Bye-bye Botox. Hello PRP!
Did you know that millions of people every year in the US get Botox injections to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines? Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. It’s used to smooth wrinkles and lines in the face, but also used for treating conditions like migraines, excessive sweating, and muscular disorders. There are over 6 million Botox injections each year, but what exactly is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is relatively harmless. The toxicity arises when the bacteria begin producing botulinum toxin, which is the poisonous neurotoxin that is Botox. Botox in fact is one of the most poisonous substances known to humans--as little as one gram can kill a million people. Although this is an extremely common procedure, and it’s injected in such small amounts that there aren’t many side effects, many people are wary of putting such a substance in their bodies.
There is an alternative: microneedling. The doctor uses a tool that has many tiny needles that percuss at high frequencies that cause microtrauma to the skin, which stimulates the repair of injured skin. This also creates microperforations in the skin, which helps drive medicine into the skin. The doctors can use PRP (your body’s plasma!), or BioRenew which is a natural biological solution of growth factors, collagen, and stem cells. This way, you receive that same skin rejuvenation without injecting any toxic chemicals into your body.
This microneedling process can also help with stretch marks, skin discoloration, sun damage, acne scarring, and wrinkles and fine lines. With the low risk, all natural, and non-invasive procedure, there is nothing stopping you from feeling like your best self!