After having worked for 12 years as an ER physician, I wish this research would have been in my hands when I first started in 1991; many people would have benefited.
Charles Runels,…: Hello, I’m Charles Runels. I’m going to talk with you today about a really serious problem, acne. And acne it’s not just unless you’ve suffered from it maybe you don’t know, but acne can really be limiting. It often comes at a time when people are developing socially and it can be severe enough to where it can be embarrassing for people to even show their faces. It can hurt. It can lead to scarring, severe scarring, that can last a lifetime. It can be a really life-limiting problem. It’s not life-threatening, but it’s very life-limiting.
And there’s been lots of research, lots of money spent, trying to figure out how to make it go away. We’ve had topical ointments. When I was a kid, they would actually use radiation sometimes, x-ray radiation, which leaves you at risk for thyroid cancer down the line. So it’s serious enough that people would have tried lots of things, sun lamps, which also make you at risk for basal cell carcinomas down the road. But there’s been a growing number of people have been using our vampire facelift protocols, not just to make the face look younger, but to treat acne, and not only acne scars, but active cystic acne that’s inflammatory and full of gross stuff.
So these people had enough foresight to publish this really beautiful article that I hope you’ll pay attention to if you’re a physician, or if you’re suffering with acne, called the Journal of Dermatological Treatment, it’s a high-impact journal. And you can see that they’ve published a really good study where they did a split-face study. So in these people, half the face was treated with erythromycin, and the other half they injected the active acne with PRP, just like we do with our vampire facial protocols. Now, except that they were more specific in not just micro-needling but instead of micro-needling, they injected the lesions individually with the PRP, and then they looked to see what happened.
And it’s very dramatic. If you look at the numbers here, and I’ll put a link to the research, if you look at the numbers, the A treatment side is the PRP, the B is the side of the face that got the erythromycin, and you can see the numbers who were severe went down to almost nothing. And with erythromycin you were still left with a lot of active acne. Now, both sides improved, but the PRP side hands down was better than erythromycin. And it makes sense because platelet rich plasma has been used for healing of scars, and it’s also been used to fight infection in vitro and in vivo, it’s been used to fight infections very effectively.
There was a recently an article about using PRP to help with the healing when you drain the cyst in the buttocks. So even really bad infections in scary places, PRP, platelet rich plasma, has things in the platelets that are meant to fight serious infections that become concentrated.
So I hope you’ll let your doctor know, or if you know someone who’s suffering with acne, you’ll let them know about this treatment, and find one of our doctors on the vampire facelift or the vampire facial website, because they will know how to do this and they’ll have a device that’s approved by the FDA to prepare plasma to go back into the body. They’ll know these techniques. They’ll be well-trained, and highly, highly recommend this as part of the way that you get well.
Then of course you can do other things to maintain it, but this is definitely an option for that really bad acnes that’s flared up. Now some people still inject these things with cortisone, which I would steer you away from very strongly because the cortisone can cause atrophy. So now the acne goes away, but you’re left with a divot that may not have been as severe had you just even left the acne alone. So this has become, in my opinion, the go-to treatment of choice for an active, severe cystic acne lesion.
So I hope you’ll let somebody you know who’s suffering this problem know about it.
Charles Runels MD started out as small town internist with a passion for science, a drive to excel and a knack for marketing. His career has been shaped by a series of challenges.
Today his name is synonymous with the most popular platelet rich plasma (PRP) procedures in the specialties of cosmetic dermatology, gynecology and urology. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Relax and enjoy the fascinating story of a talented entrepreneur.
Dr. Charles Runels can be reached at CellularMedicineAssociation.org
Dr. Marco Pelosi III can be reached at DrMarcoPelosi.com
I had someone asked me recently about ways to treat dark circles under the eyes. This research is out that gives some really beautiful pictures of a way to treat dark circles under the eyes using the Vampire Facelift. There was also a recent article out in Healthline that gives all the different causes for dark circles under the eyes, because it can be allergies. It’s not always a cosmetic problem. Sometimes it can be fatigue.
It can be allergies and dehydration. So, not everything needs to be treated with … of cosmetic procedures. Sometimes you just need to get some extra rest, but we do have some strong science showing that using platelet-rich plasma, as in with our Vampire Facelift, you can have some nice results where some of the … both the wrinkles and the dark colors that can happen there become better.
So, if you’re interested in that, you can read the research and you can check in with one of our physicians to see how to make that better.
New research shows that carpal tunnel syndrome may respond to PRP in the same way it helps with Peyronie’s disease and with scaring (with the Vampire Facial®) by decreasing inflammation and promoting healing.
Research shows the PRP can down-regulate the autoimmune response (helping those we problems like contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosus, and eczema).
In the following video, Leah Kenney (one of our Vampire Facelift® providers) injects someone with PRP who has a contact dermatitis from a ring (the before & after photos follow)…
By using standardized PRP preparation techniques, providers of the Vampire Facelift® procedure can do at least as well if not better than what’s described in this research (click)<–
Please feel free to comment below and to share. Scars can be very psychologically debilitating. And when scars involve the vulva and vagina, they can cause severe pain (dyspareunia) and disrupt families. You can see more about the use of PRP in the vagina here (click)<–
Like with every procedure, results will vary and no procedure in medicine is without risk
When scars form in the penis, it can cause a bent penis and erectile dysfunction (Peyronie’s disease). You can see more about the use of PRP in the penis here (click)<–
Please share with those who may be helped.