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NEW: Hands-On Injectables Training In Houston By Dr. Katz

Should You Be Using PRP Instead of Dermal Fillers?

The short answer – you should be using both! According to this journal article by Dr. Daniel Sister, combining Platelet-Rich Plasma with Hyaluronic Acid fillers delivers 100% success rate with enhanced results while minimizing the numbers of injections needed. And with the new DrPRP Plasma-Fill™ Bio-Filler Maker Machine, you can opt for 100% PRP fillers when patients request to go all-organic.

Here’s why this is important:

  1. PRP fillers are natural and organic: The dermal fillers produced by Plasma-Fill™ comes from autologous blood, so it’s 100% natural and over time, the product will dissolve into the blood stream without unwanted consequences.
  2. Enhanced skin rejuvenation: The growth factors contained in PRP are known to promote the production of collagen so its not only about volume but skin rejuvenation is a key result unlike synthetic fillers.
  3. Healthy skin, less blemishes: Being a healing agent, PRP adds a touch of healing into the mix so that if there are acne blemishes, excessive dryness or even minor scars, those are more likely see improvement giving the treatment a great value for money.
  4. Save patient’s money: Stocking big brand synthetic fillers can be very damaging to your cash-flow as well as your patient’s wallet. That’s why we’re seeing PRP filler adoption at a record rate. It’s a no-brainer. There is expensive and side-effects-prone artificial stuff and the organic and cheaper alternative for pretty much the same results. Even though we may have to rely on synthetic fillers for certain cases, the cases you opt for PRP fillers will offset the costs significantly.

Exclusive Hands-On Training For Physicians In Houston

Handling PRP dermal fillers is different compared to traditional hyaluronic acid fillers – for example, prp fillers need to handled at room temperature or higher at all times and they have to be injected with a different type of needle. And there’s more fine tuning to be done if you want consistent better results and patient satisfaction. That’s why we’re excited to partner with one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the field, Dr. Howard Katz to offer you the training you need to achieve mastery in this arena.

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Dentox offers industry-leading Botox training around the world and is now bringing its one-day seminars to Houston. Dentox courses are taught directly by Dr. Howard Katz, whose name is on the actual patent application for Botulinum Toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, etc), and is the first educator in the uses of Botox for facial aesthetics.

The class will include complete instruction on injecting Botox and Fillers for the most popular therapeutic and aesthetic treatments available. How to avoid and correct common side effects, create truly natural results, and market your services effectively are all part of the program. For several months now, Dentox in conjunction with Dr. PRP have also included platelet-rich plasma injection training, and if responses from doctors and dentists in other locations are any indication, Houston medical professionals will be thrilled with the competitive advantage provided with the use of PRP as an injectable material.

Discover The Unique, Exclusive Dentox LIFT Procedure

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Yes, you read that right. DentoX LIFT is a 30-minute non-surgical procedure that even a dentist can perform! In this training, Dr Katz will be sharing his trade secrets with you so you too can exceed your patients expectations. The DentoX lift is incredibly simple and the results stunning. You will learn how you can transform your patient’s jawline, cheekbones, lips and smile instantly with this procedure. You’ll be surprised by what you can accomplish in 30 minutes!

Invest In A Unique Training Experience

When considering whether to add platelet-rich plasma for cosmetic purposes to your medical or dental practice, it’s important to consider how you will be trained. Precision is required for a positive patient experience. Crafting and contouring is just as much art as science. Additionally, it’s important to be well-trained in managing patient expectations so they understand what’s possible and what isn’t. All of that and more is part of the new injectables program being offered by Dentox in partnership with Dr. PRP, the first of which will be held in Houston on February 24th.

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With PRP instead of dermal fillers, everyone saves – and everyone benefits. The Botox training course from Dentox is built around Dr. Howard Katz and his decades of training experience. And now, it’s also building on the power of PRP to provide excellent, affordable results.

Praise For Dr. Howard Katz

Dr. Katz is one of the foremost experts in this field of facial aesthetics. He’s an inventor named on the actual patent applications for all Botulinum Toxins including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Myoblock. His expertise is so in-depth, there’s little doubt that this course is going to be incredibly informative for you.

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Dr. Katz is not only an extremely valuable expert but he’s actually quite interesting to listen to. He has a simple way of imparting his knowledge in others – by the time you’re done with the training, you’ll actually feel super confident about the procedures you’ve learned. Don’t take our word for it, just ask previous students.

Here, watch these videos for a taste of what’s to come.

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Top Six Reasons Why Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Fail

The other day we received an email from a person who had Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection that failed to produce any results. “Not impressed, did not work for me. Had it done for my back,” she said. Comments like these are charged with emotions as almost all of these patients have paid for PRP injections out of their own pockets. That’s why the same patient also added later “…but did empty my wallet.” For us, her comment was one of the kinder ones. Others, who were really mad at seeing their money wasted, called it a sham, quackery, and “ways for doctors to make money.” We understand this sentiment. And we can’t argue with the fact that these treatments may have been failures.

But the thing is very few people, including some expert physicians understand why these PRP injections fail.

What The Tremendous Popularity Of PRP Means

In the 1990s, there were about 150 new research articles on Platelet-Rich Plasma every year. At least in the Pubmed database. Back then, only a select group of physicians who really understood the treatment actually offered it to their patients. Now, just this year alone, there were more than 600 new articles. The trend line has gone from a gradual climb to a “U curve” or exploding popularity.

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And so did the number of physicians offering this treatment.

Certainly, money wasn’t the objective for those physicians – for if it were, the best ways to do it would’ve been to prescribe a battery of tests, drugs and surgeries approved by insurance companies. Instead, the physicians started offering it once they knew well the inherent benefits of an interventional autologous medicine like Platelet-Rich Plasma.

The problem is, not all physicians were that passionate about it.

Some did it because patients asked for it. Some did it because everyone else was doing it. Still others just wanted to experiment with it casually.

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And so not all Platelet-Rich Plasma injections worked. That’s why, as the treatment exploded in popularity, we saw a small portion of those treatments end up being a waste of the patient’s money – and that gets talked about a lot because, as I mentioned above, the patient usually has huge emotional response to the outcome.

But on the other hand, majority of the patients are happy about their results.

“I had it done on my injury and MAN, IT REALLY WORKS!!!”

That’s another response we got on the SAME DAY that this women told us it didn’t work for her. Another physician also told us the very same day, “PRP works great. We have had fantastic results on patients in the office.”

So what’s making the difference?

Why do some PRP treatments work spectacularly while some others turn out to be a dud?

That’s what we’ll explain in the rest of this post here. There are six main reasons why it can fail. Plus a seventh no-so-common reason. Let’s look at them one by one.

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1. Improper Selection of Patients

As much as the Platelet-Rich Plasma injection enthusiasts would like beat the drum of its universality of application, there are certain instances where a PRP injection may be unnecessary. The classic case is demonstrated in the 2015 Double-Blind Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study that showed that PRP injections are NOT beneficial at all.

According to expert researchers we subscribe to, it is clear that this study had selected the WRONG PATIENTS!!!

Here’s what that means. This study, conducted by researchers at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, New Jersey, was done in the emergency care department where patients who’d just had a ankle sprain were given a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection.

First of all, ankle sprains are relatively acute medical condition, commonly occurring due to over-stretching and tearing of the muscle or tendon. And they’re usually healed on their own. The thing that emergency care physicians usually do for this condition is to put ice packs or local anesthetic to numb the pain so the patient can rest. For patients who’re very active, their body is able to heal itself from most of these types of ankle sprains very rapidly. For them, a PRP injection might not accelerate healing. On the other hand, because injections break up the tissue and poke holes, it can actually cause unnecessary complications.

That’s why successful studies on Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are almost always done on chronic wounds and injuries that wouldn’t heal on its own. If you’re out to test PRP’s efficacy, the untreated-by-PRP “control group” should be non-healable so we can determine clearly the effects of PRP.

So definitely, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are not ideal for emergency care.

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The same is true for patients on the other end of the spectrum. That is the category of patients who’d been on steroids and drugs for a long time and are in the very advanced stages of the disease. Although there might be hope, Platelet-Rich Plasma might not be enough to reverse course here.

The ideal candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma injection is a patient who has a relatively new, chronic musculoskeletal condition and whose only other option is surgery or heavy steroid/drug use.

2. Use of certain drugs

One of the other reasons why Platelet-Rich Plasma may not be ideal for emergency care patients is that when patients come in with intense pain, it’s a common practice for the ER physician to administer powerful local anesthetics and/or steroids in high dose. The problem with both of them is that they are are known to be toxic to stem cells and growth factors as shown here here, here and here. So if you’re using these steroids, anesthetics or drugs, it is recommended to wait till the patient can get off of them before applying Platelet-Rich Plasma. Otherwise, the toxicity of the chemicals may limit Platelet-Rich Plasma’s ability to recruit stem cells to the area.

For example, the local anesthetic Marcaine is found to be extremely harmful to stem cells even in small quantities. So as a general practice, the patient has to avoid harmful steroids, anesthetics and drugs at the time or up to 48 hours prior to PRP injections.

3. Lack of Rehab

It’s been reported that PRP injection works well when combined with the physical therapy for sports injuries. However, some physicians mistakenly see PRP injections as an alternative to physical therapy. Hence the comparisons like these where PRP is pitted as a rival to physical therapy. The fact is Platelet-Rich Plasma can only supplement the effects of a proper rehabilitation program as illustrated in this study which demonstrated that PRP + physiotherapy is more effective than Dry Needling + Physiotherapy for patellar tendonisis.

There is one thing we need to add to that though. Most PRP injections are done in a way that breaks up scar tissue and triggers new healing response to which the platelets can respond. So the best post-Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment rehab program is one which treats the patients as if they just had an acute injury. Meaning, the physiotherapy regimen following a PRP injection has to aim at square one – stimulation of blood flow to the injured area to provoke the inflammatory response. This is a different approach than the usual where the PT tries to attenuate the inflammatory response.

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4. Under dosing

Under-dosing is a serious problem in this field. If you’re using PRP with below 3X platelet concentration, you’re under-dosing your patients. An example is the PT vs PRP study we highlighted earlier. Not only did they mistakenly conclude that Platelet-Rich Plasma could be an alternative to Physiotherapy, they were severely under dosing the patients by using PRP with 2.1-2.5X concentration of platelets.

Studies have shown that a concentration of at least 1,000,000 platelets/µl is needed for optimal therapeutic benefits. That is 5X the concentration of platelets in normal whole blood. Here is one such study.

That is the very reason why we advocate not using Gel-based PRP Kit for PRP separation. The problem with gel-based kit is that most of the platelets will get trapped in the gel. Instead a kit like DrPRP kit gives you 5X-9X platelets because it uses a mechanical separation process while giving the same 1-step convenience of gel separators.

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5. Using PRP as just another injectate

There is a fundamental difference between Platelet-Rich Plasma based orthopedic intervention and typical modern surgical and drug-based treatment. And that is surgery and the drugs are designed to eliminate symptoms of diseases. For example, pain is one of many symptoms that occur when a certain part of the body is out of balance. By taking a drug, steroid, NSAID or even undergoing surgical correction, the physician hopes that the pain goes away. This approach has led to all the problems that we face in modern orthopedic medicine. Because when we treat symptoms, the underlying problems usually don’t go away.

But scores of physicians look at Platelet-Rich Plasma with that same attitude. They inject Platelet-Rich Plasma expecting the symptoms to go away.

That’s NOT what Platelet-Rich Plasma is for.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a HEALING AGENT. It’s different. It’s not designed to eliminate symptoms like a drug. The only thing that PRP can do is use the body to heal itself.

So the first task, if you’re an orthopedic surgeon or someone treating a musculoskeletal issue, is to IDENTIFY precisely what’s producing the symptoms. This means looking at the connection between various muscles, tendons and ligaments. Understanding how they work in unison and finding out what’s causing stress in the system. All the muscles and ligaments and tendons are like different pieces of the puzzle – pulling weights in sync with their functions. So if there’s a anomaly in the whole picture, chances are one of the pieces of the puzzle is not able to carry out its job.

For an easy example, a tightness in the hamstring might be a result of a twisted ligament or bone in the back caused by a bad sitting posture. So in addition to injecting PRP to the hamstring, you might also need to inject to the ligament or bone on the back. And advise the patient to change posture.

This is the definition of Interventional Orthopedics.

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And it requires extensive experience on the anatomy – AND delivering precise injections into the weaker links in the musculoskeletal system to improve overall function of the body. This means using image guidance technologies like fluoroscopy (Ultrasound guidance isn’t enough) to accurately place Platelet-Rich Plasma on areas which require healing. These type of injections enable efficient tissue regeneration and healing, and is usually not taught in medical school, residency, or fellowship.

That’s why we encourage physicians who’re offering PRP injections to get certified by taking one of the courses at the non-profit Interventional Orthopedics foundation.

Getting certified in Advanced Injection practices will make your Platelet-Rich Plasma results more consistent. There is a must-have for all physicians offering PRP Injections. It will also educate you on all the different ways regenerative medicine is being used right now.

6. Thinking only about relieving pain

We touched on it a little on the section above, but this is a broad topic that deserves an explanation on its own. Platelet-Rich Plasma as a healing tool is not something that you should make use of when your patients are in pain. Instead, PRP is used for a wide variety of issues that doesn’t involve pain including wound healing, skin aging reversal, wrinkle correction, dry eye syndrome, nerve regeneration, bone union, hair regeneration and even women’s fertility restoration and strengthening the uterus.

The bottom line is… Platelet-Rich Plasma isn’t just a tool for containing pain due to sports injuries. That days are far behind us now. Today, every physician, from the family physicians to neurologists and cardiologists, to fertility specialists and optometrists, to dermatologists and hair restoration experts… everyone uses Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Plus, more and more applications are discovered every day.

Platelet-Rich Plasma, on its own without funding by Big Pharma or the government, has become an integral part of modern medicine.

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BONUS: The 7th Reason Why PRP Injections Fail

7. Super-concentration of Platelets

We know all analogies are imperfect but we like to use the expresso shot analogy when it comes to platelets. Platelets are like expresso shots for healing. But like expresso shots, your body can’t function using expresso shots alone. It needs food. That’s why studies like this one by Giusti has shown that super concentrating the Platelets may not only be useless, it can actually be harmful. What they did was completely isolate Platelets and platelets alone – and applied it in different concentrations on tendon cells to see if higher concentrations hurt or helped. That’s not Platelet-Rich Plasma. That’s just platelets.

And Platelets alone can’t do the job. In fact, it has nothing to support the survival of cells.

Instead, Platelet-Rich Plasma, is rich in Platelets while also including a small portion of RBC, WBC and the plasma serum which contains the nutrients the cells needed to survive.

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That’s why research shows that taking the concentration above 1,000,000 platelets/µl doesn’t necessarily increase therapeutic benefits and as the Giusti study pointed out, it can actually have a detrimental effect.

This may not be an issue for the average physician, but it is possible to make this mistake thinking that higher concentration is better. That’s why we believe choosing the right Platelet-Rich Plasma kit plays an important role.

Because the kit has to produce Platelet-Rich Plasma in the ideal concentration – not just Platelets – so it can work every single time you administer it on patients.

Patent Application By Allan K Mishra

Speaking of the composition of Platelet-Rich Plasma, the famed Stanford researcher and Platelet-Rich Plasma pioneer Allan K. Mishra has recently filed a patent application titled “PLATELET RICH PLASMA FORMULATIONS” which can be found here. In it, Mishra claims he’s identified specific concentration of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells for treating treating connective tissue and/or cardiac tissue damage. It’s worth a look if you’re curious.

Add Regenerative Medicine to Your Practice

If you need help in getting started with Platelet-Rich Plasma, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (844) 377-7787 for a quick consultation. We can support you not only in supplying all the necessary equipment, but also provide you with the information you need to be a confident pioneer in this field. We’re looking forward to having you as part of our family.

You can also email us via hello@drprpusa.com or visit our shop to order directly.

Thank you for reading our blog. We love you.:)

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Why Doctors Are Now Ditching Steroid Injections For PRP

The use of immunosuppressive biologics, non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids, collectively known as Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics (AIT), has been rebuked by many, including well-known MDs. But there are, still, a good majority of family doctors, pain-management specialists, and orthopedic surgeons who routinely prescribe them for arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis because apparently, there’s no other better alternative. This is evident in the ballooning anti-inflammatory therapeutics market which is projected to reach a valuation of $100 Billion by 2020. But according to researchers, there already exists a better alternative and that is Platelet-Rich Plasma and scores of physicians are now prescribing it as a first line treatment instead of AITs.

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Why Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics?

One of the reasons why AITs are popular is the belief that most musculoskeletal diseases are due to inflammation. It is believed that inflammation is the cause of injuries and pain. But over the years, numerous studies have shown, rather persuasively, that inflammation is a signaling process used by the body to recruit growth factors and cytokines to the tissue microenvironment. While suppressing the inflammation with drugs interrupts this natural process and provides short term relief to the symptoms, in the long run, it prevents structural healing.

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But the argument among pro-AIT physicians is that they provide the best short term relief. They claim that a short or two of AITs keeps the situation under control and is not a big deal in the larger scheme of things.

Not true. They have pain-relieving properties but not as dramatic as we may think.

First, corticosteroids are not as the ultimate pain-killers and there are other methods far superior.

Second, neither can NSAIDs be considered the most effective pain-killers and that’s a fact.

Third, the immunosuppressive biologics like DMARDS, cytokine-blockers and TNF-blockers are not effective pain-killers anyway.

But they all have one thing in common. And that is, a long-list of side effects.

The Debilitating Effects of AITs

It would have been acceptable if we could just temporarily harness the whatever little pain-relief that AITs offered while we’re looking for a favorable course of action. But that isn’t the case. Studies show that even a single dose of these AITs can lead to unwanted complications. Let’s take a deeper look.

1. Steroids
Steroids are evidently the most destructive ones. Physicians know that they must prescribe steroids very cautiously. But the problem is once they work, patients may prefer them again and again. Especially athletes who just want to get back in the arena for that final game. After all, who wants to sit on the sidelines when life passes by? Just one more time, they’ll say.

But the long term effects are disastrous. Not only are they hard to get off of, the steroids have the ability to kill mesenchymal stem cells, lead to cartilage loss, and are one of the most common causes of secondary osteoporosis. Scores of athletes and weekend warriors have used steroids to temporarily push away pain only to end up in the surgery table a few years later.

2. NSAIDS

NSAIDs are a totally different beast. Medscape reports that more than 70 million of them are prescribed to patients each year in the United States alone. This is in spite of the warning issued by the Arthritis, Rheumatism, and Aging Medical Information System (ARAMIS) against NSAID use.

To the patient, it sounds like a decent proposal – use non-steroidal drug to temporarily alleviate pain. However, the consequences are enormous. In this comprehensively researched article on the Journal of Prolotherapy, the writer calls for a total ban on the use of NSAIDs for joints owing to its potential for degenerating cartilage. This is alarming considering that majority of the NSAIDs are prescribed for joint conditions like arthritis. In another study, use of NSAIDs was shown to have tripled the progression of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Furthermore, even in the 1980s researchers have found that NSAIDs can disrupt intestinal integrity.

3. Biologics

Anti-inflammatory biologics include drugs that block pro-inflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) and interlukin-6 (IL-6) as well as conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The problem with these drugs is that they suppress the biologic entities responsible for the natural immunity of the body. Applying them to a joint for example, doesn’t limit its effect to that area. Instead, it suppresses these biologic entities THROUGHOUT the body including liver, colon, small intestine, bones, skin and even neurons.

That’s why they have been linked to neurological diseases, and other diseases.

Blocking pro-inflammatory cytokines are definitely a bad idea. For example, the cytokine IL-6, one of the main cytokines targeted by the new generation of Arthritis drugs is a major component of the central nervous system. So is anti-TNF drugs. Blocking these can only lead to adverse events in the long term elsewhere in the body.

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Can PRP Disrupt The Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics Market?

Although not immediately evident, the trend for these Anti-inflammatory Therapeutics are actually going down. As researchers discover more serious side effects, the market will start shifting to more natural solutions like Platelet-Rich Plasma. In fact, it’s already happening as we speak. Even without the support of insurance companies, more and more people are opting for PRP instead of AITs. That means people are willing to pay out-of-pocket for PRP instead of accepting free drugs. In other words, the downward trend for AITs has begun.

Patients and physicians are learning the hard way that SUPPRESSION OF INFLAMMATION DOES NOT EQUAL TO HEALING.

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On the other hand, the trend for Platelet-Rich Plasma is climbing organically.

Here’s Allen Mishra’s tweet about PRP’s Google trends. Alan is the founder of the Biologic Orthopedic Society that has over 6,500 members in Linkedin.

Independent research is also catching up with Platelet-Rich Plasma. It has proved so far that PRP is far superior for:

1. Chronic low back pain

The study shows that sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma has a longer-lasting effect on pain than steroids. And the difference is HUGE. While efficacy of steroids was only 25% at 3 months, it was 90% for PRP.

2. Tennis Elbow

In this study, the steroids were only able to suppress symptoms for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis, while PRP was able to biologically heal the lesion. Furthermore, the steroids caused further tendon degeneration. Another study proved that patients who had PRP shows better pain and functional improvements than patients who had corticosteroid injection.

3. Plantar fasciitis

This randomized, blinded study concluded that PRP delivered at least the same pain-relief results as steroids. Other researchers have concluded that PRP is actually more effective than steroid injection in terms of pain and functional results. Another study also proved that PRP was more effective and durable than cortisone for plantar fasciitis. Yet another British study also pointed out that PRP injections are superior to corticosteroid injections.

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4. Knee Osteoarthritis

The study above showed that intra-articular PRP injections are better than HA, ozone, and corticosteroids. Another study recently proved that PRP injections are better than Hyaluronic Acid for knee osteoarthritis.

5. Rotator Cuff Tears

This study proved that Platelet-Rich Plasma injections show benefit earlier than cortisone injections for rotator cuff tears. Another similar study also found that a single dose of PRP is better than steroid for Shoulder impingement syndrome.

Why PRP Is Actually Good For Both Patient And Physician

As you can see, the reason why more and more physicians and patients favor Platelet-Rich Plasma over Anti-inflammatory Therapeutics is that PRP not only eliminates the symptoms (pain and function) but it actually heals biologically. Yes, of course, the manufacturers of the conventional drugs would love you to believe that their billion-dollar-research-backed miracle drug is VASTLY superior to the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma that can be produced within 10-20 minutes in a small clinic. But what we’ve seen is quite the opposite.

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One of the early pioneers of Platelet-Rich Plasma, an orthopedic surgeon Dr. Allan Mishra, M.D., says, that soon this biologic tool would be “safe, simple to use, inexpensive, and available immediately at the point of care.”

And that requires a tipping point in its adoption by physicians. It’s already accelerating at a good pace.

Dr. Mishra goes on to say that, “chronic tendinopathy is the most common indication for applying PRP in my practice. I have used the treatment for tennis elbow, patellar tendinosis, partial Achilles tendon tears and occasionally partial rotator cuff tears as a stand-alone treatment. I also now routinely augment all of my Achilles and patellar tendon repairs with PRP. And I am considering augmenting my arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs as well with PRP. For nonunions or difficult fractures, I combine PRP with bone grafting.”

For the patients, Platelet-Rich Plasma has been helping them avoid surgery for years now. See the videos below for actual testimonials from real patients.

Here’s another patient’s story of how PRP helped avoid surgery.

“When I tore my rotator cuff in 2008, I had conventional laparoscopic surgery to repair it. The outcome was excellent, but the recovery was long and horrible. The orthopedist wouldn’t let me drive for six weeks, or run, swim or lift weights for three months. I suffered through weeks of torturous physical therapy. It was nearly six months before I felt normal again.”

And the patient vowed to never go through that ever again.

Unfortunately, the patient suffered another injury in 2014.

But this time decided to try Platelet-Rich Plasma instead.

The patient said, “I had the first PRP injection on Oct. 23. It was painful, and the aching persisted for about 36 hours. I had one bad night, followed by an uncomfortable day. After that, the pain stopped. Still, my doctor advised me to baby the shoulder — to use my other arm when holding a dog leash and to skip swimming and weights for two weeks. Running was fine. He also recommended physical therapy after two weeks.”

The patient reported that by February 2015, the shoulder was 80% healed. The doctor advised the patient to have a second PRP injection to heal the remaining 20%.

Here’s what the patient said:

“I had [the second injection] on March 4. When I returned to see [the doctor] on April 12, I was feeling pretty good. No pain, no problems. He rolled in the ultrasound machine, and I was not surprised by the results.”

Watch this second video for another excellent patient story.

Get Started On Platelet-Rich Plasma Now

The best way to start making a big difference in your patients, especially if you’re an orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist or any kind of pain management specialist, is to get going with Platelet-Rich Plasma. Don’t just have it as a back up treatment that you can try when things don’t go well. Instead, it can be used as a standard first-line treatment for musculoskeletal issues.

Give it a serious consideration.

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We can guarantee that once you start offering Platelet-Rich Plasma, you’ll end up prescribing less and less Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics and more and more Platelet-Rich Plasma. And it will have a tremendous impact on the lives of your patients. We want to see a world where the “replacement surgeries” are a thing of the past.

And Platelet-Rich Plasma can make it happen.

Give us a call if you need more information. We can be reached at (844) 377-7787 or email via hello@drprpusa.com. Or you can order a Platelet-Rich Plasma kit online and try it in your practice.

Together, let’s welcome the Anabolic Era of Medicine.

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Six Ways Platelet-Rich Plasma Saves Your Patient’s Money

In 2011, Stanford University researcher Jason L. Dragoo, reported that there are over 86,000 PRP Injections performed in the US each year. Market analysis by exerts put the growth rate of the Platelet-Rich Plasma market at almost 12% compounded rate which means that the number is probably 170,000 this year. Yes, well over 170,000 PRP injections are performed annually in the US. A recent scientific research by Russian researchers claim that patients save about US$876.84 on average when choosing Platelet-Rich Plasma over conventional treatments. This researchers included only data for PRP applied for wound healing. But we believe the savings for sports injuries and arthritis patients to be much higher. That’s a WHOPPING $149 million in COSTS SAVED BY PRP INJECTIONS in the US alone.

And we’re just scratching the surface here.

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Skyrocketed During The Past 5 Years

Stephen Clark, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, president and founder of Athletic Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, notes that “the number of physicians performing PRP procedures has skyrocketed during the past 5 years.” This correlates to the aggressive demand we’re seeing for this safe and autologous treatment. The patients can’t find enough physicians performing the procedure. We receive inquiries from patients wanting to do the treatments and some are even willing to go out of state if there’s none in their area.

Watch this response from this patient about her PRP injections.

And patients like Ken below come back for more after their initial injection.

The science, however, is just catching up with this trend. Recent FDA-Sanctioned, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled study and Meta-analysis of Level 1 Randomized Controlled Trials continue validating Platelet-Rich Plasma’s role as a better therapeutic tool than conventional treatments.

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Six Ways Patients Save Money When You Offer Them PRP

The big stumbling block for PRP is insurance acceptance. Right now, the insurance companies gleefully ignore the 0232T code – the CPT code for Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, with or without image guidance including its harvesting and preparation. But as they’ll soon realize, not accepting PRP injections is actually costing them a lot of money down the road. That’s why many physicians we talk to believe that it’s only a matter of time before the insurance start accepting it.

But even if it remains that patients have pay out of the pocket for these injections, it still is a very cost-efficient way for them to deal chronic injuries and degeneration.

Here are six ways we know.

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1. Symptom management vs true healing

Typical drug-based approach to healthcare is more symptom management than true healing. This is because the drugs typically do nothing to promote the reversal of the root cause. Instead, they’re good at masking the symptoms. The implications of this are vast when it comes to cost. Since the root cause is not addressed, the patient becomes dependent on the drugs as the disease progresses and symptoms recur. Each time they’re given a stronger dose or a different drug until it no longer works.

Now, compare that to Platelet-Rich Plasma’s approach to actually correct the root cause by promoting healing of the broken or degenerated tissues. Often patients are healed by just one or two injections. And they’re happy for years.

In the long run, the patient who’d had Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are less likely to develop complications leading to surgery.

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2. Eliminate surgeries

This is huge. Analysts estimate that there are over 600 thousand knee-replacement surgeries performed every year. When people think of the cost of these surgeries, even minimally invasive ones, they only look at the hospital bill that may be covered by the insurance provider. But there are numerous other costs like loss productivity due to patient’s downtime, psychological costs, and even miscellaneous costs during the patient’s stay in the hospital.

Moreover, stuff like arthroscopic surgery, the most common orthopedic surgical procedure, has a history of leading to further deterioration and arthritis.

So the patient’s actual costs are high.

All of these are eliminated when you suggest your patients choose Platelet-Rich Plasma at an earlier stage.

3. Complications, scars or downtime

According to this paper, post-surgical complications can exceed $10,000 for each patient. That is just for surgeries. What about complications due to side effects of drugs? Research indicate that it’s about $1300 per adverse drug reactions.

In fact, medical complications and side effects are some of the biggest cost burdens associated with modern western medicine.

Then there are scars associated with surgeries. Not to talk about downtime.

Platelet-Rich Plasma on the other hand would have none of that troubles. This risk of injection is extremely low since it’s all autologous. And the procedure is done on an outpatient basis after which the patient can return to normal activities the following morning.

All of these translates to increased savings every time you recommend Platelet-Rich Plasma for your patients.

4. Multi-potential therapeutic effects

One of the problems with FDA-approved drugs is that they can only be prescribed for the stated purpose of use. A drug for arthritis patients can only be prescribed for arthritis patients even if it might help a patient with tendonitis. Thus if the patient has more than one orthopedic conditions, chances are each one will need different drugs specifically approved for that condition. Take arthritis and osteoporosis – they are treated completely different when using FDA-approved injections.

On the other hand, Platelet-Rich Plasma is multi-potential. It can be injected on…

  • Knees to heal meniscus, ACL, MCL and arthritis
  • Shoulder to heal rotator cuff tears and tendonitis
  • Hip to heal labrum and bursitis
  • Low Back to heal spinal degeneration and sciatica
  • Foot to heal Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles heel and ligament sprains
  • Elbows to heal lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis
  • Bone to aid the union of fractured bones

You get the point. The possibilities are endless.

This means that the patient do not have to get an assortment of drugs if they need relief for multiple symptoms and thus there is no cost of acquiring new drugs (or potentially leaving drugs unused) each time they have a symptom.

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5. No research and marketing costs are added

This is one of the main advantage of Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. Unlike FDA-regulated drugs, for which the companies spend millions of dollars for research, several times more on marketing and mass production, there’s little capital costs involved with Platelet-Rich Plasma.

To produce it, all you will need to invest in is a good PRP Kit and a centrifuge and the patients can come and get the PRP injections unlimited number of times.

All the research on Platelet-Rich Plasma is done by independent researchers around the world and there’s one no single entity who’s licensing it. So customers aren’t paying for bloated research funding and marketing costs.

This means you can afford to charge your patients less.

6. Outpatient treatment, benefits small and independent clinics

The process of getting admitted to a hospital is mentally taxing. And most of the surgical procedures, however minimal require hospitalization. And that means you need big equipments and all sort of things. So only big hospitals can do those. There is an endless list of charges that the hospital needs to include as a standard and depending on the co-pay agreement with their insurance, the patients may end up paying anywhere from 10% to 50% of these extra unnecessary charges.

With Platelet-Rich Plasma, though, it is an outpatient treatment done in small, independent clinics as a 45-minute procedure. And these clinics are very cost-efficient in their operations because they do not need to employ a lot of staff.

The takeaway? Patients pay significantly less compared to surgeries. And the small, independent clinics have a big advantage over large hospitals.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma is here to stay. The skyrocketing demand is proof. And there is no reason why you shouldn’t be offering it. Thousands of cases prove that it works. We’ve shown you how it saves your patients money.

If you’re an orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, and/or run a pain management clinic, you’re doing a tremendous disservice to your patients if you’re not suggesting Platelet-Rich Plasma to your patients. Because Platelet-Rich Plasma has the highest adoption rate in this field – and for a reason. It has become indispensable.

The second group of people who uses PRP is aesthetic professionals followed by ophthalmic surgeons.

We’ll let some of the stories from Physicians themselves convince you about offering Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Here’s one physician who saw the value in Platelet-Rich Plasma ONLY when he himself was forced to seek the treatment.

“I am a physician who suffered with high hamstring tendinopathy which prevented me from playing competitive soccer and sprinting. I tried all conventional treatments for two years without any improvement. These included physiotherapy from a nationally recognized sports physio. I also used NSAIDs, fish oil/omega 3, glucosamine and chondroitin. I was looking at retiring from competitive sport. As a last resort I had two injections of PRP by a specialist sports physician. After three months I can now run without pain. This was a last ditch treatment that worked for me. (Although it was a trial of n=1).”

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Another dentist reports that he’s been using it for more than 8 years for grafting procedures.

PRP is very effective in bone grafting procedures with a huge amount of research supporting it’s effect in speeding healing. It’s use in tendonitis seems to be questionable. I am an oral & maxillofacial surgeon and have used it for greater than eight years with great success in my grafting procedures in the jaws.

The point is, we could go on and on and on about the reasons why a lot of physicians are excited about this treatment. It is simple and practical enough to quickly adopt it into your practice. And the risks are absolutely minimal.

Consider Getting Trained For Advanced Precision PRP Injections

That being said, you might want to undergo training for advanced prp injections at the Interventional Orthopedics foundation. Because, the ability to accurately localize the Platelet-Rich Plasma is one of the biggest needle movers when it comes to extracting the maximum therapeutic benefits. According to the foundation, only 1% of the physicians are able to do these precise injections without training. And so, chances are you may not have had the training. The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation also offer home study videos if you’re not able to attend in-person.

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And if you need help setting up your Platelet-Rich Plasma workbench, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (844) 377-7787 or drop us an email via hello@drprpusa.com. We handle everything from PRP kits to centrifuges to workspace for PRP and marketing brochures.

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Why Are We Still Debating Platelet-Rich Plasma?

In the 2000s, when Platelet-Rich Plasma first started shifting its role from being a healing assistant in cardiac and orthodontic surgeries to the more leading role of healing bone grafts and joint tissues, many leading physicians claimed that the practitioners were putting profiteering before truth and science. They even said it was outright theft to charge $300 for an injection that, according to them, had an efficacy no less than placebo. That was in 2009 and the confusion back then was justifiable.

Fast forward 7 years later, in 2016, and we had the first FDA-Sanctioned, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis which showed that PRP improved the outcome by 78% compared to 7% for placebo.

This was also confirmed by two Chinese major review studies this year, both Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritisfirst one here and the second one here.

Yet, we still see physicians here in the US – orthopedists and rheumatologists, among them – who don’t even bother to try it once on their patients!

What’s going on?

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The Hidden Factor That’s Holding PRP Back

Platelet-Rich Plasma, as we know, contains 7X-9X concentration of platelets in a serum with a balanced ratio of plasma, leukocytes and RBC. This special mixture helps supply growth factors and other proteins that tissues can use to recruit stem cells and heal itself. This process is pretty straight-forward. Yet, we know for a fact that there are some physicians who fail to see results with Platelet-Rich Plasma, including some clinical studies performed by veterans.

Are they missing something?

We suspect it has got to do with the second part to PRP’s healing mechanism. It’s right application.

It can be summed up in the following two questions.

1. Precisely which tissue are you delivering the PRP to?
2. How are you making sure that the PRP is used by the tissues and not wasted?

This is where the science of Interventional Orthopedics come into play.

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The Science Behind Interventional Orthopedics

On the outside, interventional orthopedics look very simple. You identify the area which needs healing, and then administer Platelet-Rich Plasma (or stem cells for that matter) to that particular area and wait for it to heal. Thinking that its this simple screws up the process for physicians who’re merely trying their luck with PRP. Because, the bulk of the Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment – the actual work that the physicians need to do – has to do with the following.

1) Identifying the exact group of tissues that are broken or degenerated (Accurate Localization),

2) Creating lesions in the damaged tissue, and

3) Delivering Platelet-Rich Plasma precisely at that location.

These advanced injections are much more effective and requires a different level of expertise.

For example, typical injections in the knee can only deliver the Platelet-Rich Plasma serum to the synovial fluid, synovial membrane and articular cartilage. The advanced injections like intraosseous infiltrations can deliver the PRP serum to the subchondral bone and the deep layers of cartilage that are affected by Osteoarthritis.

These kind of advanced injections require the use of fluoroscopic guidance for proper administration as well as proper training on the physician’s side.

Here’s one study that explains why accurate localization is linked with an improved clinical outcome Study of intra-articular infiltrations with intra-osseous injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

The thing is, not all physicians are trained to do it. The scope of these advanced injections are vast and warrant extensive training and expertise.

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To continue with the example of the knee, most physicians are proficient only in the superomedial or anteromedial/anterolateral injections to the knee. However, advanced Platelet-Rich Plasma injections can deliver the PRP to precise locations like…

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
  • Patellar ligament (PL)
  • Quadriceps tendon
  • Patellar tendon
  • Medial meniscus
  • Anteromedial joint line (AMJL)
  • Medial midpatellar (MMP)
  • Superomedial patellar (SMP)
  • Anterolateral joint line (ALJL)
  • Lateral midpatellar (LMP)
  • Superolateral patellar (SLP)
  • Lateral suprapatellar bursa (LSB)
  • Infrapatellar (IFP)
  • Lateral meniscus
  • Subchondral bone
  • Femur bone

Most physicians, instead of getting highly proficient in identifying and administering precise PRP injections, they get concerned over the relative lack of protocols for PRP Injections. They get carried away by details like the frequency of the injection, the leukocyte levels, and red blood cells, when the fact is… as long as you get the platelet concentration right (5X-9X baseline), the therapeutic effects are guaranteed. The frequency and the presence of Leukocytes are minor factors that have little to no impact on the outcome.

The most important factor is physician training for advanced injections under Ultrasound or Fluoroscopy.

If It Works For Knee Osteoarthritis, It Probably Works For Other Degenerative Diseases

There is another concern among some physician who claim that there’s no evidence for the particular condition that they’re treating. For example, let’s say they’re treating Spinal muscular atrophy in a patient and see that there has been no study that proves Platelet-Rich Plasma is a good candidate.

Does that mean it won’t work? Absolutely no.

It just means no one has ever studied it in detail. The working mechanism behind Platelet-Rich Plasma is so universal that if it works for the knees, it will work for the spine and other similar areas of the body as well. In fact, there is almost no part of the body that is not currently known to have a therapeutic effect upon application of Platelet-Rich Plasma – nerves, joints, muscles, skin, hair, and even the eyes are treated by PRP.

By the way, if you’re wondering if there really is a study on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, here is one from Egyptian researchers.

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Does Age Play A Role?

We’ve noticed that age does not have a correlation with the effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. It works just the same for the young and old.

However, the one thing that do have a correlation is the degree to which the disease has advanced.

The more advanced the disease, the less likely that Platelet-Rich Plasma can reverse its course. That is the reason why we recommend physicians treat Platelet-Rich Plasma as a first-line treatment for all possible conditions. It has already shown to be much more effective than both Cortisone and Hyaluronic Acid injections.

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Education in Advanced regenerative-medicine injections

So, back to the single biggest needle-mover when it comes to Platelet-Rich Plasma injections: ACCURATE LOCALIZATION. This means the physicians must undergo advanced training for this type of injections.

And there are not many options available until recently.

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Thankfully, we now have the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) foundation – the first non-profit in the US dedicated to providing training for core injection skills. According to IOF, only 1% of the physicians in the US are trained to do these advanced injections. And chances are you may not have been trained.

With IOF, you can get trained for that in a real medical setting with skilled instructors and support staff.

According to the IOF website, they can train you on:

  • Injections for the healing of bone, tendon, ligaments, muscle or cartilage.
  • Accurate localization of these injections on damaged structures using image guidance.
  • New tools that facilitate percutaneous tissue manipulation.

This is a wonderful non-profit education initiative by Christopher J. Centeno, MD, Gregory Lutz, MD, Don Buford, MD and Richard D. Striano D.C., RMSK, all leading players in the regenerative medicine field.

Here’s a video you can watch to learn about IOF foundation.

And check out the IOF membership information here.

One last thing…

Platelet-Rich Plasma Standardization

As a Platelet-Rich Plasma practitioner, you’ll be out on the leading-edge. You’ll discover things that others may not be aware of. And you’ll have the opportunity to publish your findings. That’s when you’ll think of a standardization. By then, it’s too late. You’ve already performed a lot of injections and your data in unstandardized.

To avoid this, consider using a standard for the preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

We suggest using the latest MARSPILL classification for Platelet-Rich Plasma developed jointly by Brazilian and US researchers.

The lack of standardization is the main culprit when it comes to debates over the efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma. We would love to see more and more researchers and everyday practitioners accepting a common standardized classification system for PRP.

Here’s the chart for the MARSPILL classification.

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And you may also want to check out the DRPRP Kit for the most ideal concentration of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

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Three PRP Treatments Revolutionizing Skincare
Three PRP Treatments That Are Revolutionizing Skincare

While there are thousands of skincare centers nationwide offering at least one PRP treatment for their customers, most of them doesn’t go beyond the PRP Micro-needling treatment popularized by Kim Kardashian. The reason is – it is the simplest of all Platelet-Rich Plasma aesthetic treatments around and also the most sought-after treatment. This is all good until they realize the immense potential of PRP treatments. What they’re missing out on is the fact that once you’ve made the investment for Platelet-Rich Plasma which includes a centrifuge, PRP kits and staff training, they can start offering a whole suite of treatments for their clients.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma’s Quiet Revolution In The Skincare World

One great thing about PRP treatments is that the protocol for obtaining high quality Platelet-Rich Plasma is the same regardless of its application. Whether its joint injuries, osteoarthritis, bone healing, spinal disc regeneration or skin rejuvenation, the process is the same: draw up to 20cc blood from the patient, place it into the centrifuge which concentrates the platelets and then draw out the Platelet-Rich Plasma for immediate application. This simple process coupled with PRP’s vast scope of healing makes it one of the most significant advances in modern medicine. In fact, one physician, Dr. Lewis Maharam M.D. aka The Running Doc, who regularly writes for New York Daily News calls it “the greatest innovation since the invention of MRI.”

That applies to skincare as well. The Platelet-Rich Plasma you obtain from your clients can be used for a number of treatments, the demand for which are only growing. Here are a few ideas – these are probably the most popular/cutting-edge PRP treatments performed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

1. Facial Skin Augmentation With Fillers

The topical application of Platelet-Rich Plasma with Micro-needling can help regenerate the degrading skin cells and promote collagen production to keep skin plump and supple. This basic process may be enough for some of your clients. But those who’re looking for more than just skin rejuvenation, you may have to go deeper. To augment the face with natural, feminine volume, you’re going to have to inject Platelet-Rich Plasma deeper into the dermis. This will supply the growth factors to the degraded dermal tissues under the surface.

For volume though, you’ll need a filler. You can either go for a Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) based filler (PPP is the left-over from the Platelet-Rich Plasma process – you can read about the process in detail here.) or you can use any Hyaluronic Acid filler like Restylane Lyft.

This combination injection treatment has been proven to work well. One study by Dr. Daniel Sister analyzes the effect of a combination of platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, and succinic acid for facial augmentation. The treatment showed 100% success rate.

The combination treatment seems to be evolving into a new standard in facial augmentation. It’s definitely seeing growing demand.

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2. RePigmentation And Vitiligo Correction With CO2 Laser

Companies spend millions of dollars on research to turn defective cells healthy and to increase the skin’s collagen production. They are looking into DNA technology to pull this off. But adding Platelet-Rich Plasma to existing treatment methods may be a simple and effective way to achieve the same results. Scientists from Cairo, Egypt had recently proven that adding PRP injections to fractional CO2 laser treatment for correcting vitiligo can boost the results by 4X compared to just using the laser alone. This is great news because given that CO2 laser can also be used to treat facial wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars, it seems we can significantly boost the results by combining it with PRP injections.

And if PRP is capable of boosting the effects of CO2 lasers, chances are, it can do the same for some of the other facial resurfacing treatments that you already offer your clients. Isn’t that an amazing opportunity… to offer the same treatments you’ve been administering for years – but only this time it’s significantly more effective with a secret biologic hack? Hundreds of skincare clinics are just doing that. It’s time to get on the bandwagon and start surprising your clients.

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As one of our friend-clinic owner says, PRP treatments have been a big boon to the business (PRP treatment has a 100% “worth it” rating on real self) as even people who’d had total skin resurfacing have responded well with it.

3. Hair Rejuvenation With Auto-injection

Mesotherapy is a well-known treatment that uses painless micro-injections for delivering active ingredients evenly to skin surface. This novel procedure has a reputation for improving the quality results obtained by traditional skin rejuvenation substances like vitamins and peptides. And as many skincare clinics have discovered, there could never have been a more synergistic technology than this for Platelet-Rich Plasma. The Meso Gun, as we call it, can be used to deliver an even amount of Platelet-Rich Plasma to the face, neck, chest, and hands for rejuvenation and reduction of wrinkles and discoloration, to thighs and tummy for treatment of cellulite and stretch marks, and to the scalp for the treatment of hair loss.

The big winner from this pairing of technologies is the hair loss treatment. Platelet-Rich Plasma when administered on the scalp using Mesotherapy works as an “elixir for hair growth” – and here’s a recent peer-reviewed study on Stemcell investigation journal that confirms this. Hair loss treatment is one of the examples where PRP treatment has exceeded the expectations set by the industry.

That’s why we believe this is one of the treatments that every skincare clinic should offer. Hair-loss and thinning of hair affects both men and women and is one of the most popular cause of worry for your clients. It complements the skincare treatments you offer and you’ll see many of your clients thanking you for that.

Contact us at (844) 377-7787 for more information on the Mesotherapy gun.

If You’ve Never Heard Of These PRP Treatments

Some of these treatments are so new – you may have never heard of them before. And that’s a sign that you should offer them immediately. If you have joined the Platelet-Rich Plasma bandwagon, it’s only intuitive to expand your offerings from just a PRP-micro-needling treatment to these in-demand procedures. You can do this with very little changes, if any, to your existing Platelet-Rich Plasma setup. And chances are they will pair well with other treatments you offer whether it’s Kybella injections, Photo laser treatments or dermal fillers.

And if you aren’t offering Platelet-Rich Plasma yet, this post illustrates a whole lot of reasons why you should be. The demand is only getting stronger. The earlier you join, the more you’re likely to prosper from this incredible breakthrough of modern medical science.

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Are You Maximizing Your Clinic’s Potential With PRP?

If you’re getting started right now, give us a call at (844) 377-7787 or head on to our shop to setup your clinic with the right things for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Our proprietary PRP kit makes the Platelet-Rich Plasma extraction process super efficient and produces high quality PRP in far less time than it would take otherwise. You can read more about our PRP Kits here.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is the blockchain of self-healing and it’s here to stay. It will become best friends with almost every aging man and woman either through their need to reverse aging effects or the need to heal musculoskeletal issues. And both group of people will start putting trust in it once they’ve had a chance to try it. That’s why demand for PRP has skyrocketed organically – without the big pharma advertising dollars – over the past few years.

The question is, are you willing to seize its potential?

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5 Ways Platelet-Rich Plasma Is Relieving Pain in America

Few things are as life-shrinking as chronic pain. Health economists report that chronic pain costs our nation more than $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity – more than cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Painkillers have been the only relief medication in modern history. That’s changing with Platelet-Rich Plasma. It has been emerging as one of the key players in pain management.

In any life that’s exclusively ruled by pain, Platelet-Rich Plasma has the power to bring back pleasure and normalcy. It’s certainly a better option for those who’re getting by on four or five Advils a day and wondering what the long term consequences would be.

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First of all, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are completely safe. The PRP, prepared by centrifuging the patient’s blood in a special blood tube, works in a two step way. First the injections, often guided by ultrasound, breaks up the tissues and second, the growth factors in the PRP helps rebuild the entire tissue. This produces a healing effect and reduces pain.

Here are five common types of pain that can be healed with Platelet-Rich Plasma.

1. Arthritis pain

It’s been well-proven that a few shots of Platelet-Rich Plasma can produce a huge effect for Arthritis patients. It has the potential to…

  • Inhibit inflammation and thus slowing down degeneration
  • Stimulate cartilage formation
  • Kickstart the production of lubricating fluid

These activities in the affected site ends up reducing the pain sensation.

As a long term effect, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections tend to preserve the joints in more than 70% of the cases – as reported by a landmark study in 2013. Recent studies have shown similar results too. They discovered that a two or three injection treatment over a period of 4-6 weeks with Platelet-Rich Plasma does more benefit that similar injection treatments with either Corticosteroids or Hyaluronic Acid. Moreover, the cartilage degeneration was significantly slowed even for patients in advanced stages of Osteoarthritis.

The researchers also conclude that repeating the injections after 6 months ensured better results.

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2. Neurological pain

Platelet-Rich Plasma is one heck of a wonder treatment whose healing potential seems to be expanding everyday and seems like it’s only limited by the physician’s imagination. The latest of those new discoveries is in the field of nerve regeneration and the resulting neuropathic pain. Nerve fibers consisting of neurons are very delicate structures and not much has been discovered about its operating mechanism. But recently, platelet rich plasma have been shown to promote the restoration of nerve fibers.

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In a study performed at Hasanuddin University in Indonesia, Platelet-Rich Plasma was successful in nerve regeneration for patients with leprosy peripheral neuropathy – a situation where all traditional treatments have failed. Which means PRP injections are effective in restoring sensations when it has been lost. This is remarkable news.

Then there is another study conducted in Greece the shows very encouraging mid-term results regarding PRP for treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome.

All of this is proof that Neuropathic pain can be alleviated by Platelet-Rich Plasma. This paper by a researcher at the University of Puerto Rico analyses how Platelet-Rich Plasma has been able to eliminate neuropathic pain. He reports that PRP’s ability to promote axon regeneration is the key.

Here’s a video from a Rejuv Medical where a patient explains how she had PRP Injections for Nerve treatments and how it changed her life remarkably.

3. Chronic back pain

Chronic back pain and sciatica are mysterious conditions and physicians generally have a hard time figuring out what’s causing them. They first thing they do is to scan the lower back area for defects. When they find one, they’ll recommend surgery to correct that defect even though they have no idea if that defect is indeed the culprit of the pain. When they can’t find any defects, they end up being puzzled and sent the patient away with a bunch of Advils.

In a spine health forum, a patient explains his situation which was similar. His physician suspected the tears in L4-L5 spine segment to be the causing the pain. But there were minor tears and bulges everywhere, so the physician was confused. The patient ended up having to take 8 Advils a day. Unable to continue with that, the patient skeptically tried Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. He went from not being able to sit back in office or drive in a car (even with those medications) to stopping the medications altogether and going on a family trip overseas. Talk about a dramatic shift in life experience!

Another patient on the same forum describes how she had PRP injection for chronic pain in the cervical spine, and it’s been pain-free for two years.

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These kind of stories are supplemented by occasional clinical studies like this where the patients not only had experienced near complete pain relief but also were able to sustain those results for 2 years. This is remarkable for a degenerative disease, aka, a condition that worsens as time goes by. Here are another study conducted in China and another one by Japanese researchers.

4. Joint Pain

In addition to back and knees, almost all other joints are being treated by Platelet-Rich Plasma now. As the science of PRP evolves, the treatment is vigorously gaining popularity with more and more patients demanding it from their physicians. After all, the procedure is incredibly straightforward and is easily understood by most. The physicians hardly need to talk before the patient accepts eagerly.

Hence the doctors are now quick to prescribe Platelet-Rich Plasma for any case of chronic bursitis – in areas like fingers, elbow, toes, hip, shoulders, neck, wrist, ankle, and hip – and the results are almost always positive.

In fact, Platelet-Rich Plasma can be – and must be – prescribed for more than 50% of the musculoskeletal issues that are usually treated with surgery or steroid injections.

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5. Post surgical pain

Surgical pain relief is one of the newer areas where Platelet-Rich Plasma is gaining ground. This is primarily to take advantage of the wound-healing and bone regeneration aspects of PRP, but pain-relief is a very evident beneficial side-effect. Some medical perfusionists advice Platelet-Rich Plasma after almost all surgeries including Neurosurgery, Tumor removal surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeries, Reconstructions and Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic/Spinal Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery, Bone Graft Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

By cutting short the time it takes to heal from the wounds of surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma plays a pivotal role in assisting patients get productive as early as possible. And when done in conjunction with surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are almost always paid for by the insurance provider covering the surgery.

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The beginning of the end of orthopedic surgery?

At a time when big hospitals are racing towards a possible automation of orthopedic surgeries, there are some physicians who believe that the rise of Platelet-Rich Plasma together with the rise of stem cell technology marks the beginning of the end for 80% of the orthopedic surgeries. They say science is finally waking up to the fact that human intervention is not the most efficient way of dealing with musculoskeletal issues. Rather, it’s best to provide the necessarily biologics in the form of PRP and stem cells so that the body can invoke it’s own healing.

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I hope you agree – because today’s regenerative medical trends are certainly pushing the medical industry in that direction.

If you haven’t started offering Platelet-Rich Plasma – or would like to know some general protocols, we would love to share them with you. Just call us at (844) 377-7787 or email via hello@drprpusa.com.

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How To Perform A Low-Cost Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

As any face-lift-performing cosmetic surgeon quickly learns, a surgical facelift procedure is a hard-sell even for those who are desperate for it. The entire process is a challenge not just in your surgical skills but also in your knowledge of facial geometry. That’s why the simpler, more low-cost and natural procedures like Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift has become very popular these days.

The procedure, sometimes called sexy names by fake “inventors” to extract licensing fees from you, is actually capable of delivering surgical-facelift-level results minus the side-effects, failure-risks or downtime.

More and more clients are minimizing their risks by choosing autologous materials for soft-tissue augmentation in their face – and Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift is a proven procedure with good predictability.

For millions of Americans who admire the results of “facelift” but are very afraid of the procedure, this is a god-sent.

Why Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

The Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift has many advantages over traditional facelifts but none is more enticing than that the carefree nature of the procedure — anyone can have it on a hot sunny afternoon and wake up the next day feeling like a million dollars.

  • It is a better alternative to neurotoxins like Botox
  • No allergy testing in required
  • Reasonably long lasting results (12 months or more)
  • Low cost and high-profit procedure
  • Can be combined with micro-needling and laser treatments
  • Painless and stress-free patient experience
  • Improves skin tone and texture without additional treatments
  • Completely non-invasive and no downtime

And the market rate is about $500 to $1,500 per area. A full face procedure will run into a couple of thousand dollars.

Who Is The Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift For?

For those who want a youthful, firm yet soft look but are freaked out about the lumps with synthetic fillers or those not willing to do fat transfer surgery, Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift is an excellent procedure. It can be used to restore volume in 8 strategic areas similar to the 8-point lift at a relatively low cost.

This procedure is suitable for patients who’re looking to reduce the appearance of…

  • Sagging or dropping face – a sign of aging related to volume loss
  • Dark circles or tired looking eyes
  • Wrinkles and sagging jowls along the mouth and jawline
  • Nasolabial folds or “laugh lines” on the corners of the mouth

When done the right way, Platelet-Rich Plasma creates a beautiful, naturally lifted look with almost zero risk for physicians as well as patients.

How To Perform a Platelet-Rich Plasma Lift

The most easiest way to do the Platelet-Rich Plasma Lift is by injecting autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Fibrin Matrix intradermally or subdermally below the affected areas. Researchers have proven again and again that injecting PRFM works wonders for wrinkles and folds. One such study is here.

Preparation of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix

Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) does not rely on host tissue fibrotic response to produce volume enhancements – therefore it has more potential to offer sustained results compared to just plain Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRFM delivers more viable, under-granulated growth-factor-loaded platelets through a three dimensional fibrin matrix.

The preparation of PRFM is simple as explained below.

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  • Load a 20cc syringe with 3cc anti-coagulant ACD-A.
  • Prime the needle until the ACD-A is at the tip of the needle.
  • Draw 17cc of the blood into the syringe. Be sure you mix the blood and ACD-A by tilting the tube up and down a couple of times.
  • Inject the blood sample into the DrPRP kit, a closed Platelet-Rich Plasma separation tube. Make sure that it is only filled till the 20cc mark on the tube and nothing more.
  • Place the filled DrPRP tube into the centrifuge and place a counterweight directly across it.
  • Set the rotation at 3400rpm and the timer for 4 minutes.
  • At the end of the run, the Platelets and the Plasma will be on the top chamber of the tube and the Red blood Cells on the other end. Push the bottom on the tube to sequester the platelets and the Plasma. The platelets will be sedimented at the bottom of the top chamber of the tube.
  • Using a 10cc syringe with a long needle take out about 6cc of the Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) from the top chamber slowly (without shaking it) leaving 4 cc at the base. Keep this PPP handy, you’ll need it later.
  • Shake and mix the remaining 4 cc – this is the Platelet-Rich Plasma.
  • Load and prime another 10cc syringe with the coagulation activator 0.08cc 10% Calcium Chloride. (Take a 1 cc syringe marked off in tenths, fill up four out of five little tick-marks between 0 and the first tenth mark and that’s 0.08cc)
  • Draw the 4cc Platelet-Rich Plasma into the syringe with Calcium Chloride. You have got about 4cc of PRFM now.

You can inject the PRFM with injected intra-dermally using a 30-gauge needle or sub-dermally using a 27-gauge needle within 10 minutes – this is the time period that PRFM can remain in liquid form up after coming in contact with calcium chloride.

Once injected, the combination of Calcium Chloride and body temperature will start the polymerization of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix and a natural filler will be formed in the injected area.

The 8-Point Platelet-Rich Plasma Lift With PlasmaFill™

For certain clients who need a substantial increase in volume while gaining a tightened look, you can combine the Platelet-Rich Plasma Fibrin with Platelet-Rich Filler or PlasmaFill™ using this device. This device turns Platelet-Poor Plasma (the 6cc byproduct that we drew out earlier while creating Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix) into autologous dermal fillers in a couple of minutes.

It’s an easy to use device. Just insert the syringe filled with Platelet-Poor Plasma into one of the holes in the device, tweak the settings (if needed) and start the process. The PPP will turn into dermal fillers soon.

A couple of things to note about the Plasma Fillers.

  • The Plasma fillers should be maintained at body temperature or slightly higher because lower temperatures will make it too viscous.
  • You must first anesthetize the injection area with a 25-gauge needle containing 0.2ml of Articaine.
  • The PlasmaFiller should be injected using 1″ or shorter 23 Gauge needle or cannula through the same puncture hole. Do not use longer cannula as the material is quite thick.

The Plasma Filler can be injected into the standard 8-point areas which includes…

  • Upper cheek bone area (1 & 2): Inject here to enhance the cheek and tightens the face.
  • Tear trough and mid-face (3): Inject here to reduce the appearance of tired hollows under the eyes.
  • Nasolabial folds next to nose (4): Inject here to create a more youthful look by reducing laugh lines.
  • Corner of the mouth (5): Inject here to iron out the Marionette lines and create a happier look.
  • Lower jawbone area (6): Inject here to replace the volume in the pre-jowl area and lift the jowls.
  • Upper jawbone area (7): Inject here to increase the squareness or angle of the jaw and eliminate sagging.
  • Lower cheek or buccal area (8): Inject here to restore the natural curve and structure of the cheek.

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After you’ve done the procedure, you’ll notice that combining Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix with Plasma Filler gives your clients a softer, more flexible outlook compared to the rigid puffy structure obtained through synthetic fillers. And since it is completely autologous your clients need not worry about firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, or dis-colouration.

The only disadvantage of Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

Perhaps, the only disadvantage of the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift is the time it takes to prepare the filling materials. The ready-made synthetic fillers and neurotoxins are a physician’s dream – just rip off the plastic and inject them – but not so much their clients. More and more Americans now prefer autologous non-surgical methods over synthetic stuff.

However, this disadvantage is more than offset by the significant cost saving this method offers. Plus the clients will actually be happy to see the work done by physician or their staff in preparing the materials. They relish looking at how their own blood is being processed and returned to their bodies to help them look younger and more attractive.

So we don’t think this is actually a disadvantage. On the contrary, it can be a huge plus point.

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The Role of Growth Factors

A significant advantage of Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift is the presence of growth factors in the fillers. Growth factors are natural substances in the body that is capable of triggering an increase in the production of endothelial cells and fibroblasts. The Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix is a 3-dimensional cross-linked fibrin matrix that binds both platelets and GFs enabling a sustained release of growth factors over about 7 days.

The growth factors are one reason why we suggest you add Micro-needling as part of the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift – Micro-needling triggers a healing response and the influx of autologous growth factors accelerates and deepens the healing job.

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Add Micro-needling to Complete the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift

Add a combination of Micro-needling and topical Platelet-Rich Plasma application to the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift and you’ll create stunning results comparable to ANY other premium treatments in the market at a fraction of the cost. Micro-needling works by triggering the skin to enter healing mode and create a significant amount of new collagen and elastic fibers. Adding Platelet-Rich Plasma only makes the results better.

Note that it’s totally fine to have both Micro-needling + Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift all done on the same day as long as you do the fillers after the micro-needling.

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How does the combined procedure look like?

This combined Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift procedure will give your clients the maximum benefits with almost no downtime. And is by far, the best non-surgical, autologous treatment you can offer your clients. PERIOD.

  • The client arrives at the appointed time, fills out the consent forms and receives local anesthetic in the treatment room. (5 minutes)
  • About 20cc or more blood is drawn from the client and injected into the DrPRP kit which is then spun in a centrifuge to get PRP and PPP. The PRP is then turned into PRFM and the PPP into Plasma Filler. (20 minutes)
  • While this is done, the client undergoes Micro-needling procedure. (15-20 minutes)
  • A small portion of the platelet serum is smeared on the just-micro-needled face. (1 minute)
  • The Plasma Filler and PRFM is then injected into the client’s face by following the 8-point facelift system. (10 minutes)
  • A peptide mask is given to soothe the client’s face. (10 minutes)
A Significant Profit Generator

The entire procedure as described above is the recipe for non-surgical autologous facelift procedure that delivers an array of benefits to the patients namely:

  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles, sun spots, unwanted veins and other signs of aging.
  • Correct minor skin imperfections, marks, acne scars and other blemishes.
  • Lift the areas with wrinkles, sagging skin or jowls.
  • Reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases, nasolabial folds and thick bands in the neck.
  • Regenerate new skin on the face replacing the older damaged layers to improve complexion and smoothness.
  • Restore the natural volume in cheek, jaw and under-eye areas and tighten the entire face.

As you can see this is a complete facelift that thousands of Americans would happily pay thousands of dollars for. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, just in the year 2016 alone, Americans spent a whopping $6.6 billion dollars on in-office non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures like Photo Rejuvenation, Dermal Fillers, Skin Tightening, And Neurotoxins.

Now the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift as described above is a single treatment that has the potential to deliver the whole spectrum of results that Americans paid $6.6 billion for.

In other words, it’s a no-brainer that you should ride the non-surgical wave.

Typical price for this type of full facelift procedure that can be performed in an hour is about $2400. And since much of the raw materials are directly obtained from the client’s blood, you save on costs big time.

Just don’t call your procedure “vampire” or else you will receive a letter from one Dr. Runels’ claiming royalties.

Advanced Fillers Training

For those who’re unsure how to go about actually doing the treatments, we have great news. You can get certified in this and other conventional treatments by Dr. Howard Katz who has been teaching dermatologists for 30+ years on non-surgical procedures. He conducts monthly one-day intensive trainings that will make you proficient in dermal fillers, PRP, and non-surgical facelifts. Seats fill out fast. The next available training is in September and it happens in New York.

You will gain:

  • Know-how of Dr. Katz’s DentoX LIFT – a minimally invasive Facelift procedure that can significantly impact your client’s aesthetics with no discomfort or downtime.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Proficiency – After this training you’ll be able to get perfect concentration of PRP every single time.
  • The science of fillers: How to use different filler combinations to get deliver the results that goes beyond your clients’ expectations.
  • Proven marketing techniques to AUTOMATICALLY attract the right clients who’d happily pay for your services.
  • Complimentary access to Dr Howard Katz’s online portal that features dermal fillers refresher courses (8 credit hours – regular price $1398).
  • CE credits – you can earn up to 18 CE credits by joining this training event.
  • Training for your staff members – you can bring one of your staff members at no charge.
  • You will be allowed to work on a patient live under Dr. Katz’s supervision if the patient’s condition warrants it.
  • Patient Forms – you will get all the patient forms you need such as patient consent, history and post-operative instructions.
  • Certification – a certificate will be given for successful completion and you will be included in the certified practitioner directory.

Check out the details here.

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The Skincare Clinic Owner’s Guide To Platelet-Rich Plasma

Despite the recent trends, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is still hugely under represented by the aesthetic community. The fact is, it’s a holy grail in the field – nothing else this non-invasive, non-surgical and pain-free can achieve the same home-run in terms of results that PRP swiftly delivers after just one 45-minute session performed in-office. Nothing else capitalizes on the natural healing properties of the human body.

Plus PRP can be a huge profit maximizer too.

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Lowest Cost To You – But Same Results For Patients

While your competitors depend on high-priced brand name products that gobbles up their profit margins, you could use the cheapest yet effective solution ever – your patient’s own blood. And laugh all the way to the bank.

But that doesn’t mean you should stop using those other products. Platelet-Rich Plasma may not have the sex appeal that many of the other aesthetic products have. That’s why it’s a great idea to combine your existing off-the-shelf procedures and methods with Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Injectable treatments like fillers and neurotoxins as well as other treatments like fat transfers, micro-needles, topical serums, and even lasers can be used in conjunction with PRP.

It enhances the results but adds only marginally to the cost of goods.

That’s why we’re seeing tremendous uptick in PRP adoption among skincare clinics.

Why Aren’t Skincare Clinics Adding PRP?

The first obvious hurdle is the investment needed to get started. You’d spend maybe a 1000 or 2000 dollars on equipments which can include a centrifuge and a Plasma Fill™ device. But as many of our successful clients would say it’s a no-brainer. The investment can be recouped in just 2-4 treatments. Then it’s mostly profit. Cost of PRP treatments range from $800 to $1500. And this price point is here to stay that way because the results generated by these PRP are comparable to those equally priced “traditional” treatments like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Hence most skincare clinics immediately see a bump in their revenue when they add PRP to their practice.

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Second is that the owners believe they have to go through a lengthy qualification process to do the procedure. Don’t get me wrong, you have to be qualified. But the process is much more simpler than most think. For the person licensed to do these procedures, the entire learning can be completed online through a video course that awards up to 6.75 CME credit hours. This can make you confident in doing a variety of treatments including PRP-enhanced Facelift, PRP-enhanced Facial with Micro-needling, PRP Hair Restoration, PRP Breast Rejuvenation, PRP Hand Rejuvenation as well as PRP Scar Rejuvenation.

The Unquestionable Strength of Platelet-Rich Plasma

PRP has the advantage of being able to stimulate both superficial and deep dermis layers. Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections to the superficial dermis is done just like mesotherapy to improve skin texture, increase smoothness and to add volume to the skin surface. PRP Injections to the deep dermis layers can function as a filler. Thus Platelet-Rich Plasma can act as both a skin rejuvenation agent and a skin volumnisation agent at the same time.

In addition to all this, there is the healing power of the growth factor present in the PRP. So we’re seeing patients having other pleasant “side effects” like healing of tissue defects. For example, patients who had genital PRP for urinary stress incontinence were surprised by the increase in sexual drive they experienced.

All of these results are obtained with ZERO RISK. And unlike Botox, the results will look completely natural. And many physicians are now seeing the best ever outcomes for their procedures after combining it with PRP.

Isn’t that what you want for your clients?

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The Top 5 Treatments Using Platelet-Rich Plasma

1. Wrinkles and Folds

Unlike Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm which are solids, PRP is composed of liquid blood components that are easily absorbed and penetrates deeper into the skin. Thus it is safe and effective for use on deep cheek indentations, under eye hollows and the neck areas for a more youthful looking face. However, HA fillers can be effective in filling individual deeper wrinkles and there is nothing preventing you from using both PRP and HA to accomplish an amazing result. Another procedure that PRP goes well with is the fat transfer procedure where the growth factors in PRP can help retain the “aliveness” of the injected fat and thus helps prolong the results.

It’s a good practice to add a layer of PRP on top of regular fillers to not only provide an instant fill or volume correction but also to improve skin tone and texture through regeneration. This set up prolongs the effectiveness of the filler by up to 50% – or 3 to 6 months longer – than when the fillers are used alone. PRP can also combined with neuromodulators and fractional ablative lasers. Plus patients who don’t want to use gel fillers can benefit from PRP as it can stimulate the body to make a small amount of its own ‘filler.’

If you want to learn in detail the right way to do a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift, click here.

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2. Rejuvenation

Platelet-Rich Plasma can be used with Lasers and Radio Frequency devices to deliver a smoother, more rejuvenated look for your clients. The benefit of adding PRP is that the activated platelets in the PRP stimulates the production of natural collagen which enhances the results that your patients get. It also accelerates the healing of the skin from the adverse effects of lasers much faster than using just topical post-care treatments. PRP also reduces the redness of the face much quicker.

3. Resurfacing

If you thought Micro-needling was great for skin resurfacing, the results can be much, much better when combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma. This procedure, made famous by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities, is one of the most sought-after treatments in dermatology. It’s perfect for facial regions that require deeper perforation as well as delicate regions like the area around the eyes. The combination treatment is a match made in aesthetic heaven – because it produces massive amounts of collagen in the skin leading to smoother, firmer and noticeably younger-looking skin. It produces great results in terms of reducing the appearance of imperfections like stretch marks. The micro needling breaks up the fibrous tissues of the skin and the PRP promotes the growth of new, healthy tissues.

4. Hair Regeneration

Just days ago, a new study has revealed that when 5% minoxidil solution was combined with PRP, it showed more improvements in hair regrowth for female patients with androgenetic alopecia than without PRP. This is just one of the few cases. The New York hair restoration specialist Dr. Amiya Prasad, M.D has consistently proven that adding PRP with extracellular matrix (ECM) can work wonders to thinning hair. The beauty of PRP for hair regeneration is that the patients need only ONE treatment to see impressive results. And only a small minority of patients will need a second treatment, usually after 18 months.

5. Scar Revision

Ok, this is not really a domain of Platelet-Rich Plasma since PRP injections alone cannot revise a scar. However, researchers have shown us that a combination of autologous PRP along with LED phototherapy at 830 nm is an excellent treatment for scars. That is really just a start. There are other PRP-combination procedures for scars like the use of PRP bio-fillers using this device as well as PRP and micro-needling using this device. Subcision is another procedure that works well with PRP for re-plumping areas of lost volume or depressed scars.

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Warning:PRP may produce no aesthetic result if practitioners don’t follow guidelines

There are three kinds of PRP that you can develop: The Pure PRP (Leucocyte-Poor Platelet-Rich Plasma), L-PRP (Leucocyte and Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin). Pure PRP and L-PRP are PRP with a low density of fibrin network obtained by adding a small amount of anti-coagulant to the tube prior to blood collection. Most medical applications require the L-PRP for best results. And there are some specific conditions which warrant the use of PRF (either P-PRF or L-PRF), a preparation that has a high density of fibrin network. Whichever ones you choose, there are specific protocols for getting an ideal output each time you do it. Failure to follow the protocols may result in sub-optimal results for your clients and tarnishing of the image your clients have of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Plus, there are a few contraindications for PRP that you need to keep in mind including the following:

  1. Sepsis of the blood
  2. Cancer and chemotherapy
  3. Critical low blood platelet count
  4. Deficiency of fibrinogen
  5. Abnormal or unstable blood pressure
  6. Anticoagulation therapy
  7. Acute and chronic infections
  8. Skin diseases
  9. Chronic liver disease
  10. Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
  11. Heavy nicotine, drug, and alcohol consumption
  12. And the use of anti-inflammatory drugs within 2 weeks from the date of PRP injection

Plus, there is a list of medications that affect the function of platelets. They should be stopped at least 10 days before and after a PRP procedure. Even stuff like Advil, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and fever, can affect the regenerative power of platelets.

The bottomline is – a number of growth factors are released from the platelets into the body through PRP – and care must be taken to make sure none of that will go wasted either through inefficient process or through incompatible bodily conditions.

If you ensure that, you will be like one of our clients who came back to us saying, “Hey, we’re seeing amazing results for all of our existing procedures after adding PRP. Thanks for that!”


Want pre-designed marketing brochures for your PRP offering, you can now get them from us here, here and here.

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New Live Botox, Dermal Filler And Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

If you’ve been looking to up-level your facelift strategies with Botox, Platelet-Rich Plasma Training And Dermal Fillers, we have excellent news for you.

The wonderful Dr. Katz has agreed to partner with DrPRP for a series of one-day LIVE intensive workshops (on Saturdays, the next available one is in September) on his latest Dentox X-Lift procedure. It will feature the following:

  1. Botox Training
  2. Dermal Fillers Training
  3. Platelet-Rich Plasma Training
  4. The Dentox Lift Technique Training

Learn more about the training below or click the link below to register.

About Dr Howard Katz

Dr Howard Katz is one of the top experts and visionary in the field of face lifts and dental reconstruction. His name was included on Allergan’s Botulinum toxin (Xeomin, Dysport, Botox) patent applications for dental therapies as well as gel filler (Dermal fillers) formulations and Oraverse anesthetic reversal. You can read more about Dr Howard here.

About the Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

DrPRPUSA is honored to be able to team up with Dr. Howard Katz and the team at Dentox to organize this leading edge training on Platelet-Rich Plasma and facelifts. As Dr Katz is an actual scientist-dentist-clinician named on the intellectual property for Botox and gel fillers, you can expect the best hands-on training like the kind you’ve never experienced before.

DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

The is one-day intensive program offers everything you need to expand your skill set and boost your bottom line if you’re a doctor, dentist, nurse and other qualified medical professionals in the facelift industry.

It will be featuring DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma kits and DrPRP Dermal filler makers.

Here’s the registration page and full details >>

Here’s Dr. Howard Katz himself explaining the key highlight of the event:

The training includes:

Hands-On Botox Training

Practice Botox on live patients and become completely confident in properly injecting Botox and related products.

  • Learn the latest FDA-approved procedures for Botox, Dysport and Xeomin from an instructor with more than 30 years experience
  • Get the skills to bring both cosmetic and therapeutic Botox injectables to your practice
  • Gain an understanding of documentation and legal requirements
  • Pick up tips on marketing and promoting your skills for the biggest possible income boost
  • Explore how to get more from your existing clients and bring in new clients too
In-Depth Dermal Filler Training

Learn how dermal fillers can satisfy patients and help prevent and reverse the signs of aging.

  • Explore how you can create natural-looking smoothing and reduce wrinkles with carefully placed injections of dermal fillers
  • Pick up the skills necessary for using Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus and other dermal fillers
  • Understand how choosing the right products leads to be best results
  • Find out how to correct your mistakes and the mistakes of others
  • Gain all the info you need to document, market and expand your practice with dermal fillers

Platelet-Rich Plasma Training Cosmetic

Cutting-Edge Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training

Get ahead of your competition by bringing innovative PRP treatment to your practice for quicker healing and less expensive cosmetic procedures.

  • Learn how a patient’s own blood can be condensed into a powerful tool for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes
  • Ways to enhance bone grafting and tissue grafting, keeping treatments/profits in-house, and greater patient satisfaction from more painless, faster healing results
  • Gain the knowledge you need to use PRP therapy in place of dermal fillers for the same results at lower cost to you
  • Examine the ways to market your new skills while complying with the law
The Exclusive Dentox LIFT

Innovated by Dr. Katz, the Dentox LIFT allows you to perform a non-surgical facelift, with stunning results in under 30 minutes. No general anesthetic is required, there is no scarring, and results last for 1-2 years. Attract new patients, and offer your current patients this treatment to enhance their cheekbones, define a youthful jawline, and smooth their under-eye areas.

PLUS More extras including:

⇒ Proven Marketing Techniques
⇒ Free Staff Member Attendance
⇒ Patient Forms
⇒ 10 Hours Continued Education Credits
⇒ Courses include free access to the live, online Botox and Dermal Fillers refresher programs (4 additional credit hours each).. up to 18 total CE credits!

DrPRP USA Platelet-Rich Plasma Training

I believe this is a unique opportunity not only to learn from one of the nation’s pioneers in the facelift industry, also to meet other cool amazing people who’re rocking it in this space so you can learn from them and drastically improve your practice or clinic bottom line.

Registration is open now – it’s all online takes about 5 minutes of your time – and seats are filling fast 🙂

You can learn more about it all here >>

 

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