What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a concentrated source of platelets, growth factors and cytokines found naturally in your own blood which stimulates and controls a health regenerative process, including collagen and soft tissue remodeling.
- Facial – This procedure stimulates collagen production which reduces wrinkles and evens skin tone. Injections for PRP can help heal scars left from acne or trauma.
- Breast lift – As women age, the breast tissue loses some support and no longer has the full appearance in a swimsuit or dress. This procedure stimulates tissue growth to restore a more youthful look.
- Hair – PRP injected into the scalp can stimulate dormant follicles producing an increase in hair density.
PRP for Joint Injection
PRP has been used for many years to accelerate healing at the time of joint surgery. We are able to use PRP to treat inflammatory and arthritic conditions of joints and soft tissue by direct injection. If appropriate, the PRP may be combined with regenerative peptides such as thymosin beta 4 for enhanced response.
Peptides are sequences of amino acids that are generally shorter than proteins. The peptides used for medical treatment are often the same or similar to peptides produced in the body that bind with specific receptor sites. By using increased amounts of these bioactive compounds, we are not able to stimulate responses in the body that may help with healing of tissue, improving energy levels and assisting with weight loss, improved libido, and many other conditions. We have especially found these useful for patients with chronic lyme disease or other conditions causing significant fatigue.
IV Vitamin Therapy
Certain nutrients are not well absorbed and can best be administered through an IV. When medically appropriate, we can design a program to deliver these nutrients in our office by IV. This treatment is often used in combination with peptide therapy to accelerate improvement for certain conditions.