Platelet-Rich Plasma vs. Platelet-Rich Fibrin

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy stand as advanced regenerative medicine treatments, offering solutions to various aesthetic concerns without resorting to surgery.

Yco Facial Plastic Surgery, situated in Encinitas, California, specializes in PRF therapy, a minimally invasive treatment adept at addressing wrinkles, lost facial volume, and dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Mario Yco, MD, skillfully employs PRF therapy to not only treat specific issues but also to enhance the overall symmetry of your face.

While PRP therapy is a familiar regenerative treatment leveraging platelets to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, PRF therapy takes it up a notch. Let’s delve into the distinctions between the two.

The basics of PRP therapy involve extracting a blood sample, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets, and then injecting the resulting serum into the targeted area. The platelets initiate cell regeneration and healing.

On the other hand, PRF therapy is an enhanced version, incorporating fibrinogens, proteins in the blood that transform into fibrin during clotting. Unlike PRP therapy, PRF retains fibrinogen molecules, providing a more potent healing boost. The slower centrifuge speed in PRF therapy preserves a higher concentration of fibrinogens, stem cells, and white blood cells, contributing to a more enriched serum for injection.

Notably, PRF treatments omit anticoagulants, allowing the naturally forming spongy fibrin to support cosmetic improvements. This fibrin scaffold aids in achieving enduring results. Moreover, PRF facilitates the gradual release of growth factors, amplifying the natural healing processes from within.

Dr. Yco strategically administers PRF injections to target various aging-related aesthetic concerns:

  • Facial lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark circles
  • Lost facial volume
  • Deep facial folds
  • Sagging tear troughs

The utilization of your own blood minimizes risks, ensuring a safe procedure with minimal side effects. Dr. Yco employs small needles and, if needed, a topical numbing cream for enhanced comfort during injections.

Post-treatment, you may notice immediate improvements, with results continuing to enhance as new collagen forms in the treated area. Yco Facial Plastic Surgery extends its offerings to include a comprehensive range of nonsurgical services, such as Renuva for volume, fat transfer, injectables, facial skin peels, microneedling, Clear + Brilliant, PDO Threads, Opus Plasma for skin tightening, CO2 laser skin resurfacing, and Exosomes to address age-related skin flaws. The clinic also boasts knowledgeable estheticians for your skincare needs.

Discover the transformative potential of platelet-rich fibrin therapy by reaching out to YCO Facial Plastic Surgery at 760-944-4211, option 3, or booking an appointment online. Rejuvenate your facial aesthetic with confidence today.

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