Our doctors have recommended the use of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) to enhance post-operative healing. PRF is a component of your own blood. Blood contains platelets, which contain growth factors that help stimulate soft tissue healing. The PRF procedure was invented by Joseph Choukroun, MD of France, in 2001.
You will have several vials of your own blood drawn. Your blood will be placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. This will activate the platelets (make them release their growth factors).
The blood used is your own. All blood drawing materials, needles, and the centrifuge processing containers are single-use and are disposed of in our medical waste container after each patient. Each PRF procedure performed uses its own sterile materials and supplies.