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PRP is Your “45-Minute Fountain of Youth”

Congratulations! Aging has now become optional …

You can now overcome some of the most acute and frustrating signs of aging—with the help of just one type of simple and affordable medical treatment.

That means not having to wake up and watch your hairline recede in the mirror every morning … not having to deal with constantly aching joints or the nagging pain of old injuries … it even means erasing facial wrinkles and sagging skin—regaining that youthful glow you’ve been missing lately.

But the best part? It doesn’t cost a fortune, and it doesn’t involve major surgery or downtime. In fact, you can be in and out in less than an hour!

Professional athletes and A-List celebrities have used this exact treatment for years to stay at the top of their game … to  look & feel their very best. Now it’s your turn.

So what, exactly is this special treatment? How does it all work?

And how can you start erasing the signs of aging virtually overnight?

It’s Called “Platelet-Rich Plasma” (or PRP) Therapy

As you may already know; the body has truly tremendous self-healing capabilities. The secret to PRP Therapy is unlocking that power and using it in controlled situations for impressive results …

PRP Therapy was first developed and used in the treatment of major wounds.

Doctors found they could reduce healing time by extracting a portion of the patient’s blood plasma, then enriching it with blood platelets and applying it directly to the wound.

 

Using the patient’s own concentrated plasma for the treatment eliminated the risk of allergic reaction and removed the need for invasive, painful procedures, and post-treatment “downtime.”

 

Ease Your Aching Joints
with the Same Solution Pro Athletes Use …

 

Historically, the only real option for joint pain relief has been complicated surgery and time-consuming physical therapy.

But with PRP Therapy, you have a non-invasive alternative that can rapidly reduce the pain of nagging shoulder, wrist, or elbow injuries; helping to restore full mobility and get you back into the gym or just back to living your life pain-free.

The method ultimately proved effective—so effective, in fact, that it’s been used by prime time professional athletes like Dwayne Wade and Tiger Woods to alleviate the pain of constant training and keep them operating at peak physical levels.

But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy the substantial benefits of PRP Joint Relief …

By promoting better joint health, PRP Therapy can even help prevent the need for future joint surgeries—keeping you “off the exam table” for years to come (and potentially saving you a fortune).

 

Regrow Your Own, Full Head of Hair at a Fraction
of the Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery

Sure; the whole “bald look” may work for some men … but for the rest of the 50 million Americans dealing with hair loss, it can be a pretty emasculating and helpless kind of experience.

It’s such an embarrassing experience, in fact, that millions of Americans have spent a small fortune—upwards of $10,000—on painful Hair Transplant Surgery that can involve weeks of recovery time and months of slow progress.

Meanwhile; for roughly 1/10th of the cost, PRP Therapy can stimulate the hair follicles on your head to help regrow a full and luscious head of hair—your own hair (and with no pain or downtime).

So you won’t have to worry about swimming, exercising or other strenuous activities even within a few days of receiving PRP Therapy. It’s also great for those who’d rather not spend all the money (and time) on Hair Transplant Therapy but still want to see incredible results.

 

The Stunning “Vampire Facial” that A-List Celebs Love

 

Another surprising benefit of PRP Therapy is its ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, increase skin elasticity and restore your skin’s youthful glow …

PRP Facials (or “vampire facials” as they’re commonly referred to) have recently been popularized by celebrities and Hollywood starlets like Kim Kardashian, who famously featured a “vampire facial” on her reality show and social media.

And it’s easy to see why the process has become so popular …

Unlike chemical fillers or traditional facelifts—which often produce results that look fake or just strange—the results of a PRP Facial are nothing less than natural perfection. You get simply amazing, flawless skin (your own skin, no additives or byproducts) almost overnight, with no downtime and no other noticeable differences.

So if you want them to think you look ten years younger; but still have no idea how you actually did it, look no further than PRP facials …

 

Experience the Ultimate Healing Power of PRP Today—
and Save up to $400!

 

It’s time to give up on your old excuses!

Time to forget about the “If only’s” and start making a real change in your life. Time to tap into this revolutionary Fountain of Youth and start living out your dreams.

NuLife Institute is committed to helping you enjoy the best quality of life you possibly can—and we’re willing to bribe you into doing it!

That’s why (for a limited time only) we’re offering special PRP packages that could give you $200-$400 in instant savings, and you get all your questions answered by the industry’s top medical experts.

It’s the best deal you’re going to see for one of the world’s most effective and sought-after new anti-aging treatments.

Book your FREE Consultation at NuLife Institute
And Discover what PRP can do for You!

Just call (305) 400-0005 or e-mail info@NuLifeInstitute.com

From relieving joint pain and feeling “good as new” to rejuvenating facials and re-growing a thick, luscious head of hair—PRP will unlock your body’s nearly-unlimited healing power to erase chronic symptoms of aging and give you a whole new shot at the life you’ve always wanted to live.

The results are fast, easy—and with NuLife Institute in Miami—they’re also convenient and affordable.

So give us a call today at (305) 400-0005 and discover the ultimate non-surgical solution for some of the most aggravating signs of aging. It takes less than an hour to tap into this clinically proven Fountain of Youth.

Don’t miss out …

New Treatments for Thinning Hair for Women

After 20 years of trying every drug, supplement, diet and procedure for hair loss — including driving four hours twice a week for laser therapy — Lina Telford, a graphic artist, gave up on her “comb over” (her description) and shaved her head. From then on, she alternated between a $1,500 wig and a $4,000 wig.

“When you hear people complain about having a bad hair day, you almost can’t bear it,” she said. “You’re like, ‘Honey, you have no idea.’ ”

In February, though, Ms. Telford, 46, flew from her home in London, Ontario, to Sarasota, Fla., for a new $1,400 hourlong treatment known as platelet rich plasma (P.R.P.), which is said to stimulate dormant hair follicles. The procedure involves drawing blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to extract the plasma, adding various nutrients (like more protein), then injecting the resulting mixture in one-inch intervals in a grid on the top of the scalp, which has been numbed with a local anesthetic.

Like the long-suffering friend who inspired her to undergo the procedure, Ms. Telford quickly saw an improvement in her hair. New hair growth usually take at least four months, but at the two-month mark, she has already spotted some baby hairs. “Not a gazillion,” she said, “but it’s a start.” She’s planning to return for follow-up treatments every six months, and has high hopes of ditching the wigs and wearing her hair in a pixie.

Continue reading here….http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/fashion/new-hair-thinning-treatments-for-women.html?_r=1

Rotator Cuff Tear Treatments

Loyola Medicine researchers say that despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine.

“The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics.

There has long been a debate over the effectiveness of rotator cuff tear surgery. Numerous medical studies have shown that the re-tear rate of a surgically repaired shoulder could be anywhere from 20 – 90% depending on the patient circumstance.  Australian researchers, presenting at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2012 Annual Meeting  said that the failure rate they measured in 500 patients was 57%.

We see many patients in our office who have had a shoulder surgery with less than hoped for results. Worse are complications which may include increased stiffness, weakness, instability, and of course pain.

Now doctors are trying to answer surgical concerns post-operatively with growth factors, namely Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)  and Stem Cell Therapy. In a new paper, doctors said that the goal of rotator cuff surgery is return of strength, mechanical stability and healing of the tendon-to-bone interface. Advances in the understanding of rotator cuff biology and biomechanics as well as improvements in surgical techniques have led to the development of new strategies that may allow a tendon-to-bone interface healing process, rather than the formation of a fibrovascular scar tissue. This is PRP, stem cells and other growth factors.

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Injuries treated with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, and Prolotherapy

If surgeons are eager to use PRP and stem cells in wound healing after surgery, why not be as eager to try it before the surgery? Shoulder injuries can be broken into two categories. The first category contains the common injuries cause by normal wear and tear. These injuries affect the tendons, which are main players in problems relating to rotator cuffs, shoulder impingement, osteoarthritis, and other disorders that cause pain or weakness, worsening with time. The symptoms of these injuries include tendon inflammation, tendonitis, and bursitis. Many turn to surgery for these common problems when prolotherapy shoulder treatments are safer and more convenient. Prolotherapy uses the body’s natural healing functions to regenerate soft tissues, limiting side effects and increasing immune properties.
The second type of shoulder injury is more serious, and involves completely tearing the tendon. In rare cases stem cell, PRP or Prolotherapy shoulder injections could treat these injuries as the sole method of treatment.

Most recently doctors in Switzerland compared PRP injections to cortisone in the shoulder. The doctors found good results for the PRP and were able to conclude that PRP njections are a good alternative to cortisone injections, especially in patients with contraindication to cortisone.1 Equally, in June 2015 new research suggested that bone marrow stem cell therapy showed encouring results in pain and motion relief for patients with rotator cuff and shoulder osteoarthritis. 

Shoulder injuries can be divided into two groups – more commonly is the wear and tear injury to the tendons. The shoulder tendons are main players in rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement, shoulder osteoarthritis and disorders of pain and weakness that get worse over time.

Is it really a torn rotator cuff?

A proper diagnosis of shoulder pain is essential to determine the root cause of the problem and the proper method of treatment. Because many shoulder conditions are caused by specific activities, a detailed medical history is an invaluable tool. A physical examination should also include screening for physical abnormalities—swelling, deformity, muscle weakness, and tender areas—and observing the range of shoulder motion—how far and in which directions the arm can be moved.

The shoulder is really a combination of several joints, combined in such a way by an intricate arrangement of muscles and tendons, that provides the arm a wide range of motion, flexibility and stability.
The rotator cuff is a group of four shoulder muscles that surround the top of the upper arm bone, the humerus, and holds it in the shoulder joint. These muscles are responsible for moving the arm in various directions, and unlike the massive deltoid muscle of the upper arm, are smaller and generally more vulnerable to injury. The four muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. It is the supraspinatus that is most commonly inflamed or torn.

When one thinks injections into the shoulder, steroid injections come to mind because they may achieve good short and medium-term benefits in many patients with varying types of chronic shoulder pain. However, most patients, if given the choice would opt for a more permanent solution and that choice is not clearly defined in most cases Stem Cell Therapy,Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Prolotherapy. These injection therapies given by a trained physician who will gently inject into the shoulder hoping to accelerate the body’s own inflammatory response to repair the tendons.

By isolating the areas of the tendons that are damaged, and injecting these spots, the doctor is calling the natural injury repair mechanism of the body to the spot of deterioration. The cure is the new, controlled inflammation. This will stimulate a new collagen matrix, making the tendons stronger, thicker, and restoring them to their normal pain free state.

Even in 100% tears these treatments may be the preferred treatment and help prevent retearing. In this scenario, surgery to repair devastated tissue might be the only option. Prolotherapy can accelerate healing and strengthening of the surrounding ligaments and tendons that are usually stretched or partially torn in such an impact injury.

“Natural and Fast Healing…”

El Paso, TX –Dr. Ozan Sozer of El Paso Cosmetic Surgery announces his purchase of the Eclipse Micro Needling System with PRP to meet patient demands for safe and effective platelet-rich plasma therapy. The convenient procedure takes less than 30 minutes and requires only a small volume of blood but still delivers the best platelet recovery rate and highest volume of PRP yield, with greater than six mLs of PRP per 10 mL tube.

El Paso Cosmetic Surgery as seen at http://www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com/ now offers this procedure with consistent platelet concentration, allowing for predictable performance in PRP treatments. With no foreign components such as pyrogen, adverse reactions are minimized and the healing benefits of PRP are maximized. Eclipse Micro Needling with PRP can be used to prepare platelet-rich plasm at the point of care, offering patients a faster, safer and better experience.

According to Dr. Sozer, “Platelet therapy can be used in a wide range of procedures to promote natural, fast healing. I use it in my own practice to deliver better outcomes for my patients, so the new Eclipse Micro Needling system allows me to ultimately give better care.” For more information about platelet-rich plasma therapy, visit Dr. Sozer’s website.

About El Paso Cosmetic Surgery: Dr. Ozan Sozer is a practiced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Recognized around the globe as a respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Sozer has been selected for membership to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Co-Chairman of the Americas of the International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and more. His practice, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, integrates the latest technology into its practice in order to provide the most effective and cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to their patients.

PRP, the preferred treatment by athletes.

 

HOUSTON – Red Sox righthander Clay Buchholz received a second opinion on his strained right flexor tendon from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.

The result of the visit was Buchholz receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection.

It was the same diagnosis that Red Sox team doctor, Dr. Peter Asnis gave Buchholz, but Buchholz opted to get a second opinion before getting the injection.

“The diagnosis was consistent,” manager John Farrell said on Wednesday. “And at the time Clay was examined in Boston, no ligament issues, still the same flexor tendon area. At the time there was discussion of a PRP injection, which he opted not to go through. Then upon the second opinion today, the diagnosis was still consistent but Dr. Andrews talked to Dr. Asnis back here. Again, he recommended a PRP injection so as of today, Clay did go ahead with that injection.”

The timetable for Buchholz’s return will be pushed back to determine whether the injection helps heal the tendon.

Red Sox righthander Brandon Workman received a PRP injection from Andrewsearlier this season, but the injection didn’t help and he later underwent Tommy John surgery.

“There’s going to be a little bit of a shutdown time now as a result, which is consistent with a PRP injection,” Farrell said of Buchholz. “The total time with that is, the total time of shutdown is yet to be determined. But as he’s been playing light catch of late, that will now be stopped.”

Farrell said he still anticipates Buchholz pitching again this season, but of course that remains uncertain.

“To say there’s a definitive timeline on when he puts a ball back in his hand is yet to be determined and that will be at further recommendation of Andrews, and as we get all the information and continue to put it together,” Farrell said.

 

 

 

Professional Athletes Turn to PRP, So Can You.

Dustin Pedroia’s start to the second was far from ideal. In the first six games after the Major League Baseball All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox second baseman went 1-for-22 at the plate and reaggravated his hamstring injury. As a result, Boston placed Pedroia back on the DL before its 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Saturday. “We had the rainout so I played a few games and had a day off,” Pedroia said on “Red Sox Final” after Saturday’s loss. “I came in after the second Houston game and I’m like, ‘Hey I might need a day off just to get my legs underneath me.’ Then the next day I came in and it was black and blue. The training staff was like, ‘Hey let’s go get a follow-up and look at it.’” That follow-up took place Saturday morning, which led to Pedroia getting the same platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Clay Buchholz received Wednesday. “So that’s basically where we’re at,” Pedroia continued. “Going forward, I think Monday I’m going to get a PRP (injection), and we have to make sure — let it heal and calm down so this isn’t a problem going forward.”

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/07/dustin-pedroia-to-receive-prp-injection-after-hamstring-injury-video/

Imaging Detects Treatment Response in Epicondylosis

In patients with chronic lateral epicondylosis treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or prolotherapy injections, power Doppler ultrasound has been used to detect treatment response, according to results from a new study.

“This is the first time that neovascularity following PRP or prolotherapy has been demonstrated in vivo with power Doppler ultrasound or any other imaging technique,” Andrew Schapiro, MD, a fifth-year radiology resident at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, told Medscape Medical News.

Dr Schapiro presented the results at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Both PRP and prolotherapy have been shown to promote tendon healing in animals in vitro, but not in vivo.

Dr Schapiro and his team used power Doppler ultrasound to gauge outcomes in a small group of patients treated with PRP or prolotherapy for chronic lateral epicondylosis, a noninflammatory degenerative condition of the common extensor tendon that can cause pain and decreased function.

Chronic lateral epicondylosis is commonly known as tennis elbow, but tennis accounts for only about 5% to 10% of cases; in at least 60% of cases, repetitive stress — often from workplace activities — is the cause, Dr Schapiro reported.

Up to 20% of patients do not respond to conservative treatment strategies. These people are usually offered PRP or prolotherapy injections into the extensor tendon or surgery. PRP involves the injection of autologous platelets that have been concentrated, typically, to five times the normal plasma level. Prolotherapy involves the injection of an irritant that is thought to induce inflammation and connective tissue repair.

It appears that with PRP, at least some of the healing effects are related to neovascularity, Dr Schapiro explained, but it is still not clear how prolotherapy induces tendon healing.

To identify study participants, Dr Schapiro and his team conducted clinical examinations of patients attending the sports and family medicine clinics at the University of Wisconsin.

Eligible patients were 18 to 65 years of age, had pain for at least 6 months, and had failed conservative therapy. Patients were excluded if they had received corticosteroid injections in the 3 months preceding study enrollment, were chronic users of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, were pregnant, had undergone previous surgery, or had carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, or some other elbow pathology.

The patients were randomized to one of three treatment groups. The 10 patients (13 elbows) in the PRP group received one injection of autologous platelets 3 mL; the seven patients (eight elbows) in the prolotherapy group received an injection every 4 weeks for 3 months of normal saline 3 mL, normal lidocaine 3 mL, and 50% dextrose 4 mL; and the nine patients (14 elbows) in the conservative-therapy group received counseling on the modification of risk in activities of daily living and work.

To schedule a free consultation with a NuLife Institute medical expert and learn more about our age-reversing medical treatments, such as the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,  call us today at 305-400-0005 or you can click here and schedule a time to talk online.

Looking Young With Liquid Gold

You might say Laura Leyva struck gold! The California gal says she turned 43 and started looking at anti-aging ideas. She came across a PRP and microneedling treatment a Beverly Hills doctor calls Liquid Gold.

Dr. Arash Moradzadeh says PRP and microneedling restores that youthful glow. He says the innovation is using it topically verses under the skin. He says its safe for everyone, is minimally invasive, and has little down time.

Leyva loves the fact that there are no fillers. Liquid Gold, PRP and microneedling, involve drawing the patient’s own blood and spinning out platelet rich plasma. The PRP is yellowish, or gold, in color. That’s where Moradzadeh gives it the name Liquid Gold.

After numbing creme the PRP is applied topically to her face. The microneedling pen punctures the skin and delivers the PRP.

Leyva says there was little discomfort. She was left with some redness that should last a day. Moradzadeh says results last a year to a year-and-a-half. One treatment costs $1100.

Leyva wasn’t ready for fillers or lasers. She says a PRP and microneedling treatment was a great way to get started with entry level anti-aging efforts. Moradzadeh says she was a great candidate because she was still young.

Patient Ladan Alamdar used PRP and microneedling treatments to treat adult acne and scarring. Moradzadeh says he also uses it to treat patients with hair loss.

To schedule a free consultation with a NuLife Institute medical expert and learn more about our age-reversing medical treatments, such as the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,  call us today at 305-400-0005 or you can click here and schedule a time to talk online.

Platelet Rich Plasma – The Latest Uses Are Not Just for Facial Rejuvenation

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, comes from a person’s own blood. The blood is extracted, spun to extract the platelets, activated and then re-injected back into the person to take advantage of its proven powers of rejuvenation. The principle of PRP is used across a wide range of medicine and in cosmetic surgery it was first used as a way to rejuvenate the skin, particularly for facial rejuvenation, where the term ‘vampire facelift’ originated!

Continue reading here…http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2554452

To schedule a free consultation with a NuLife Institute medical expert and learn more about our age-reversing medical treatments, such as the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,  call us today at 305-400-0005 or you can click here and schedule a time to talk online.

Cure For Thinning Hair May Already Be In Your Body

“It became more sparse since menopause,” says McIntyre. “I could begin to see receding hairline.  As a woman the hair is part of what makes you different than a man.”

So the Carrollton resident is out for blood.  She’s getting a treatment that uses plasma from her own blood which is injected straight into her scalp. It’s called Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy or PRP, which uses plasma from her own blood, mixed in with amniotic stem cells and injected straight into her scalp. Plasma is said to stimulate dormant hair follicles..

“We found that we can slow down, stop and even reverse your hair loss,” says Dr. Joseph Yaker of the Texas Center for Hair Restoration in Plano.  He says it works on both men and women.

Continue reading here…http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/05/15/cure-for-thinning-hair-may-already-be-in-your-body/

To schedule a free consultation with a NuLife Institute medical expert and learn more about our age-reversing medical treatments, such as the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,  call us today at 305-400-0005 or you can click here and schedule a time to talk online.