Perhaps you're like many of our clients - wanting to keep your hair, skin, and joints looking and feeling full and youthful, but you aren't ready to use the more toxic options out there. Maybe you've even tried some of the conventional hair regrowth or skin-firming techniques and had little or no results. You're in luck! There are some natural solutions to hair loss, wrinkles, sagging skin, cellulite, osteoarthritis, and excess adipose cells (fat cells) that really work and are actually good for you.
At Elevated Natural Health, because we love ozone so much, we've combined the traditional PRP (platelet rich plasma) techniques with ozone to make them even more effective and healthy! Ozone is known for its immune-modulating and immune-supportive actions. You can read more about ozone here.
Natural Hair Regrowth Treatments - PRP Hair Restoration
Does it work?
That's everyone's first question. Understandably, as there are lots of false claims out there these days. The answer is a firm "YES!" In fact, research has shown that even when conventional prescription medications have failed for hair regrowth, PRP (platelet rich plasma) can still work! Whether you struggle with autoimmune alopecia (hair loss), androgenic hair loss (the type most men get as they age), or hair loss as a result of hormone imbalances, PRP is a good option for you! Check out these studies showing the efficacy of PRP for Hair Regeneration:
How does it work?
PRP can work to stimulate hair growth at the cellular level by increasing follicle viability, preventing apoptosis of cells needed for hair growth, and increasing the density of the hair by prolonging certain stages of hair growth (specifically the catagen phase).
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment involves collecting a blood sample in the physician's office, collecting platelets from your blood sample, activating them with various nutrients like calcium, vitamin C, and ozone, and injecting them into the skin on your scalp (or wherever you're trying to regrow hair).
We usually recommend a series of six (6) treatments on a monthly interval. Most people notice hair growth in about 3-4 months (common time length with any hair regrowth treatment, both conventional and alternative).
Do I take any supplements during the process?
Most likely yes. You may need to address some underlying causes of the hair loss before seeing lasting results. Your practitioner will talk to you about what else is involved in treating the cause of your hair loss (whether it's hormonal, autoimmune, allergic, or age-related).
Do you have persistent cellulite or fat deposits in certain parts of your body? Have you tried everything from detox wraps to cleansing juice drinks to exercising in a wet suit to try to get those areas of cellulite and fat to shrink? We have too. Then we found ozone.
Ozone can help to break up the fascial matrix that surrounds and creates cellulite pockets in legs, arms, and on the torso. Ozone also works to stimulate lysis of fat cells, modulate the immune system, and increase microcirculation in these areas, further promoting the improvement in the tissue and decreasing the appearance of fat and cellulite.
You can read a study about this here.
The PRP "Facelift"
You've definitely heard about it...but what exactly is it and does it work? Let's break it down:
What is the PRP Facelift?
This "facelift" isn't quite what you've seen in the movies - there's no scalpels, no surgery, and no recovery time. You're not going to look like you've been sliced, diced, and stuffed at the end of it. Most of your friends will notice a difference, but they won't know for sure what is different - just that you look more refreshed. Most importantly, you'll look and feel like you're glowing!
What is used in the PRP Facelift?
Just like with the hair regrowth treatments, the procedure starts with a blood draw to collect the platelets from your blood. These platelets are then activated with other nutrients (calcium, vitamin C, and ozone) and injected into the skin on your face, neck, hands, and chest (as desired) using a tiny needle.
Wow - this sounds like a lot of injections...does it hurt?
There are more than a few injections - your practitioner and you can decide exactly how much you want to treat in one session though. We do utilize topical numbing agents to keep the pain to a minimum in areas that we know are especially tender for most people.
What am I going to look like afterwards?
Unlike other plastic surgery treatments, you will look pretty much like yourself afterwards. You may have a few small pink spots (they look like small mosquito bites), but most of the injection sites will almost instantly "disappear". You may get a bruise (as with any injection technique), but they can usually be easily covered with a little makeup. Most people find they are able to apply their normal amount of makeup later that day or the next day and carry on with their normal schedules. Your face will NOT be covered in blood afterwards (no Vampires here!) and you will NOT have to take sick-days from work to "recover!"
How effective is this? How many treatments do I need?
Because this is a natural treatment that promotes your own collagen to regrow to support the skin matrix, the results are not overnight. You'll look different, but more gradually. Your wrinkles will slowly fade as your collagen matrix regrows under your skin surface. Your cheeks will slowly regain a lift and your face will slowly become more full and supple. As with most things, everyone is different. Most people need somewhere between 3-4 treatments at monthly intervals and possibly annual "tune-ups", but for some people, they may get one treatment and be perfectly happy with the results for several months. You and your practitioner can decide what will be the best thing for you and your cosmetic needs.
Do I take anything orally during this process?
Your practitioner will almost definitely recommend some oral agents to take on a regular basis to continue the process of collagen healing and regrowth. These nutrients include things like vitamin C, B vitamins, and sometimes collagen powders. It's best to discuss your current diet and nutritional plan with your physician to get the best plan of oral supplementation.
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