A new era has emerged in skin rejuvenation techniques for both men and women who want to obtain a more youthful appearance. Also known as the “vampire facial,” platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) uses your stem cells to turn back the hands of time. PRF is a more natural and effective advanced version of PRP. It preserves more of your cells by spinning your blood at a slower rate than PRP and without the use of anticoagulants. Reducing or eliminating wrinkles or unsightly scars has never been easier with PRF therapy, which aims to correct damaged tissues through a minimally invasive procedure. Additionally, because PRF derives platelets from your blood, the risk of an allergic reaction or any other complicated side effects is virtually non-existent.
Norman J. Pastorek, MD and his wife, Janice Pastorek, BSN, are renewed skin specialists who use a combination of cutting-edge technology and individualize treatment options to give you enhanced results that remain natural-looking.
What is a platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) procedure?
PRF is a three-step process that involves using your blood to repair and regenerate your cells. It is useful in addressing aesthetic issues and can be used to reverse signs of aging while promoting the health of your skin. Your blood has incredible healing properties, PRF concentrates the growth factors of your blood into your skin, allowing for the formation of new tissue.
PRP treatment addresses the following issues:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deep creases in the skin
- Acne scars
- Loss of volume
- Dull skin
- Age spots
- Large pores
This procedure has become popular in correcting concerns with the tissue under the eyes, chin, on the neck, or around the mouth.
What to expect from a PRF procedure
Dr. Pastorek will begin by evaluating your medical history and answer any questions you may have about the process.
PRP is not recommended for people who have any of the following medical conditions:
- HIV or AIDS
- Cardiovascular disease
- Skin cancer
- Any blood cancer
- Hepatitis C
The method PRP employs can be completed in as little as an hour and is a relatively simple process. A small amount of blood (about 2 to 4 tablespoons) is drawn from your arm. Your blood is placed into a centrifuge. This machine spins at a rate that concentrates your for platelets and fibrin into a solution. The PRF that results from this is clear, yellow, and contains the highest concentration of your platelets.
Your skin will be prepared for treatment by using a laser, radiofrequency device or micro-needling to create a target for the growth factors that PRF The blood is injected into the areas you hope to have treated by Dr. Pastorek. To limit the possibility of bruising or discomfort, Dr. Pastorek will use a micro-fine needle. If you want more immediate results, a dermal filler may be recommended alongside PRP treatment.
Risk factors, recovery, and results
Because PRF treatment uses your blood, there are minimal risks and side effects associated with this procedure. Patients do not report having an overly sensitive response to PRF, and there is no risk of infection. The full effects of your treatment will appear in a few weeks to a month. Most patients will have three or more treatments to achieve longer-lasting results that contribute naturally to the rejuvenation of your skin overtired.
If you’re considering a PRF procedure to restore your complexion, call our office, or book an appointment online.