Ready to say goodbye to wrinkles, under-eye bags and dull, tired-looking skin? It might be time to say hello to PRF injections. These innovative regenerative treatments, also known as platelet-rich fibrin injections, harness the power of your own blood to boost collagen production and jumpstart the natural healing process.

PRF injections are a natural way to rejuvenate your skin from within. No harsh chemicals, no foreign substances – just the power of your own body working to give you the youthful, radiant skin you’ve been waiting for.

What Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

Our bodies have an astounding ability to heal themselves, but those natural processes don’t always work as effectively as we’d like them to. A treatment like PRF can kickstart our healing powers into overdrive.

Platelet-rich fibrin is a type of blood concentrate that is rich in platelets, which are tiny cells that play a crucial role in blood clotting and wound healing. When these platelets are injected into your skin, they release growth factors that stimulate collagen production, support your body’s natural healing process and give your skin a healthy glow.

Some people describe PRF as a natural dermal filler or liquid gold for your skin. It sounds incredible, but it’s not magic — it’s backed by science and part of the regenerative medicine techniques that are used in a growing number of medical fields.

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What It Treats

Dark circles and tear troughs under the eyes
Wrinkles and fine lines
Acne scarring
Mild skin sagging
Dull complexion
Collagen loss

Sessions

A PRF treatment starts with a small draw of your blood (typically one to two vials). The blood is then placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets from other blood elements. While this is happening, your provider may apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. When the PRF concentrate is ready, it is injected into targeted treatment sites with a fine needle or a blunt-tipped cannula.

Procedure Time

30-45 Minutes

Recovery Time

Discomfort can accompany any injectable procedure, but for most patients, it is mild and over quickly. Pinch or stinging are the sensations you are most likely to feel.

How Do PRF Injections Work?

PRF injections are a new generation of blood concentrate treatment. Like their predecessors, they are a three-step process:

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  • First, a small sample of blood is collected (usually from the arm)
  • Second, the sample is placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the rest of the blood and creates PRF
  • Third, the concentrated PRF is injected into the treatment area using a needle or cannula

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Once the PRF is under the skin, it forms a thin, sponge-like matrix. This matrix provides a rich source of platelets and growth factors that can help stimulate collagen production and enhance the skin’s natural healing process. While regenerative treatments like this are still relatively new, they hold promise as ways to turn back the clock on aging without surgery or downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Need Downtime After PRF Injections?

No downtime is required after PRF injections, though you might decide to postpone social engagements if you have post-treatment bruising or swelling. You can return to nearly all your regular activities if you feel comfortable.

What Should I Do After PRF Injections?

You may experience bruising, redness and/or swelling that should resolve in a few days. If you have any discomfort, it can be managed with cool compresses or over-the-counter medication. Avoiding sun exposure is recommended after any aesthetic procedure.

When Will I See Results After PRF Injections?

You may notice superficial improvements in your complexion within a few days. However, the full results don’t happen right away. As your body gradually increases collagen production and regenerates your skin, your results become more and more visible. Maximum results are usually reached three to six months after treatment.

How Often Should I Get PRF Injections?

Patients usually achieve the best results with a series of PRF treatments. Three to five sessions is a typical treatment plan. During your consultation at The Lifestyle Center, your provider will assess your skin and discuss your goals to create a customized PRF treatment plan.

How Much Do PRF Injections Cost in St. Louis, MO?

Your PRF treatment cost will vary depending on how many areas are treated, how many sessions are needed and other individual factors. We will provide you with the specific price of your PRF treatment during your consultation.

Are There Any Side Effects With PRF Injections?

The most common side effects are those associated with any injectable: bruising, redness, swelling and tenderness around the injection sites. Bruising can be more significant with PRF than with dermal fillers or neurotoxins, so planning ahead is advisable if you have a special occasion coming up.

How Is PRF Different From Other Growth Factor Treatments?

PRF injections are considered the next generation of treatments that use your blood to help rejuvenate your skin. In a PRF procedure, the blood is processed in the centrifuge at slower speeds than in older procedures. This means there are potentially more growth factors and other beneficial elements in the PRF concentrate.

Request Your St. Louis PRF Treatment at The Lifestyle Center

Board-certified physician Dr. Richard Moore founded The Lifestyle Center to bring a comprehensive aesthetic rejuvenation experience to the Ladue-Frontenac area of St. Louis. Our aim is to help our patients look and feel their best while promoting healthy lifestyle choices through a holistic range of face and body services.

Learn more about our exclusive treatments when you visit us. Book now or call 314-863-5556 today to schedule your PRF consultation at The Lifestyle Center.

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