Kim Kardashian made the vampire facial famous when she posted on her Instagram a picture of her bloody face while at the doctor’s office. She had a procedure where she underwent microdermabrasion followed by a PRP (platelet rich plasma) face mask. This treatment is used to improve the skin’s tone, texture and to smooth fine lines. PRP treatments having been gaining popularity over the years and is not used solely for cosmetic procedures but can be also be used for many other ailments throughout the body.
With medical advancement in the last few decades, we have been seeing treatments trending towards regenerative medicine. This new wave is allowing doctors to use products from a patient’s own body to heal themselves. PRP has been used to treat conditions ranging from wrinkled skin and hair loss to tendonitis and arthritis. Here’s how it works: the doctor takes blood from the patient and spins it down in a centrifuge, which separates the layers and what you’re left with is platelet rich plasma. For the foot and ankle, PRP is re-injected into problem areas to treat plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, arthritis and even wounds. PRP is rich in many growth factors and cytokines which helps recruit cells to come and heal injured tissue. This natural method has proven to be very effective in helping patient’s become pain free!
Our offices are equipped to provide state of the art treatments such as PRP, Shockwave therapy, 3D scanned custom orthotics and superpulse laser to help with any condition! Call us at Healthy Feet Podiatry where we have same day appointments available!