Platelet-rich fibrin is a skin boosting and rejuvenating treatment which harnesses the power of your own blood cells to stimulate collagen growth. It is also know as PRF or the ‘Vampire Facial’.

It can be used on the face, neck and hands to improve thin, crepey skin and fine lines. It is given by micro-injection or applied after skin needling therapy.

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)?

Your blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma (the liquid part).  Platelets form a vital part of the body’s healing process, when they release growth factors which stimulate collagen production and cell renewal. PRF is plasma which the red and white blood cells have been removed, and the platelets concentrated. It is then injected into the skin (or applied with a MicroPen) to stimulate collagen production and to re-energise your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product. PRF is a natural cell stimulator, not a filler. It works to increase collagen and thicken your skin to give a firmer and younger looking appearance. The effectiveness of PRF is determined by a number of things, including the existing condition of the skin and your overall health.

What is PRF treatment like?

After your consultation, local anaesthetic cream is applied to your skin for 30 minutes. Just before your treatment a small amount of your own blood will be taken (about 10-20mls). This is then placed in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion. The platelet-rich fibrin component is then either injected into your skin in small amounts using a very fine needle or applied to the skin with MicroPen skin needling. Most people find this treatment very comfortable.

After the treatment the skin will appear swollen pink and you will feel some warmth in the area. This will settle over the next 12 – 24 hours. Bruising can occur, particularly around the eyes. Results take up to 2-3 weeks to see, with improvement continuing over several months. Great results can also be seen by combining PRF with Fraxel Laser, IPL Rejuvenation or Plasma Pen Fibrolift treatment.

How many PRF treatments will I need?

This will be dependent on your age and the health of your skin. For best results, we recommend three treatments, four weeks apart. Results are long lasting, but will differ from person to person. After your initial course of treatments we recommend a “birthday” treatment once a year to maintain results.

How much does Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Cost?

The price for PRF depends on the area treated and the number of vials used.

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