PRF and acne scarring
PRF has shown significant benefit for the treatment of atrophic (divot-like) acne scarring with either injection into scars, or by adding PRF into a skin needling program. 3 treatment sessions at 2 week intervals were performed (Nofal et al, 2014).
PRF and photoageing
Improvements in skin elasticity, texture, hydration, wrinkles and micropigmentation have been reported in a number of trials of PRF, with the most common protocol being for injected PRF performed monthly for 3 treatments.
PRF and vitiligo
PRF is reported to improve outcomes in the treatment of vitiligo. Injection of PRF into skin, often in combination with UV light exposure and in some cases laser therapy results in much improved outcomes for re-pigmentation.
PRF and dark eye circles
Improvement was also noted in two studies for dark circles under the eyes.
PRF in Knee Arthritis
PRF has shown good results in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
At Skin Resus we have treated knee OA with both PRF and glucose 30% injections (prolotherapy) for over 10 years with very favourable outcomes and no complications.
PRF in Tendon Injuries
It has also been shown to be very useful in tendon injuries – for example Achilles tendinopathy and extensor tendinopathy of the elbow (tennis elbow).
Dr David Main has also used PRF for treatment of low back and sacro-iliac area pain and injury.