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PRP: A Better and Natural Alternative to Botox and Cortisone Shots

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:13 am

You have probably heard of Botox usage to eliminate wrinkles and cortisone shots to help with joint pain. Although it is not so new, few people know that PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) does the same thing, but much more naturally and safely.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Essentially, your own blood extracts are used to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. When you have an injury, your body naturally summons platelets and white blood cells from the blood to begin the healing process. In the PRP procedure, the platelets are isolated in a highly concentrated solution, the plasma, and injected where the problems are.
Dr. Estime calls PRP the distant cousin of stem cell therapy. “They are not the same, but the concept is similar,” he said. PRP is used for joint pain, joint injury, wrinkling of the face, hair loss, vaginal rejuvenation, etc. In the case of PRP treatment for the face, it gives an instant glow to the face.
Dr. Edriss Estime, MD of Clermont Internal & Cosmetic Medicine (CICM) performs this procedure at his office and has even trained other healthcare providers including plastic surgeons in the Orlando area to perform the procedure. At CICM a variety of services are offered including primary care, PRP procedures, Botox, fillers, etc. For a more detailed listing of their services, please check their website at www.ClermontMedicine.Com
Dr. Estime’s office is located in Clermont near the Citrus Tower, just around the corner from Publix at 290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 102. To book an appointment go to www.clermontmedicine.com or call (352) 404-5174.