Discover natural rejuvenation with the ultimate blood concentrate.
Our talented Elite Medi Spa team is constantly researching scientifically-based treatments to offer our patients. PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) injections are one of newer treatments we offer to help you look your best. Natural because it’s derived from your own blood, PRF employs your own cells to refine and repair your skin at the cellular level.
As we age, the production of vital elements in our skin are broken down faster than we can rebuild them. The components in PRF help boost rejuvenation and improve your skin’s overall appearance. One of these important components are platelets, which contain hundreds of growth factors. Growth factors act as messengers to stem cells, prompting them to produce collagen and elastin. This provides the foundation for firmer, smoother, healthier, younger looking skin.
Our PRF injections treat a wide variety of concerns including the eye area, cheeks, temples and chin:
- Dark hollows under the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discoloration
- Dull, dehydrated skin
What is the difference between PRF and PRP?
PRF and PRP are very similar in that they are both derived from your own plasma. Each will improve the tone and texture of your skin to a varying extent by stimulating the production of collagen. The main difference between the two is the preparation method and the components of each. PRP uses separating agents and an anticoagulant in the extraction process while PRF does not. These differences make each better suited for specific treatments. Speak to one of our experienced medical professionals during your free consultation to explore which will better meet your needs.
What should I expect during a PRF treatment?
We will discuss with you specific aesthetic goals you may have. The appropriate treatment area will be determined and numbing cream will be applied.
We extract a sample of blood from one of your arms, similar to a standard medical blood draw. The sample is carefully processed using a sterile protocol while your skin becomes numb. Your PRF is then extracted from the sample into a clean syringe and injected into the treatment area.
When will I see results?
Results of PRF injections will be seen gradually during the course of several weeks. The majority of patients start to notice improvements within a few weeks, although the results continue to improve for several months after they initially become noticeable. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may need multiple treatments spread out over a few months. We can outline a treatment plan for you for optimal results.
Will I have downtime?
There is no downtime needed after a PRF injection. You may return to normal activities. Do refrain from activities that require a lot of physical exertion for 24 hours. You may experience some redness, swelling, bruising, and itching at the treatment site for a few days after treatment.
Our team at Elite Medi Spa offers both PRF and PRP and we understand the unique benefits of each for specific aesthetic goals.
Learn more. Call today to schedule a consultation to speak with one of our professionals.
BioFill is the latest innovation in PRF treatments. Using only your body’s own components, this bio filler is a natural way to make you look younger by adding rejuvenating volume to your face.
BioFill takes PRF injections a step further by combining all the benefits of PRF with a natural soft filler derived from your own albumin.
What is the Elite BioFill process?
We begin by drawing a sample of your blood into vials and placing these in a specialized centrifuge (deriving growth factors, stem cells and other skin-rejuvenating ingredients not available in PRP). Then a small fraction is taken through a unique process to derive the albumin gel component. The gel and PRF are mixed together to create natural, stimulating BioFill.
What does Elite BioFill treat?
BioFill is a soft natural filler, full of stimulating factors contained in PRF, that enhances the contours of your face without looking artificial. It can be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation.
BioFill also stimulates your body to improve skin health and reduce signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin).
Common treatment areas include:
- Under eye hollows
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
- Enhance and round cheeks
- Marionette lines
How long will results last?
This 100% natural bio-filler will yield stimulating results for up to a year. Annual follow up treatments are recommended.
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient’s skin and structure is different. On average, two treatments performed six weeks apart are recommended for optimal stimulating results. An additional treatment annually is recommended.
What is the downtime?
Anticipate very little downtime if any. You may notice a small amount of swelling and pinkness for 1-3 days. There can be mild tenderness to the treated area, which can be managed with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Swelling at the injection site is typical, and can occasionally be seen 1-2 days after injections, this is normal and should resolve within 48 hours. As with any type of injection, bruising is always a possibility.
Are there any risks associated with Elite BioFill?
Elite BioFill is one of the safest injectables available and can be injected into areas that are considered high-risk zones when using traditional HA fillers. There is always a risk of bleeding and bruising with any injection procedure. Any concerns will gladly be addressed during your consultation.
Look younger without surgery or downtime.
As we age, we naturally lose the youthful vibrancy and plumpness of our skin. Our collagen production slows, and we lose fatty tissue that once provided a youthful structure to our face.
The result is sagging skin, wrinkles, a dull complexion, and a somewhat deflated appearance. Surgical facelifts address sagging skin but do not address skin luminosity or loss of volume.
Our non-surgical PRP Facelift can restore youthful contours to your face and bring back the smooth, luminous skin you once enjoyed. It uses the regenerative components of your own blood to stimulate collagen combined with dermal filler to reduce signs of aging, plump your skin and improve its tone and texture.
A non-invasive PRP Facelift allows you to enjoy a more youthful appearance without surgery for noticeable rejuvenation results that look very natural.
How does a PRP Facelift work?
Our PRP Facelift starts by drawing a small your blood from your arm, much like a medical draw. The blood is then processed through a centrifuge. This isolates the plasma from the rest of the blood. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains nutrients, stem cells, and other growth factors.
Once centrifuged, the PRP separates from the other components in the vial. We collect the rich PRP serum from the sample and combine it with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. This is then injected into your skin like a dermal filler.
The PRP Facelift encourages blood flow, stimulates collagen production and activates potent stem cells in your body. It goes a step further to stimulate the body to produce new cells and generate more youthful tissue.
Our PRP Facelift addresses multiple signs of aging including:
- Deflated, hollow appearance
- Sagging skin under the eyes and chin
- Dull, uneven texture
How much downtime will I have with a PRP Facelift?
There is very little downtime with this treatment. At first, you may have slight stinging, some redness and slight swelling. Most patients return to normal activities within 24 hours.
When will I see results?
You will notice immediate results, which will continue to improve for two to three months following your treatment as the collagen remodels. Typical results last between one and two years.
How long does the treatment take?
One to two hours of treatment time. We discuss your treatment goals, apply a numbing cream, take the blood draw and prepare the injections.
What results should I expect with PRP Facelift?
You will quickly notice a greatly enhanced vitality in your skin. Additional changes are seen two to three months following treatment, with results lasting between one to two years. You can expect a healthier, more youthful-looking appearance.
If you have additional questions about the PRP Facelift, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss your goals and outline a treatment plan to help you achieve them.