What if we told you that your own body - your blood to be specific - has the ability to stimulate hair growth, profoundly enhance wound healing or plump your cheeks? A technique known as Platelet Rich Fibrin does just that and more. Enhancing your features and healing your body straight from the source...
What is it?
PRF stands for Platelet Rich Fibrin, a highly concentrated sample of your blood that can be applied topically or injected into or under your skin. The process: blood is collected and is immediately placed in a Bio-PRF centrifugation system to concentrate cells and growth factors up to 10 times higher than what is typically found in whole blood. This supra-concentration of blood (C-PRF) is received into the scalp by multiple tiny injections and penetrates the cells and growth factors into various deeper layers of the skin to promote the regeneration process.
How does it work?
The Platelets in PRF make many different “Growth Factors” that stimulate your skin naturally to make all the components to make your skin appear younger and healthier. Your skin will thrive as it makes more Collagen (to create Lift), Fibrin (to improve texture), Elastin (to enhance elasticity), and Hyaluronic Acid (to restore Volume). By combining the Platelets with Fibrin, the platelets are able to live and perform their revitalizing function for weeks, even months as opposed to only a few minutes or hours as with PRP.
Dr. Scott Elsbree, MD, and his highly trained Nurse Practitioner and Aestheticians have achieved the highest levels of training and experience from the world leaders in PRF expertise making them one of the few medspas in Sarasota to offer this groundbreaking technology. Our many satisfied clients attest to our expertise and dedication to putting our client’s skincare excellence above all. We only use state-of-the-art equipment and “Best Care Practices” to ensure optimal results. We place an emphasis on safety, cleanliness and use sterile techniques where applicable.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRF TREATMENTS AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Anyone experiencing wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and sagging skin due to weight loss, sun damage, or aging are perfect candidates for PRF treatments. There need not be any concerns about allergic reactions since it is an all-natural technique using only your body’s own healing and restoring growth factors. Depending on the treatment chosen, clients will see dramatic and instant results (when used as a natural filler) or take several days up to a few months when applied topically to provide more gradual improvement. The beautifying effects can last up to 2 years. Yearly treatments are recommended for optimal results to continue to support your skin’s production of Elastin, Collagen, Fibrin, and Hyaluronic acid ensuring a long-lasting youthful appearance.
A PRF Scalp treatment has a reputation for being an uncomfortable procedure. Here at Luma MD we take your comfort seriously. We offer a 90-numbing cream which makes the procedure more comfortable. We also offer Pro-Nox™, a fixed, FDA-cleared blend of 50/50 Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen. Pro-Nox™ is an analgesic gas delivery system designed for patients to have 100% control through self-administration. Based on decades of extensive research and proven success, a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide provides short-term pain, anxiety, and stress relief without causing patients to “go under.”
Regenerative Agent: Immediately post-treatment we offer a regenerative treatment to enhance healing and skin regeneration. Benev Exosomes: - The most cutting-edge scientific biotech breakthrough for clinically proven skin and scalp rejuvenation and regeneration available, harnessing the power of stem cell-derived lyophilized exosomes potent growth factors, peptides, coenzymes, minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. Exosomes are responsible for cell-to-cell communication and for facilitating the exchange of RNA and other important proteins between cells. Exosomes are applied topically immediately after the scalp treatment.
1) Is it Safe?
Yes. Because PRF only uses your body’s own natural enhancing and rejuvenating growth factors to enhance your skin’s health and appearance. There are NO Man-Made or Synthetic chemicals or preservatives used in PRF like there are in PRP or Synthetic Fillers.
2) How Long Does it take?
Appointments generally take 45 minutes to an hour including the time to draw your blood and prepare it.
3) Will it help if I’ve already had a facelift previously?
Absolutely! The benefits of PRF Skin rejuvenation complement and enhance the effects of prior skin surgery by stimulating your skin to heal, lift, and enhance skin texture.
4) How does PRF differ from PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses a preservative and a medication to prevent clotting, neither of which belong in your skin and can inhibit the desired youthful skin response affected by PRF. Why put chemicals in your skin that you don’t need? PRF has none of these chemicals. It is completely 100% natural, THE ONLY TECHNIQUE THAT IS!
5) How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the condition of your skin and the treatment, you may need from 1 to 3 treatments often a month apart. Follow-up “Touch-ups” can be given 6 months to a year later to keep you looking your best.
6) How much does it cost?
Since no surgery or artificial fillers are needed the cost is surprisingly affordable. Call or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss an affordable care plan to best suit your needs. We also offer treatment packages, a rewards program, and Care Credit.
7) Can it help my thinning hair?
Yes. PRF injections into the scalp naturally stimulate your Hair follicles with the necessary growth factors to make more and thicker hair. Additionally, the growth factors stimulate new and improved blood supply into the scalp to nourish your hair follicles.
Thankfully, depending on the treatment provided there is very minimal recovery time- typically 1-2 days. A client can return to his or her routine right after the procedure. Typically, depending on the procedure, clients are advised to have a day of calmer activities and limit strenuous physical activity. Our expert staff will provide you with detailed “post-treatment care” to optimize your skincare results.
If you would like to safely and effectively improve the health and appearance of your skin and hair, PRF will be an excellent treatment option. Booking a consultation with LUMA MD Med Spa can be done online or by calling (941)-342-1333. We look forward to hearing from you.