Better Healing from Within
L-PRF™ is essentially a “band-aid” that is created from your blood and then added to the concerned area during surgery. It all starts with Dr. Assi collecting a small sample of your blood, just like you would for a blood test. From there, he’ll use the unique IntraSpin™ System to separate and concentrate specific cells and active proteins by spinning your blood in a dedicated centrifuge. Almost immediately, the bioactive clot—created from your blood—is now ideal for your procedure.
When used on surgical sites, L-PRF utilizes your body’s natural healing proteins, creating a network of cells that enhance the healing process. Depending on your situation, your doctor might add a supplement to your L-PRF clot. For example, any patient with significant bone loss can benefit from Dr. Assi adding bone growth material to the L-PRF clot, used to promote natural bone regeneration.
For your convenience, here are a few of the benefits of L-PRF therapy:
- All natural, 100% you
- Simple holistic procedure
- Latest healing technology
- No chemicals, foreign substances or additives—just you
- FDA cleared medical device
Platelet Fibrin Therapy
Dentists face some complicated issues during oral surgery or implant placement, including tooth loss and damage to the jawbone and tissues. Without ample jawbone support, dental implants can’t be stabilized, and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) redefines the boundaries of dental surgery by promoting healing and bone growth from within your own body.
Unlike the treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your blood. Dr. Assi can use a small sample of your blood and an advanced technology protocol to deliver treatment that is made for you—from you. The final result improves the healing response and significantly decreases recovery time.
Your Own Power to Heal
Let’s say you scrape your knee; your body would react by creating a clot to stop the bleeding, form a scab, and finally regenerate healthy skin. Platelet Fibrin Therapy is similar. Dr. Assi collects a tiny amount of blood to create an advanced bioactive compound that will boost the healing forces found within your own blood—improving the healing response. The entire procedure is painless—no more so than a routine blood test.
The therapy is 100% natural and additive-free. Your body contains natural growth factors, which we concentrate with L-PRF. We merely reintroduce your own concentrated platelets and crucial other blood cells at the site of your surgical procedure. As a result, your body releases dominant healing proteins and creates a scaffold for healing.
A Natural Choice, Pure and Simple
The IntraSpin™ System is the only procedure of its kind with FDA clearance, and it allows Dr. Assi to create as many L-PRF clots as deemed necessary.
After we collect the blood sample, we spin the tube using a very specific centrifuge and protocol. The L-PRF clots are then removed and pressed to the correct thickness. L-PRF is never chemically altered—it doesn’t contain any synthetic, animal, or other human ingredients.
After Dr. Assi creates your L-PRF composition, he’ll place it directly on the surgical site. L-PRF provides an excellent way to introduce other regenerative materials as well. The L-PRF clot can be divided, combined with bone graft materials, and made ready for the procedure. Dr. Assi will determine the most appropriate L-PRF technique for you.
Frequently Asked L-PRF Questions
What is L-PRF?
L-PRF stands for Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin. Leukocytes are also known as white blood cells. They’re part of the immune system and are responsible for helping heal our bodies. Platelets are also blood cells. They’re responsible for attracting healing cells and creating blood clots. Platelets are also important cells for producing growth factors. Fibrin is another component of the blood that works with platelets to develop blood clots.
How are L-PRF clots created?
L-PRF clots are first created by taking a small sample of your blood. From there, the blood-filled tube is spun according to specific procedural instructions. This forms a matrix or blood clot. Then, Dr. Assi removes the blood clot from the tube and places it in a device designed to compress the matrix to the desired thickness.
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 offers a concentrated release of healing proteins, creating a scaffold to help direct healing. It 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 about two weeks after placement. This is the time when your body is healing itself and needs extra help to improve.
Are there any side effects or complications from L-PRF?
L-PRF utilizes your blood, with zero additives. You are 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 another 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.