Regenerative Therapy for Skin & Hair
Therapy for Skin & Hair
PRF or Exosomes for Skin & Hair Treatments
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy is a regenerative medical procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to promote hair health and growth. This treatment requires collecting a small amount of blood from the patient, processing it in a centrifuge machine to concentrate platelets and growth factors, and then injecting the PRF solution into the scalp.
PRF therapy is believed to aid in hair restoration by stimulating hair follicles, promote hair growth, and improve hair density. However, results of hair restoration can vary from person to person, and results may not be guaranteed. We highly recommend a consultation with one of our qualified healthcare providers in order to determine if PRF therapy is a good option for your specific hair loss.
Here’s a more detailed overview of the process at our Beauty and Body Med Lounge:
- Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation with a healthcare provider to assess if you are a good candidate. During this consultation, your medical history and the extent of your hair loss will be evaluated to determine if PRF therapy is a good option for you.
- Blood Collection: If you are deemed a candidate for PRF therapy, then a small amount of your blood (similar to a standard blood test) will be drawn from your arm.
- Centrifugation: The collected blood is put in a centrifuge machine, and spins at a high speed to separate its components. During this process, the blood is separated into three layers and the one to be injected in the scalp is platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).
- PRF Collection: The PRF layer, which contains a concentrated amount of platelets, growth factors, and white blood cells, is carefully collected and prepared for injection.
- Injection: The PRF is then injected directly into the areas of your scalp where hair thinning or hair loss is an issue.
- Post-Treatment Care: After the PRF scalp procedure, you will be advised to follow specific post-treatment care instructions, which may include avoiding certain activities, products, or medications that could interfere with the healing and success of the treatment.
It’s imperative to understand that the outcome of PRF therapy can differ among individuals, and multiple sessions may be required or recommended to achieve the desired results. Not everyone is a candidate for this treatment, and its effectiveness may depend on factors such as the cause of hair loss and the extent of hair thinning.
At Beauty & Body Medlounge we utilize the EZPRF and EZGel system.
On the other hand, EZGel refers to a special gel formulation that is used in combination with EZPRF. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps retain moisture and provide structure to the skin. When combined with PRF, EZGel acts as a carrier or matrix to enhance its application during aesthetic procedures.
By combining EZPRF with EZGel, aesthetic medicine practitioners can provide patients with a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment option for achieving natural-looking results in areas such as facial rejuvenation, volume restoration, and scar revision. These techniques are popular due to their potential to improve the skin’s appearance and texture, reduce the signs of aging, and promote overall skin health without the need for more invasive procedures.
Similar to dermal fillers, PRF increases the thickness, firmness and texture of your skin. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve full correction. Dermal fillers are frequently utilized in conjunction with PRF.
What are Exosomes?
Regenerative therapy has been a hot topic for years in regenerative medicine and they have recently made their way into the beauty industry. An Alternative for PRP/PRF, Exosome therapy is an advanced treatment that is being called out as the newest frontier in the field of cell therapy. Exosomes are described as extracellular vesicles that are released by stem cells that may be derived from human bone marrow, or from PRP/PRF. Exosomes are responsible for cell to cell communication and for facilitating the exchange of RNA and other important proteins between cells. They are taken from human adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells in FDA registered labs, and contain RNA to promote tissue repair and skin regeneration. By applying exosomes directly to the tissue, we bypass the long cellular division process and skip straight to the replenishment and regeneration of the treatment area. Ideal for use during microneedling, benefits of Exosomes include a reduction in skin texture, age spots, improved brightness and hydration and collagen production. This complex is also full of other potent ingredients that have been FDA proven to enhance healing and to have anti-aging benefits including: growth factors, peptides, coenzymes, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid.
Which treatment is right for you?
Both treatments are similar and require little to no downtime, however, there are some differences that are important to consider when choosing which treatment is right for you. Exosome treatment works like PRP/PRF by using the same concept of growth factors to produce collagen growth. The main difference is that these growth factors are derived from lab and not taken from the patient’s own blood. The Exosome serum, which includes growth factors, messenger RNA, micro RNA, and cytokines contains a higher concentration of growth factors. Because Exosomes are lab derived, they do not contain debris of unnecessary ingredients in the serum that patient-extracted PRP/PRF serums will have. For this reason, many choose Exosome therapy instead of PRP/PRF therapy. However, many people like PRP/PRF therapy because it uses their own blood, so there is less chance of risk involved from using a serum that is foreign to the body.
Choosing the right treatment is very important, and the best way to feel confident in your treatment decision is by booking a complimentary consultation with one of our providers and going over both options in depth.