New procedure for joints, facial aging and hair loss….using PRP (platelet rich plasma)
Since opening in 2006, Desert Wellness Center has made it their mission to provide the best in family medicine using the best of what nature and science has to offer. For over 6 years, we have continued that commitment, providing individualized treatments for most medical conditions including hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, allergies, digestive problems, and joint disease.
One of the most exciting advancements we are proud to provide is in the regenerative power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). A simple non-invasive office procedure harvests the healing properties of blood cells that can be used to treat a variety of conditions including joint pain, facial-aging and hair loss. PRP solution contains your body’s healing cells such as platelets, growth factors and stem cells.
At Desert Wellness Center, we provide PRP treatments that are effective in treating painful or degenerated joints. Using small injections of the healing PRP solution into the damaged area, it can stimulate the natural healing response to tighten and tone ligaments. This restores the normal range of motion and eliminates joint pain often with one treatment. Also, unlike cortisone PRP does not degrade the joint; rather it stimulates the repair of the joint.
Another unique application for PRP is in facial rejuvenation. It is also known as the “Vampire lift” popularized by Hollywood celebrities. At Desert Wellness Center we make this treatment highly effective by combining it with a collagen induction treatment using the FDA approved, Dermapen®. This allows the PRP solution to be applied topically and directly fed to the cells that make collagen. Depending on the person, the treatment plan may be 1-3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. The end result is tight and toned skin, reduced or eliminated fine lines and deep creases. Unlike laser or more aggressive treatments, this essentially has now downtime. The treatment will gradually take effect. Unlike treatments like Botox® or Juvederm®, which have their place, this treatment can last up to 2 years. And, because it is using your body’s own natural process, the results are much more natural appearing.
Another exciting application of PRP therapy is for non-surgical hair restoration. Hair loss is often due to genetics, hormonal imbalance or nutritional deficiencies. The physicians at Desert Wellness Center will evaluate this as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. With PRP hair restoration, results can be in as little as 3 treatments and no down time and last over 1 year.
Patients beware!!! Not all “PRP” treatments are created equal. The treatments depend highly on what device is used during the treatment. At Desert Wellness Center we only use Harvest® technology which is FDA approved for PRP. It can provide a much higher concentration of healing cells when compared to the “Vampire lift” device known as Selphyhl®.
If you would like more information, please call 480-820-6695 and set up a free consultation with the physicians to determine the best treatment course for your individual needs.