PRF is taken from your own blood. Prior to the treatment, one vial of blood is drawn. Next, the blood is placed inside a centrifuge designed to separate PRF from other blood components. After spinning, the PRF is harvested from the top of the vial into a syringe. PRF is then used in combination with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to enhance facial volume. Our practice has had excellent results using a combination of PRF and Restylane to rejuvenate under-eye hollows.
PRF is performed in a series of treatments, spaced six to eight weeks apart. Results typically last one to three weeks and the volume will essentially dissipate. Long-term effects, such as skin tightening, collagen production and enhanced skin quality, may take up to three to four months to be noticed and can last from six to 12 months. The visibility of expected benefits and results of the PRF treatment is typically seen after six weeks from initial treatment.
Most people are a good candidate for PRF treatments, depending on each individual's concerns. PRF can actually thin the hyaluronic acid filler and allow for a smoother, more natural-looking injection for patients seeking filler treatment but have thin skin. Contact our office to find out if PRF is right for you.