Starting in our twenties and thirties, facial volume loss, wrinkles, and dull skin begin to take the place of our former youthful glow. We may also notice thinning hair or simply start to look older than we would like. While PRP (platelet-rich plasma) has been a staple treatment in plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation for years, a revolutionary new technology is quickly replacing PRP. With our Miami PRF treatment, the latest revolution in minimally invasive anti-aging, it is possible to restore facial volume, regain a lush head of hair, and recapture the smooth, vibrant skin of your youth. Known as EZ PRF, it’s also a powerful tool that speeds healing after cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. Best of all, it is a completely natural, drug-free way to look younger.
Introducing EZ PRF, the next-generation in anti-aging technology. Our PRF in Miami is 100 percent natural and works well on its own or to boost the results of cosmetic injectables, hair restoration, laser rejuvenation, fat grafting, and microneedling.
At ARC Plastic Surgery, our patients have a myriad of cosmetic surgical and surgery-free options to choose from. EZ PRF is quickly replacing older PRP technology for individuals seeking a natural means to look younger. This drug-free anti-aging solution treats the first signs of aging so you can remain confident and beautifully ageless with zero downtime.
PRF, or platelet-rich fibrin, is a bioactive substance derived from the patient’s own blood. PRF contains high concentrations of white blood cells, platelets, fibrin, and stem cells. Once injected, these growth factors remain in place for an extended time to fuel the skin, scalp, and tissues with the ingredients they need to function optimally.
After taking a blood sample and purifying it, we inject the PRF into areas such as the face or scalp to promote skin renewal, collagen regeneration, and hair regrowth, or to turbocharge wound healing after surgical procedures.
First, we draw a small sample of blood from the arm. After disinfecting the skin and applying a tourniquet to your arm, you will feel a quick needle prick. A tablespoon-sized amount of blood draws up into the EZ PRF collection tube. We then place the blood sample into a centrifuge, which spins quickly to separate out the PRF from red blood cells and other components in the blood. The purified PRF is collected and transferred to a syringe. We then inject the PRF into the treatment areas.
Many patients love that EZ PRF is a 100 percent natural way to look younger. It also has numerous uses in aesthetic medicine. PRF gel is an excellent alternative to dermal fillers for individuals seeking to restore facial volume without relying on artificial ingredients. Hair restoration candidates have also found that PRF works faster than conventional treatments and with fewer side effects. Fat grafting patients retained more fat by adding PRF to the procedure. PRF also promotes a faster recovery after cosmetic surgical procedures, including rhinoplasty. With so many uses, it is no wonder that PRF is replacing PRP therapy.
Unlike PRP, EZ PRF contains no additives. It does not require an anticoagulant, which keeps the cells active for longer, so they continue improving the patient’s target concerns. Since PRF contains a higher concentration of platelets, white blood cells, stem cells, and fibrin than PRP, our patients typically enjoy better treatment outcomes and more value for their dollar.
PRF is superior to PRP since it contains 10x more platelets and a fibrin matrix to keep the growth factors locked in place over time. Unlike PRP, the EZ PRF system also extracts stem cells, allowing more healthy, new cells to flourish. Stem cells are proven to assist in wound healing, hair regrowth, and skin rejuvenation
During PRP extraction, the blood typically spins in the centrifuge for too fast and too long. This process reduces the number of desirable cells in the final preparation. Therefore, patients lose out on some of the benefits promised when receiving PRP. Meanwhile, PRF uses low-speed centrifugation, ultimately forming a super-pure substance teeming with a powerhouse of highly concentrated platelets, fibrin, white cells, and stem cells.
EZ PRF’s proprietary system also causes less cellular damage when preparing the blood sample since it spins at a lower speed in the centrifuge. Since the cells in PRF are higher in quality, patients typically experience long-lasting improvements and better cosmetic outcomes.
Finally, PRF contains fibrin, which acts like glue to bind the growth factors in place. The active ingredients remain at the treatment site longer so they can provide continuous benefits. On the other hand, PRP rapidly releases the platelets and growth factors, so they are only available for a short time, limiting the long-term benefits of your treatment.
Treating under-eye hollows with dermal fillers is tricky since eye skin is thin and delicate. Fillers can sometimes result in a deformity known as the Tyndall effect, causing a bluish tint under the eyes. Instead of injecting a liquid implant under the skin, PRF restores natural volume to correct under-eye circles and hollowing. The effects last several weeks, helping you to build your own natural collagen in the area, and there is no risk of allergy since PRF does not contain additives or synthetic ingredients. A series of PRF treatments are needed to achieve the same result as under-eye filler.
Traditional hair restoration options such as minoxidil, finasteride (propecia), and laser hair rejuvenation are associated with side effects and take 12 months to work. With PRF, there is no downtime or unwanted side effects. PRF delivers growth factors directly into the scalp, where they quickly awaken the hair follicle and kickstart the anagen hair growth cycle and new blood vessel formation. As a result of PRF Miami patients often see improvements in scalp health, hair thickness, and density in just a few months.
Whether you are thinking about trying wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, fat grafting, rhinoplasty, laser skin resurfacing, or hair restoration, PRF is worthy of consideration. The best candidates are non-smokers that are in good overall health. Pregnant women should hold off on receiving PRF therapy. Individuals with epilepsy or hemophilia must be carefully monitored during the treatment and may have limited success.
At your consultation, we welcome you to speak openly about your aesthetic concerns. If you are a candidate, we will tell you what EZ PRF can do for you. Your bespoke treatment plan may include PRF as a standalone procedure or as a complement to other surgical or non-surgical treatments that may interest you. Three days before starting PRF, you will need to hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water.
It takes several weeks to see EZ PRF to start working, even though the treatment starts building collagen as early as a week after the injections. The effects only improve in the coming months as the slow-release platelets and growth factors nourish the tissues. Most patients are rewarded with their final results in three to four months. A series of six to eight treatments may be required depending on the specific cosmetic issue you are addressing.
Founded by double board-certified Miami plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Jeremy White, ARC Plastic Surgery has earned a reputation for outstanding results. We have emerged as leaders in aesthetic medicine owing to our artistic talent, scientific knowledge, and concierge-style patient care.
Dr. White and his team boast vast experience in facial plastics, anti-aging procedures, rhinoplasty, breast surgery, and body contouring. From the moment you step into our inviting reception area, we put you at ease by treating you with the warmth, dignity, and compassion you expect from a five-star rated, award-winning Miami plastic surgeon. Our goal is to inspire beauty and confidence through powerful anti-aging solutions that deliver real results you can see.
Most patients find any procedural discomfort minimal. No anesthesia is needed. All you will feel is a quick needle prick.
While rare, possible side effects include infection, temporary numbness, hematoma, and blood vessel damage.
PRF must be used within 15 minutes of extraction, so it is not possible to save any unused portion.
Patients typically see early improvements after six weeks. Long-term effects such as firmer skin, increased collagen production, enhanced skin quality, and improved scalp and hair health can take three to four months to become apparent. Repeat treatments may be necessary for best effects.
EZ PRF is performed as a series of treatments. Each treatment session is spaced four to six weeks apart.
There is no true downtime. Most patients resume their usual daily activities right away. Mild tenderness, redness, swelling, bruising, or pin-point bleeding at the injection site are common but temporary side effects.
The cost of PRF in Miami depends on several factors. As a customized procedure, we consider the size and number of areas treated and whether you are having EZ PRF as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other procedures. At the end of your consultation, you will receive a full breakdown of costs, so you know exactly what to expect before moving forward with your treatment.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.