Facial Esthetics and PRF Dermapen: An Alternative to Toxic Botox
Did you know that dentists outnumber medical doctors in facial esthetics? Dentists administer injections in arguably the most delicate area of the body, and several have developed gentle techniques. Dentists are also comfortable with needles due to daily use of dental anesthetics, and are versed in the delicate anatomy of the head and neck region.
For that reason, many take advanced classes in Botox injections for therapeutic and cosmetic applications. There is a new trend among biological and holistic dentists which is the use of platelet-rich fibrinogen—or PRF—in regeneration of dental surgical sites and facial esthetics. Botox, being a toxic substance, carries a risk of vascular occlusion and skin necrosis, but PRF is harvested from the patient's own blood, so the risk of skin toxicity is low.
Several vials of a patient's blood are spun in a centrifuge which separates blood cells from plasma which is rich in stem cells and growth factors that stimulate skin cells to rejuvenate. PRF in liquid form can be gently injected directly into problem spots such wrinkles or blemishes, and the rest is used for microneedling via Dermapen. For optimal results, it is recommended to have three sessions one month apart, followed by one or two sessions per year for maintenance as needed. Of course, nutritional cleansing prior to and post procedure will enhance the result, and is highly recommended.
At White Sands Dentistry we are excited to announce that we expanded our tool set to include this rejuvenating procedure and currently offer a 2020 New Year Dermapen Special of purchasing three sessions for the price of two.
Location: 520 48th St. Ct. E, Bradenton. For more information, call 941-748-9393 or visit WhiteSandsDentistry.com.