An exciting new area in facial aesthetics is the use of blood concentrates such as PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) for fresher, younger-looking skin. Read on to find out how this completely natural anti-ageing treatment works in association with other facial aesthetic treatments at Chiswick Park Dental & Facial.
What is PRF?
PRF is taken from your own blood, meaning that the treatment is 100% natural. We will draw a small sample of blood (less than a tablespoon) from you and then place it in a centrifuge to remove the red blood cells. The blood is spun in the centrifuge at a specific speed to extract the correct portion of cells and then harvested into a syringe ready for use. PRF has a greater concentration of white cell (for protection and repair), platelet and fibrin (for healing), and growth factors (for natural cell stimulation of collagen) than whole blood, making it an ideal anti-ageing treatment.
What are the benefits of PRF?
Some of the benefits of PRF include:
- 100% natural treatment (no chemicals or additives)
- No recovery time
- Alternative to synthetic fillers
- Can be used in conjunction with other treatments
How is PRF different from dermal fillers?
Whereas dermal fillers primarily replace lost volume in the face, PRF is more directed toward rejuvenating the skin by improving its texture and quality, tightening loose skin, and stimulating collagen production. Most people are good candidates for PRF because it is a completely natural treatment that uses their own cells. Our qualified facial aesthetics technician, Dr. Marina Daoud, will be happy to discuss the best type of treatment for you based on your individual goals and skin type.
How long does treatment take?
Most treatments with PRF take less than an hour, but times vary depending on the procedure you are having. Unlike surgical cosmetic procedures, there is no recovery time necessary – you can carry out your regular day-to-day activities immediately after treatment.
What treatments are available with PRF?
At Chiswick Park Dental & Facial we offer several treatments in conjunction with PRF, including:
Micro-Needling with PRF – A skin rejuvenating treatment that uses a controlled micro needle to stimulate collagen and elastin production, producing excellent results repairing fine lines, acne scars, traumatic scars, and enlarged pores.
Mesotherapy with PRF – Deeper than micro-needling but with similar goals, mesotherapy achieves longer-lasting results and re-hydrates the skin from inside out. It can be combined with micro-needling during the same session.
To book your complimentary initial consultation appointment at Chiswick Park Dental & Facial, contact us by telephone or email. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.