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I'm a (long) retired EMT-II who has suffered from chronic bilateral shoulder pain for years. An MRI revealed a substantial left shoulder tear which over time resulted in a `frozen shoulder'. My range of motion was greatly reduced, and I was in constant pain, which affected my ability to sleep, and many other facets of my life. I started seeing Dr. Tang in 2010, and received several steroid injections, which provided temporary relief. In 2012, while skeptical, I (finally) agreed to try prolotherapy. After 3 or 4 treatments the pain in my left shoulder was reduced by about 75%, enough to allow me to take several weeks of physical therapy (including `joint mobilization' which unfroze my shoulder). I continue to do PT exercises at home. Today, a year later, my range of motion remains good, and my pain levels remain a fraction of what they used to be. My need for analgesics is far lower than before, as well. I'm very pleased at the results, and wanted to express my thanks. –Michael Coston EMT-II (Ret.)

Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma

Cosmetic Platelet rich plasma is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It is spun down then injected to promote the healing process.

It has been used medically for years to accelerate to promote stem cell healing for any damaged tissue area. This ranges from small wounds up to ligament or tendon tears. However, recently the potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. By placing the plasma into the deeper layer of the skin, fibroblasts and other cells can be stimulated for a more youthful appeal. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:

  • Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Tighten and Tone Skin
  • Mild Collagen and Volume Loss
  • Crow's Feet
  • Dark Under Eye Circles
  • Acne Scarring
  • Rosacea

The potential to see change can be within a week. The first visibles signs are within the more hydrated skin. Over a period of a month to two months, new collagen and blood vessels will grow. Some people are able to see results even up to three to six months aftWithin a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks. For a cosmetic application, best results are usually reached three to six months after the last treatment. Generally, the results last about two years; however, there is potential for effectiveness to vary from person to person. The treatment can be definitely be repeated as to renew the effects.

If you want to find out more about Cosmetic PRP Contact Us today for an appointment.