HEALING FROM WITHIN
L-PRF™ is essentially a bioactive “band-aid” that is created from your own blood and then placed in your surgery sites to promote healing. A sample of your blood is collected in a tube, just as it would be for a blood test. Dr. Shafi then uses the unique IntraSpin™ System to separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins by spinning your own blood in a dedicated centrifuge. After a 12 minute preparation, the bioactive clot created from your own blood is now included as a surgical site material. L-PRF is also an excellent way for your Dr. Shafi to apply other regenerative materials to a specific surgical site as needed, particularly bone grafting. The L-PRF fibrin clot can be divided, combined with bone graft material, and made ready for any indication. Dr. Shafi will determine the most appropriate L-PRF technique for you. When placed in surgery sites, L-PRF releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, creating an efficient network for cells to enhance the healing process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are also known as white blood cells. They are part of the immune system and are responsible for helping heal our bodies. Platelets are also blood cells. They are responsible for attracting healing cells, creating blood clots. They are also key cells for producing growth factors. Fibrin is another component of the blood that works with platelets to create blood clots.
How are L-PRF clots created?
L-PRF clots are first created by taking a small blood sample from you. The blood sample tubes are spun according to a specific patented technique. This creates a matrix or blood clot. The matrix is then removed from the tube and placed in a device designed to compress the matrix to a desired thickness to be used at various surgical sites.
What is Platelet Fibrin Therapy?
Platelet Fibrin Therapy uses L-PRF clots to promote healing.
Is L-PRF painful?
It is as painless as a routine blood draw.
How does L-PRF work to heal?
L-PRF provides a concentrated release of healing proteins, creates a scaffolding to help direct healing and also forms a more efficient network for cells to communicate with other cells and tissues. Due to the high concentration of platelets and leukocytes within the L-PRF clot, the fibrin releases growth factors for up to14 days after placement. This is when the body is repairing itself and needs the extra help to heal.
Are there any side effects or complications from L-PRF?
L-PRF uses your own blood therefore reducing the risk of allergy, or side effects because your own concentrated platelets, with their own unique healing abilities are simply re-introduced at the site of your extraction, implant placement or other surgical site.
What types of conditions are treated with L-PRF?
Currently L-PRF is being used for dental and oral maxillofacial surgical procedures, including dental implants, bone defects, extraction sockets, sinus and dental ridge augmentation, palatal defects, and maxillary bone atrophy.
PLATELET FIBRIN THERAPY
Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgical procedures and implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body. Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, L-PRF is individually made for you - from you. The end results are improved healing and tissue regeneration, and significantly less recovery time.
The L-PRF™ Difference
- Only requires a small blood sample
- Virtually painless
- 100% natural, 100% you
- No additives, chemicals, or foreign substances
- Lowered risk for complications
- Healing properties
- Promotes recovery
- Simple procedure
- FDA cleared