Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for Aesthetics

What are PRP and PRF?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) are treatments that involve using a patient’s own blood plasma and platelets. Platelets are a type of blood cell that play a crucial role in the body’s natural healing process. They contain growth factors and other proteins that aid in tissue repair and regeneration.

In the PRP/PRF process, a sample of the patient’s blood is taken and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The resulting solution is then injected back into the patient’s body in the area of treatment with a goal to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promote tissue regeneration, and accelerate the healing process.

PRP/PRF therapy is used in various medical fields including sports medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, dentistry, and aesthetics. It is considered a minimally invasive and a relatively safe treatment option since it is made from the patient’s own blood.

What is the difference between PRP and PRF?

Both products contain a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. However, there are differences between the two in terms of preparation methods and composition.


PRP: In PRP preparation, an anticoagulant is added to the blood before it is centrifuged to prevent it from clotting. The blood is spun at a high speed to separate the blood products. The final product typically contains a higher concentration of platelets compared to whole blood but may have lower white blood cell concentrations.

PRF: PRF is prepared using a simpler centrifugation process that does not require anticoagulants and where the blood is spun at a slower speed. This results in a fibrin matrix (clot) containing platelet and growth factors, but also white blood cells. This fibrin matrix allows a much slower and prolonged release of growth factors.

What about PRFM?

PRFM is a cross between PRP and PRF. Basically, blood is processed as PRP so that the product administration is not as time dependent. However, before injecting the PRP, calcium is added to activate it so that it clots and provides the slow release of growth factors that we see with PRF.

What are the clinical applications?

In aesthetics, the clinical applications include facial rejuvenation, sexual dysfunction, and hair restoration. The great thing about these products is that, since they are made from your own blood, they are very safe. They are a great option for people who are seeking a very natural treatment.

Which products do you use?

At Believe Image, we have PRP, PRF, and PRFM! We tailor the product to the specific procedures and patient needs.

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