The all-natural healing technique of Platelet Rich Fibrin & Plasma is a revolutionary new method. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a technique that purifies and isolates your body’s natural healing and growth factors from your blood. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Roba will take a small sample of your blood and place it in a specially designed and calibrated centrifuge.

The blood platelets perform several essential functions in the body, including blood clot formation and the release of growth factors that help to heal wounds. These growth factors stimulate the stem cells to produce new host tissue as quickly as possible, which is why platelet rich fibrin is so useful in the post-treatment healing process.
Platelet-rich fibrin application is now widely used to expedite the post-procedure healing process and is completely safe. Since the blood used will come from the patient’s body, disease transmission is not a factor.

Our specialist will initially assess if you are a candidate for PRF treatment. Patients with blood clotting disorders will be unable to take advantage of this treatment. We collect a small (about 2 oz) sample of blood during a scheduled outpatient treatment. The blood will be placed into a centrifuge to separate the plasma and fibrin from the red blood cells. The centrifuge concentrates the platelets, fibrin and white blood cells which contain a growth factor.

Immediately after suturing the wound, our specialist will apply the PRF to the surgical area in a high concentration. This will expedite your healing and decrease the amount of discomfort following the surgery. The specialist will provide aftercare instructions about the surgery and a prescription for pain medication as required.

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PRF Q & A

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the next generation of PRP. PRP releases growth factors that are responsible for most of the regenerative benefits it confers on damaged tissue, Platelets also achieve wound healing, collagen production and improved elasticity.

PRF is a fibrin matrix comprised of platelet, cytokines, growth factors and cells, with a very high concentration of white blood cells, fibrin and a small number of stem cells found circulating in our bloodstream used to help promote rejuvenation, repair damaged tissue, involved in wound healing collagen production and improved elasticity.

The benefit of PRF over PRP is the fact that the fibrin matrix created releases the growth factors over weeks as compared to hours when PRP is used and since PRF’s consistency is firm it can be used to volumize areas with volume loss like in the face.

How Does PRF Work?

Fibrin is a biological scaffold that forms in response to an injury anywhere in the body. Platelets circulating in the blood will bind to a scaffold of fibrin. When platelets bind to the fibrin scaffold, they become activated and release growth factors, which start the wound healing process by creating new skin cells, collagen and blood vessels. By injecting PRF into an area on the face or scalp, a controlled inflammatory response is created, which kick starts new cell growth and collagen production.

How Is PRF Used?

PRF is used for all the procedures done with PRP including cosmetic procedures like the vampire facial lift, it is also used as a filler to volumize areas of the face that need volumized, its used in creation of collagen, its used in hair growth treatment as well as for Erectile Dysfunction, and improving female’s ability to achieve orgasm. One area PRP works well is in improving under eye loose skin and dark circles.

PRF does not cause any significant side effects, .Its volume enhancement capabilities can last from 3 to 6 months, while its regenerative properties lasts longer.

If you are interested in learning more about PRF, please call our office at 703 992 9815 or email us at info@zinniaaesthetics.com