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What is Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)Treatment for Hair Restoration?
Some of you may have heard of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. At Monaco Wellness we are always looking for the most advanced technologies and our offerings are selected to provide results!
There are some basic similarities between platelet rich plasma (PRP) and platelet rich fibrin (PRF), there are some crucial differences that make PRF superior for hair restoration.
Both procedures require a blood draw, although PRF requires a lesser amount. The blood collect is then spun in a centrifuge. The preparation of PRF delivers higher concentrations of platelets, white blood cells and even stem cells. Evidence has demonstrated this is a more effective mix, over PRP, for hair restoration.
The final concentration of PRP yields 2 to 5 times the level of platelets found in normal blood. Higher concentrations are more effective, for hair restoration, and PRF contains approximately 10 times the platelet concentration when compared with normal blood.
Another difference is that PRF does not contain any additives, whereas an anticoagulant is used during the processing of the blood when making PRP. Without the anticoagulant, PRF takes the natural fibrinogen within our blood and it is converted to fibrin by thrombin in the early stages of clot formation.
This creates a spongy fibrin matrix that activates those platelets and acts as a scaffolding to keep the powerfully regenerative growth factors and stem cells in the treatment area they are injected into. This allows the PRF to remain in the area and contribute to restoration of the cells and tissue for weeks instead of just hours as with PRP.