Microneedling with PRF

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Looking for the most effective way to restore your skin’s vibrancy? Radiant-looking skin, free of blemishes is the dream of many. However, wrinkles, fine lines, folds, and creases are some of the unwanted consequences of aging. At CaTara Medical Spa, we specialize in offering the most natural way of rejuvenating your skin using microneedling with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin).

Microneedling with PRF has emerged as the preferred natural way to restore the skin’s youthfulness and glow. As one of the leading full-service med spas in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and Historic Downtown Algonquin, we have perfected the advanced treatment that combines the healing efficacy of platelet-rich fibrin with collagen induction therapy or microneedling.

What leads to wrinkles, fine lines, spots, and scars?

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is the first line of defense against foreign invaders and disease-causing germs. While the skin is kept hydrated by certain glands located in the deeper layers, two proteins – called elastin and collagen – maintain its texture, tone, and vibrancy.

Excess exposure to ultraviolet rays or pollutants, several illnesses and the natural process of aging can result in reduced collagen and elastin production. This leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, under-eye bags, creases and folds that rob the skin of its radiance.

How does microneedling with PRF help restore skin health?

Microneedling with PRF is a non-invasive technique of enhancing skin texture and tone while addressing brown spots, under-eye bags, fine lines, wrinkles, and rejuvenating dull-looking skin. As a scientifically evidenced and FDA cleared technique, microneedling with PRF stimulates the skin on multiple levels by encouraging cell renewal and promoting collagen and elastin production.

As natural biological elements of the blood are used to promote skin health, there are no risks related to rejection, allergies or other negative side effects of harsh chemicals.

All about microneedling

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy or CID. This technique involves using a handheld pen that has very fine needles to pierce the skin’s top layer in a precise, controlled pattern. These micro-injuries on the skin layer stimulate the body to begin the natural healing process by increasing collagen and elastin. Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF is injected into these micro-injuries to boost the body’s ability in healing and rejuvenating itself. The result is a refreshed, firmer and smoother skin that looks youthful and vibrant.

What is PRF?

PRF is the acronym for platelet-rich fibrin, also called leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF). It is an improved version of PRP or platelet-rich plasma which is widely used to rejuvenate skin. While the healing properties of platelets in the human blood have been known for centuries, medical researchers have found that Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is very effective in speeding up healing and recovery after dental surgery. PRF is also being used extensively to help with wound healing in maxillofacial procedures including neck, face, head, jaws, and mouth-related treatments.

PRF is used to promote bone regeneration, wound healing, wound sealing, graft stabilization, and to control bleeding.

How is PRF made?

Platelet Rich Fibrin is made from your own blood by drawing a small amount which is then centrifuged and processed. This process results in blood separating out into three layers. The topmost layer has plasma that does not have platelets, the bottom-most layer contains red blood cells and the middle layer is where the PRF component settles.

PRF releases many biologically active proteins that promote healing and rejuvenation such as:

  • Several growth factors
  • Healing matrix proteins
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Cytokines
  • Other regenerative materials

When this PRF matrix is placed on the area that requires healing and regeneration, platelets are activated and release several regenerative proteins that have therapeutic properties.

Experience the real difference at CaTara Medical Spa

As a preferred full-service medical spa in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and Downtown Algonquin, we offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based clinical options. From acne to harsh effects of aging, we offer highly tailored solutions that provide real results.

Customer service and extensive experience are our forte. What sets us apart is the time we take to listen attentively to our client needs, understand their concerns while coming up with personalized treatment recommendations. We strive at going all the way – and beyond- to exceed customer service expectations. From hand-delivering products to those who are not able to come over to pick up to offering comprehensive end-to-end skin, hair and wellness treatments, our ongoing commitment is towards quality and service excellence.

Safe, non-invasive and comfortable treatments at CaTara Medical Spa

All the treatments that we offer at our medical spa centers at Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and Downtown Algonquin are safe, non-invasive, comfortable and have minimal downtime. This makes our microneedling with PRF a perfect solution for everyone looking for non-surgical, proven ways to enhance the appearance of their skin.

Give us a call to find out how we can bring out the best in your skin using microneedling with PRF.