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PRP Specialist

Deborah D Viglione, MD -  - Integrative and Internal Medicine Physician

Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center

Deborah D Viglione, MD

Integrative and Internal Medicine Physician & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Gulf Breeze, FL

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is quickly becoming a buzzword in the medical and medical aesthetic worlds because it offers remarkable results without surgery. At Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center, Deborah Viglione, MD, a highly experienced PRP, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), and stem cell specialist, attended the very first stem cell fellowship in 2012. Since that time, she’s used regenerative medicine treatments for cosmetic, sexual health, and orthopedic needs with tremendous success. When you need regenerative medicine, trust an industry innovator and recognized expert. Call the Gulf Breeze, Florida, office.


What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a concentrate that contains platelets from your blood. These blood platelets have tremendous restorative and regenerative powers because they’re full of growth factors that promote cellular renewal and tissue healing. 

PRP is also important for healing because it recruits stem cells. Your stem cells can transform into any kind of tissue that your body needs, which means they can grow new skin cells, new muscle tissue, repair a torn ligament, and much more. Stem cells can even make more stem cells to greatly increase your healing abilities.

Although you have these remarkably powerful platelets in your blood naturally, the quantity plummets as you age. The same is true of your body’s natural stem cells. PRP therapy is a way to separate your platelets and concentrate them to greatly increase their power. 

PRP can be part of many cosmetic services, including facials and non-surgical facelifts. It’s also helpful for many orthopedic injuries. 

Are PRP and PRF the same?

Platelet-rich fibrin or PRF is another blood-derived healing option that’s similar but potentially more powerful than PRP. PRF, like PRP, comes from your blood. The difference is the processing method. For PRP, Dr. Viglione uses a high-speed centrifuge to separate your platelets. For PRF, it’s a low-speed centrifuge. 

PRF can preserve more of your platelets, which means more growth factors. Because PRF doesn’t include anticoagulants or additives, your plasma creates a type of scaffold after Dr. Viglione injects it. This scaffold means that growth factors release more slowly than with PRP, and potentially means better results. 

Dr. Viglione uses PRF in cosmetic services like facials, non-surgical facelifts, and sexual optimization shots for men and women. 

Does PRP give me more stem cells?

PRP recruits stem cells to the area where Dr. Viglione injects it. But, if you need an infusion of stem cells for healing or rejuvenation, you may need stem cell therapy instead. Dr. Viglione offers stem cell procedures for both cosmetic and medical/orthopedic purposes; for example, joint injections of stem cells may promote healing of the joint. 

The stem cells can come from many different sources. One option is fat transfer, which can be part of a liposuction body contouring procedure. Your fat contains a number of powerful stem cells, and Dr. Viglione can process them for use elsewhere in your body. 

Bone marrow is another way to get a high concentration of stem cells from your body. If neither of these options is right for you, Dr. Viglione may recommend a commercial stem cell product made of purified and highly screened amniotic/cord blood. 

As part of the first-ever Stem Cell Fellowship in 2012, Dr. Viglione is an established leader in regenerative medicine. She offers reasonable prices and fabulous results and is ready to personalize your care now. 

Book your appointment with the Gulf Breeze regenerative medicine expert by calling Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center.