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New Year, New You: Using Platelet-Rich Plasma To Help Achieve Optimum Health

Most of us make resolutions in January; the dawn of the New Year is a great opportunity to better ourselves. We may resolve to take better care of our minds and bodies, but unfortunately, we tend to give up on these promises before Groundhog Day. Why is this?

By now, most of us know the cornerstone of good health comes from observing three basic practices:

  • Good eating habits – including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, opting for whole grains and lean sources of protein.
  • Exercising regularly – whether it’s a brisk walk around the block or a session at our local gym.
  • Getting enough sleep – each night ideally between 7 to 9 hours.

In spite of our best efforts, sometimes healthy habits alone aren’t enough to get us the results we want, and maybe that’s why we give up on our resolutions. As we age, our bodies naturally slow down: we’re more likely to experience aches and pains, our metabolism slows, and our growth factors diminish in their efficiency.

Fortunately, there’s a way to supplement healthy aging. When taken with a healthy diet and exercise plan, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy can help you achieve your best you.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP Therapy harnesses the capabilities of your blood to help minimize the effects of aging. As we grow older, we naturally produce less of certain chemicals that give us our youthful glow: collagen, testosterone, and estrogen, for example. PRP Therapy works by stimulating the production of collagen and increasing circulation in the body, which allows your body to heal more efficiently.

In a PRP Therapy session, we draw some of your own blood and isolate the plasma. We then reinject this concentrated dose of growth factors to aid in rejuvenation and healing. In essence, PRP Therapy can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade acne scars, and treat thinning hair and skin.

PRP Therapy has more than a cosmetic effect, it can be used for erectile dysfunction (P-Shot). It can be used for hair restoration, hair loss, or after a hair transplant. It can be also used to avoid painful intercourse and restore sexual satisfaction in post-menopausal women.

If you suffer from a condition that causes chronic pain, PRP Therapy may offer you comfort. Since it increases circulation and aids the healing process in the body.

This is the first in a series about the benefits of PRP Therapy. If you’re ready to see how platelet therapy can help you achieve your goals in 2016 and beyond, tune into the rest of our series.