PRF

PRF / PRP – The Natural Filler

The future of aesthetics is regenerative.

Platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin injections improve skin texture, acne scars, and volume loss similar to filler but with your own regenerative growth factors extracted from a simple in-office blood draw.

The future is here. Using your own growth factors in PRP or PRF as biostimulators is an ideal treatment not only for hair loss, skin texture, and sexual rejuvenation, but as an alternative to dermal filler.

PRF and PRP injections are performed with almost identical techniques to dermal fillers. PRF and PRP are ideal injections for

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Improving skin integrity
  • Under eye hollows
  • Hand rejuvenation

Regenerative aesthetics and regenerative medicine is here. With PRF we can achieve results similar to stem cell therapy at a fraction of the cost and with much less hassle.

PRF and PRP can also be used for:

  • sexual rejuvenation
  • erectile dysfunction
  • improved bladder control
  • hair loss
  • osteoarthritis
  • tendonitis

What is platelet-rich fibrin?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of platelet therapy. Unlike platelet-rich plasma (PRP), PRF stays in the area injected for a number of days allowing a better and longer-lasting result.

PRF and PRP facial treatments and injections

At CSLC, we use 100% PRF injections due to it's superior results compared to PRP. After a simple blood draw and topical anesthetic, the PRF is injected with a very small needle in to specific scars or depressions and it can simultaneously be infused into the skin with SkinPen microneedling (aka PRP facial or microneedling/prp).

We offer PRF and PRP in Traverse City and Petoskey at both CSLC and our regenerative medical clinic RegenCen. PRF is the work horse of regenerative medicine-it's much easier than stem cells with similar results and it offers much better results than the previous cousin, PRP.

How do PRF and PRP work?

Once we decide where to inject your PRF, we draw your blood and spin it in a specialized in-office centrifuge. Once injected PRF releases growth factors which turn on dormant cells and attract stem cells to grow new tissue.

At CSLC, we’ve perform platelet injections daily. Since CSLC and RegenCen are in the same building, patients can combine regenerative medical treatments and regenerative aesthetic treatments on the same day.

Fun fact: Dr. Gustav Lo has been performing platelet injections for regenerative purposes since 2005. CSLC has been performing platelet injections since 2017.

PRF & PRP Results

Actual CSLC Results

When PRF and PRP are injected for cosmetic purposes, the results are partially visible immediately and they continue to improve for 4-6 weeks. We repeat platelet injections at 4 weeks for more improvement. PRF results are long-lasting. Medical studies show improvement for over a year for many conditions including scarring, osteoarthritis (treatment available at our regenerative medical division RegenCen), and hair loss.

Why PRF instead of PRP?

At CSLC, we use 100% PRF injections due to it's superior results compared to PRP. After a simple blood draw and topical anesthetic, the PRF is injected with a very small needle in to specific scars or depressions and it can simultaneously be infused into the skin with SkinPen microneedling (aka PRF/PRP facial or microneedling/PRF/PRP).

Pros and Cons of PRF & PRP

Pros

  • longer-lasting than PRP
  • superior results to PRP
  • natural product
  • quick with minimal recovery
  • awakens dormant cells
  • long-lasting results

✗ Cons

  • temporary swelling and/or soreness
  • temporary bruising
  • gradual results

Frequently Asked Questions

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