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Does PRF Hurt?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin

Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is the newest generation of PRP treatment. Unlike traditional PRP, PRF is allowed to clot to promote better healing after injection. Thus, patients often wonder if PRF injections are more painful than PRP injections. Let’s take a closer look at the frequently asked question, “Does PRF hurt?”

Platelet rich fibrin injections do not hurt significantly more than PRP injections. It is injected in small amounts across the scalp, making the clot contained in PRF be distributed throughout the treatment area. This then stimulates the healing process and increases blood flow. In the case of hair restoration, this can help grow new hair and repair hair follicles.

There is some expected discomfort associated with both PRP and PRF injection treatments. Your injector will usually apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before beginning the treatment. In cases where a large area is treated, they may reapply numbing cream or use longer lasting lidocaine injections.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Where Can PRF Be Injected?

By | Platelet Rich Fibrin, PRP Injections

PRF—or platelet rich fibrin—is considered the new generation of platelet rich plasma and is replacing many of the traditional PRP treatments. However, it does a slightly different composition and does not use any anticoagulants, so patients wonder if this means it cannot be injected in as many places. So, where can PRF be injected?

For the most part, platelet rich fibrin can be injected anywhere PRP or dermal fillers can. When it comes to treating hair loss, the injections are superficial enough for the PRF not to have any more risks than PRP and less risks than most dermal fillers. 

When injected deeper into the skin, there may be slightly more risk than with platelet rich plasma. However, there is still much less risk than with dermal fillers. Therefore, for areas such as the under eyes and nasolabial folds, PRF is still a great option with few risks.

A few common PRF injection sites include:

  • Scalp
  • Under eyes
  • Acne scars
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lips

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.