Natural Growth Factors vs. PRP: Which One is Better? All Detailed Information Given

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PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments are remarkably similar substances used for similar reasons. However, there must be some difference between the two. This post discusses PRP vs. Natural Growth Factor Injections; which one is better for you? We will cover the purposes of these two substances, their effects, what treatments use them, their side effects and potential risks, and more. Let’s get to it!

PRP vs. Natural Growth Factor Injections: The Primary Differences

First off, the main difference between PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections are their names, which stand for platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin, respectively. What do these names mean?

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance found in the blood. It is responsible for making repairs on the body when injuries occur. The blood transports the PRP through the blood vessels, and the PRP reconstructs damaged tissues. PRP nurtures cells that can heal themselves and augments the healing processes of damaged tissues. Medical doctors inject high concentrations of PRP from a person’s bloodstream into damaged areas when injuries occur. However, the use of PRP extends beyond the medical world and into the aesthetics field.

What is Natural Growth Factor Injections?

Platelet-rich fibrin (Natural Growth Factor Injections) is a derivative of platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma contains platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. Isolating the fibrin from PRP produces Natural Growth Factor Injections. Natural Growth Factor Injections contains high concentrations of fibrin, white blood cells, and stem cells that circulate in the bloodstream. It also helps repair damages and aids in increased collagen and elastin production – the two most important skin proteins. Additionally, Natural Growth Factor Injections releases growth factors over time once injected under the skin. Lastly, Natural Growth Factor Injections becomes a gel upon 15 to 20 minutes of isolation, making it useful for cosmetic volume.

Differences in Effect

The differences in the effects of both PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections are not overly subtle. Natural Growth Factor Injections is considered the better substance in general because of the growth factors it releases over time, something that PRP does to a lesser degree. Natural Growth Factor Injections releases the growth factors over the span of ten days, making its tissue and cell rejuvenation properties far more effective. However, this does not make Natural Growth Factor Injections better in all respects.

Extracting PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections

The extraordinary thing about PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments is that they minimize any potential risks because they take the substance right out of the patients. Because the substances are from your own body, the chances of any allergic or adverse reactions are essentially zero. The injector takes a sample of the patient’s blood and puts it in a vial or container. Then, the container is placed in a centrifuge at 3000 rotations per minute for about 10 minutes. The centrifugal force will separate the different components of the blood – it will separate the PRP from the red blood cells and other blood elements. The substance must be extracted from the PRP if you want the Natural Growth Factor Injections treatment. Once extracted, the injector can proceed with the procedure. The injector will inject the PRP Vs. Natural Growth Factor Injections into the treatment area.

What Treatments Use PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections

Since their effects are highly similar, except that Natural Growth Factor Injections releases more growth factors in the long run, there is no PRP vs. Natural Growth Factor Injections when it comes to what treatments use them. Both treatments are suitable for facial injections, scar treatment, and hair restoration procedures. Due to their capability to enhance collagen and elastin production, PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections can significantly enhance the quality and health of the skin. And due to their restorative and healing properties, they can even perform reparative operations to the cellular level.

Facial Injections

Due to their collagen and elastin enhancement properties, PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments are excellent for facial injections, especially for aging-prone areas like around the eyes, sides of the mouth, or forehead. They tighten the skin, improve skin texture, and lessen the severity of fine lines or wrinkles.

Scar Treatment

Because of their restorative properties (combined with the increased collagen), PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments are perfect for scar treatment. Scars are nothing more than irregular formations of collagen around the skin. When the skin gets injured severely, the body tries to repair the damage as fast as possible using collagen. The hurried repair makes the collagen form in an unorganized manner; instead of the basket-weave pattern it has on undamaged skin. Over time, the collagen proteins might try to organize themselves, but they can only soften the appearance of a scar. A PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatment allows the skin to correct scars more effectively. The combination of cell repairs and increased collagen is enough to do the job.

Hair Restoration

Lastly, again due to their restorative qualities, PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments can restore hair. If a person suffers from alopecia (the medical term for hair loss), their hair follicles suffer damage, making them unable to produce hair. The growth factors of PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections are powerful enough to restore hair follicles so that they can grow hair again.

Side Effects and Potential Risks

The potential severe risks of PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections are incredibly minimal. The substances are derived from the bodies of the patients. Severe reactions to PRP and Natural Growth Factor Injections are highly unexpected. However, if the patient reacts adversely to PRP or Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments, they should let a physician know immediately. The possible side effects of PRP or Natural Growth Factor Injections are slight pain, infection, and bleeding. These side effects are natural and expected of injection treatment. They should dissipate within some time after the treatment. If the side effects last for days, you should let your doctor know immediately.

Who to Call About PRP or Natural Growth Factor Injections Treatments?

As with any medical or aesthetic procedure, you should talk with a professional beforehand to know if you are suitable for the treatment. Bloom Aesthetics staffs one of the most experienced, highly-trained, and certified advanced registered nurse practitioners in Washington state. Zelda Swain, ARNP, can provide you with all the information you need about either PRP or Natural Growth Factor Injections treatments. For more information about PRP vs. Natural Growth Factor Injections, talk to Bloom Aesthetics through phone at (509) 990-3054, email at [email protected], or send us a message through our Contact Us page. Our location is at 16201 E. Indiana Ave.,Ste. 2260 Spokane Valley 99216 Spokane WA 99201-7003
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