PRF Treatment San Antonio
As experienced aesthetic dentists, Dr. Oluwadara and his colleagues at Shebah Dental have extensive knowledge of facial structure and its underlying tissues. For those patients who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their face, the team at Shebah Dental offers a natural aesthetic injectable called platelet-rich fibrin, or PRF, which is an improved version of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
PRF uses a concentration of your own blood to restore smooth, youthful skin. A sample of your blood is drawn into a vial and placed in a centrifuge, which spins the sample at a high speed to separate the different components of the blood.
Following centrifugation, the PRF sample contains high concentrations of platelets, along with white blood cells, fibrin, and a certain type of stem cells. When injected into specific areas of your face, the platelets create volume as the foundation for skin rejuvenation, while growth factors and fibrin help produce new collagen beneath your skin. Collagen is your body’s own supportive structure beneath your skin. It diminishes with age, but PRF helps restore it.
One of the differences between PRP and PRF is that PRP releases its growth factor slowly over an extended period, whereas PRF releases its growth factors in a matter of hours. Also, collagen production with PRF has been shown to be longer lasting than that of PRP therapy.
Dr. Oluwadara and his team at Shebah Dental offer PRF injections for qualified patients who want to refresh their appearance. It can be injected into the same facial areas as most dermal fillers, improving your skin by correcting such flaws as thin lips, sunken cheeks, marionette lines, dark circles under the eyes, or brown spots.
For dental applications, PRF promotes healing following surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, root canal, and dental implant placement. It can reduce pain and swelling, and may also enable the surgical area to heal faster.
Since PRF is a concentration of your own cells, it is 100 percent natural, contains no additives or chemicals, is a nonsurgical procedure requiring no downtime, and serves as an alternative to synthetic fillers.
For more information about our exciting facial rejuvenation services, call Shebah Dental today at (210) 448-1000 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment.