In the aesthetic procedure world, there is no treatment category that has become more popular than injectables. Injectables are exactly what you think they are: treatments like dermal fillers, Botox, wrinkle reducers, and more.
It’s also easy to see why these semi-permanent treatments are as common as they are. They deliver amazing results, help slow down the aging process, and also help people keep within budget. More importantly, they are minimally-invasive, low risk, and avoid the need for potentially dangerous anesthesia.
It seemed, for the longest time, that you couldn’t really improve dermal fillers any better than what scientists have already done. However, in recent years, doctors have devised a new way to improve injectables by adding stem cell and PRP treatments to them!
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are a special type of cell that’s naturally found in every human body. These cells are known for being able to transform into any other type of cell imaginable. This makes them the ultimate healing agent and rejuvenator in your body—and scientists are still just beginning to find the many uses they offer.
What Is PRP?
PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma. Your blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Plasma is the liquid that houses all the blood cells. Platelets are the special cells in your blood stream that are designed to help your body recover from injury.
Platelet-rich plasma doesn’t really happen naturally. It needs to be prepared by a doctor. To do this, doctors take a portion of blood. The blood is then separated into blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Then, the plasma is reintroduced into a portion of the blood. This creates PRP.
PRP itself is known for its healing and rejuvenating qualities, especially when it comes to matter of skin and hair. When it comes to skincare, the most common treatment related to PRP is a PRP facial.
What Do Stem Cell Treatments Do?
Believe it or not, they do a lot, all depending on what you want them to do. Many people use stem cells for hand and joint pain due to arthritis. Professional sports players have had stem cells injected into their bodies as a way to heal themselves after a sports injury.
Many people choose to use stem cell treatments as a way to reverse aging and also boost collagen production. People who have used stem cells for wrinkle reduction have seen great results.
What Do PRP Facials Do?
PRP facials are specialized skincare treatments that involve injecting PRP into select points your skin via microneedling. This facial treatment is used to help rejuvenate skin, help keep skin looking younger, and also reverse the effects of aging temporarily.
Injectables Are Excellent For Anti-Aging
There are plenty of different injectable treatments that are made with the goal of reducing the effects of aging. These include:
- Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatments of all time, and it works by relaxing the facial muscles near the injection point. It has been proven to be an effective preventative treatment and lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
- Restylane is a dermal filler that sparks collagen production and enhances volume in areas where your face may have thinned out due to aging. It’s capable of working for up to 1.5 years, depending on where it’s been injected.
- Juvederm is another very popular dermal filler that has gained notoriety for its ability to add volume to areas using hyaluronic acid. Juvederm lasts approximately a year, and is totally hypoallergenic.
- If you have had very serious fat loss due to aging effects or from illness, Sculptra is a great option. This is considered to be the most powerful dermal filler on the market by many.
Dermal fillers and other similar injectables are exceptionally popular for a wide range of reasons. They’re affordable, bio-compatible, effective, and easy to recover from. Simply put, they are a great choice for anyone who wants to prevent or even reverse aging’s effects.
Why Pairing Injectables With PRP And Stem Cells Works
Stem cells, PRP, and injectable treatments are all well-known for being able to help people reduce the signs of aging, improve skin quality, and also do it without the need for intrusive surgery.
Alone, each treatment category is already considered to be a force to be reckoned with. When they are paired together, it quickly becomes an amazing way to “turbo charge” anti-aging effects and maximize your aging reduction.
Each ingredient that is used in fillers differs from PRP or stem cells. In many cases, the ingredients in traditional injectables tend to react better when bolstered by the use of biological components like stem cells or PRP.
Pairing Could Be Right For You
If you have been considering getting stem cell treatments or PRP facials, but also have been curious about Botox, you may be a perfect candidate for a combination treatment of your choice. This may actually be the best way to get the results you want without the need for plastic surgery.
Combination treatments are often used by patients who insist on having drastic changes to their skin’s texture, elasticity, and appearance without using invasive surgery to do it. It looks natural, because it is, for the most part, natural.
Worried about price, or just not feeling like doing all three treatment types at once? Not a problem. You don’t have to have both PRP and stem cell treatments alongside your injectables to make this work.
Curious About Combination Treatments?
Combination treatments are a great option for people who want to get the absolute best results they can from non-invasive skin procedures. At the Kaplan Center, we can help you find the best treatment pairings for your skin’s needs and also help administer it effectively. Give us a call today, and we will be able to help you get started as soon as possible.