The Excitement About PRGF
PRGF is considered a breakthrough in bone and soft tissue regeneration because it permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate. When the body is wounded and needs to heal, many different cells and cell-types are rushed to the site of the injury. These cells initiate the healing process by forming blood clots and releasing growth factors into the wound. The more growth factors that are introduced to the wound, the quicker and more efficiently the body is able to heal.
By introducing PRGF to the surgical area, the body is able to take advantage of a large amount of growth factors without the blood cells. This allows for accelerated healing but without the immune system response of swelling and inflammation. PRGF also has been shown to increase the formation of new bone. By adding PRGF to the surgical site, the doctor can now grow bone more predictably and faster than ever before. This is of great significance when placing dental implants.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
While Botox can certainly improve your look it requires indefinite maintenance as it wears off in 3 - 6 months, and has potential to cause nasty side effects or allergic reactions. PRF or Platelet Rich Fibrin is acquired by drawing your blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge. The platelets which contain growth factors and the stem cells are then extracted and injected into fine lines and wrinkles and also into the lips to acquire a more full and youthful, but natural look. Unlike Botox, PRF is risk free. Because it is taken from your own blood you can not reject it or have a negative reaction to it. There are no side effects when using your own cells. PRF injections differ from Botox in that they don't give results that you see in days but rather over the course of 2 to 3 months. Each treatment delivers an accumulative affect. The growth factors in your blood stimulate your body to regenerate lost collagen and elastin giving you much longer results than Botox.