What is PRP and PRF?

Both PRP and PRF have many uses, but at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, we use it to rejuvenate the skin. The platelets that are within the plasma contain growth factors, which stimulate skin tissue repair and regeneration, as well as new collagen and elastin production. This process results in skin that’s healthier, firmer, tighter, and more youthful-looking. When patients arrive for their treatment, blood is drawn from a vein and placed into a centrifuge so that the plasma can be separated from the red blood cells and other impurities. The plasma is then placed into a syringe so that it can be injected into the face. It can also be used in conjunction with other treatments such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, facials, and dermal fillers.

Key benefits of PRP and PRF

  • Overall tissue rejuvenation/regeneration
  • Reduced appearance of scars
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Minimized pores
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Brand-new collagen and elastin production
  • Natural and chemical-free

How are PRP and PRF different?

Amount of growth factors

PRF delivers about 8-10 times more growth factors than PRP does. 


PRP’s extraction process involves additives and chemicals to thin the blood, while PRF is extracted in a process that is completely natural and unmodified, with no additives.


During the spinning process, PRF is separated using a different angle and a lower spin speed (g-force) than PRP, as well as a different type of vial. This different spinning process means that the platelets and white blood cells remain at the top of the vial, providing a higher concentration of the growth factors.

Blood flow and diffusion

PRF triggers more blood flow, which essentially gets better results than PRP. PRF also spreads more slowly when administered, which means that the body is able to take advantage of the growth factors more efficiently.


PRF releases the growth factors for a longer period of time than PRP due to the blood-thinning additives that PRP has. This means that PRP is only “active” for about one day, while PRF is active for about one week. 


PRF treatments cost more than PRP treatments due to the advantages that PRF fillers in Philadelphia at Bloom Facial Plastics have. 

Recovery and results

PRP and PRF do not require any downtime. Patients can go right back to their normal activities, although some have mild soreness, bruising, itching, and/or scabs at the treatment sites for a day or so. The first results will take approximately three months to become apparent, with final results visible at 6-12 months. Once results are finalized, you will see the rejuvenating benefits of the treatment, which include brighter, healthier, smoother skin. 

Why choose Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery?

Double board-certified surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom founded Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery to offer patients a comprehensive facial rejuvenation experience and to combine expert surgeons, an outstanding aesthetician team, and the most advanced devices and skincare. Our aesthetic center is like a family, and we take care of each patient like they are one of our own. Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery exudes a positive, friendly, and high-energy atmosphere the minute a patient walks through the door, and it is carried throughout their entire experience with us. Our aim is to safely provide the outcome you want and to give you an exceptional patient experience. The comprehensive nature and synergy of our team provides our patients with unparalleled results.

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