Platelet-Rich Fibrin for Anti-Aging
Want to turn back the clock with your body’s own healing serum? Consider the powers of PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). PRF is extremely versatile – it fills wrinkles, improves skin texture and hydration, reduces stretch marks and scars, restores vaginal health, improves sexual response, and dramatically increases hair growth, density and quality. PRF is the next generation of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), providing even longer-lasting results as it releases growth factors over time.
Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets normally circulate within the blood and will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors. These growth factors start the wound healing and regenerative process by creating new skin cells, collagen, and blood vessels.
At Joie De Vivre MedSpa of Chattanooga Medical Aesthetics & AntiAging, we can harvest PRF by spinning your blood in a centrifuge and concentrating your platelets. We infuse or inject it into the layers of the skin, which in turn, induces collagen fibers, elastin production, and enhanced blood and nutrient flow. This natural healing and rejuvenating process results in new youthful, healthy skin cells.
Aged cells simply do not function the way youthful cells function. Compared to youthful skin cells, aging cells have:
- Less cell turnover and division resulting in dull skin tone, roughness, and age spots.
- 30% less moisture resulting in dry, dehydrated, tired skin.
- Decreased collagen and elastin resulting in sagging and wrinkles.
- Weak cell membranes resulting in nutrient loss and loss of structure.
Injected: PRF injected into the skin and into specific lines on the face or body improves skin quality, resulting in firmer, more elastic, more hydrated, and smoother skin. PRF is also injected into joints to help with chronic pain from osteoarthritis, aging, and injuries.
With Microneedling: PRF applied topically like a serum during microneedling seeps into the microchannel wounds, allowing for better superficial collagen and elastin fiber deposition.
With Facial Fillers: Dermal filler results are lengthened and improved with injected PRF.
The PRF is isolated from a sample of your own blood at our studio. The blood is placed in a centrifuge which spins and separates red blood cells from (and concentrates platelets into) the fibrin. The fibrin, now rich in platelets, is then injected or infused with microneedling. Results are visible over 1-6 months.
PRF treatments may be performed individually to maintain and preserve youthful skin and prevent wrinkles and aging signs. A series of 3 treatments 3-6 weeks apart provides the most corrective and rejuvenating results.
PRF is extremely safe. Since PRF is your own natural fibrin, there is very little risk of any adverse event. Minor bruising, soreness and swelling is expected for a short period of time.
Hydrate well 1-2 days before your treatment for an easy blood draw. Results will be best if you avoid anti-inflammatories (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) for 1-2 weeks after your treatment. Tylenol is recommended for any discomfort. If you have microneedling, follow the specific aftercare instructions provided for you. Minor bruising, soreness, and swelling is normal and expected after PRF injections.
Joie De Vivre MedSpa of Chattanooga Medical Aesthetics & AntiAging PRF Service Offerings Include:
Utilizing microneedling, PRF is infused into the superficial dermis, improving texture with acne scars, fine lines, and aging neck. Downtime is minimal and minor redness generally resolves in 1-2 days.
PRF Thread Boost:
PRF is injected and topically applied on the same day as your thread placement treatment. This is proven to decrease healing time, enhance results, and prolong improvement following thread treatments.
V Shot or Female PRF Shot:
Thin skin does not age well, whether it is your eyelids or your vagina. The V Shot heightens orgasmic response, stimulates firmer vaginal skin, boosts lubrication, and reduces stress incontinence. Topical numbing cream is applied and PRF is injected in selected areas to achieve the best results. This long-lasting treatment may be repeated every 6-12 months. Sexual function is enhanced and may be resumed immediately.
Penile PRF Shot:
This PRF injection will rejuvenate the penis and stimulate new tissue growth, resulting in improved erections that are larger, firmer and more frequent. It improves sexual function and satisfaction for the patient by increasing circulation for a healthier organ along with a marked increase in pleasurable sensation for both, the patient and his partner. This injection can also help with erectile dysfunction resulting from diabetes and makes other therapies such as Cialis and Viagra work even better.
PRF for Hair Restoration:
Anyone with thinning hair from aging, stress, or genes is a candidate for PRF treatment. PRF naturally increases hair count, hair thickness, and prolongs the growth phase of the hair cycle. Discomfort is minimal during and after the procedure; most clients receive injections with an injected nerve block. Best results are seen after a series of 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart. See and feel results after 2-3 treatments with an average of 33% increase in hair density and thickness after 6 months. One annual treatment is recommended to maintain improvement. PRF can also be injected into thinning eyebrows.
PRF for Stretch marks and Scars:
Although nothing eliminates scars or stretch marks completely, the regenerative effects of PRF combined with microneedling and threads provide the best results of any known treatment.
PRF for Joints:
Whether is a painful shoulder, knee, or ankle resulting from injury or aging factors, PRF injections can help. PRF is replacing steroid injections in many cases, due to its safer profile and longer-lasting results since PRF accelerates the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRF injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
For more information, or to schedule your consultation with one of our expert injectors, please call 423-622-3191 or request an appointment online. Your improved quality of life is waiting!