Platelet Rich Fibrin WHAT????? You may have heard about Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian‘s famous vampire facials with images of their blood-streaked faces splattered over the net, freaking out fans thinking she’s gone off the deep end. But, before you hyperventilate, this treatment is virtually pain-free, despite its gory images. There is a research-backed rationale as to why this treatment is actually very effective in skin and hair regeneration, but first things first, let’s look into what this celebrity-style Hollywood-originating treatment really is. PRF is a treatment that extracts your own blood (kind of like when you donate blood, only less blood is withdrawn), then places these vials of blood into a special centrifuge designed to spin down the blood and separate all the best parts to stimulate collagen formation and hair growth. These yummy (ok, maybe not yummy..but you know what we mean) parts include platelets, growth factors, white blood cells, and mesenchymal stem cells which are all the most desired blood parts for cosmetic skin rejuvenation. The procedure then uses painless microneedling (don’t worry, you’re numbed first with our specially compounded elite numbing cream) to create micro channels into the skin’s surface through which these delicious (ok..we’ll stop with the descriptive terms) blood products are applied to the skin’s surface and make their way into the deeper skin to start their stimulation. The procedure takes about 30 minutes from start to end with the microneedling part taking only about 15 minutes. The process usually takes several treatments in the first year, and yearly maintenance treatment and is safe for all skin types and colors. In fact, unlike many treatments, this is extremely safe in darker skin colors and preferred way to regenerating the skin’s surface without creating skin discoloration.  It’s a simple, effective way to build collagen, treat discoloration, and rejuvenate your own skin with your own body’s abilities to self-heal.