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Why Has Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Become So Popular?

In the same way your body can heal a cut or a bruise, it can also revitalize your skin health. The trick is sending the right messages to inform the cells in the area to go to work. That’s where a groundbreaking new treatment called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) comes in. 

PRF has been generating a lot of buzz, partially because it’s useful in everything from healing injuries to improving results from cosmetic surgeries like fat grafting. But you don’t have to be hurt or get a procedure to enjoy the benefits of PRF. It’s a powerful tool for skin rejuvenation. 

That’s why Norman J. Pastorek, MD, and Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN, offer PRF at our offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City and in Madison, Connecticut. Here are four reasons PRF is gaining popularity — and why you might want to choose it for yourself. 

1. It uses your body’s own healing power

Platelet-rich fibrin uses the growth factors found in your own blood to drive cosmetic improvement. The process starts when we take a tiny sample of your blood. 

Using a centrifuge, we separate the platelets in your blood from its other components. The platelets contain growth factors that your body directs to injuries to help them heal.

When injected into your skin, the resulting platelet-rich fibrin supplies your cells with resources it can use to drive skin rejuvenation. 

2. It’s minimally invasive and comes with minimal downtime

PRF doesn’t require a single incision. Instead, this injection-based treatment gives you a way to turn back the clock and revitalize your skin without significant downtime.

You might have some redness or swelling after treatment, but you shouldn’t need to take any time off work or whatever else you have on your calendar. 

3. It delivers results

As the PRF goes to work, it helps to:

In short, this natural, minimally invasive treatment gives you a single way to address a wide range of skin woes.

4. It’s customizable

You can choose one PRF treatment or several, depending on your cosmetic goals. Plus, our team can pair it with other options to drive even more dramatic results. Depending on your skin goals, we might recommend combining PRF with:

Talk with us. We can create a customized plan to help you address your cosmetic concerns and look and feel your best. To get started, call either of our offices or book your appointment online today.

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