PRF Hair Loss Treatment in Sarasota, FL

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What is PRF?


PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is an advanced form of PRP (platelet rich plasma).  It has been used for decades in dentistry and orthopedics.  Human blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.  When blood is centrifuged (or spun in a special way), it will produce PRF.  PRF contains platelets, white blood cells, fibrin and stem cells.  Platelets in our blood contain proteins, or growth factors, that increase collagen production, regenerate tissue, tighten skin, rejuvenate texture of the skin, and improve hair growth.  White blood cells aid in tissue regeneration.  Fibrin acts as a scaffolding on which the growth factors attach to allow a longer release of their growth factors.  Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can turn into specialized cells or become more stem cells.  They act as a repair system for the body to replenishing adult tissues.

Why is PRF better than PRP?

PRF is the next generation of PRP.  It is 100% natural and has no additives, unlike with PRP.  PRF also contains greater concentrations of growth factors, as well as stem cells.  PRP does not have stem cells.  This higher concentration of growth factors and stem cells will promote more growth of hair and better improvement in the skin than PRP.  The fibrin in PRF acts as a scaffolding to keep the growth factors and stem cells in the area they are injected into (which needs them the most) and not allow them to diffuse away where they are not needed.  This allows for the release of more growth factors and for a longer period of time.  PRP does not have fibrin.  Also, PRP does not contain stem cells or white blood cells which both contribute to tissue regeneration.

How is the hair growth procedure performed?

Depending on the size of the area being treated, 2-4 vials of blood are drawn from your arm.  It is then centrifuged in special tubes in a unique way to activate the fibrin and concentrate more growth factors, white blood cells, and stem cells while separating it from the other blood components which are not needed.  The PRF is then withdrawn from the vials and injected into the area of hair loss or the area of the face requiring rejuvenation.

How many hair loss treatments are needed?

Results can vary from person to person.  For hair loss treatments, usually, 4 monthly consecutive treatments are needed, which is then followed by quarterly treatments to maintain the results. After a year, the treatment frequency can be reduced, based on the specific requirements of the patient.

Hair Regrowth Before & After Photos

Male PRF Example | Sarasota FL
Women PRF in Sarasaot Fl | American Dermatology
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Frequently Asked Questions


When will I see hair regrowth?

It can take 2-3 treatments to start to notice an improvement.

What do I need to do prior to getting treated?

It is important to hydrate 3 days prior to the procedure. It is also important to avoid taking anti-inflammatories 3 days prior as well.

How long does it take to perform PRF treatments?

We ask you to come 1 hour in advance to prepare the area and apply the numbing cream. The whole procedure takes 30-45 minutes to perform.

Do Hair Loss treatments hurt?

PRF requires several injections in the treatment area. You will feel a little stinging or pinching sensation. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to ease the discomfort.

What is the aftercare?

It is important to avoid taking anti-inflammatories and using ice packs in the treated area for 3-5 days after the procedure. Should you have discomfort after the procedure, you may take Tylenol. Also, you should avoid strenuous activities or air travel for 24 hours.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

Patients who have had cancer or chemotherapy cannot have the treatments. Also, people who smoke may not get as good a response treatments.

If you are interested in receiving hair loss treatments in Sarasota, FL Call Dr. Trent at  (941) 379-6647 or fill out a Contact Form here.

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