Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy boosts the rejuvenating benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the next level at our Vero Beach medical spa. Injected on its own or added to a microneedling treatment, PRF is a completely natural way to restore a radiant glow and a more youthful look.
PRF therapy attracts guests from Melbourne, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and other nearby communities who want natural facial rejuvenation treatments in a relaxing medical spa setting. At White Orchid Spa, our nurse practitioners provide an unparalleled level of care for our med spa guests on the Treasure Coast.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Therapy Treatment Before & After Photos
Actual patients of White Orchid Spa. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What is platelet-rich fibrin?
Platelet-rich fibrin is a substance collected from the blood that is similar to PRP. Platelets in the blood are rich in growth factors that increase the production of collagen and elastin. While PRP contains mostly platelets, PRF contains a higher concentration of platelets along with white blood cells and stem cells. Fibrin is created by the body to hold platelets around an injury. When PRF is injected into an area of the face, it begins a controlled inflammatory response that generates new cells, collagen, and elastin.
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Both PRP and PRF are created by spinning a sample of the patient’s blood in a centrifuge. PRF requires less blood than PRP because more of the blood is used (less is discarded). The centrifuge is spun slower for PRF, which minimizes damage to the platelets. PRF contains a greater concentration of white blood cells, stem cells, and platelets than PRP. PRF naturally forms (coagulates) into a gel that adds volume when injected and is absorbed more slowly than PRP.
Is PRF better than PRP?
PRF has similar uses as PRP, but PRF releases growth factors for much longer, improving long-term benefits. Because creating PRF does not require as much centrifugal force as PRP, the platelets are thought to be more robust than those in PRP, which leads to quicker results. We also use PRF for hair restoration at our med spa.
PRP vs PRF Comparison
Components of the blood
Platelets, white blood cells, stem cells
Concentration of platelets (vs natural blood)
2 to 5 times higher
Up to 10 times higher
Duration of growth factor release
A few hours
Up to a week
Amount of blood needed
More than PRF
Less than PRP
Use of additive
Yes, an anti-coagulant
No, it’s all natural
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Where is PRF used?
Platelet-rich fibrin treatments are commonly used under the eyes, around the mouth, and in the temples. These treatments address a variety of concerns, including:
Dark circles under the eyes
Wrinkles, fine lines, and thinning skin
Facial volume loss (tear troughs, hollow temples, deep smile lines)
We also use PRF to brighten and rejuvenate the skin by combining it with microneedling and for feminine rejuvenation as part of the O-Shot®.
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The PRF procedure is similar to PRP therapy. First, a nurse practitioner collects a small amount of blood from your arm; less is needed than with PRP. The collection tube is placed into an FDA-approved centrifuge to spin the blood and separate the PRF from the rest of the blood. The prepared PRF is immediately ready for injection into the face or for use with microneedling. The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. While no downtime is needed, expect temporary swelling in treated areas.
Results typically begin to emerge 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure and continue to improve with time. We generally recommend 3 to 4 treatment sessions, spaced 1 to 2 months apart, for optimal results.
Schedule a Consultation
White Orchid Spa attracts residents from the Treasure Coast and visitors from all over for natural facial rejuvenation with PRF. Request a consultation with one of our nurse practitioners using the online form or call us at
(772) 231-1133 to schedule an appointment.