Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is made by taking a blood sample and separating out the blood platelets and other parts of the blood. Once these are separated, platelet-rich fibrin contains healing platelets, various growth factors, and leucocytes in a complex fibrin matrix.
Platelet-rich fibrin is confused with platelet-rich plasma, which has been used in aesthetics and injury healing in professional athletes. PRF is a more recent addition but is proving to have higher concentrations of platelets, approximately 10 times the platelet concentration found in a normal blood sample (this contrasts with only 2-5 times the platelets in platelet-rich plasma).
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), an autologous platelet concentrate, occurs naturally in the body and can help rejuvenate the skin, fill under-eye hollows, by stimulating natural collagen and growth factor production that gives you longer lasting natural-looking results!
At PowerMD, we start by taking a normal blood sample; it’s the same amount as needed for typical lab work. We then place the blood in our platelet-rich fibrin centrifuge, which operates at the lower speeds necessary to keep white blood cells and stem cells together with the blood platelets and plasma. The PRF is then ready for injection.