Stem Cell Treatment
Stem cells are derived from your own blood (autologous) in platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP, by definition, refers to platelets in plasma, where the platelet concentration is generally considered to be twice the normal concentration in whole blood. Nowhere in the definition of PRP is there a description for including red blood cells (RBC) or white blood cells (WBC) – in fact, these cells should be removed as much as possible from a PRP preparation. Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations often do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs – these cells are known to have inflammatory and catabolic effects – just the opposite of the desired effect. If the PRP in the syringe has any tinge of pink or red, it is most likely that you are injecting a preparation that has RBC contamination. The ideal PRP solution will be a golden, straw-like color.
Stem cells are totipotent and may turn into any type of cell. They take about 2 months to come to maturity and have a cumulative effect. Unlike fillers, there are no limits to how much to place in your body and they stay where you put them vs eventually moving with gravity or Botox which paralyzes muscles and needs to be repeated every 3 to 4 months.