Platelet-rich plasma and stem cells are the body’s own resources that can restore supple smoothness and softness to the skin.
Each of these can be used as powerful treatments, and are the result of medical research and scientific breakthroughs. They’re exciting new addition to today’s cosmetic enhancement and anti-aging procedures. Don’t let wrinkles, lines or sagging skin hold you back. If you’re interested in achieving plumper, firmer, more radiant skin (and who isn’t?), there are several different applications of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cells that can give you real and lasting results.
Dr. Daniel Brown MD is proud to add these innovative solutions to his suite of anti-aging treatments. Contact our offices in La Jolla, Coronado, Carmel Valley, or Del Mar. We also offer virtual consultations. No matter where you log on, Dr. Brown wants to connect with you!
- 1 About PRP and Stem Cells
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Does Regenerative Skin Care Cost in San Diego?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
About PRP and Stem Cells
Harness your potential to restore the firm, glowing skin of your youth the natural way.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells are the human body’s natural tools for healing and renewal. These rejuvenating treatments take advantage of the cells from your own blood (PRP) or fat tissue (stem cells). When processed and re-introduced as injections or facials, they stimulate healing and collagen production beneath the surface to let fuller, smoother skin emerge. You had it in you all along!
PRP has been used for over 30 years to aid patients recovering from surgical, dental, and orthopedic procedures. During that time, thousands of research articles have been published on the safety and efficacy of its application.(1) The Platelet-Rich Plasma that is isolated from your blood draw contains cells that jumpstart the renewal of the collagen beneath your skin.
Stem Cells work similarly, as they are cells that can be introduced into any part of the body, and then adapt to repair and grow tissue. When introduced to an area of the body, they help it create more collagen and allow for tissues with healthy blood flow, resulting in a glowing, youthful appearance.(2)
We know that true beauty is more than skin deep. PRP and Stem Cell rejuvenation treatments prove that it does come from within!
As the collagen beneath the surface of your skin flourishes, you’ll notice a more youthful and vibrant appearance- and it’s all you.
One of the best things about these treatments is that they kickstart your body’s own renewal process. From the moment you receive these treatments, your cells will begin, and continue to restore themselves. There’s no synthetic or temporary fillers, and there’s no surgery. These treatments are minimally invasive, fast, and don’t have the long, painful recoveries that other cosmetic procedures may entail.
There are few who wouldn’t benefit from PRP and Stem Cell rejuvenation treatments!
PRP and stem cell treatments are ideal for those with:
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Fine lines or deep wrinkles
- Loose or sagging skin
Based on an examination of your skin and a review of your medical history, Dr. Brown will give you his professional and candid opinion. He’ll advise what kind of skin rejuvenation procedure and treatment options will best achieve your desired results. Dr. Brown is ready to listen respectfully and compassionately to your expectations and desires. You can learn more about Dr. Brown’s accomplishments, career and surgical volunteer work for children in Mexico here.
Dr. Brown will advise any lifestyle changes that you may need to make, or medications that you may need to stop taking before your procedure, during your personal consultation. PRP and Stem Cell rejuvenation treatments are fairly painless compared to other cosmetic procedures. However, depending on your needs, and how your treatment is administered, Dr. Brown may apply topical numbing or local anaesthesia.
Dr. Brown’s staff also offers a concierge service for special accommodations such as booking travel and room reservations if you are visiting our practice from out of town. We can recommend activities, sites to see, and restaurants in the beautiful San Diego area.
Both PRP and Stem Cell treatments are straightforward, minimally invasive, and quick!
They’ll begin by either drawing blood (PRP) or fat via liposuction (Stem Cell treatment). These substances are then processed to purify and harness their revitalizing power, and then converted into serums.
For PRP treatments, blood is drawn from from the arm, and the PRP is separated from the rest of the blood’s components in a centrifuge. For a Stem Cell rejuvenation treatment, you’ll be prepped with local anaesthesia before a quick liposuction procedure, usually in the “love handle” area. The small amount of fat removed is then processed and the stem cells are extracted.
After numbing the treatment area, Dr. Brown carefully injects either the PRP or Stem Cells into multiple places under the skin.
Another procedure that uses PRP and Stem Cells is a microneedling facial. The skin of the face is exfoliated, prepped, and then incised with tiny, sterile needles to open up channels. These openings allow the serum to make its way into the surface of the skin, where it can get to work.
PRP and Stem Cell facial rejuvenation procedures are fast and simple! If there’s any special care or medication necessary afterwards, Dr. Brown will make sure that you’re well-equipped with the necessary resources.
Of course, if there is anything special that you need, please ask. Dr. Brown and his staff would love to assist you in any way that they can. Your comfort is paramount.
Most people are able to go about their day after these treatments, so you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of your day in beautiful San Diego.
The dramatic results of both PRP and Stem Cell rejuvenation therapies have been well-studied and documented. During a clinical study of PRP injections, subjects showed more than 25% improvement in their appearance. This study also proved that this was an extremely effective cosmetic treatment for nasolabial folds – the creases that stretch from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. (3) Results are usually visible within a week. After 1 or 2 months, you’ll notice significantly rejuvenated skin. Experience this renewal – contact Dr. Brown’s offices in Carmel Valley, Coronado, Del Mar, or La Jolla to get started.
While your PRP or Stem Cell treatment works from the inside out, why not work from the outside in? A chemical peel or laser resurfacing will treat the surface of your skin. These are excellent options to eliminate scarring, and restore balance to skin tone and coloration. As the collagen beneath your skin grows in the months following your treatment, you’ll have a fresh, dewy surface to enjoy in the meantime.
Patients who would like to take a more aggressive approach to improving volume and smoothing wrinkles may also consider a dermal filler.
Dermal fillers are injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero. With the added boost of your Stem Cell or PRP treatment, your skin will both create new collagen and regenerate more quickly, which will compliment the contouring achieved with the fillers. Dr. Brown will be able to recommend the perfect combination of treatments for you during your personal consultation.
Dr. Brown achieves natural-looking transformations with artistry and an unrivaled attention to detail that enable you to achieve your desires. Dr. Brown provides a full scope of procedures and services to enhance your beauty, confidence, and lifestyle. You can learn more on Dr. Brown’s blog.
How Much Does Regenerative Skin Care Cost in San Diego?
Since each patient has different goals and skin needs, the cost of these rejuvenation treatments will vary. During your personal consultation, Dr. Brown will work with you to determine which course of treatment is ideal for you, and be able to provide an estimate.
Our patient care coordinator will be happy to discuss payment arrangements or financing options that will suit your needs. Everyone deserves to look and feel their very best.
Are Stem Cell facial treatments ethical?
The Stem Cells used in your facial are isolated from a sample of your own fat. Who would have a problem with using a little unwanted fat to achieve supple, glowing skin?
How long do PRP or Stem Cell facials take?
Each of these rejuvenation treatments take from only 30 minutes to an hour. You’ll be out the door and on your way knowing that you can look forward to youthful, blossoming skin.
Will the liposuction for my Stem Cell facial get rid of my love handles?
Unfortunately, only a very small amount of fat is needed, and not a noticeable amount. However, Dr. Brown does offer a full range of liposuction and body contouring services!
- Hunter C.W., Davis T., Fadadu P. (2018) Platelet-Rich Plasma. In: Diwan S., Deer T. (eds) Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68841-1_38
- Elnehrawy NY, Ibrahim ZA, Eltoukhy AM, Nagy HM. Assessment of the efficacy and safety of single platelet-rich plasma injection on different types and grades of facial wrinkles. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2016;16(1):103-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12258
- Lindroos, B., Suuronen, R. & Miettinen, S. The Potential of Adipose Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine. Stem Cell Rev and Rep 7, 269–291 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12015-010-9193-7