The Benefits of Light Therapy and PRP

Hello fellow clients,

I have a client who came to me last December for Botox. When she entered the Spa I noticed how red her face was. After her Botox treatment I asked her what was the redness on her face. She sadly told me she had developed Rosacea the last few years.

I asked her if she was doing anything to correct it. She shook her head no. I knew then I had to see if I could help her improve the appearance of the Rosacea. I offered her a complimentary 10 treatments of Light Therapy-which included Red and infrared light. I gave her a skin regimen and told her to avoid Red wine and alcohol if at all possible.

10 treatments later we saw a huge improvement. She was so excited she booked another 10 treatments with light therapy. In the interim I had added Platelet Rich Plasma to our menu at the SPA and asked her if she wanted to be a guinea pig. There was a 50/50 chance I could aggravate the Rosacea or improve it.

All the research and training told me she would get better. So we did her PRP injections into her face and areas of Rosacea and then Micro-needled PPP(platelet poor plasma) into her face, neck, décolleté.

Again her results were amazing. She says I can live with this. Her Rosacea is still there but there is an 80% improvement. Her papules are gone and the redness on her nose was decreased. She was so ecstatic that she has booked another PRP with micro-needing for next month.

 

 

THE HIGHEST PLATELET CONCENTRATION WHEN COMPARED TO 12 OTHER SYSTEMS.
HARVEST TERUMO

 

You hear and see a lot of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments at a really cheap price. Am sure you are wondering will this work? I wonder how anyone can offer such cheap prices and really offer a good treatment.
I’ve sparingly added all the cost to give a client the best Platelet treatment and can never come up with the outrageous prices I see out there.
I chose the Harvest SmartPrep3 System because they promise the highest platelet concentration.
Does concentration matter? Of course, it’s the key to great results.
The Harvest Smart Prep system has the ability to generate up to 1.5 million platelets/ul of PRP. Some other systems do not produce high enough platelet concentration to facilitate angiogenesis- a biological process critical to healing.
While platelets are the primary components of PRP, preparations also contain other cellular components such as white blood cells (WBC) and peripheral stem cells. These key components play a biological role in the healing process. Platelets are rich in growth factors which support several key processes, including stem cell recruitment, angiogenesis, cell proliferation and differentiation. When more platelets are isolated in a PRP preparation, more growth factors can be delivered to the application site.
Growth factor concentration is directly proportional to platelet concentration. PRP produced using the Harvest SmartPrep 3 Multicellular Processing System delivers the highest concentration and yield of platelets when compared to 12 other systems.*****
*****Compare the numbers: HARVESTTECH.COM/clinician

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An Intro to Light Therapy, PRP and PPP

About Light Therapy

 

I want to share this with all my clients out there and would be clients:)

A co-worker of mine approached me at work a few weeks back and told me how she fell and received some trauma to her right arm. She showed me her arm-bruised and swollen from shoulder to the tip of her fingers and in pain with none too very little Range of motion. I gave her my brochure and told her to come see me for light therapy.

Light therapy -You ask yourself-what is that- how does it work?

Briefly:

The cells in the area that is exposed to light absorbs photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphospahte (ATP), the form of energy that is utilized by cells.

The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; and restore homeostasis (balance).

The result is that the absorbed energy is used to repair the tissue, reduce pain, improve circulation and restore normalcy to impaired biological processes.

In addition to accelerated healing, the penetrating light activates the production of endorphins and blocks the pain-transmitting chemicals.

So my co-worker came to see me. After 1 treatment her pain level went form 7-8/10 to 2/10. Her ROM increased and some of her ecchymosis started to disappear.

I was thrilled and happy for her.

 

 

PLATELET RICH PLASMA TreatmentSPV style

 

What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma)?

PRP and PPP is the latest treatment for skin rejuvenation. Blood plasma that contains a concentrated source of autologous (belonging to the same person receiving the treatment) platelets, 6-9 x the baseline (+/- 200,000/ml). You ask yourself how does PRP work? PRP has growth factors that encourages new vessels and cell proliferation stimulating fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin and other fibers resulting in local tissue growth and repair of damaged tissue.

What are the benefits of micro-needling?
• Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
• Reduces acne scars
• Softens stretch marks
• Evens skin tone
• Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots
• Reduces appearance of pores
• Firms and smooths skin texture
• Heals scars
• Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
• Brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin

We take your blood and spin it, remove the PRP and inject into your face, Then we smear the PPP on your face, neck and décolleté’ and then we micro needle your skin to stimulate more production of collagen and elastin. Stem cells and growth factors in the dual spinned platelet will renew your cells, vessels resulting in new tissue. Then we treat the areas with Light therapy for a faster healing and recovery phase that continues to stimulate the fibroblast in your cells thus adding more collagen and elastin.

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Lasers vs. LED’s

Let’s talk about collagen-
Collagen is a protein and as a protein collagen is synthesized (or formed) continuously in your body unless you have certain collagen deficiencies (scurvy or the lack of vitamin C is known to inhibit the production of collagen properly and the skin become fragile, wounds do not heal, skin discolors, among other results). Collagen chains are synthesized as longer precursors called “procollagens” and then transported or secreted into the extra cellular space after it is processed and assembled and these collagen molecules then polymerize to from Type I collagen.
There are 12-27 different collagen types (scientists disagree on the division). Type I collagen is the most abundant in the human body; it is present in scar tissue and is the end product when tissue heals itself by repair. This is the type of collage that our LED lights eventually forms. Type III collagen is the collagen of granulation tissue and is produced quickly by young fibroblasts before the tougher type of I collagen is synthesized. Our LEDs stimulate these fibroblasts which produce Type III collagen which eventually forms Type I collagen.
As we age genetics, (Intrinsic – internal aging) and Environmental (Extrinsic – external aging) slows the skin’s ability to repair itself from free-radical damage. Lasers work on reducing wrinkles by actually damaging the tissue causing Type I collage to be produced in the healing process. Our LED lights are non-invasive and do not harm the skin, but rather stimulate fibroblasts which produce collagen which repairs our skin damage.
To summarize:
Collagen Elastin Synthesis
LED Light Therapy stimulates energy production in the cells by increasing production of ATP. This increase in energy kicks the fibroblasts into overdrive thereby increasing collagen production and returning elastin to its original glue-like nature.
If you can stimulate thickening and tightening of the skin you can reverse the effects of premature aging.

 

 

Lasers or LED’s?

So the question is “are lasers more effective than LED’s for light therapy?” The answer is NO! Everyone thinks that lasers work better since they cost more whenthey are simply throwing away money. Once a laser light enters the skin it is no longer a collumated beam of light, it is basically the same as an LED.

The advantage of the LED’s are that they disperse lights up to 40 degrees at an angle so they cover a larger area. If you use a unit with several LED’s you cover a much larger area at a time, which is very important when working with larger muscles groups. An infrared LED will actually penetrate much deeper than a red laser.

Penetration of LED’s are measured in wavelengths or nanometers (NM). The basic rule is the higher the nm. the deeper the penetration.

Hope that gives you some insight into LED (Lighting Emitting diodes). Follow me for a weekly blog of what’s new in LED for skin rejuvenation-acne therapy and pain therapy.

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Are you getting the real PRP treatment?

Judith E Taranto, RN

I went for a PRP treatment at a reputable Beverly Hills Spa. I was surprised when I was only given about .4cc (less than 1/2 a syringe) of what they called PRP. Did they activate the Platelets? I didn’t see them do it. They didn’t clean my face with an anitiseptic and they also limited my injections of  PRP to my naso-labial area area, my marionette line and eye trough. They then used hyaluronic acid to micro-needle the rest of my face. All this was priced at $1,500.

This is what no one is telling you. That isn’t a REAL PRP treatment.

At SPV Therapy we give you anywhere from 4-10 syringes of platelet rich plasma injected into your face, (4 syringes-$625) neck, and decollete (10 syringes-$1,000)  then we take about 20-30 cc  of platelet poor plasma and we smear it all over your face, neck and decollette (depending on which plan you choose) and we micro-needle your face. Then we follow with 9 treatments of light therapy ( $1,500 plan )to enhance the process-all this for $625-$1,500.

Can you see the difference?  Less than 1/2 syringe PRP, hyaluronic acid and micro-needling for $1,500 or 4-10 syringes of PRP+PPP+micro-needing+light therapy ($1,500 plan) for $625-$1,500.

 

Which is the best deal?

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