PRP Injections & PRF Injections in Etobicoke, Toronto
The experienced dermatologists and staff at Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre are dedicated to providing you with the most effective and innovative cosmetic and medical dermatology services available, so you can achieve all your aesthetic and skin care goals.
Our cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology treatments include PRP and PRF: which are both natural treatments that soften lines, improve skin quality, reduce inflammation, and improve cellular regeneration. PRP is also a primary treatment that promotes hair retention and growth for those that are experiencing significant hair fallout, while PRF helps growth last for even longer.
But what are they, and how do they work?
ABOUT PRP THERAPY
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. For this treatment, the platelets, which are blood cells that promote the healing of wounds, are extracted from your own cells. A small amount of blood is withdrawn, and then the platelets in the blood are isolated using a centrifuge to extract them. Then, these platelets are injected back into the treatment areas.
These platelets release growth factors that stimulate the production of collagen and new tissue, so this therapy is also used to promote wound healing. As a cosmetic treatment, your body will respond naturally to these cells, and you will see improvement in your skin’s tone and texture.
What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin Treatment?
Just as PRP helps to reduce inflammation and regenerate tissues on a cellular level, PRF works with a similar mechanism. The main difference is that PRF contains the enzyme thrombin. Once injected into the treatment area, thrombin forms a clot, almost like a mesh net, that keeps PRP trapped in the injection site location so that the necessary growth factors remain in place for a longer period of time. This allows for PRF treatment to continue to release growth factors, improving cellular regeneration, for approximately four weeks. PRF also includes a higher concentration of white blood cells, fibrin, and a small amount of stem cells that remain in the bloodstream for further healing.
How PRP Is Used
PLATELET RICH FIBRIN
Adding fibrin allows the PRP to form a clot naturally without addition of any chemicals and without red and white blood cells that normally present in a blood clot that are pro-inflammatory. Benefits include:
- Long lasting growth factor stimulation – ie more stimulation of collagen synthesis and repair as the growth factors will be released slowly from the fibrin clot
- Provides a ‘scaffolding’ : this is a 3-dimensional structure around which new collagen fibres will be layered down (like putting bricks up on the frame of a house)
REGENERATING COLLAGEN BOOSTER
Drench your skin in nutrients and growth factors with Kingsway’s signature transdermal application of your own blood platelets AND non-cross linked hyaluronic acid placed directly into the middle layer of the epidermis called the mesoderm. This megawatt treatment is optimal for hydration, healing, collagen induction, tissue repair and tightening.
PRP with MICRONEEDLING
Supercharge collagen inducing microneedling by adding PRP to boost collagen and help reduce inflammation in the skin.
Conditions Treated with PRP & PRF
PRP and PRF injection treatments are ideal for areas on the neck, face, décolletage, and scalp. Some of the most popular issues that these injections can treat include fine lines around the eyes and mouth, volume loss in the cheeks, and tone, texture, and wrinkles in the neck and upper chest area. PRP in specific is a proven treatment for those experiencing hair loss.
How PRP and PRF Are Used at Kingsway
Frequently Asked Questions
Is PRP or PRF Right for Me?
Both PRP and PRF are popular choices for patients seeking a more natural solution for their cosmetic dermatology needs, but it may not be right for everyone. When you come to Kingsway for your consultation, we’ll speak with you about your skin concerns, lifestyle, and habits, and review your medical history to see if you’d be a good fit for what either treatment offers. If not, we can recommend one of several other skin rejuvenation procedures we offer.
For hair loss, we recommend getting a diagnosis from your family doctor prior to coming in to discuss if PRP for hair retention and growth is right for you.
Do PRP or PRF Treatments Hurt?
Neither are generally painful, though you may feel a small prick of pain during the initial blood draw followed by shallower pricking sensations at the injection site. Depending on the sensitivity level of the treatment area, we may use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
Do Either Treatments Require Downtime?
The length of your PRP or PRF session will depend on the treatment areas and other factors, but they tend to run approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Afterward, you can resume most of your daily activities, but some may be limited as your body begins its natural healing process. At your consultation, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what your personal aftercare plan will look like.
When Will I See PRP or PRF Results?
Most patients see results from PRP and PRF injections within a few weeks, and they will improve over the next one to two months as your body increases its collagen production. Results tend to last for one to two years, but this may depend on external factors like sun exposure, age, hormone levels, and your cells’ natural rate of regeneration. PRF results may show for even longer afterward due to the enzyme thrombin’s function within the body. Many patients choose to do a maintenance session once or twice a year to maintain their results and maintain the continued benefits of PRP and PRF.
PRP & PRF THERAPY IN TORONTO
To find out more information about PRP and PRF injections in Toronto, or to learn more about our other skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre today.