The Power of Platelets

Platelet-rich fibrin’s benefits come from your body’s own platelets, which contain dozens of growth factors. When PRF is introduced to the skin, these growth factors heal and regenerate damaged tissue, trigger new cell growth, and form new collagen and elastin. 

Key Benefits of PRF

  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Reduces the appearance of scarring
  • Minimizes the appearance of large pores
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Delivers overall skin rejuvenation
  • Is 100% natural and chemical-free

How Does PRF Work?

Our blood contains plasma, which contains platelets, which contain growth factors. These growth factors are essential to our body’s wound healing and skin repair process. They are proteins and messengers that regulate the tissues, cells, and skin by helping them grow, stay maintained, and survive. When growth factors are utilized properly in cosmetic treatments for the skin, they provide firmness and elasticity while also boosting the skin’s protective abilities. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Platelet-Rich Fibrin
Collection Process Uses additives (thrombin and calcium chloride) to artificially activate the platelets, stimulate clotting, and enhance regenerative properties. 100% natural and unmodified, with no additives or chemicals.
Components Collects 2-5 times more platelets than what is found in the body. Collects approximately 8-10 times more growth factors than PRP, and possibly more stem cells. Also includes white blood cells.
Centrifuge Speed A faster spin speed is used for PRP so the heavier cells in the blood, such as white blood cells and stem cells, settle at the bottom of the test tube. This allows the lighter platelets and plasma to gather at the top part of the test tube, where they are collected and then injected. PRF uses a lower speed (and a different angle) so that the layers of blood do not separate as much as with PRP. This allows some of the white blood cells and stem cells to remain within the platelet layer that is collected for treatment. This means that there are more growth factors in PRF than PRP, and also means that the cells are less disrupted.
Longevity Active for approximately one day. Active for approximately one week. This is because PRF creates more blood flow, helping it to spread more gradually release growth factors more slowly when administered. Because of this, the body is able to use the growth factors longer and more efficiently.

What to Expect During a PRF Treatment

A PRF treatment involves three parts: a blood draw, separating the components of your blood, and administering the platelets back into your skin. Before treatment begins, your treatment area will be cleansed and prepped. A small amount of blood will be drawn from your vein, just like it would be at an appointment for lab work.

Once the blood has been drawn, it will be put into a test tube with no additives or chemicals. It will be centrifuged (spun) immediately. Once your blood’s components have been separated, the effective components will be collected into a syringe so that the mixture can be either injected or topically administered to your skin. PRF can also be administered using another treatment such as microneedling. The treatment takes about one hour, and we typically recommend a minimum of three treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

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Downtime and Results

Patients may return to regular activities, except exercise, after a PRF treatment. Common side effects include mild redness, swelling, bruising, or tightness. If combined with other procedures like microneedling or laser, scabs may also be present.

Results may be seen after just one session, but optimal results are seen 6-12 weeks after the treatment series is completed.

Meet Nicole

Nicole is a talented and experienced cosmetic injector, as well as an injector trainer for Allergan Medical Aesthetics, makers of Botox® and Juvederm. She specializes in Botox®/Dysport®, hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra®, Kybella®, Qwo®, Morpheus8 and laser treatment.

Her artistic skill, in-depth knowledge, and striving for perfection contribute to her patients looking and feeling their best.  She is also a national trainer for Endo Pharmaceuticals, the creator of Qwo. 

Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Nicole to discuss what procedure would be right for you.

Why Choose Beauty Within?

Beauty Within is a wellness and anti-aging center offering medical spa services, nutritional supplements, and many other health services and cosmetic treatments. Founded by Dr. Joseph Gretzula, a board-certified dermatologist in Boynton Beach with over 39 years of experience in the medical field, Beauty Within utilizes science-backed knowledge, aesthetics, and wellness to Enhance the Beauty Within You. We incorporate more science than a typical medical spa would in order to help keep you looking and feeling your best. To learn more about platelet-rich fibrin, we invite you to book your experience at our beautiful, tranquil location on the intracoastal in Palm Beach County.

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