Platelet-rich fibrin, or PRF, is a completely natural aesthetic injectable that can rejuvenate the appearance of your face. Using a concentration of your own blood, Dr. Cornehl can restore a youthfully smooth appearance for many patients. The injections also work over time, promoting the generation of new collagen.
As an experienced aesthetic dentist, Dr. Jarrod Cornehl has extensive knowledge of the structure of the face and its underlying tissues. His injectable plan for you will be tailored to your face and the changes you want to see. Dr. Cornehl is also an official CARE Esthetics® provider. The extensive training that led to this distinction enables Dr. Cornehl to perform the innovative Bio-PRF (“Bio-LIFT®”) technique, which involves the combination of several advanced therapies to provide patients with an all-natural, long-lasting solution for effective facial rejuvenation.
To arrange a consultation in San Francisco, please call the DENTAL STUDIO SF at 415-392-5025.
What Are Blood Concentrates?
Blood concentrates are an exciting area of facial aesthetics. You may have heard of the traditional concentrate known as PRP. PRF is another. The concept is simple enough: using your own blood to restore a fresher, smoother, and younger look. But it’s not as simple as drawing your blood and injecting it. Instead, the withdrawn blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins the vial at a high speed to separate the different contents of the blood.
After centrifugation, the PRF sample will contain high concentrations of platelets, white blood cells, fibrin, and a certain type of stem cell. Compared to PRP, PRF has more platelets per mL. One way this is achieved is by using low-speed centrifugation. For you as the patient, the important thing to know is that PRF contains high densities of rejuvenating components.
PRF contains fibrin, which contains a lot of blood platelets. These platelets create volume when injected beneath the dermis, working like scaffolding to provide support. Another primary difference between PRF and PRP is that the former releases growth factors slowly over days. PRP injections release all of their growth factors in a matter of hours. Growth factors and fibrin help produce new collagen. So with PRF, the collagen production may be longer-lasting. Collagen is your body’s own supportive structure beneath the skin, and it diminishes with age. Options like PRF that restore collagen can produce a smoother and more refreshed look.
How Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin Utilized At the DENTAL STUDIO SF?
Dr. Cornehl offers PRF injections for people who want to rejuvenate and renew their appearance. It can be injected in the same areas as most dermal fillers. It can enhance one’s look by addressing some of the most common aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Tear troughs
- Thin lips
- Sunken, hollow cheeks
- Marionette lines
- Under-eye dark circles
- Brown spots
Depending on what you would like to achieve, PRF injections can be combined with JUVÉDERM® for an ideal smoothing effect. PRF injections can also be used alone.
For most people, more than one injection session is recommended. In fact, 3-5 treatments may be necessary to get the desired result. These sessions will be spaced about one month apart.
PRF has been used for quite some time in dentistry. For dental applications, PRF promotes healing. Some dentists, and specialists like oral surgeons and periodontists provide it following surgical procedures like wisdom tooth removal and dental implant placement. In these circumstances, it can reduce pain and swelling, and may even help the surgical area heal faster.
Benefits of PRF
This injectable is a concentration of your own cells. Many individuals love that they can use their own natural cells to rejuvenate their appearance. The benefits offered by this treatment include:
- 100 percent natural
- No downtime
- No additives
- No chemicals
- Can be used alone as an alternative to synthetic fillers
After the injections, many patients notice an immediate effect as their appearance may already be showing signs of enhanced smoothness and a more youthful glow. The injections work over time as well. The fibrin and platelets should gradually stimulate the production of collagen. The effects may last up to a year.
Bio-PRF System – The BioLIFT®
Dr. Cornehl can perform a state-of-the-art technique developed by CARE Esthetics® that offers patients even more benefits from PRF treatment. The Bio-PRF System, also referred to as the Bio-LIFT®, is an all-natural method of rejuvenation that blends a number of therapies together to create beautiful results without the use of chemicals, additives, or traditional dermal filler solutions. This regenerative science technique can help many individuals effectively reduce signs of age and other aesthetic concerns with results that last four to six months.
Learn more about natural facial fillers and the Bio-PRF System.
PRF Injections Improved with AccuVein® Technology
Dr. Cornehl uses the AccuVein vein illumination device to improve your experience during PRF treatment. This handheld device shines a square patch of infrared light on the treatment area. The hemoglobin in your blood absorbs the light, making the entire vasculature within the square of light stand out in sharp relief. You and Dr. Cornehl will be able to see your veins and arteries in a way that is impossible with the naked eye alone.
While drawing blood, Dr. Cornehl will be able to quickly and easily visualize the vein. He will also be able to see exactly which areas he wants to avoid. We have found this visualization of the area improves our patients’ experiences and satisfaction. The AccuVein is also used when injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® into the tissue, which can result in less bruising after the injections are complete.
Find Out if You Are a Candidate
Most people who want to renew their facial appearance are good candidates for PRF injections. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Cornehl, please call the DENTAL STUDIO SF at 415-392-5025. Our guests visit us from across the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Rafael, Oakland and Berkeley.