Understand the Differences between PRP & PRF Injections

If you're considering treatments to improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes, you may have heard about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) injections. Both treatments use a patient's own blood to stimulate the production of collagen and improve the overall appearance of the skin. However, there are some key differences between PRP and PRF injections that you should be aware of before making a decision.

What is PRP?

PRP is a treatment that involves injecting a concentration of platelets from the patient's own blood into the skin. Platelets are a type of blood cell that contain growth factors, which can help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

What is PRF?

PRF is similar to PRP, but it involves the use of a different preparation process that results in a higher concentration of platelets and a stronger release of growth factors. PRF also contains fibrin, a protein that helps to support tissue repair and regeneration.


PRP injections are created by isolating the platelets from a patient's blood and concentrating them into a serum. This serum is then injected into the treatment area. PRF injections, on the other hand, are created by adding a fibrin matrix to the platelets, which creates a more cohesive and stable injectable product.


PRP injections are often used to improve the texture and tone of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. PRF injections are typically used to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin and stimulate the production of collagen.


PRP injections tend to have a shorter duration of action compared to PRF injections. This means that the effects of PRP injections may not last as long as those of PRF injections.

In conclusion, PRP and PRF injections are both effective treatments that can help improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, including in the under-eye area. While they have some similarities, there are also some key differences that Nurse Gemavie can go over with you prior to your treatment. Nurse Gemavie is an experienced and compassionate nurse who specializes in regenerative aesthetics, she can help you understand the benefits and potential risks of each treatment and develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.