Platelet rich fibrin and platelet rich plasma are both derived from your own blood. The blood is centrifuged to separate cells that are enriched with different proteins and growth factors leaving you with either PRP or PRF. The high concentration of growth factors in the PRP/PRF can be injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
PRF is even more advanced than PRP and is composed of only your own, natural blood product. It stimulates production of collagen, new skin cells, and blood vessels. PRF injections can also be used to rejuvenate any area of the face, especially the periorbital (surrounding the eyes) area. They can improve tone, texture, discoloration, and the overall health of your skin. PRF can also provide its benefits by being combined with fillers or other treatments.
Both products require the patient to provide blood. Compared to PRF, PRP requires more blood to be drawn. The full blood sample for each of the products must be put into a centrifuge, where it is treated to help separate the blood into various layers. PRP is spun at a higher speed, which effectively forces all of the blood's heavier components, such white blood cells and stem cells, to gather in the test tube's bottom portion while allowing the lighter platelets and plasma to do the same in the top portion. The tissue-damaged area is subsequently treated with an injection of platelets and plasma that was previously collected from the test tube's top portion.