases growth factors for only a few hours
We believe that the natural healing properties found in both PRP and PRF make these treatments superior compared to lab-made or synthetic products
Science matters. As we debate the benefits of PRF or PRF, there are more scientific studies looking at the value of autologous therapy. The early studies in this field show that PRF and PRP have indeed beneficial impacts on skin rejuvenation and hair growth.
Here is the thing, when we have any type of injury, the first response result in enhanced platelet growth factors in a fibrin scaffold. This phenomenon accelerates healing, new blood vessels, and proliferation of fibroblasts cells producing collagen for skin rejuvenation.
PRF can also help with hair loss and male and female hair thinning. Indeed, this therapy can stimulate the cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. The platelet, white cells, and other growth factors are slowly and gradually released to promote healing and accelerate tissue regeneration, resulting in stimulating dormant follicles, helping new hair follicles grow, and strengthening existing hair.
As presented, PRF helps by increasing collagen production and new cell growth. As a result, this process helps tighten the delicate thin skin under the eyes and improves the overall tone and texture of the periocular area. Furthermore, it helps reduce pigmentation in dark circles. That is why we love this treatment for the under-eyes as it can help restore radiance and volume to the delicate periocular skin while softening wrinkles and fine lines.
The downtime is minimal. There might be minor swelling and discomfort at the site of treatment, which is temporary and should go away within a few days. You may apply cold compresses afterward.
We recommend that you get 3-6 treatments, which are 4-6 weeks apart, and then a maintenance treatment once a year.
In general, improvement in skin texture can be seen within 3-6 months and will continue to improve months after treatment. As for full collagen regeneration, it requires 6 months. This said like any treatment, results can vary from one individual to the next.
The cost of PRF Therapy depends on the number of sessions and whether it’s used in conjunction with micro-needling or Mesotherapy. Prices start at £450 and we also offer package prices depending on the number of sessions needed.
PRF/PRP is not for you if you have:
-Dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria)
-Blood disorders and platelet abnormalities
-Anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin).
You may experience a slight skin redness in the treatment area which usually subsides quite rapidly.
Full aftercare advice will be given to you at your appointment.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin is a great natural treatment. If interested in PRF you can book a consultation (fee applies that can be redeemed against the treatment) or directly book your treatment at Nar London.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) is available at Nar London, Harley Street, UK.