Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are among the most exciting innovations in medical aesthetics. These advanced treatments use your body’s cells to create beautiful outcomes, and are among the services available from Sasha Beatty, MSN, FNP-C, and the team at IVY Infusions in Greenwich, Connecticut. If you’re ready to give PRP or PRF a try, schedule a visit using the online booking tool or call the office today.
PRP is a concentrated solution made from a small volume of your own blood. The best way to understand the power of PRP is to think about the components of your blood.
Your blood consists of solids, like red and white blood cells, suspended in liquids like plasma. Platelets are a type of solid in your blood and are responsible for your blood’s clotting abilities. Platelets are rich in special proteins called growth factors that speed cellular function.
Creating PRP involves isolating the platelets from a sample of blood, then returning them to the now-cleared plasma. This produces a new solution that speeds cellular turnover and reduces inflammation.
PRF is also made from a small amount of your blood. PRF contains platelets and plasma, but the process used to produce the solution also retains fibrin.
Fibrin is a scaffold-like structure that sustains the platelets for a longer period of time, giving your cells more time to benefit.
During your consultation at IVY Infusions, Sasha will discuss the benefits of both PRP and PRF and guide you toward the treatment best suited for your specific needs and goals. The process of creating both solutions is swift and painless.
There are numerous ways that PRP and PRF can be integrated into medical aesthetic treatments. The solutions, which are created using in-office technology, can be administered via a series of shallow injections or spread over the skin during treatments like microneedling.
Some of the aesthetic uses for PRP and PRF focus on improving:
The ability of PRP and PRF to address multiple skin conditions at once is part of what makes these treatments so appealing. PRP and PRF have been used in medical applications for many years. Today, medical aesthetics professionals also have access to these powerful tools.
To learn more about what PRP and PRF can do for your skin, call IVY Infusions or schedule an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.