Understanding PRP and PRF

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) contain growth factors from the patient’s own blood that can boost circulation, repair damaged tissue, activate cell regeneration, and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, making this an incredibly effective treatment for facial rejuvenation. When injected directly into the face, the PRP and PRF treatment heals the skin into a smoother, firmer, more vibrant complexion. Choosing Dr. Kyle Cox for your treatments ensures that you receive care from a highly skilled and experienced professional who maximizes these advanced therapies' benefits and delivers exceptional results, leaving you looking refreshed, youthful, and naturally radiant.

What Is the Difference Between PRP and PRF?

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

  • Blood is spun at a high speed, which separates the plasma layer from the rest of the blood.
  • Contains a concentration of platelets approximately 2-5 times what is found in the body.
  • Anticoagulant additives are used to prevent clotting of the blood during injection.
  • Growth factors are released over the course of a few hours.
  • PRP injections in Boulder are typically administered through microneedling or as a facial.
  • Most effective for uneven skin tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or fine lines.
  • Less effective for hollows and deep lines.
  • The best results are seen with 3-4 treatments spaced four weeks apart.

PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)

  • Blood is spun at a lower speed, which preserves the fibrin, stem cells, and white blood cells within the layer of platelets.
  • Contains a higher concentration of platelets, with approximately 10 times the amount that is found in the body, offering more healing potential.
  • No addition of anticoagulants is required.
  • Growth factors are released slowly for up to a week through signaling of the platelets by the spongy fibrin matrix.
  • Typically administered as a natural injectable filler.
  • Effective for addressing deeper wrinkles, hollowing, and more advanced aging symptoms, in addition to being useful for uneven skin tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or fine lines.
  • Successful at adding volume; widely known as a natural filler.
  • Ideal outcome is seen with two treatments spaced six weeks apart.
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How Does It Work?

The day of your appointment, a small vial of blood will be drawn from a vein in your arm and put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.

Once the blood is sufficiently spun, the layer of highly concentrated platelets is harvested and immediately injected into the skin. This treatment can be combined with microneedling, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, or facials for optimal rejuvenation.

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How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?

PRP and PRF treatments are very safe because they are made up of your own blood. Although there is a minimal chance of negative side effects, in order to be considered a good candidate, you must not be actively using blood thinning or anti-clotting medications. Additionally, a successful candidate does not have a disorder affecting the blood or bleeding. If you are looking for a proven solution to enhance your beauty naturally, schedule your consultation for PRF or PRP rejuvenation in Boulder with Dr. Cox.

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What Are the Benefits of PRP and PRF Rejuvenation in Boulder? 

  • Natural, safe, non-invasive, chemical-free process
  • Regenerates, moisturizes, and rejuvenates the tissues
  • Provides cellular repair using the healing properties of the patient’s blood
  • Diminishes the appearance of scars, fine lines, blemishes, and wrinkles
  • Repairs hyperpigmentation
  • Improves tone and texture 
  • Produces new growth of collagen and elastin
  • Leads to an overall healthier-looking complexion

What is the Recovery Process?

PRF and PRP injections in Boulder require no downtime, so patients are able to resume their normal activities right away. Some patients may experience bruising, mild soreness, itching, or scabbing for the first 24 hours. Skin tone and texture improve within a month, and the full extent of the results becomes visible within 6-12 months. Once the rejuvenation is complete and the results finalized, your skin will look vibrant, healthy, smooth, and beautiful.

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