Recent years have shown an increase in the popularity of Botox, Dermafrac and fibroblast plasma cosmetic procedures. While Botox is relatively new on the scene, it has climbed to the top ranks of cosmetic treatments due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while smoothing out facial contours. Dermafrac is an age spot treatment that works by removing discolored cells from the skin’s surface, and thus helps prevent freckles, age spots, and sun damage.
Both Botox and Dermafrac are popular because they give remarkable results for a fairly low price tag, allowing people with a busy schedule or limited budget to enjoy more youthful skin in less time. Fibroblast plasma treatments have also become increasingly popular recently. They work by promoting new skin growth, and thus are particularly good for people suffering from scarring or damaged skin.
In order to choose the best of the Botox, Dermafrac and fibroblast plasma cosmetic procedures for you, it is important to understand how they differ from one another. This article will attempt to do that by comparing Botox, Dermafrac and fibroblast plasma. Before proceeding with this discussion it should be noted these treatments are very similar to one another in many ways, but there are some key differences that make them better for certain situations than others:
This procedure is ideal for those who want a quick change in their appearance without too much downtime. It is also ideal for people who want to treat their crow’s feet and frown lines without Botoxing the entire face. Botox gives similar results to dermal fillers however these are different treatments again. The Botox cosmetic procedure takes about 15 minutes in the doctor’s office, and lasts approximately 3 to 5 months depending on patient response. On average Botox costs around $200-$400 per area treated, although it is worth noting that Botox treatment areas may vary from person to person and so will pricing.
In addition to being an excellent wrinkle treatment Botox can be used to correct hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), muscle spasms, urinary incontinence and many other conditions in which muscles are overactive or contracted.
Dermafrac Microdermabrasion and Microneedling
Dermafrac can be used to treat age spots and other skin discoloration, including freckles. Since the procedure is less invasive than Botox it generally takes longer to complete (~2 hours), but also lasts much longer, between 6-12 months depending on patient response. Like Botox, Dermafrac costs approximately $300 per area treated.
Dermafrac works by inducing cell death in a process called apoptosis. This means that instead of damaging or removing healthy cells as laser treatments do, healthy cells are removed while damaged ones remain. The result is greatly reduced appearance of freckles, sun damage and other skin discoloration for those who choose Dermafrac over Botox.
While Botox is great for reducing wrinkles and aging, it will not repair damaged skin or deal with unsightly scarring. For that reason it is often best to use Botox in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure. Fibroblast plasma works on these problem areas by promoting new skin growth, allowing Botox to exert its full wrinkle removing effects while at the same time repairing sun damaged and scarred skin so that your results last longer. This combination of Botox and fibroblast plasma has earned the nickname Botox Plus for those seeking a combined wrinkle-removing and anti-aging solution.
Both Botox plus Dermafrac and Botox plus fibroblast plasma are expensive procedures–prices start at around $600 per area and go up from there depending on the size of the treated area. However, Botox plus Dermafrac tends to be much more expensive than Botox plus fibroblast plasma (sometimes as much as triple). The reason is that Botox cost is typically the same whether you get Botox plus Dermafrac or Botox plus fibroblast plasma, whereas Dermafrac is always a flat rate based on time required, no matter how many areas are worked on. Thus Botox plus Dermafrac is less popular because it costs as much as 3 Botox treatments in order to achieve results–a price which most people would deem unreasonable when considering Botox alone costs far less per treatment.