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Amnion and Amniotic Fluid

THE QUEST FOR GROWTH FACTORS TO HEAL AND REGENERATE TISSUE

What is Amnion or Amniotic Membrane?

The amniotic membrane or “amnion” is the thin tough innermost membrane of the placenta that protects a growing baby from injury and infection during pregnancy. It also protects the baby by providing a barrier to the mother’s immune system so that the baby is not seen as something foreign. The amniotic tissue and amniotic fluid together are important to the development and protection of the baby until they are born.

How is Amniotic Membrane used in Medicine?

The amniotic membrane is a very unique tissue consisting of several layers. It can be used for a variety of therapeutic and healing purposes because it contains collagen and multiple growth factors.

There is a long history of using human amniotic membrane in medicine. Therapeutic applications include healing difficult wounds, healing skin and eye injuries, pressure ulcers, burns and gum disease. It is a natural membrane that can aid in surgery to reduce inflammation and scarring.

Rich in Collagen and growth factors, Amnion helps to promote growth of new cells replacing lost, aging or damaged tissue.

Using Amnion with Platelet Rich Plasma, for rejuvenation makes senses. It is a source of collagen that can serve as a natural scaffold for cellular attachment. Adding PRP to Amnion will enhanced the number of growth factors that can be activated to regenerate tissues. The two work synergistically to enhance results.

Where does the Amnion come from that is used at the Falcone Center for Cosmetic, Functional and Regenerative Medicine?

Mothers provide the gift of donation of  the amniotic membrane to a company called telaGen. telaGen is  is a premiere provider for live birth tissue donation programs for patients and communities throughout the nation. The donations are always from live births and not aborted tissue.

What types of treatments can be enhanced by adding Amnion at the Falcone Center?

Amnion enhanced PRP Vampire Hair Growth treatment

Amnion enhanced O-shot

Amnion enhanced P-shot

What is the cost of adding Amnion to a Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?

Adding Amnion to a PRP Hair Growth treatment, O-shot or P-shot may be recommended based on your response to PRP alone or need/desire  for enhanced growth factors. You can add Amnion to the PRP Hair Growth treatment, O-shot or P-shot for $650-800 depending on the amount of amnion recommended.

How should I decide whether or not to add Amnion to my PRP treatment?

Using Amnion with Platelet Rich Plasma, for rejuvenation makes senses. It is a source of collagen that can serve as a natural scaffold for cellular attachment. Adding PRP to Amnion will enhanced the number of growth factors that can be activated to regenerate tissues. The two work synergistically to enhance results.

What To Expect During Your PRP and Amnion Consultation

During your consultation, our regenerative medicine team  will talk with you about what you’re looking to achieve with PRP treatments, and what kinds of results you can realistically expect. If you are a candidate, we will   create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs.

As the director of The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Victoria Falcone’s vision is to bring her patients the most advanced cosmetic treatments and techniques to help maintain and restore a more youthful appearance. Board certified with a decade’s worth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine and licensed to practice medicine by both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Medical Boards, she has specialty training in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine, Liposuction Surgery, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Neuromuscular Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Music Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy. 

Scheduling and Cancellation Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of scheduling your PRP treatment consultation. You may move the time of the appointment as long as you provide 48 hours notice. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of scheduling your PRP treatment. Should you need to change the date or time of your appointment, 48 hours notice of cancellation is required or you will forfeit the amount of your deposit.

 

*Every patient is unique and individual experiences will vary regarding downtime and results.