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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Improve your sex life, help with the healing process and manage pain with blood therapy.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Improve your sex life, help with the healing process and manage pain with blood therapy.
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Defy Medical can help men help themselves with treatments for their most common conditions.

Defy pain. Defy the effects of aging and conditions such as ED, Urinary Incontinence, Orgasmic Disorder or hair loss. A relatively recent therapy, known as Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP), offers promising treatments for a variety of some of the most common needs:

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Improve and help repair JOINT-RELATED ISSUES
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Enhance and rejuvenate your SEX LIFE
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is blood therapy in musculoskeletal and pain medicine. Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood, mostly water and proteins that serves as a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets aid the necessary clotting of blood as well as promoting other vital growth healing functions.

YOUR OWN platelets can IMPROVE YOUR LIFE in so many ways.
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Choose Defy Medical PRP Therapy for a variety of conditions.

The American Society of Hematology’s Blood journal states that platelets play, “a critical role in tissue repair and regeneration” and “regulate fundamental mechanisms involved in the healing process.” These properties have resulted in wide-ranging application of Platelet-Rich Therapy, from sports medicine (for nearly 100,000 athletes each year) to nonsurgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee — a condition suffered by 10-15% of people aged 60 and above according to the American Journal of Orthopedics and the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 separate studies by the British Association of Sports & Medicine established a reduction in pain scores and significant improvement in function for osteoarthritis of the knee at 6-month follow-ups. Furthermore, all studies in an abstract for the Journal of Pain Research reported that PRP was safe and effective in reducing back pain.

PRP Therapy, using platelet-rich plasma injections, are replacing more invasive orthopedic surgery in many instances for conditions ranging from soft tissue injuries (tendonitis, muscle tears, ligamentous injuries) to various joint afflictions, such as a torn meniscus or mild-to-moderate arthritis of the joint. A concentration of a patient’s own platelets accelerates the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems. Common conditions treated include tennis elbow, chronic Achilles tendonitis, or inflammation of the patellar tendon at the knee or jumper’s knee; osteoarthritis of the knee; pain in the shoulder, hip and spine; rotator cuff tears, chronic plantar fasciitis and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries; pelvic pain and instability, back and neck injuries, as well as ankle and ligament sprains.

Platelet-Rich Plasma injections are prepared by taking from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

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The European Association of Urology reports that regular and chronic Erectile Dysfunction (ED) increases with age. It can occur in young men, and increases from nearly 35% for those aged 60 to almost half of those over 70. One of the most frequently reported medical conditions in men, ED is defined as the chronic inability to achieve or sustain a penile erection.

According to the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, intracavernosal injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma in animal models has shown improvement in erectile function in cases of neurogenic ED, which has been translated into human studies and an improvement in erectile function with no serious adverse events (as documented by Investigative and Clinical Urology).

PRP therapy for Erectile Dysfunction involves drawing some of your blood and placing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets — which are responsible for encouraging the growth of new cells and blood vessels — from the rest of the blood. The resulting concentrated solution of platelets is injected into the penis to make the area more sensitive and improve all aspects of sexual function including libido, arousal, and orgasm.

Evidence suggests that Platelet-Rich Plasma promotes the body’s natural healing process to help tissues in the penis better accept other therapies, to represent a safe and viable option as a supplementary therapy for penile rehabilitation with zero side effects, as concluded by an abstract in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

“Biologics are the Future of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease,” said Michael P. Zahalsky, MD in his presentation to the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, calling biologic injections such as PRP therapies, “the most promising development in the field of Male Sexual Dysfunction since the Invention of Viagra.”

-Michael P. Zahalsky, MD

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A medical condition called hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of thinning and premature pattern baldness, affecting about 80 million men and women in the United States. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that research demonstrates the potential of Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for hair loss. A general body of evidence has recently emerged demonstrating a positive response from PRP treatments, with high success and satisfaction rates in certain hair loss patients, including those with hereditary hair thinning or baldness. PRP Therapy is now considered an effective hair loss treatment that may greatly improve the quality of life of millions of people.

Some in the medical community theorize that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

In a three-step medical treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn, processed and then injected into the scalp. After the blood is drawn, a centrifuge spins rapidly to separate the fluids of different densities into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells. Then, only the plasma that is platelet-rich is used, drawn up into a syringe and injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.

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Defy Medical is a leading concierge medical practice based around integrative healthcare, a comprehensive approach that treats the whole patient. Expert in both preventative and restorative therapies, Defy Medical focuses on the entire person and not just the symptoms toward a goal to improve quality of life, improve overall health and promote longevity.

PRP Therapy at Defy Medical can be used to treat a number of issues that are related to aging and injuries. When considering the various medical options available to treat these conditions, it is important to understand the science and benefits related to each treatment. That’s why Defy Medical commits to educating patients, as they put their trust in Defy’s knowledgeable and experienced medical professionals.

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Platelets play a CRITICAL ROLE in TISSUE REPAIR and regeneration.
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What are platelets?

Platelets and accompanying stem cells are responsible for helping the body repair itself. They mediate cell differentiation, migration and cell-to-cell adhesion through the release of various growth factors, cytokines and adhesion molecules. One of the most important functions of platelets is its role in promoting angiogenesis, the process where new blood vessels are formed from pre-existing blood vessels in the body. Over the years, physicians and medical experts have recognized that re-establishing blood flow through angiogenesis is critical for healing. Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process, taking advantage of the naturally occurring proteins in the blood, therefore posing little concern about allergic reactions or harmful side effects.

Platelets are found circulating in the blood in relatively small numbers. To be considered “rich” (prepared for use in Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy), the platelet count needs to be 4-to-5 times the normal platelet count in healthy individuals.

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How does Platelet-Rich Plasma improve your quality of life?

Defy Medical uses the latest technology to successfully extract these valuable platelets from a patient’s blood and use them to promote healing and regeneration in various areas of the body. Once blood is drawn from a patient, a centrifuging machine separates the plasma with platelets. By concentrating the platelets drawn from your own blood supply, your cells can be used to treat a variety of issues. Platelets contain growth factors and stem cells that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels and stimulation of the wound-specific healing process.

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