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Blood - the Elixir of Life

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC
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     A simple medical procedure is turning back the clock for many patients who want to look and feel younger. There is lots of research and tons of clinical evidence with patients getting great results using components of their own blood! By separating the plasma from a patient’s blood and then re-injecting the plasma into different areas of the body, the growth factors in the plasma stimulate healing and regeneration of tissue. Now, this natural ‘blood’ method is being used effectively for treatment of numerous musculoskeletal conditions, improved sexual health and even cosmetic purposes. Keep reading to learn more about this ‘elixir of life’ contained within your own blood and what else it can do for you here….

     When there’s an injury to the body, platelets in your blood congregate at the site to initiate the healing response. They help form a clot (when bleeding) but also alert the body it needs help in a certain area. Platelets include growth factors and signaling molecules (called cytokines) that trigger the body to start producing new tissue at the injury site. It works the same way for degenerative tissue damage. By removing the blood cells, the plasma is concentrated and then added to degenerative joints, organs and tissues for stimulation of new cell growth.

     For example, we can add PRP (platelet rich plasma) to ligaments and joints that have degenerative from wear and tear osteoarthritis. The growth factors in the plasma stimulate the body to produce healthy, new cells to repair the damage. This procedure works best on soft tissue conditions such as rotator cuff tears and plantar fasciitis but it depends on the condition/situation for use with joints.

     Platelet therapy also works very well for rejuvenating the skin on the face, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. By using a technique called microneedling, PRP is smoothed into the top layers of the skin. This helps the body restore collagen and new vasculature, giving the face a radiant, glowing appearance with less wrinkles and a much younger look. When combined with hyaluronic acid and botox, these are the Vampire Facial® and Facelift® procedures we offer from Dr. Charles Runel, MD (founder).

     Other procedures using PRP platelet rich blood therapy include the P-Shot® that helps with erectile dysfunction, O-Shot®, that helps anorgasmia (inability to reach orgasm) and female incontinence. At Solutions, our providers have been certified by Dr. Charles Runel, MD and practice all of the above procedures. Contact us here for more information!


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