Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

December 15, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

In today’s post, the focus will be on hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and what differentiates the different products from one another. You may have heard of many names thrown around for HA fillers including Juvederm, Juvederm ultra, Juvederm vollure, Restylane silk, Restylane refyne, Belotero, etc. What is Hyaluronic Acid and How does it Work? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of sugar (polysaccharide) that is present in body tissues, such as the skin and ...

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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) vs. PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin)

December 3, 2021 By Amar Gupta, MD

In my last blog post, I wrote all about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and why it is has many valuable qualities that we can use to our advantage. Today, I would like to compare PRP to the newer PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin). Though PRP and PRF are both types of blood concentrate therapy, in which certain components of blood are concentrated in order to harness growth factors, they differ in some key characteristics that I will discuss ...

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