Our bodies start to produce less collagen from around the age of 25. Ageing and lifestyle choices leave our skin looking crepey and old rather quickly. What if there was a way to build more collagen and elastin to help our skin look plumper and more hydrated? PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) fed to our skin through tiny micro needles results in glowing radiant skin. It’s a non surgical way to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and even acne scars.
You may have heard of Vampire facials (which are PRP facials), but guess what? They’ve just gotten better, more effective, and longer lasting. PRF is a similar procedure to PRP, just better.
The key difference between PRP and PRF is, with the latter, no anti-coagulant is used during the spinning of the blood, whilst with PRP, the blood is collected and mixed with an anti-coagulant called acid citrate dextrose (ACD). The main reason PRF gets better results than PRP is that it gives clients the same benefits as PRP, but with the added benefit of releasing more growth factors so it goes on working long after the procedure is completed.
This new treatment has gained immense popularity in the US. It has become a much-loved favourite in the aesthetics world and has now received the Australian TGA tick of approval. PRF is the second generation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments giving better and longer-lasting results.
PRP is a well-liked natural treatment, and a popular, less invasive alternative to dermal fillers, with superior results. Both PRF and PRP use the body’s own cells from the patient’s blood for rejuvenation, skin maintenance, and to combat and delay ageing.
We chatted with Dr Cara Ting from Hair and Skin Science to discover more about PRF and what makes this treatment so progressive. “PRP is an effective method to treat a variety of skin condition such as, but not limited to, ageing and preventative ageing, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and acne scarring,” says Dr Cara Ting. PRP is also a popular treatment for hair loss and is one of Hair and Skin Science’s most well-liked treatments.
PRF treatments are used to:
- Improve skin tone, texture and elasticity
- Correct UV damage
- Treat acne scarring
- Reduce the appearance of pores
- Lessen fine lines & wrinkles
- Treat pigmentation
Consult with your medical physician before any cosmetic procedure. Hair Skin Science has a leading team of Nurses and Doctors who can help you find the most suitable treatment.