As we age, experience hormonal changes, or as a result of genetics, our face, body, and hair can change in unexpected ways. Our eyes and cheeks can appear sunken in. We develop vertical lines around our mouth commonly mistaken for “smokers lines”. Our hands start looking boney and our buttock flattens. Women experience thinning hair, receding hairlines, and bald spots. All of these changes are a result of lost fat, lost tissue, and declining growth factors.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers Platelet Rich Plasma and Fibrin (PRP and PRF) rejuvenation to help turn back the clocks on your face, body, hair, and complexion without surgery or downtime! Our own fat cells and our own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin can help prevent hair loss, create healthy hair growth, and regenerate and restore lost volume, anywhere on the face and body. These treatments also help to prevent aging before it begins.
Research demonstrates that our own Platelet Rich Plasma and Fibrin the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of our body. PRP and PRF treatment use your own platelets rich in growth factors to generate new collagen and blood supply. The treatment helps to repair and regenerate damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging.
PRP and PRF can be combined with almost every treatment or procedure to enhance results.
PRP and PRF combined with laser therapy or microneedling enhances the results by infusing the growth factors deep into the skin. This infusion process improves the overall quality, tightness, and texture of their skin. Some of Dr. Chernoff’s patients combine PRP and PRF with surgical procedures (facelifts), injectables, laser treatments, and facials. Some patients choose PRP and PRF as stand-alone treatments to improve the overall quality, tightness, and texture of their skin. Other patients improve the thickness and health of their hair with PRF injections.
What is a Growth Factor?
A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, and cellular repair. Our bodies produce natural growth factors. They are found in high concentrations in our own fat and our own blood. Growth factors in our fat and Platelet Rich Plasma or Fibrin (PRP and PRF) can help prevent and improve our aging skin and underlying tissue. We are able to separate growth factors by separating our red blood cells from our platelet rich plasma.
What is PRP and PRF?
Platelet Rich Plasma or Fibrin (PRP / PRF) is an all-natural anti-aging solution that can remedy the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve skin texture. Created within a small sample of your own blood, PRF has natural healing properties that work to revitalize the skin on a cellular level.
How are PRP and PRF created?
PRP and PRF is created within a small sample of blood withdrawn from you at the time of your appointment. Once the sample has been taken, it is inserted and spun in a centrifuge. Blood plasma, white and red blood cells, and other growth properties bond as the sample spins, creating the PRP formula. The PRP solution is purified and the platelets are preserved, creating PRP and PRF.
Is PRP and PRF rejuvenation safe?
Yes! Since PRF derives from a sample of your own blood, there is virtually no risk of disease or a severe allergic reactions.
Who may be a candidate for PRP and PRF rejuvenation?
PRF rejuvenation may be ideal for you if you are looking for an all-natural, non-surgical means of correcting age lines and uneven skin texture. Our team will evaluate your medical history in order to determine if you may be a potential candidate for this exciting anti-aging treatment.
Are PRP and PRF treatments painful?
PRP or PRF is a quick and painless treatment. It is performed in the office with no or minimal downtime. The treatment requires a small amount of blood which is drawn from you. Then, the platelets are separated from the blood using our PRP skin improving protocol. Once the PRP is prepared, injections or other topical treatment are performed with minimal discomfort.
How does PRP and PRF treatments rejuvenate skin?
Research demonstrates that our own Platelet Rich Plasma and Fibrin and has the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of our body. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. When Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is properly injected into specific areas of the skin, it promotes your own collagen growth, regenerates tissue, and naturally soothes and tightens the skin. Studies document that PRP grows new collagen when injected into the skin, and new studies show that PRP can soften sun damage and other aging skin issues.
Are PRP and PRF safe for cosmetic use?
Yes, PRP has been safely and effectively used for cosmetic treatments. PRP has been used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery for over 30-years. Now PRP’s uses are expanded for use in speeding up wound healing as well as for cosmetic face and hand rejuvenation.
How much improvement can I expect from PRP or PRF and how long will it last?
Since PRP comes from your own body the results vary for each person. Our patients have noticeable improvement in the tone, texture, and overall quality of their skin. They have been impressed with the results. Some of Dr. Chernoff’s patients have experienced improved volume in their hands and faces, as well as a shorter recovery from facial surgery procedures. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. One to six treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
What to expect during and after the PRP or PRF procedure?
A small amount of blood will be drawn from you and the PRP is prepared. The injections take a few moments and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and requires no post-procedure care or time off from daily events. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising fades within 1-3 days.
Dr. Chernoff has developed one of the most comprehensive Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers in the United States. Dr. Chernoff is involved in numerous programs that will expand the treatments available to our patients for face and body rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation at our Indianapolis, IN or Santa Rosa, CA office to learn more.