Timothy Hipskind, M.D. – St. Louis PRP Doctor
St. Louis PRP Doctor, Timothy Hipskind, M.D. at Clara Wellness Center of Glen Carbon, Illinois is a practicing medical doctor licensed in Illinois and Missouri who is formally trained in Internal Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1990 and now brings his extensive experience and training to help men and women in Glen Carbon, Edwardsville and the St. Louis area. He and his highly-trained staff at Clara Wellness Center offer Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, as a powerful biological tool for beauty and in the treatment of sports related injuries, male sexual enhancement, and hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a substance that can promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. By injecting PRP into damaged tissues it will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, the body’s tissues will heal faster.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Work?
PRP is a virtually painless and non-invasive procedure that uses factors from the patients’ blood and fat tissues. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and spun down to obtain platelets and growth factors. After obtaining the needed components, the PRP mixture is injected into the area being treated to regenerate and heal tissues. The growth factors and platelets from the blood stimulate collagen production, while stem cells take on the form and function of the cells residing in the area that they are placed in, leading to regeneration.
In most cases, patients see results the same day that they have the treatment, but over the course of the next few weeks after treatment, the PRP really works to repair, rebuild, and restore the patient’s tissues. For this reason, full results are usually often seen a few weeks after having the procedure. Many patients have been able to improve pain, injuries, sexual and aesthetic issues with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
PRP Services at Clara Wellness Center
- PRP Orthopedics Injections
PRP orthopedics injections work with the body’s natural healing process to restore and regenerate tissue. When an injury occurs in the body, special parts of the blood, known as platelets run to the rescue to stop bleeding and repair the tissue. Platelets help to form scabs on the outside of the body, and they stimulate collagen production. PRP works to rejuvenate tissue, while stimulating collagen production. Tendons, ligaments, and fascia all need collagen to be rejuvenated because most soft tissues are made with collagen. As tissues are regenerated, patients often experience pain reduction, improved range of motion, and healing. While patients can often see results the same day, the growth factors and platelets work for several weeks in the healing of tissue, and full results can be seen after several weeks. Depending on the severity of the injuries, some patients may need several treatments to continually promote healing. PRP Orthopedics Injections can help to treat numerous types of injuries, some of which include:
- ACL tears
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- PCL tears
- Medial and lateral meniscus tears
- Sprained ankles
- PRP Aesthetic Injections
PRP Facial Injections are the latest breakthrough in facial rejuvenation. The PRP Facelift is a groundbreaking anti-aging treatment that can dramatically reverse years of skin damage in just one session. The use of this treatment has been on the market since 2009 but it has recently been gaining in popularity as a skin rejuvenation treatment for the face that is nonsurgical with little recovery down time. The before and after results speak for themselves, and many aging adults are turning to this type of treatment as a non-invasive way of improving skin tightness, volume and appearance.
- PRP for Hair Loss
PRP is an emerging non-surgical therapy for natural hair follicle stimulation that can help to maintain hair density or treat thinning hair. Dr. Hipskind utilizes a unique hair restoration method, backed by clinical studies, utilizes micro needling technology and PRP stem cell rejuvenation coupled with the power of our special blend of clinical protocols to reactivate hair follicles for fuller, denser hair regrowth.
A patient’s own blood is drawn and processed, leaving only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma). The plasma is applied topically and microneedles are used to deliver the cells into the skin. PRP cells are also injected into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins and your own body’s natural growth factors which stimulate hair growth.
- PRP for Male Sexual Health
PRP for Male Sexual Health helps men struggling with erectile dysfunction achieve firmer, stronger and larger erections. This revolutionary 15-minute procedure uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the patient’s own body to rejuvenate damaged and aged tissue. Because the platelet rich plasma comes from your own body, it is more effective and more natural than other erectile dysfunction treatments. It can rejuvenate the penis and stimulate new tissue growth, resulting in improved erections that are larger, firmer and more frequent. PRP for Male Sexual Health can also effectively treat Peyronie’s Disease. The benefits of PRP for Male Sexual Health include:
- Increase circulation within the penis for a healthier organ.
- Make other therapies like Viagra work better
- Increase sensation and pleasure (helps correct the damage from diabetes).
- Increase penis size
- No allergic reactions or lumpiness.
- Minimal pain.
St. Louis PRP Doctor, Timothy Hipskind, M.D. is an expert in using PRP to treat a variety of concerns. Focusing on the patient and their health and aesthetic goals, Dr. Hipskind will create a personalized plan and communicate throughout the process, answering all questions and addressing any concerns.