Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other forms of regenerative medicine may be the key to faster healing for musculoskeletal injuries and some types of degenerative damage. At Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy in Ringgold, Georgia, Robert Burkich, MD, and the team offer PRP for skin rejuvenation and musculoskeletal healing. Find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine treatments by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.
Regenerative medicine is a quickly advancing branch of medicine that replaces or repairs defective or injured cells, tissue or organs. The most advanced among them aim to repair the damage with your organic cells and not a medical device or donor sample.
It might sound impossible at first, but your body already engages in a healing process regardless of the treatments you use to accelerate or improve healing. Regenerative medicine takes advantage of the process and works in tandem with your body’s natural abilities.
Regenerative medicine works on a cellular level to make the body heal and repair itself more effectively. After all that is what the body was designed to do. There are different ways in which regenerative medicine is done and the treatments are based on the patients current health status and health goals they want to achieve. Therapies can vary from detoxification, optimizing gut health, hormone balance, minimally invasive procedures such as PRP therapy, and more.
Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as a primary option for regenerative medicine. PRP comes from your blood but does not include red or white blood cells like a normal blood sample. Instead, the plasma is extracted from the blood sample after it has been centrafuged and is prepared for injection.
The platelets in PRP are coated with stem cells and release growth factors that promote cell regeneration and reduce unnecessary inflammation wherever your provider injects the product. Platelets are also responsible for blood clotting at the start of the healing process.
Stem cells and exosomes are another form of regenerative medicine, usually come from bone marrow or fat and can differentiate into different cell types when they divide. Like PRP, injections of stem cells can help with healing throughout the body. Exosomes are powerful signaling agents from stem cells and recruit other cells to heal and repair the area in which they are injected.
Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy uses PRP to accomplish different treatment goals after obtaining a sample with a blood draw. Directly after drawing your blood, they put the sample in a centrifuge where it spins and separates, so removing the red and white blood cells is easy.
Once the PRP is treatment ready, your provider can use it for the following:
A Vampire Facial combines the popular microneedling treatment with PRP. Microneedling helps your skin heal by inducing small damages, which cause the growth of collagen and elastin fibers. Adding PRP speeds up the treatment and can enhance your results. After the procedure, you notice smaller pores, fewer scars, and a more even complexion.
PRP is a great injectable alternative to steroid shots. PRP helps reduce inflammation and accelerates the healing process around injured ligament, tendon, or certain arthritic joints. PRP injections help with healing joint pain in neck, back, knees, shoulders, just to name a few.
Other applications of PRP are the P-shot and O-shot. The P-shot is where PRP is injected into the penis and can help with erectile dysfunction and eliminate the need for medication such as cialis or viagra. The O-shot is where PRP is injected into the clitorus and labia. The O-shot can help with urinary incontinence, vaginal tightening, and increase stimulation. PRP is also commonly used for hair restoration.
Peptide therapy stimulates your pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone. Specific peptides like body protecting compound (BPC-157) help repair internal damage and inflammation throughout your body, while CJC-1295 plus Ipamorelin or Tesamorelin increases lean muscle and decreases belly fat.
If you’re interested in applying regenerative medicine to your treatment, call Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy, or request an appointment online today.