PRF – Platelet Rich Fibrin

What is PRF?

 

PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin is a similar treatment to PRP, where your own blood plasma is used to extract vital growth factors and proteins essential for cell growth and rejuvenation. However the difference with PRF lies in the process of preparing the plasma. With PRF, a special technique is used to also extract the fibrin part of the blood, as well as a higher concentration of leukotrienes, which are responsible for protecting the new growing tissue among other things. By including this fibrin, it is possible to create a strong initial scaffolding of cells, literally building bridges of new tissue in the early stages of treatment. What is very important about these procedures is the preparation, and the skill and knowledge of the person performing this preparation, as it is easily possible to destroy any potential therapeutic benefits with poor processing and a lack of understanding.

What can it be used for?

 

PRF is a regenerative treatment, and as such, it can be used to repair cells and tissue all over the body. Due to the nature of preparation of PRF, it is generally used in specific areas requiring high concentration of cell growth.  The treatment is commonly used for:

Sports injuries (muscle, tendon, ligament, bone repair)

Hair Loss

Oral and peridontal repair

While it can be extremely effective for many people in treating certain conditions, it is very important to note that this should not be considered as a lone replacement for all other procedures. For example, in some cases of injury, PRF may eliminate the need for procedures such as surgery, however in other cases it may not. A comprehensive consultation with the practitioner is vital to establish these indications.

FAQ

Is the treatment painful?
The treatment itself can be uncomfortable when performed without pain management, however when under the supervision of a qualified doctor you should have the option of local anaesthetics and a light sedative, which can mean your experience is totally pain-free.
How is PRF different from PRP?
The blood is extracted the same way as if you were having a simple blood test. The quantity of blood required depends on the area to be treated and the amount of plasma needed.

Once extracted, the blood is treated to a different process, using different equipment, to PRP, and this allows the fibrin and extra leucocytes to be collected. The introduction of the PRF into the target area depends on the type of condition being treated. Some superficial treatments and joint infiltrations use a syringe and needle, in other treatments such as dental repair, the PRF can be placed directly into the tissue using surgical equipment.

How much does it cost?
PRF treatments are generally performed alongside PRP and other adjunctive treatments, depending on the area and condition being treated, so pricing is usually generated as part of an overall treatment plan based on the individual client requirements.

As a basic guideline, PRF treatments and combination treatments can run from roughly €250 to €1500.

How long do I have to wait to see results?
This depends on the type of treatment you have, but in general, it can be an average of 6 weeks to 6 months before you see actual results. When you have a PRF treatment, you are stimulating the growth of new tissue. Therefore you must wait for the body to remodel and grow, and this does not happen overnight.

With PRF, compared to PRP, there is the added benefit of the fibrin matrix, so in theory it is possible to see results sooner, however this will depend on individual responses from each client.

How many treatments do I need?
In the case of treating sports injuries, it is generally possible to achieve effective remodelling with 1-3 treatments, however this can differ between individuals. With PRF, compared to PRP, there is the added benefit of the fibrin matrix, so in theory it is possible to see results sooner, however this will depend on individual responses from each client.

With aesthetic treatments such as hair loss, it is important to understand that you are managing ongoing ageing conditions, and this can involve multiple treatments over the course of time, and can often depend on the use of other . A specific treatment plan is developed with each client during the initial consultation and this will indicate how many treatments are recommended for effective results.

how do i find out what i need for my case?
The most important part of the process is the initial consultation. At NuaCell, this consultation is with our specialist restoration physician and surgeon. During this consultation you will discuss your particular case in detail, and you will develop a treatment plan based on your expectations and the doctor’s expert recommendations. This treatment plan will also give you a very good outline of the costs involved, how many treatments you may need, what kind of results are possible and all of the other information relevant to your case. You should never undergo a treatment without a comprehensive consultation first.

Client Reviews

Very happy with everything, pain free throughout

Hi I went to see doctor Sam and had a circumision done,
I was very nervous about calling the very first day after a long time of leaving it,
After the first phone call and taking to dr Sam on the phone I felt so relaxed about the hole process, he answered all my questions and over the phone he made a plan,
I went to meet him and had everything done on the same day, and it Was pain free,
The after service is unbelievable he messages to see how your doing and checks that your happy with everything, If I knew how good he was before I went I really wouldn’t have left it go for so long as I did, he really is a top doctor and most of all so friendly and professional,
Thank you again dr Sam for everything.

Ciaran W
Male Procedure

Restoring Self-Confidence

One side of my face is obviously not a mirror-image of the other side and this has caused me tremendous anxiety and self-conscious actions of the years including covering one part of my face with my hair or always turning my head sideways talking to people. Dr. Sam used Stem cells to correct the volume of my awkward side and lips and there is no money to pay to be able to look people in the face…straight-on. Thank you Dr. Sam and team – forever grateful.

Marie D
Adipose Stem Cell Therapy, Filler Treatment

Grateful for excellent care and attention to my situation.

I have been suffering from phimosis for many years now and I always thought there would be no way to eradicate it. I stumbled across this clinic on the internet and decided to make a consultation with Dr. Sam.

I was apprehensive prior to my consultation because of my feeling of embarrassment but Dr. Sam possesses an approachable and extremely friendly manner that diminished any negative feeling I had. Dr. Sam talked me through the procedure of partial circumcision and gave me an operation date scheduled the week after my consultation.

The operation went perfectly and it was over before I knew it. Since then I have been recovering quickly with no issues arising. Dr. Sam has been consistently in contact with me regarding my recovery. This is something I greatly appreciate given the difficult nature of the situation, having Dr. Sam guide me through the motions has made the whole process so easy.

I’m now a little over a week since my surgery and my recovery is going perfectly. Dr. Sam is still in regular contact with me and any questions I’ve had have been answered quickly with great effect. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sam to anyone struggling with a similar condition, I already feel like a new person. All I can say is I wish I did it sooner! I cannot stress how grateful I am of Dr. Sam’s constant care and attention to my situation.

Adam S

5 Star Service

Even before going to NuaCell, Dr Sam had assured me of the necessary steps and really put my mind at ease. The operation was painless and quick, just as promised. The knowledge and care shown by Sam and his team was unbelievable.

For anyone who is looking at getting A Circumcision done or any work at all, I can not recommend NuaCell enough. A top class team providing top results.

To add, the recovery has been smooth sailing, with Dr Sam on call at any time if needed and his thorough list of aftercare steps.

Huge thank you !!!

Ryan C
Cosmetic Procedure, Male Procedure

Carefully Considered Consultations

I have attended many many doctors for filler treatments regularly since I had my first filler treatment in 2007. I attended Dr. Sam for the first time in 2016 and he was the first doctor not to just inject a line or fold but actually thoroughly examined my face and explained to me why my ageing signs developed. He explained by treating the causes of the volume and bone loss of my face the treatments will last longer and the result better and this I can confirm is and was indeed the case – I love my filler treatments – I am much happier with my appearances and the treatments last much much longer. 

Audry M
Botulinum treatment, Filler Treatment

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