Human Growth Factor Serums or PRP?
The ProCell Micro-channeling treatment that I offer has been incredibly popular with all my clients, as they're seeing such amazing results. A juiciness, a glow, and after 3 to 4 treatments, a reduction in scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and renewed collagen growth. Gimme, gimme! The treatment takes less than an hour, you will be numb, and it has hardly any downtime. Right after the treatment you will be red, there may be pinprick marks, and you'll feel sunburned. The next day the redness should be mostly gone and after 48 hours any sensitivity has usually calmed down. Most of my clients schedule in the afternoon after work and then they're good to go the next day. One question I often hear is how the serum that I use with the treatment affects the outcome and the difference between PRP (plasma rich proteins) and the Growth Factor serum. I found a great article by Dr. Mitchell Swartz that sums up the answer beautifully:
"ProCell Therapies' human growth factor serums are much better than PRP for the following reasons: ProCell Therapies' micro-needling solution contains high concentrations of skin-specific human growth factors derived from bone marrow stem cells. These stem cells have been shown to secrete growth factors and cytokines that modulate inflammation downward while providing pro-healing bio-signals. Micro-needling with higher levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines will give more rapid healing with significantly less inflammation post procedure. PRP is strongly pro-inflammatory (not good) and now, due to these recent advances, is quickly falling out of favor in many offices. There is accumulating evidence that downtime, inflammation, swelling and discomfort are all reduced using bone marrow derived cytokine products. Healing and recovery after micro-needling should benefit on the same physiologic basis. In my office, we have seen dramatic results from this treatment for skin texture, fine lines, and acne scarring."