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Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections are a completely safe and natural means of activating your body’s healing processes. It’s an autologous treatment wherein components derived from your body are injected into your skin to produce enhanced cosmetic results, giving you smoother, tighter, and more even skin. Dr. Savalia has embraced platelet-rich fibrin injections as an incredibly effective means of boosting your complexion and addressing your skin concerns.

What are Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a component derived from a sample of your blood. It’s a platelet concentrate composed of growth factors, platelet cytokines, and other components that support your body’s natural growth and healing processes. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections activate your body’s natural healing processes to heal your wounds, produce new skin cells, and address most of your cosmetic concerns, giving you smoother, tighter, and more youthful skin.

How Do PRF Injections Work?

During the PRP treatment, a small sample of your blood is derived via syringes, similar to a simple blood draw. The blood is purified in a centrifuge, isolating the PRFs from other components of the blood. As mentioned earlier, the PRF contains the growth factors and platelet cytokines, i.e., the components responsible for skin cell regeneration, collagen formation, and other growth processes.

When the harvested PRF is injected into the targeted areas, your body produces new skin cells, replaces the old skin cells, and increases collagen production. Collagen is the skin’s natural structural framework, responsible for its tightness, firmness, and youthfulness. Over time, your skin appears smoother, fuller, and more even, and the new skin cells replace the damaged skin cells, making the textural irregularities fade away.

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections Treat…

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin laxity and sagging skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars and surgical scars
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Textural irregularities

Benefits of Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Autologous treatment
  • Safe for everyone
  • Activates collagen production
  • Increases skin cell turnover
  • No downtime or complications
  • Naturalized results

The PRF Treatment Experience

Your PRF treatment starts with a private consultation with our expert injectors. They carefully review your medical history and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you’re a viable candidate for PRF injections. If so, they curate the ideal treatment plan, which involves identifying the treatment areas and injection spots. They also walk you through every step of the process ahead of time.

The procedure starts with the collection of your blood sample from your arm using a small syringe. The blood sample is placed into a centrifuge that spins at a specific speed and setting. After some time, the PRFs are isolated from the other components, rising to the top of the vials. Meanwhile, the provider cleanses the treatment areas and applies a numbing gel on your skin.

The PRF isolation takes less than 5 minutes, following which the harvested sample is injected into the strategically-chosen treatment sites. The number of injections depends on your specific goals and concerns. The entire process concludes within 30 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities without downtime or complications.

Recovery & Results

You might experience mild redness, swelling, and itching around the treatment areas for a few days, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. There are no extended recovery periods or long-lasting side effects. However, the PRF results don’t appear instantly. The results start appearing gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers and skin cells. Most patients need multiple sessions for optimal results — your provider will discuss your treatment plan and frequency.

FAQ

Are PRF injections safe?

Yes. PRF injections are completely safe because the components are derived from your own blood, so there’s no risk of allergies or other complications.

Do PRF injections cause pain?

No. PRF injections are painless and comfortable. You might feel a little pinch as the provider draws a small sample of your blood, but that’s all. We also apply a numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort.

When will I see the results?

You’ll start seeing the results 3 to 4 weeks after the session, with continued improvements over several sessions and months. The results are gradual because the treatment relies on your body’s natural healing and growth processes.

How many PRF treatments do I need?

Most patients need 4 to 6 PRF treatments scheduled 1 to 2 months apart. However, your provider will recommend the ideal treatment frequency based on your specific needs and goals.

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You are on our minds during this recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID 19), and we felt it is necessary to keep you informed of the procedures and actions we are taking to ensure your health and safety.

Our practice is considered a low-risk environment, however, we take the well-being of our patients and staff as our highest priority and it is always best to take sensible precautions during a time like this. Please note the following in regard to all patient appointments:

  • We have implemented a “No Hand Shaking” policy at our practice during the outbreak to help limit casual contact and ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. Please know that we appreciate you and are always happy to see you!
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever above 100.4), we respectfully request that you reschedule your appointment at our practice until you are free from any symptoms for a period of at least 48 hours. We have asked our staff to do the same.

In addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and sterilization, we have supplemented these efforts with additional cleaning and sanitization of hard surfaces.

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Dr. Nirav Savalia and his Staff

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