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PRF/PRP (Platelet-Rich Fibrin/Platelet-Rich Plasma)

PRP & PRF for Hair Restoration, Acne Scars, & More in Summit, NJ

At Carniol Plastic Surgery, we leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of youth, beauty, and confidence. But solving your cosmetic concerns doesn’t always require a scalpel, laser, or popular injectable. Sometimes, what you really need is a natural treatment that harnesses your body’s own healing powers to reverse hair loss, reduce acne scarring, and restore volume to sunken facial features. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are leading the way in this new field of regenerative medicine.

Your blood contains abundant growth factors that close wounds, promote healthy tissue, and give skin and hair what it needs to grow and heal scars—new or old. By using your own healing factors, PRP and PRF treatments are uniquely tailored to your physiology, making them ideal for dozens of cosmetic applications.

Harness your individual healing powers by choosing PRP or PRF at Carniol Plastic Surgery today! Call us at 908-598-1400 and learn more about why this may be right for you.

How PRP & PRF Works

The PRP/PRF treatment begins with a simple blood draw. Next, your blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the vital growth factors and other restorative components. Finally, your platelet-rich plasma is activated to form a gel, becoming the platelet-rich fibrin matrix. PRP and PRF can be put onto the skin topically, pressed into the skin with microneedling, or injected wherever you need it most.

For hair restoration, PRP and PRF are placed into your scalp to restore hair loss. Throughout Summit, NJ and the cosmetic community at large, Dr. Eric Carniol and Dr. Paul Carniol are renowned for their expertise with PRP and PRF procedures. In fact, Dr. Eric Carniol lectured at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons on just this topic!

For hair loss in women and men, PRP/PRF has been shown to decrease shedding while stimulating the body to grow new microcirculation (small blood vessels) to improve scalp and hair growth. This is great for androgenetic alopecia—the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. For facial skin aging, traumatic scars or acne scars, our PRF serum is combined with laser treatments, microneedling or radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. This nourishes deep skin tissues and can give a greater improvement.

Finally, PRF can also be used to stimulate the body to increase volume that is lost with age. This is different from dermal fillers as the PRF effect stimulates the body in sunken treatment areas. By simultaneously tightening skin and promoting health and growth in both hard and soft tissues, a PRF treatment provides a natural and long-lasting increase in volume. Learn what PRP or PRF can do for you by contacting Carniol Plastic Surgery today!

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Benefits of PRP & PRF

We’ve only just scratched the surface of what regenerative medicine can do, but many of our patients treated with PRP and PRF use it to encourage:

  • Faster healing of new & old scars
  • Tighter skin
  • Fuller skin
  • Fewer fine lines & wrinkles
  • Slower rates of hair loss
  • Boosted hair growth
  • Bouncier, hydrated skin
  • More even skin complexion & texture


For our patients, PRP and PRF treatments have reduced rates of hair loss and promoted healthier hair growth by repairing damaged hair follicles, promoting blood flow, and assisting with the delivery and uptake of vital nutrients and minerals. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, PRP and PRF may help. To learn if you’re an ideal candidate for PRP & PRF treatments for hair loss, call Carniol Plastic Surgery in Summit, NJ at 908-598-1400!

Fibrin is a key component in blood clotting and works together with the platelets and growth factors in plasma to close wounds and help them heal. By extracting fibrin from your bloodstream and reapplying it elsewhere, you’re building newer, healthier tissue and promoting healing where you want it most. Better still, PRP and PRF combine with boosted collagen production to reverse numerous signs of aging.

As a topical solution, PRP and PRF serums may not penetrate your skin deeply enough to create the results you want most. But with RF microneedling—a form of radiofrequency-assisted collagen induction therapy—these regenerative serums are pushed deeper into the skin for maximum effect. During the treatment, extremely fine microneedles create channels down to lower skin layers. Radiofrequency energy then heats tissue to promote collagen while the PRP and PRF serums enhance tissue growth and cellular regeneration.

No. Regenerative medicine lies along the cutting edge of medicine. As such, the treatments and various regimens have not all been examined and studied by the FDA. The results that we have seen are great, but every patient is different and results can vary.

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