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Q: I haven’t heard about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP before now. Is it a new thing?
A: Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy was developed over twenty years ago. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, doctors at a naval hospital first used it stop bleeding in patients. It then became popular in conjunction with oral surgery and bone grafts as doctors noticed PRP helped patients heal faster.
In the past ten to fifteen years, PRP has become common in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedics — first with bone grafting procedures, then in treating tendons and soft tissue areas.
“Bald is Beautiful” or “Bald is Bad” – it just depends on who you talk to. Some men choose to get in front of their receding hairlines by shaving their heads. Others will do whatever it takes to hang on to their hair – or the appearance that they have some.
Hair loss and thinning hair are not just problems affecting men. Androgenic alopecia (all over hair loss) and alopecia areata (hair falls out in round patches) also affect women.
It’s an embarrassing problem most people don’t talk about: You wet your pants whenever you sneeze, cough, or laugh. This is called stress incontinence and it’s more common than you think – especially among older women, and women who have given birth.
Or maybe you have an overactive bladder, a problem also known as urge incontinence. This means once you feel the urge to pee it’s too late to make it to the bathroom.
Whatever the reason you can’t control your bladder, don’t think adult diapers are your only option. There are treatments for incontinence that don’t require surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, has successfully been used to help patients who suffer from stress incontinence or urge incontinence.
Does it seem like every time you look in the mirror you spot a new wrinkle? Or that your skin doesn’t have that rosy glow it used to when you were younger? Well, you are not alone. As we age our collagen production slows, and our skin loses its elasticity. It starts to wrinkle and sag making us look older – maybe even older than we really are.
Our youth-obsessed culture spends billions searching for the “fountain of youth” — a way to slow, or even reverse the effects of aging. In the last few years a new way to rejuvenate the skin has been rising in popularity. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a natural way to help your skin regain its youthful look without surgery. PRP is well known to many professional athletes who have used it to help their bodies heal after a sports injury so they can get back in to the game faster. And now celebrities like Kim Kardashian are using this cutting-edge treatment to reduce wrinkles and keep their skin’s youthful glow.
Imagine not being able to climb stairs without pain. Or even take a walk around the block, or the mall. And you can forget about activities you used to love, like tennis, or golf. That trip of a lifetime to Europe? Well, you may not to be able to get around to see the sights once you are there.
This is what it is like for the 27-million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis. It’s often called “wear and tear” arthritis, because the cartilage in your knee join wears away. The disease mostly effects people age 50 and over, causing swelling and stiffness, a decrease in mobility, and pain that increases over time.
Beau Haney, a board-certified nurse practitioner at BEAUtiful ME Med Spa, is a huge fan of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.. “I think it’s really amazing.” He has seen first hand how it can change lives. When Beau began offering PRP therapy, one of his current patients decided to try it to see what it could do. She got what Beau calls the PRP trifecta: facial treatment, breast lift, and the O-shot (also known as the orgasm shot.) Haney says she was blown away by the results, especially by the results of the O-shot.. “She just said, ‘Wow!. I told you I didn’t have any issues but, wow, that really made things better!’ “
Doctors call it lateral epicondylitis; you probably know it as “tennis elbow”. And it doesn’t just affect tennis players – sufferers may call it golfers elbow and even carpenters elbow. Any frequent, repetitive strenuous movement, whether from swinging a tennis racket, golf club, or hammer, can damage the muscles and tendons in your forearm – which you feel as pain and tenderness in the outside of your elbow.
Treatments range from ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to surgery for the most severe cases. Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections used to be a very popular treatment but the risk of side effects, as well as the high frequency of relapse has patients looking for other options.