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The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Fibrin

Jun 28, 2024 09:31AM ● By Candida Castillo, DMD, CAGS, FAGD

In applying regenerative medicine, Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) can bring solutions for many concerns. Its natural, holistic approach makes it a preferred choice in medical, dental, dermatology, hair loss treatment, regenerative medicine, wound healing, orthopedic and esthetic fields. The healing properties of PRF comes from its concentration of growth factors. As it’s derived from our own blood, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is eliminated.

Here are the three most common procedures enhanced by PRF:
• Dentistry: The modality can promote faster healing and tissue regeneration. PRF is often done after dental extraction, sinus lift, socket preservation, periodontal surgery, bone graft and implant surgery.
• Esthetic/Cosmetic: As a facial enhancer, skin rejuvenation, filler or regenerative protocol, PRF offers an alternative to toxic products. The autologous, 100 percent natural product contains collagen which creates results similar to toxic products yet without any side effects.
• Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: PRF can promote the healing process when used in many orthopedic and sports-related injuries including cartilage repair, rotator cuff surgery, chronic muscle pain, anterior cruciate ligament surgery and muscle, tendon and joint injury.

PRF is made, depending on the procedure, from a specific amount of blood that’s drawn and spun in a centrifuge, allowing the blood’s different components to be separated (fibrin concentrate, growth factors and cytokines). The PRF liquid is injected in the area to be treated. The process harnesses the body’s inherent healing powers from our own blood with no side effects, infections or risk of an allergic or immunological reaction.

Dr. Castillo owns Bio Dental, located at 2148 Mineral Spring Ave., in North Providence, RI. She works closely with patients on both their dental and overall health and is passionate about promoting the critical connection between mouth and body that influences both. Using the latest advancements to make diagnoses more accurate and treatments highly efficient, the practice also regularly uses PRF therapy to support and enhance natural healing. For more information or to make an appointment, call 401-622-6080 or visit