By now, a lot of us have heard of “vampire facials” or acronyms such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) or PRF (platelet rich fibrin).
With all these, we are using one’s own blood (drawing it from the arm), spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma (everything but the red blood cells that is) & then using it to help the body heal itself quickly and efficiently.
This is not new per se; variations of this technology have been used for years by pro-athletes to heal their overworked body quicker than otherwise possible for example. It is a natural way of boosting growth and healing factors in a particular site in the body, from hair-growth induction to repairing knee caps, to helping extraction or implant sites or even gum-grafting areas heal faster and more predictably! In some cases, bone growth/regeneration has even been noted along with gum growth in the mouth which is quite amazing by simply using the PRP/PRF.
There are some medical issues or medications used by individuals that could lessen the chances of success in such procedures; but for the most part, using PRP/PRF is a very useful tool in improving the chance of success for any surgical or rejuvenation procedure. And now, we are also providing this service at Soothing Dental for our patients!