Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Rich Fibrin Procedures (PRP/PRF)
These cutting-edge treatments encourage healing from common conditions using products produced by your own body. Simply put, PRP/PRF treatments enhance your body’s ability to heal itself.
What are PRP/PRF products? Are they safe?
PRP and PRF are safe, autologous products, which means they come from your own body. This decreases the chances of adverse reactions, unlike synthetic molecules. PRP/PRF is a concentrated source of cellular signaling molecules that play a significant role in the biology of healing.
What conditions respond well to PRP/PRF treatments?
We use these products to treat a variety of conditions including joint problems, chronic wounds, scar improvement, acne scars, minor burns, scar repigmentation, erectile dysfunction and aesthetic issues such as hair loss.
|Service||Member||Non-member||Typical (other clinic or hospital)|
|Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRP) First Kit||$399||$699|
|PRP (Kits 2-5)||$199||$349|
|PRP - Cosmetic Rejuvenation/ MicroNeedling||$499||$699||$500 - $2000|
|PRP for Hair Loss||$499||$699||$400 - $1300|
|PRP - Joint Injection||$99||$199 - $499||$500 - $2000|
|PRP - Joint Injection||$99 per joint 2-4|
|PRP/PRF for chronic wounds, scar improvement, acne scars, minor burns, scar repigmentation, Erectile dysfunction.||Cost varies for indication and amount of treatments|
Frequently Asked Questions about PRP/PRF treatments
Both PRP and PRF procedures require a blood draw, although PRF requires a lesser amount. PRP is then spun at a higher speed in the centrifuge, which causes the heavier cells in the blood, the stem cells and white blood cells, to collect in the bottom part of the test tube, while the platelets and plasma collect in the upper part.
To create PRF, the blood is spun at a lower speed so that the layers of the blood do not separate out as distinctly. This allows some of the white blood cells and stem cells to remain within the platelet layer, instead of being separated. This gives PRF more healing factors than PRP. Plus, the lower centrifuge speed causes less trauma to the individual cells involved.
Research is showing that even higher concentrations of platelets, as well as a concentration of white blood cells and stem cells are a more effective mix. That’s what PRF delivers. The final concentration of platelets in PRP and PRF also differs. PRP ends up with 2 to 5 times the level of platelets found in normal blood. Higher concentrations are more effective, and PRF contains approximately 10 times the platelet concentration when compared with normal blood.
PRF does not contain any additives, whereas an anticoagulant is used during the processing of the blood when making PRP. Without the anticoagulant, PRF takes the natural fibrinogen within your blood and converts it to fibrin by thrombin in the early stages of clot formation. This creates a spongy fibrin matrix that activates the platelets and acts as a scaffolding to keep the growth factors and stem cells in the area they are injected.
The platelets and plasma are collected and injected into the areas of injury, collagen depletion, or hair thinning.
Our providers will work with you to review your medical history and your specific condition to develop an effective PRP or PRF treatment plan.