PRF Training for Cosmetic Injectors
If you’re interested in becoming one of the top-earning cosmetic injectors and expanding your skill-set with PRF training, look no further, because the National Laser Institute trains top-class cosmetic injectors across the country through its competitive courses including PRF training taught by the best in the business.
The medical aesthetics industry has many opportunities with continuous room for growth as new technologies and treatments like PRF are developed. Cosmetic injectors can perform treatments such as Botox or filler injections, PRF injections, and a host of cosmetic laser treatments.
As you know, dermal fillers are used to correct age-related volume loss to correct wrinkles, and smile lines. Alternatively, there is an increasing demand for PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) to treat the same concerns. These are natural alternatives to conventional dermal fillers and are injected for facial rejuvenation and to promote new skin cell growth for skin rejuvenation.
What Is The History Behind PRF Training?
PRF was discovered in France in 2001 by Dr. Chokroun and a team of medical professionals in 2001. Since then, medical professionals have been using platelet-rich fibrin in many areas of the medical realm. Most recently, a medical aesthetics modality has taken cosmetic injecting to a new level, providing a natural alternative to conventional hyaluronic-based dermal fillers.
Platelet-rich fibrin is developed by removing red blood cells from a serum. These red blood cells are also present in the human body throughout the blood. As a result of the removal of RBC (red blood cells) from a serum, a concentrated serum of growth factors is obtained, including white blood cells, stem cells, and cytokines. A cytokine is a type of protein that participates in communication between the cells. The PRF serum has the perfect mix of ingredients to promote healthy growth and wound repair for the client.
How Does Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Work?
PRF training will give you the skills you need to give your patients a natural alternative to conventional hyaluronic-based dermal fillers. PRF is known to naturally volumize the skin as the platelets work to form protective layers at the site. This protective layer forms a kind of “mesh” at the injection site. In addition, the platelets create a crosshatch pattern that allows new tissue to grow along with the “mesh” layer. As the area around the injection site begins to heal, the “mesh” absorbs into the surrounding tissue. PRF contains growth factors that promote cell and blood vessel regeneration, as well as leukocytes which prevent infection at the injection site. Platelet-rich fibrin also contains cytokines or proteins that act as a communicator between cells to stimulate certain actions within the cell.
What Will You Learn In Your PRF Training
Platelet-rich fibrin can be used to rejuvenate the skin as well as diminish acne scars and hyperpigmentation. In addition, platelet-rich fibrin is used to stave off the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Platelet-rich fibrin is a type of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The difference between these two elements is that PRP only releases growth factors for a few hours, while PRF releases growth factors for up to one week. As a result, platelet-rich fibrin will promote healing for a longer period of time. Platelet-rich plasma is injected into facial wrinkles, folds, and under the eyes to add volume to improve skin tightening. In addition, PRF helps to improve skin tone.
During your PRF training, you will draw 10ml of blood from the patient and place it directly into two sterile vacutainers without anti-clotting factors. Secondly, the two sterile vacutainers, or tubes, will be placed into a centrifugal machine. Important to note, a centrifugal machine works by spinning blood to separate the blood into different components.
Once the centrifugal machine has finished spinning, the tubes are removed to reveal that the blood has been separated into three layers. The top layer in the vacutainer is acellular plasma and is a straw yellow color. The second layer in the tube is platelet-rich fibrin. This second layer has a concentrated layer of platelets contained in fibrin connective grids.
Lastly, once the layers of the vacutainers are spun and separated, the medical aesthetician will place the platelet-fibrin clot at the site of interest. Important to note, because the vacutainer does not contain any anti-clotting agents, the medical aesthetician will have to use the platelet-rich fibrin as soon as possible or the serum will clot over time.
What Is The Best Application for PRF Training?
Platelet-rich fibrin’s FDA approval for use of injection into the under-eye area opened new opportunities for rejuvenation. Platelet-rich fibrin is also used as an enhancement to fillers that are injected into the under-eye area. Fillers are injected into the under-eye area to add volume which improves the appearance of hollowness under the eyes. When fillers are used in addition to platelet-rich fibrin, the target area will be tightened and show an improvement in tone as well. In addition, PRF is used in combination with fillers when injected into the tear trough, nasolabial folds, and lips. As well as that, platelet-rich fibrin is also used to complement the rejuvenating effects of Microneedling.
Why National Laser Institute?
When you come to the National Laser Institute in search of advancing your medical aesthetics career, you are making a positive investment in your future. The National Laser Institute is an industry leader in the field of medical aesthetic education and PRF training.
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National Laser Institute trains both cosmetic laser technicians and cosmetic injectors. We offer hands-on in all modalities including the PRF training component of the Next Level Injections Class. Contact National Laser Institute today and turn your dreams of becoming a master cosmetic injector with PRF Training into a reality.