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What Is PRP And PRF – All You Need To Know

What is the platelet-rich plasma treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical procedure that uses small injections of your body’s platelets and plasma. Platelets are the blood cell that your body uses to heal itself. Platelet-rich means plasma that has an extra concentration of these blood cells. This treatment encourages your body to heal and promote cell reproduction. This procedure can heal sports injuries and muscles, promote hair growth, and rejuvenate the skin.

Key benefits of the PRP treatment

PRP injections use your body’s natural plasma and platelets. It is perfectly safe and not considered a drug, so the procedure can be performed alongside other treatments.

Another great benefit of PRP is its ability to help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal pain symptoms. Examples could include tennis elbow, rotator cuff issues or a torn tendon. 

PRP is another option for those interested in reversing male pattern baldness or hair loss. An alternative to anti-wrinkle treatments by encouraging new cell growth and regeneration if used for cosmetic purposes.

Potential risks of the PRP treatment

There is always a slight chance of side effects to consider as with any treatment. Less common side effects include bleeding, tissue damage, infection or nerve injuries.

The PRP treatment is a low-risk procedure as the injectables are made from your body’s cells. This procedure requires a blood draw to obtain the needed cells and plasma. It would be best to prepare by staying hydrated and consuming a meal before your appointment.

What is the platelet-rich fibrin treatment?

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a slightly different version of the platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) but requires a blood draw. Fibrin is an insoluble protein that plays a role in your body’s natural healing process and is essential for blood clotting.

PRF is generated using your body’s plasma, white blood cells and fibrin. 15 minutes after being drawn from the body, these natural materials turn into a gel. This process is immediate when injected into the skin, making it the perfect natural formula for facial treatments or encouraging hair regrowth.

Key benefits of the PRF treatment

PRF can add volume back into under-eye hollows and sallow cheeks. This treatment can also reduce facial wrinkles, skin ageing, acne scars and stimulate hair growth.

Potential risks of the PRF treatment

The injectables for the treatment are created from your own body’s natural substances, so the risk level is considered low. Side effects you may experience (though uncommon) include bleeding, tissue damage, infection or nerve damage.

Why you should choose House of Saab

Our friendly and professional team at House of Saab will provide you with a free personal consultation to discuss your areas of concern and run through the most effective treatment plans best suited to you and your needs.

At House of Saab, we provide only the best experience for our clients from beginning to end. Our expert and experienced technicians are here to answer any questions or queries you may have and promise to provide you with the highest quality treatments and products available. Please speak to a staff member to discuss costs during your free consultation as each treatment requirement is different to each client.

Find out more about Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Fibrin treatments

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Related treatments

Similar treatments to PRP and PRF are:

Chemical Peels

Skin Rejuvenation