We would all prefer to look young and beautiful forever. Unfortunately, life had other plans and they are hardly aligned with keeping our skin looking young and radiant. The good news is that there are means of forestalling the aging process, no matter what life throws at you. At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we are proud to provide the effective platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) solution to those who want to stave off aging signs and maintain their naturally beautiful appearance. This all-natural solution is an excellent choice for addressing under-eye hollows, deflated cheeks, and even supporting the hair on your scalp! If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our San Luis Obispo office today.
What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma that offers even greater results than its predecessor. A standard PRP treatment features a concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. A PRF treatment boasts a higher concentration of white blood cells, fibrin, and a small number of stem cells as well. After PRF is extracted, it is left to congeal into a gel for 15-20 minutes and then immediately injected into the face or scalp. The treatment’s concentration of proteins and the process it undergoes makes it an excellent option for addressing both hair and face-related aesthetic concerns.
What Does Platelet-Rich Fibrin Treat?
Similar to PRP, platelet-rich fibrin is a superb choice for addressing aging signs in the face without artificial additives. Since PRF is extracted from your own blood, it is completely natural and fully recognized by your body upon injection. This treatment is commonly injected under the eyes and into the cheeks to reduce the appearance of aged skin. It can also be injected into the scalp to promote hair health and in some cases, regeneration.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Prior to a platelet-rich fibrin treatment, a single vial of blood is drawn from your arm. Next, the blood is placed inside a centrifuge which then separates the PRF from other blood components. Once the separation is complete, the PRF is harvested from the top of the vial and placed into a syringe. Afterward, it is injected into your skin. In some cases, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be combined with PRF for enhanced facial volume results.
What Can I Expect from Platelet-Rich Fibrin?
This treatment is commonly performed in a series of sessions, spaced roughly 6-8 weeks apart. Results usually last 1-3 weeks and the volume achieved from this injection treatment will essentially dissipate. However, long-term effects, such as skin tightening, collagen production, and enhanced skin quality, may take up to 3-4 months to be noticed. These results tend to last anywhere from 6-12 months. The visibility of expected benefits and results of the PRF treatment is typically seen after six weeks from the first session.
Cosmetic Consultations at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics
At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we offer 30-minute comprehensive cosmetic consultations. These consultations serve to help us get a thorough understanding of your concerns and help us determine the best course of action. Whether you are new to the world of aesthetics or are interested in exploring your options, we have an experienced team of skilled providers to assist you.
Please call the office at (805) 544-5567 to schedule your cosmetic consultation. A $95 consultation fee will apply.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Treatments in San Luis Obispo, CA
If you’ve been struggling with aging signs such as facial volume loss and sagging skin, don’t wait! At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we will work with you to make sure that you get the best treatment possible. Connect with our team today by filling out the form below or calling (805) 544-5567. We’re looking forward to your visit!