PRP/PRF

PRP/PRF

Microneedling and PRP Treatment Aurora, ON | Dr. Amber Bocknek

PRP/PRF

Platelet-Rich Plasma and Plasma-Rich Fibrin are advanced treatments designed to promote healing and rejuvenation by using the body’s healing mechanisms. An injection or application of PRP involves drawing blood from the patient, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and injecting or applying the PRP to the treatment area. Regeneration and repair of tissue are stimulated by growth factors found in platelets. Common areas treated with PRP/PRF include the face for skin texture and tone improvement, the scalp for hair restoration, and the genitalia for enhanced sexual sensation and performance. The process involves drawing blood, centrifuging it to separate and concentrate the platelets, and then applying or injecting the PRP into the targeted area.

PRP/PRF treatments are suitable for improving skin texture, reducing hair loss, or enhancing sexual health without invasive procedures. Within a few weeks, patients usually begin to see results, with full effects typically becoming apparent after several months. The results can last up to a year or longer, depending on the area treated and individual response. Those interested in PRP/PRF should consult a qualified professional to discuss specific needs and expectations. To book an appointment, contact Dr Amber Bocknek for a personalized consultation.

At a glance - PRP

Downtime

None, just some residual tenderness for 1-3 days

Procedure length

40 minutes

Discomfort

Anaesthesia options are provided

Session protocol

4 teatments, done monthly

Maintenance

Every 3 months year 1

Every 4-6 months subsequently

Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Microneedling with PRP involves combining the traditional microneedling procedure with the application of platelet-rich plasma. The process begins with collecting a small sample of the patient’s blood, then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma rich in platelets. Growth factors in this plasma promote cell repair and healing. After microneedling, the concentrated PRP is applied to the skin, enhancing the natural healing processes and improving the skin’s overall texture, tone, and appearance. This treatment effectively reduces wrinkles and scars and improves skin elasticity.

Microneedling with PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)

Microneedling with PRF is similar to microneedling with PRP but uses a next-generation blood derivative known as platelet-rich fibrin. PRF is obtained by spinning the patient’s blood at a lower speed, resulting in a fibrin matrix rich in platelets, white blood cells, and stem cells. This matrix has a higher concentration of growth factors compared to PRP. When applied to the skin after microneedling, PRF releases these growth factors over a more extended period, which enhances the skin’s healing and regeneration process. Microneedling with PRF is highly effective in improving skin texture, firmness, hydration, and promoting hair growth when applied to the scalp.

Benefits of PRP/PRF:

FAQ
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) are similar in that they use the patient’s blood to promote healing and regeneration. However, PRF is a newer form that does not use anticoagulants during processing, resulting in a fibrin matrix that can further enhance tissue healing and regeneration.
PRP/PRF preparation involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, placing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, and then collecting the platelet-rich plasma or fibrin for injection or application to the targeted area.
PRP/PRF can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including facial aging and wrinkles, hair thinning and loss, and sexual dysfunction. It can also be used for joint pain and soft tissue injuries to promote faster healing.
PRP/PRF treatments are generally safe as they use the patient’s blood, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions or infections. It is common for patients to feel bruising, swelling, or redness after the injection for a few days.
The number of PRP/PRF sessions required varies depending on the treated condition and the patient’s response. It is often recommended to schedule three to six sessions spaced several weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results. Keeping the results may require maintenance treatments.
PRP/PRF treatments are minimally invasive with little to no downtime. In most cases, patients can return to their usual activities after the procedure, although they shouldn’t exercise too hard or expose themselves to direct sunlight immediately following the procedure.
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