Imagine if you could isolate one of the most powerful regenerative components of your OWN blood and simply inject it into any area; the face for anti-ageing, scalp for hair thinning/loss or vagina for laxity, incontinence and other symptoms.
What does iPRF mean?
Injectable platelet rich fibrin or (i-PRF) is a unique rejuvenation technique that uses the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with:
- platelets (a source of healing proteins and growth factors)
- fibrin (the wound healing and regeneration matrix)
- stem cells (the conductors of our body’s own healing and regeneration molecules)
How is the treatment carried out?
The treatment involves taking a blood sample, separating out the plasma and then placing the essential cells back into the body to start a natural regeneration process.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment will not be painful. Clients have described it as minor discomfort and so a topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin before starting the treatment.
How soon will I see the results of the treatment?
Changes begin in a matter of hours and can last many months owing to the effect of the growth factors. There can be some variability in results, and this will be in part due to the number and quality of platelets in the patient’s blood.
For knee injections, improvements are expected to start within weeks. It is important to remember that we are stimulating change and recovery rather than simply trying to dull the pain in the way other treatment do.
What results can iPRF achieve?
i-PRF results can be more impressive when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, line-softening treatment and other procedures. Producing virtually no downtime, this clinic-based treatment offers a natural way to help:
- Restore lost facial volume
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles
- Treat pigmentation/melasma problems
- Balance the skin’s texture
- Joint pains
- Vaginal incontinence, laxity and other symptoms
- Hair thinning/loss
How does it help with hair loss?
iPRF is a natural way to help male and female hair thinning/loss. iPRF can enhance the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special platelet cells promote healing and accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, resulting in new hair growth and thickening of existing hair.
How long does the process take?
It may sound complicated, but iPRF is a relatively straightforward process – and the separation stage can take just 15 minutes.
When it comes to your treatment, we’ll be able to give you an idea of how long we expect your appointment to last during your consultation, as it depends on what you’re looking to treat, and you may need a course of treatments.
You can view this treatment on our pricelist here.