Platelet Rich Fibrin (LPRF) as the name suggests, is a byproduct of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. PRF permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. During the healing process, the body rushes many cells and cell-types to the wound in order to initiate the healing process. One of those cell types is platelets. Platelets perform many functions, including formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors into the wound. These growth factors (GF) function to assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissue. The more growth factors released into the wound, the more stem cells stimulated to produce new host tissue. Thus, one can easily see that PRF permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.
Microneedling works in a similar fashion, stimulating the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. As the skin heals from these micro-wounds, new collagen is created and scar tissue is broken up. As the skin heals from a microneedling treatment, a younger, smoother, and firmer appearance is achieved.