Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
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The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by the natural production of stem cells. PRP involves the application of concentrated platelets rich in bio-active proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. The benefits of PRP were initially used in wound healing, dentistry and the treatment of sports injuries, but have now evolved to address many physiological dysfunctions.
How does PRP work?
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw and can be completed within an hour. Your blood is spun in a unique centrifuge that separates plasma and platelets from the rest of the blood. The plasma, now highly concentrated with platelets, is collected in syringes and injected back into your tissues. Growth factors are released and stimulate stem cells to create new, youthful tissues in a variety of areas. PRP utilizes your own blood so your body will readily accept the treatment without reaction or rejection. PRP procedures are minimally invasive and typically patients experience very little discomfort with no downtime.
At Mint Health, we offer:
Vaginal PRP for sexual wellness, lichen schlerosis (chronic vulvar inflammation) and incontinence and overactive bladder
Facial PRP for anti-aging and a variety of skin conditions
Scalp PRP for hair loss
Joint PRP for pain and injury
Patient Testimonials "I was diagnosed with Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer when I was 33 years old. In addition to chemotherapy and a mastectomy, it was recommended that I have a full hysterectomy. Post the hysterectomy I was unable to take hormones due to my estrogen positive breast cancer. This led me to deal with immediate menopausal symptoms with virtually no choice in relief from the side effects (i.e. medicine/hormone replacement). After 13 years of uncomfortable intercourse, lack of desire, vaginal dryness and occasional urinary leakage I was ready to get my life back and feel like a normal 46 year old. A friend of mine suggested I visit Dr. Buchert and talk to her about my concerns. After my first visit with her, I felt like I finally had safe options that would help me feel normal again. We discussed PRP being an option for me because it could help if not alleviate, most of my symptoms. A few weeks later I had my first PRP injection and it has been a game changer. It has pretty much improved, if not completely alleviated, my symptoms of uncomfortable intercourse, lack of desire, vaginal dryness and occasional urinary leakage! I highly recommend it for any woman!"
"I was very excited to get the Facial PRP. The procedure results were amazing. The texture of my skin prior was very dry and scaly. I have rosacea as well. The procedure itself is very tolerable. The healing improved drastically each day. This allowed my skin to absorb moisturizer so well. I received so many compliments!! My procedure was on a Friday and I was back at work with makeup on Monday. What a difference. It’s been a few months now and the texture is still wonderful. I will do this again when I need to !!"
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Bio-TE Hormone Optimization System
Optimizing your hormones is so important for your health – during pre-menopause, menopause, and even at younger ages! If your thyroid is off, your testosterone is low, and your estrogen and progesterone are out of balance, you just aren’t going to feel well or be healthy. As you get older, assuring that your hormones are optimized becomes even more important because they are so critical in protecting our brain health from dementia, protecting our bones from osteoporosis and fractures, protecting our heart health, and even protecting our breast health.
So, what do I do at Mint for our patients to take getting your hormones in the best place they can be to the next level? In addition to the standardly prescribed medications that most gynecologists use to treat hormone imbalance and menopause, I work with women (and men, too!) on a more proactive level. With hormone replacement therapy, most doctors only address deficiencies in estrogen at menopause. This is truly not adequate, so I look at your other important hormones like progesterone, thyroid, and testosterone. We go the extra mile with this, because it is truly amazing how something so small can make such a huge difference in your life! By taking the steps to optimize your hormones (which doesn’t end with taking a medicine, by the way, nutrients, movement, and detoxification are also important!), you can regain energy, improve muscle strength and ability to lose weight, increase mental clarity, feel younger, and even prevent age-related illness. You don’t have to wait until you are in your 50’s when things really start to decline. The full wellness approach to hormone optimization is for women, and men, of all ages.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Do you want to know if you are at a healthy weight? Well, evaluating if your weight is healthy or not by simply stepping on the scale is outdated and often unhelpful! Weight alone is not a good indicator of your health because it does not show you which pounds are coming from lean healthy muscle weight, which pounds are coming from fatty tissue, and which pounds are coming from water in your body. You can be within the recommended weight range and still carry too much fatty tissue, thus having all the same health risks that go along with it such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer, like breast cancer! Or you could be overweight on the scale, but actually be very healthy because your weight is made up of lean muscle mass. Also, without BIA, you don’t know how much of your weight is coming from water! Many of us live dehydrated, but paradoxically retaining fluid in the wrong places, due to hormone imbalances and other health problems.
BIA is a painless, fast, and easy way to assess the body’s true composition, and determine what kind of actions you need to take to improve the way you look and feel. BIA is especially critical for women and children, because weight is often not reflective of body composition at all!