The i-PRF is a unique rejuvenation technique that uses the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with:
- platelets (a source of healing proteins and growth factors)
- fibrin (the wound healing and regeneration matrix)
- stem cells (the conductors of our body’s own healing and regeneration molecules)
This product is injected, resulting in activation of accelerated healing and regeneration. As a result, the body’s own regenerative properties are concentrated and focused on the area of concern.
i-PRF intensifies the functioning and reproduction of cells, having a gentle, gradual, yet long lasting and accumulative effect.
Of course, i-PRF results are all the more impressive when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, wrinkle-relaxing treatments and other skin treatments. Producing virtually no downtime, this clinic-based treatment can be used for skin and hair rejuvenation as well as treating problematic melasma and acne scars.
One of the newer applications of i-PRF is for the treatment of hair loss. It is used to reverse the hair loss in men and women as part of a multi-step treatment of the scalp that is done under local anesthesia. It appears to ‘reset’ the hair follicles and reduce the impact of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in those with Androgenetic Alopecia (pattern hair loss) and there is also growing evidence that PRP is the new ‘gold standard’ for Alopecia Areata.
What are the outcomes of i-PRF Treatment?
- Overall tissue rejuvenation/regeneration
- Collagen growth
- Hair regeneration/restoration
- Smoothing of fine lines/wrinkles
- An overall anti-aging/wrinkle effect
- Diminishing of pores/pigmentation
- Diminishing of acne scars
- Diminishing of superficial scars
- Cellulite reduction
- Stretch mark reduction
- Deep scar reduction
- Hand rejuvenation
*PRP/PRF can be used in conjunction with microneedling and/or dermal fillers to yield even better results
Is this the same as PRP? What is the difference between i-PRF & PRP?
Both PRP (platelet rich plasma), and i-PRF (injectable platelet rich fibrin) are platelet based growth factor treatments that are extracted using centrifuge.
i-PRF is the next generation of PRP. i-PRF contains greater concentrations of growth factors than PRP. i-PRF serum also contains stem cells, white blood cells (leucocytes) and fibrin – which PRP does not have.
The stem cells in the i-PRF are “undifferentiated” cells that literally morph into the cells needed to repair the hair follicles, so they can begin to produce thick, healthy hair shafts again.
Moreover once i-PRF is injected in the tissue it transforms from liquid into a gel, which not only lead to filling of voids in folds and wrinkles but also provide a powerful regenerative matrix that releases platelets’ growth factors in a physiological controlled slow manner that enhances tissue regeneration is a better way than PRP.