Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. Evidence for benefit is poor as of 2016. Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
Plasmagel The specialized outer gel-like cytoplasm of living cells (such as Amoeba) that move by extruding part of the cell (known as a pseudopodium) in the direction of motion. A reversible conversion of plasmagel to the more fluid plasmasol is involved in the continuous flow forward of cytoplasm necessary for forming a pseudopodium.
A drug prepared from botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing facial muscles, Botox is injected to paralyse the muscles in the forehead, round the eyes or in the neck.
A thread lift is a popular cosmetic procedure known in aesthetic medicine as the “lunch hour facelift” and under brand names such as Happy Lift, Contour or Silhouette Lift. Performed in as short as an hour with less pain and minimal recovery time compared to a traditional facelift, it is a relatively simple procedure that instantly creates a more youthful look.
Thread lift, which offers longer lasting results when compared to Botox and dermal fillers, involves the use of a special, implantable surgical thread that lifts sagging skin on the forehead, eyebrows, mid-face, and the neck. It can also be done on eye corners, laugh lines, forearm, and even the abdomen.
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine that purports to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Various techniques have been suggested, with purported benefits including the treatment of cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis, among others.
Neural therapy is a powerful treatment that can be quite effective in resolving autonomic nervous system dysfunction and pain, especially in the complex pain patient.