L-PRF Therapy (Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin)
L-PRF is a 3-D autogenous combination of Platelet Rich Fibrin derived from the patients own blood. A simplified chairside procedure results in the production of a thin compressed layer of platelet rich fibrin that is strong, pliable and suitable for placement in the surgical site to aid in healing. This natural fibrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines that are derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes. The presence of these proteins have been reported to produce rapid healing, especially during the critical first seven days after placement. This network promotes more efficient cell migration and proliferation without chemical or bovine thrombin additives.
Clinically, leukocyte platelet rich fibrin displays excellent working properties. This biomaterial is resilient, strong and pliable making it easy to manipulate and supple enough to adapt to many anatomical areas. The easily applied platelet rich fibrin membrane, acts much like a bandage, serving as a matrix to accelerate the healing of wound edges. It also provides a significant postoperative protection of the surgical site and accelerate the integration and remodeling of the grafted biomaterials.