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My Results From Microneedling & PRP

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Healing Skin & Body ·
Greetings and the very best of wishes for a great 2017! As I read the many cards and notes that you have sent to me and the staff, I am moved by the wonderful things that you tell us about how we have helped both medically and visibly. I am so pleased that our practice can continue to serve you.

We celebrate with you every day as we have for over 30 years with all our patients, young and those more mature. Technology and treatments have advanced so rapidly, that we have more 'tools' available than ever before.

Awhile ago I mentioned in one of our newsletters that I myself received a treatment that consisted of Microneedling and PRP. (scroll down to see photo.) Every day I see the difference these treatments are making. Microneedling is a highly effective skin therapy procedure that involves a multitude of micro needles that vertically pierce the skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and wound scars. Microneedling works great for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne or chickenpox, as well as for fine lines, discoloration and general skin rejuvenation. And Microneedling isn’t just for the face. It can also be used on many areas of the body, including the arms, neck, legs, abdomen, back and hands. Microneedling can and is often done alone. I elected to receive PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments with my Microneedling.

PRP treatments are quick, essentially painless and harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities without surgery or drugs. The goals of the treatments are intentional, targeted inflammation. PRP injections are often painless and there is little to no risk of rejection, since the patient's own platelets are used. The result is the stimulation of growth factors and 'healing' results.

My treatments were administered by our Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Keller, who has extensive experience with Microneedling and PRP injections. I had no side effects, and I am thrilled with the results.

I hope you consider giving yourself this opportunity for Microneedling and PRP treatments.  To this end I have asked our staff to offer you a 25% discount throughout January in order that you may try these effective non-surgical procedures, either alone or together.

My PRP Injections Are Worth Talking About

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Healing Skin & Body ·
Tags: bloodskinhealingrejuvenation
I asked our Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Keller, who is experienced in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, to treat me with PRP injections. Research over the last several years shows enough evidence that Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat several skin issues such as Diabetic foot ulcers, bedsores, thermal burns, hair loss, superficial and surgical injuries and skin graft donor sites. Treatment results also include facial rejuvenation and post-traumatic scars.

Lisa injected my shoulder, left wrist, and my face.

PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

PRP treatment recently gained widespread recognition in the sports world when Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers received PRP therapy prior to winning Super Bowl XLIII. Other high profile athletes include Tiger Woods who received four treatments following knee surgery and pitchers Takashi Saito and Bartolo Colon -- both recent examples of PRP success in Major League Baseball.

My own PRP therapy took Lisa approximately 30 minutes to complete. I am hoping that I will see the results experienced by many of our patients: growth of new collagen, bringing smoother and firmer skin for my face; and aid in the healing of my shoulder and wrist. (Medically speaking, some conditions that can be treated successfully with PRP therapy include the shoulder involving: rotator cuff tendinitis, impingement, bursitis, and bicipital tendinitis; and in the wrist and hand involving: DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, tendinitis, ligament tears.)

Go to my site page for more, and also view Ortho Info.

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