Stem cells live in all humans, acting as the repairmen of the body. However, as we age, we sometimes can’t get enough of these critical repair cells to the injured area.
Stem cell platelet-rich plasma therapy helps solve this problem by amplifying the body’s natural repair process. This is accomplished by harvesting cells from areas known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells, and then concentrating those cells in a lab, before precisely re-injecting them into the area in need of repair.
This non-surgical procedure is typically for people suffering from moderate to severe joint or bone pain due to injury and other conditions. However, Dr. Brueck uses Stem cell platelet-rich plasma therapy in conjunction with facelifts and facial fat grafting. He has found that harvesting stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in conjunction with harvesting fat used to restore facial contours, leads to less rejection and faster healing. Dr. Brueck also uses this process to augment lips, cheeks, or the chin.
What Is Stem Cell PRP Therapy?
PRP injections are used to treat injury to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Also known as autologous conditioned plasma, PRP is effective at increasing collagen and elastin production. Cosmetically, this helps to tighten the skin, eliminate fine lines and deep wrinkles, and improve the overall appearance of the treatment area.
Stem cell therapy is used to assist with autoimmune and neurological disorders, as well as orthopedic and inflammatory conditions. Cosmetically, stem cells can be used to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, decrease healing time, and reduce the appearance of scars. As with PRP, stem cells improve collagen production, which helps to smooth and soften the skin, assists in tissue regeneration, and speeds the recovery process.
Combining the powerful effects of stem cell and PRP therapy allows for even more profound results.
What Is the Stem Cell PRP Therapy Procedure?
Both stem cells and PRP are extracted from the blood drawn in our office. Once processed and ready for injection, these substances are injected into carefully selected treatment areas where they will begin to work almost immediately. While fast-acting, it may take several weeks for results to be fully realized.
Results from a single stem cell PRP treatment can last for as long as 24 months, but this is different for every patient. You can learn how frequently you might benefit from maintenance treatments during your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brueck.
Am I a good candidate for Stem Cell Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
To determine whether you are a good candidate, Dr. Brueck will run tests and speak to you during your private consultation to determine your suitability for this procedure.
How Long Will My Results From Stem Cell PRP Therapy Last?
It may be three or four weeks before you notice results from your stem cell PRP treatment. It can take up to three months for results to be fully realized. Depending on factors such as lifestyle choices, environment, and skincare routine, results from your treatment may last from 18 to 24 months.
How Quickly Will I Notice the Results of Stem Cell PRP Therapy?
You will notice results quickly after stem cell PRP therapy, but it will take several weeks, up to three months, for full results.
How to Prepare for Stem Cell PRP Therapy?
Very little needs to be done in preparation for stem cell PRP therapy. However, there are certain medications, herbs, and supplements that will need to be avoided in the weeks leading up to your procedure. We will provide you with individualized instructions to help you plan appropriately.
What can I expect from Stem Cell Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Patients who have undergone the procedure often notice faster healing, and that the fat used in facial fat grafting takes better to its new environment.
How long is recovery from Stem Cell Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Recovery time is dependent on the procedure(s) Dr. Brueck is performing. He will discuss your recovery time with you during your consultation.
For more information about PRP therapy, please contact Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 today. Dr. Brueck serves patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and nearby areas of Southwest Florida.