Try Blood Platelets

October starts a wonderful time of the year: leaves change colors, fall festivals abound, and pumpkin spice lattes become popular again. Kids get excited for my favorite holiday, Halloween. What Halloween would be complete without a vampire? At RejuvenationMD, our physicians perform “Vampire” treatments, not only in October, but all year ‘round. Let me explain:

These treatments, which involve a person’s own blood, consist of platelet-rich plasma injections. These concentrated platelets are rich in proteins and work to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. The plasma was originally used in wound healing, dentistry, and the treatment of sports injuries, but now it has evolved to address aesthetic issues and physiologic dysfunction. It is considered one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.

Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets and white blood cells from a patient’s blood by a simple blood draw done in the office. The blood is placed in a centrifuge that separates the plasma and platelets from the other components of the blood. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected back into your tissues, jump-starting and strengthening the body’s natural healing signals. These injections restore your aging, damaged tissues to a healthy state over one to three months. It is like turning back the clock: what was old is repaired and like new. Because your own blood is used, there is minimal risk of transmissible diseases, infection, allergic reaction or rejection.

If your skin is feeling the effects of autumn by being dry and looking saggy, this plasma treatment can be for you. In a facial, for instance, we take your platelets (as described above) and microneedle them into your face, neck and chest. This signals to your stem cells to migrate there and now you will form new fibroblasts and skin cells, restructuring your tissue. For facelifts, we first use filler in areas that have volume loss, and then follow that with injecting your platelets. As your filler wanes over time, your platelets activate, and more collagen is made exactly in the areas you want it to be. Hair restoration combines injections and micro-needling to help men and women with thinning hair.

A similar approach can be used for breast lifts and augmentation, and even for restoring sexual health by improving blood flow and sensation. Results cannot be guaranteed and procedures may be uncomfortable, but many have found them to be successful. Treatments typically run from $1,000 to $2,500 and last for a year or more.

As you sit back this fall enjoying your pumpkin bread or sipping your apple spice tea, think about Halloween, vampires, and how you can change so many aspects of your life, your appearance, and your sexual function using the most precious of your own resources, your blood.

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"It is considered one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body."