injectable platelet rich fibrin or (iPRF) is a unique rejuvenation technique that uses the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with platelets (source of healing proteins and growth factors), fibrin (the wound healing and regeneration matrix) and stem cells (the conductors of our body’s own healing and regeneration molecules).
This product is injected, resulting in activation of accelerated healing and regeneration. As a result, the body’s own powerful regenerative properties are concentrated and focused on the area of concern.
iPRF intensifies the functioning and reproduction of cells, thus having a gentle, gradual yet long lasting and accumulative effect. Of course, i-PRF results are all the more impressive when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, wrinkle-relaxing treatments and other skin treatments. Producing virtually no downtime, this clinic based treatment can be used for skin and hair rejuvenation as well as treating problematic melasma and acne scars.
One of the new applications of i-PRF is for the treatment of hair loss. It is used to reverse the hair loss in men and women as part of a multi-step treatment of the scalp that is done under local anaesthetic. It appears to ‘reset’ the hair follicles and reduce the impact of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in those with Androgenetic Alopecia (pattern hair loss) and there is also growing evidence that PRP is the new ‘gold standard’ for Alopecia Areata.
Prices (Per Treatment)
Rejuvenation may be achieved by a single treatment.
For treatment of significant skin or hair problems, a course of 3 treatments is recommended
PRP treatments £400 (face or scalp)
i-PRF treatments £400 *
*Part of a clinical protocol
Your Questions Answered About i-PRF
IS THIS THE SAME AS PRP? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IPRF & PRP?
In addition, the enrichment of platelets in these two products is not the same. In PRP, the platelets are enriched two to four times above the physiological concentrations available in blood and there are very few circulating blood stem cells. In contrast, PRF contains all the platelets with no elimination of the powerful regenerative matrix (fibrin) in addition to another very rich source of growth factors and tissue regeneration: the circulating blood stem cells.