Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) &
Platelet Rich Plasma (PFP) Therapy
Aging is truly a progressive degenerative process. Over time the body and its cells naturally deteriorate which ultimately may cause a decrease in joint mobility and function. Extreme stress upon joints caused by athletics, trauma and overuse can have debilitating effects. Modern contemporary medicine is continually creating ways to treat and prevent disease. The good news is there are new methods to arrest and even reverse degeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma can provide joint regeneration for many candidates.
Here at RejuvaWell in Austin, TX, we have transitioned from PRP to PRF due to it's significant superiority.
During the past several years, much research has been conducted about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries. Physicians are seeing hamstring strains that typically require a six-week healing window, heal completely in three weeks. Typically, natural treatments have LONGER healing window than traditional ones. But with PRP, there are studies demonstrating hundreds of cases where healing time has been cut down by 50% or more – and this is the most natural (and simple) of all treatments. PRP concentrates the body’s own healing resources and delivers them where they are needed most. The 50% decrease in healing time is just a bonus. Typically, both professional athletes and weekend warriors want to prevent surgery. Even if PRP took twice the time to heal, it would be a popular option.
Research studies are consistently being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of PRP treatment. And now we have PRF, which is a newer technology producing more potent blood growth factor derivatives.
Blood is primarily liquid (called plasma), but also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) Most people know platelets are known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times more concentrated than what is found naturally. PRF is an even more concentrated grouping of platelets.
To develop a PRP preparation, a sample of blood is drawn from a patient (about the same amount that would be drawn for a lab test). The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other components of the blood. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and the concentrated ‘buffy layer’ is injected into the affected area.
The Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) technique uses the most advanced Blood Concentrate technology to generate a Fibrin Matrix rich in Platelets, Leukocytes, and Mesenchymal stem cells. This results in the constant release of growth factors and interleukins for 10-12 days that accelerate tissue healing and skin regenerating processes.
This 100% autologous rejuvenation technique is a substantial progress from the well-established PRP (or Platelet-Rich Plasma) technique.
This is all natural.
There is NO coating, additive or anticoagulant present in the tubes, and it is proven to release a much higher concentration of growth factors for a longer period of time.