How Can PRF Help Skin?
- Posted on: Jun 21 2021
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When it comes to the face and its skin and muscles, there are few people who know it better than a dentist. After all, dentists work on mouths all day and must be extremely familiar with the musculature and skin of the face in order to conduct safe procedures on patients. So naturally, it makes sense that Dr. Peterson would be well versed in addressing other facial concerns beyond dentistry: namely the treatment of aging skin.
For aging skin, there are many options out there to get the results you want, but few work naturally with your body’s own platelets. That’s where platelet-rich fibrin or PRF comes in. Platelet-rich fibrin comes from your own blood, so it’s already part of your body. This means it’s a more natural solution to skincare options available for addressing aging skin.
Because platelet-rich fibrin is taken from your blood, your body is also less likely to reject the PRF or to have an adverse reaction. Platelet-rich fibrin is easy to extract. Dr. Peterson simply draws some blood, centrifuges it, and after ten minutes removes the PRF from the blood. One of the main benefits of extracting PRF over PRP is that PRF has more platelets than PRP, which means it has more healing properties than PRP.
Platelet-rich fibrin can be very healing. In fact, it has been used to treat sports injuries and can aid in dental procedures of gums and during gum grafting procedures. For anti-aging purposes, PRF is injected into the skin much like you would inject Botox or Hyaluronic Acid, but instead, it is your body’s own natural PRF. The purpose of injecting PRF is not to freeze fine lines or wrinkles, but to regenerate the body’s own natural collagen production, which slows with age.
By regenerating the collagen cycle, the PRF naturally creates a fuller look to the skin, smoothing wrinkles and filling in hollows in the face, such as beneath the eyes or in the cheeks. This contributes to a more youthful appearance and a younger-looking face.
If you are interested in seeing the beautiful results PRF can bring you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.
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