At Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN, we believe in the body’s power to heal the skin, repair damaged cells, and rejuvenate and restore itself. For that reason, we offer different aesthetic PRF treatments that rely on the growth factors derived from each patient’s blood to combat aging, treat skin imperfections, and promote visible hair growth.
Aesthetic PRF Treatments
Our aesthetic PRF treatments rely on a single ingredient to accomplish cosmetic and aging-related goals. This ingredient isn’t derived from chemical solutions or anti-aging ingredients but from your own blood. PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin and is similar to PRP, but it contains a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors and no additives like coagulants.
Platelet-rich fibrin contains healing factors, and when we derive it through a blood draw, isolate it, prepare it, and use it to treat aesthetic concerns, we capitalize on the body’s healing properties and use growth factors to accomplish specific goals. PRF treatments can naturally heal the skin, restore hair growth, and improve the complexion. PRF is superior to PRP because of its higher concentration of platelets released slowly in the weeks following treatment, leading to optimal results.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
The treatment benefits of capitalizing on the growth factors in your blood are virtually endless. These treatments rely on completely natural methods to generate results. Other treatment benefits include:
- Patients will not experience any adverse or allergic reactions
- Treatments are risk-free
- PRF contains growth factors that can heal and repair the skin and scalp
- Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical, and effective
- Results appear naturally as the body responds to the injections of PRF into the skin
PRF Hair Restoration
Healthy hair is a hallmark sign of youth and vitality, but sometimes different factors affect scalp and hair health, resulting in a less-than-ideal head of hair. We can use PRF for hair restoration to naturally improve hair thickness, quality, and growth while promoting scalp health.
How It Works
Once we learn more about your treatment goals at your initial consultation and design your unique treatment plan, we will schedule your hair restoration appointment. The process begins with a blood draw to obtain the PRF to use during the treatment process.
We prepare the platelet-rich fibrin by isolating it and preparing it in injectable form. Then, we use a very small needle to make a series of strategic injections in different areas of the scalp where you want to promote hair growth. It’s minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime.
What To Expect
Patients who undergo this treatment will likely need a series of treatments to achieve ideal results. Results typically appear in the weeks following treatment as hair grows and the growth factors and platelets begin regenerating hair follicles. The best results are typically evident within the first three to six months. Results do vary based on the patient’s treatment goals, the severity of hair loss, and other factors.
Who It’s Right For
PRF hair restoration can help men and women with different hair growth concerns achieve healthier and visibly improved hair quality. This treatment can pair well with other hair restoration treatments, but it is also effective as a standalone option.
It’s a good solution for men and women who have noticed changes in their hair, as it can treat balding, receding hairlines, thinning hair, and scalp health issues. It can also help patients achieve thicker and better-quality hair by awakening dormant hair follicles and healing damaged ones.
The Vampire Facial
The Vampire Facial is another one of our PRF treatments that combines platelet-rich fibrin with microneedling to generate noticeable improvements in the health and appearance of the skin. This minimally invasive treatment stimulates natural collagen production and has the added benefits of PRF to enhance treatment results.
How It Works
Microneedling treatments use a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. These microchannels extend beyond the surface, creating pathways and increasing skin absorption. Combining PRF with microneedling through the Vampire Facial allows us to capitalize on the skin’s increased absorption rate and apply the patient’s topical platelet-rich fibrin solution directly onto the skin to generate natural results.
What To Expect
Your treatment requires a standard blood draw, and we can apply topical numbing before using the microneedling device to ensure your comfort. Once it’s over, you can resume normal activities, but we will give you instructions about caring for your skin. You may need to temporarily discontinue certain products and wait to apply cosmetics.
Results are often noticeable immediately, but the most visible improvements in the skin appear several weeks after the treatment as the body replaces damaged skin cells with younger ones, responds to the PRF growth factors, and increases collagen production in the area.
Who It’s Right For
Patients with visible skin imperfections, signs of aging, poor skin texture or tone, and general aesthetic concerns make good candidates for the Vampire Facial. This minimally invasive treatment can improve the complexion of those with different skin types and promote natural-looking results.
PRF injections can be administered to different areas of the face to accomplish many of the same goals as dermal fillers. While they don’t provide immediate results, the results do appear gradually over time, visibly improving hollow areas, skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, and overall skin health.
How It Works and What To Expect
Patients who schedule PRF injections will first undergo a blood draw to obtain the platelet-rich fibrin. Once we prepare it in an injectable form, we will administer it to your desired treatment areas to address your aging or cosmetic concerns. After your treatment, you won’t see immediate changes in those areas, but your skin will begin renewing itself, and your body will produce more collagen at the injection sites in the weeks following treatment.
Who It’s Right For
PRF injections can help patients combat aging and improve their appearance naturally. Patients who do not want to use dermal fillers to address different aging-related concerns make good treatment candidates. However, those who do choose to use dermal fillers are not excluded from treatment and can also benefit from the anti-aging properties and growth factors present in PRF.
Learn More About the Benefits of PRF
If you’re interested in one or more of these treatments and want to find out more, we can schedule a consultation to give you more details about each treatment, what you can expect from the treatment process, and design your treatment plan. Once you experience the benefits of PRF treatments, you’ll be amazed at how capable your body is at healing and renewing itself from the inside out.