Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mesotherapy for Psoriasis and Eczema

One of the rarer but very useful applications of mesotherapy in a medical practice is in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.  The procedure can provide your patients with a great deal of relief and cosmetic improvement when it comes to the chronic appearance of plaques and red rashes.

Injecting Platelet-Rich Plasma

Both eczema and psoriasis respond wonderfully to injections of platelet-rich therapy. A small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient and the centrifuged at a very high speed until the platelets are separated and constitute a rich solution.  The serum rich with platelets is then injected intradermally into the skin in an artful way that addresses the outbreak of psoriatic plaques or eczema rashes.

Common Sites For Chronic Exczema
The effectiveness of these treatments are now being proven in university studies all over the world.  A study from India about the newest trends in mesotherapy talks about how growth factors like platelet-derived growth factors, transforming growth factors and vascular endothelial growth factors are released and encouraged the body to produce procollagen, fibroblasts and type1careboxy peptides that provokes the skin into healing itself. A result is an improvement in the structural integrity of the skin. [1]

To be effective this treatment should be one every four to six months for one year and then every year as maintenance therapy depending on the response of the patient. Assessing the patient and determining the frequency of platelet-rich therapy treatments is a skill taught in the Pinewood Institute for Advanced Therapy.

Peptides In Mesotherapy

It is the peptides in mesotherapy that make it so effective. These peptides and their role in assisting your patient’s ability to heal are addressed more thoroughly in the course.  They include:

Acetyldecapeptide-3: that helps generate new cells in damaged dermis
Decapeptide-4: for wound healing
Copper tripeptide-1: helps blood circulation in the skin to get rid of plaques
Oligopeptide-24: minimises scars and plaques on skin by forming new skin cell
Tripeptide-6: hydrates dry skin and helps it stay in balance

The treatment for eczema and psoriasis has its own mesotherapy cocktail of acids, peptides and vitamins that can also assist with healing of the condition.

Relief from itching or pain is not always immediate for this disorder and patients receiving PRP mesotherapy should be told that they could experience additional itching, burning, bruising, soreness and swelling and that this side effect is temporary.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

[1] Konda D, Thappa DM. Mesotherapy: What is new?. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2014 Aug 26];79:127-34. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2013/79/1/127/104689


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