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How Regenerative Microneedling Can Help Rejuvenate Skin

One of the main things that causes many people cosmetic distress and low self esteem is acne scarring. Most of us have some kind of experience when it comes down to scarring, but the most embarrassing scars are the ones that are out in the open. Such as on our faces. So what can Platelet Rich Plasma do for this? Well, both the Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, as well as the National Institutes of Medical Sciences have indicated that it can be used as a viable treatment for eliminating scars. One study, done by the Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, sought to evaluate just how effective and safe PRP therapy can be, especially when combined with microneedling. Microneedling has been a common treatment...

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How can PRP treat Tennis Elbow?

Despite what the name may imply, not all people who suffer from Tennis Elbow even play tennis. In fact, most of them aren’t. Many of them can be painters, butchers, plumbers, carpenters, and even much any career which can overuse the muscles in the forearm. This can cause the tendons elbow to become painful and inflamed. The most common treatment for Tennis Elbow after the injury has taken place is rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, and generally physical therapy if it is needed. However, this is more of a temporary fix than a longstanding one. In many cases, if untreated, the pain will worsen, and many need things such as braces for their arm, injects of steroids, and shock wave therapy. Sometimes, although not often, they might even...

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What’s all the fuss about Regenerative Medicine?

In popular media, the term Regenerative Medicine, or Stem Cell Therapy, are becoming buzz words. This is because the field of medicine and healthcare is expanding and advancing every day, and many new treatments for otherwise common ailments are being discovered. These conditions range from burns, joint pain, strain, and pretty much every other common ailment out there Many patients have given up hope with trying to find traditional medicines that work. This is why many people are flocking to try Regenerative Medicine. This is also something that many people who are into holistic healing are trying, as it is simply the body working to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine works as it takes a sample of your own blood, bone marrow, and other tissues, and then it goes through a...

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Stays Quietly Popular Despite Neglect

Fact: According to research, PRP treatments are one of the most in-demand treatments available in healthcare. This is impressive considering the following. PRP is not supported by the medical industry. No big pharma funding on extensive research or marketing. No medical associations lobbying to increase its awareness. PRP is shunned by the insurance companies. No reimbursements from them. So getting patients to pay is difficult. Especially for a treatment that’s relatively “unproven” like this. The cost of PRP treatments are actually rising. In 2006, you can get a PRP treatment for $450. Today it costs $800. The cheapest we’ve seen is $650. The prices are still robust as demand keeps up. However, we believe the best of PRP is not even here yet. We’re just one breakthrough study away from...

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The Growth Factor Showdown: Plasma Vs Fibrin

Yep, it’s Platelet-Rich Plasma. There has been numerous speculations about which one among the latest Platelet-Rich family was the greatest—is it the plasma or the fibrin or even latest the A-fibrin? That confusion is somewhat over now. Platelet-products are known to facilitate angiogenesis, hemostasis, osteogenesis, and bone growth. But see, the only reason plasma can do that is because of the growth factors it carries. Let’s review the specific roles of these growth factors in the healing process. Growth Factors In Platelet-Rich Plasma These are growth factors that are traditionally known to have played a vital healing role in PRP. If you’re seeing your patients get better as a result of that injection you gave, these are guys you need to thank for. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): Regulates cell...

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Platelet-Rich Plasma For Melasma — Will It Fade Forever?

For most women, a tiny pimple on the face is enough to ruin their day. Or week. Even the slightest imperfection that may have a 1% chance of getting noticed by others will freak them out. For these women, Melasma is their darkest nightmare. It’s a pretty common issue, a result of exposure to sun, that causes brown patches on the face. Permanent patches, I should add. If you’re suffering from Melasma, the road to “recovery” usually looks like this. You hope that it’ll fade away. Your friend suggests you try apple cider vinegar and lemon juice treatment. Slightly disappointed. You visit a dermatologist who’ll prescribe a bleaching cream (hydroquinone or similar). Full-on disappointment. You Google the hell out of...

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Platelet-Rich Plasma For Bone Healing: Myth or Fact?

Platelet-Rich Plasma has a proven record for healing soft-tissues and other living tissues. But can it actually heal the bones itself? This could mean PRP, when applied to an affected area whether it’s an elbow joint or knee or back bone area, actually heals everything within it’s reach including the bones. Is that really why PRP actually works? Let’s examine. Platelet-Rich Plasma For Bone Healing Bones are not just lifeless matter attached to living tissues. It’s as much living as the tissues themselves. And just like the tissues, it’s constantly changing too. The old bone cells are broken down and replaced with new ones in a three-part process called bone remodeling the involves resorption (digestion of old bone cells), reversal (new cells are birthed) and formation (new cells turn...

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Stem Cell Platelet-Rich Plasma: The Best Regenerative Therapy?

To understand why stem cell platelet-rich plasma or co-transplantation of Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells and PRP, is such a remarkable idea in regenerative medicine, let’s spend a little time looking at the mechanics of PRP. Platelet-Rich Plasma’s Role As Repairmen The one thing that makes Platelet-Rich Plasma a hero in several fields (if not all) of medicine is the fact that the diverse growth factors in it are able to stimulate stem cell proliferation and cell differentiation (the factors that determine effective tissue regeneration and healing) on any part of the body. These growth factors are abundant in the blood and act as the natural repairmen of tissues. In the perfect scenario, there’s plenty of blood flow to every part of the body and these “repairmen” are always on-call...

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7 PRP Treatments That Are Popular Right Now

The time it takes to draw a patient's blood, add a little citrate, and use a centrifugal machine with a PRP kit is only 15-20 minutes. This is the amount of time needed to create Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP. This can then be used for many purposes, using speeding up a patients recovery. PRP is by far the best healing agent that has growth factors and platelets to help with the healing process, which is also completely free and natural to obtain. What are The Advantages Of Using PRP Correctly? It is easy to create PRP simpy by placing blood in a centrifuge, but it can have very little, if any, platelets, and would otherwise be useless. However, with the right equipment, you can make PRP...

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How Foot and Ankle Surgeons Can Benefit From PRP

Since it is a new science, many people are skeptical about Platelet-Rich Plasma, otherwise known as PRP. There are some studies out there that state that PRP work no better than a similarly administered placebo, but there are many other studies and doctors that claim that PRP works and works well. This also works well at a much lower cost and less side effects, than traditional medicine. One branch where the skepticism is loud and clear is podiatry, which deals with feet and ankles. Trying to combat this skepticism can help many surgeons to lower complication rates, improve patient satisfaction, and have better outcomes. For instance, here is a list of cases where PRP has been effective for the feet and ankles. Plantar Fasciitis PRP...

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