Platelet-Rich-Fibrin (PRF) hair restoration is a new, non-surgical procedure that uses cell growth factors to regenerate and restore the inactive hair follicle through wound-healing technology. These specific growth factors are fundamental in tissue regeneration and healing.
What are PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) injections?
Platelet-rich plasma injections have been used in other ways to help rejuvenate skin. Platelet-rich fibrin or PRF is the newest treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma technology. PRF injections are made from a person’s own blood and protein. Blood is taken from the patient, protein, white blood cells, stem cells, and fibrin are separated and re-injected into the area being treated.
How does a PRF injection work?
Platelet-rich fibrin or PRF injections stimulate healing. The platelet mixture helps to build tissue and the fibrin helps to stimulate stem cells, which improves collagen and elastin regeneration. PRF helps the skin regenerate at a cellular level since the fibrin stimulates the healing process.
Who can benefit from PRF treatments?
PRF treatments are safe and can be used by anyone who wants more youthful-looking skin, especially on the face and neck. PRF injections can also be used to stimulate hair growth and may be a valid treatment for hair loss. Most people are good candidates for PRF treatments. The best benefit of PRF treatments is that they are minimally invasive and have very few complications.
What can I expect during a PRF treatment?
You will meet with an experienced professional to examine your skin and determine whether PRF treatment is right for you. Since PRF is a product of your own blood, blood will be taken from your arm before the therapy. The blood is placed in a centrifuge that separates the needed components. Once the separation is completed, the components are then injected into your skin using a syringe. PRF treatments are done during a six to eight-week period. If the issue is more complicated, treatments can be done over three to four months.
How does PRF work to treat hair loss?
Hair loss affects women and men alike as people age. There are other factors that can impact hair loss, such as genetics and stress. Hair restoration done with PRF is relatively painless.
PRF therapy helps in hair restoration by using a person’s own cells to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles. It can even stimulate inactive follicles to regenerate through wound-healing technology. The area that is treated with PRF will stimulate the hair follicles and reinvigorate new hair growth. The hair will become thicker and stronger. Since it takes hair longer to grow, results may take three to six months to show.
Who is a good candidate for PRF Therapy?
If you are dealing with hair loss, you are a good candidate for PRF hair restoration. The growth factors from the treatment work best when awakening dormant hair follicles. These follicles are still healthy enough to grow hair, they are just dormant. PRF therapy works best when hair loss is identified early, such as with cases of alopecia.
PRF works well for women and men, especially when they are in the early stages of hair loss. It is also very effective for women with traction alopecia. It is also an excellent choice for people who find that their hair is thinning and don’t want to take medications.
What should I expect after PRF treatments?
One of the best benefits of PRF therapy is that there is very little needed for recovery. If you wish, you can take over-the-counter pain medication if you feel any pain. You can shower and wash your hair once you are done, no waiting. Using ice packs on your scalp is not recommended as it will decrease PRF activity. Your scalp may have pink or reddish color for a short time after the treatment is completed but this will go away in a few hours. You may also want to wait a few days to get back to your normal hair routine and allow the natural healing process to work its magic.
If you want to find out more about how PRF treatments can work for you, please call Remedy Med Spa for a consultation. You can also use our online booking system. We look forward to your call.