CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Orthopedics,  Partners

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment in Mexico

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers in Mexico to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia shares with us her knowledge of platelet rich plasma treatment available at PR Medica in Los Cabos, Mexico: San Jose & Cabo San Lucas.

The restorative properties of platelet rich plasma treatment are popular with patients looking for an alternative to treatments that use foreign substances, surgical or highly invasive procedures.

What is platelet rich plasma?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a powerful growth substance obtained from a person’s own blood. When reintroduced to the body, it can be an effective method to stimulate your body’s natural growth processes for tissue regrowth. You may consider a treatment with PRP for:

  • PRP facial rejuvenation
  • PRP hair restoration
  • PRP sexual enhancement
  • PRP orthopaedic treatment

PRP is used to address aesthetic concerns and minimize the signs of aging. It may also be used to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate sexual arousal. PRP can be also used as an injection for orthopedic concerns by stimulating tissue regrowth to reduce pain and enhance mobility.

What to expect from treatment?

Platelet rich plasma treatment starts with harvesting PRP. While this may sound intimidating, it is a relatively simple process.

  • A traditional blood draw will be performed, and the sample is then spun in a special centrifuge. This centrifuge isolates the golden plasma substance and it is prepared for an injection.
  • Once PRP is obtained, it is delivered to a treatment area in a variety of methods. It may be administered via injection, or in combination with a micro needling device. This treatment causes minimal discomfort.
  • PRP treatment results vary for each person. However, it is important to know it may take some time to see initial results as your body responds to the growth factors. A series of treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.
Who is a good candidate?

One of the most exciting aspects of PRP is how many people may be able to benefit from this treatment option. As it uses substances obtained from your own body, this helps reduce risks associated with treatment and makes it a good choice for most generally healthy adults.

PRMedica is your best choice for PRP treatment, along with many others like Ozone Therapy, Chelation, IV Infusions (Myers Cocktail), Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Health Check Ups, etc.

If you have any comments or questions about PRP at PR Medica in Mexico please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firm quote from Taqtik or book an appointment to see a surgeon when you are on vacation in Mexico!

neck wrinkles
CategoriesAesthetics,  Anti-Aging

8 Ways to Get a Younger Looking Neck

Kate Kasbee

The skin on our necks is thinner than the skin on our faces and it’s exposed to the same wear and tear. So what are you doing about your neck?

You have your anti-aging skincare routine down to a science, you never leave the house without wearing vitamin c serum and sunscreen, and at night you refuse to let your face touch the pillow without applying under-eye treatment and moisturizer. But what are you doing about your neck? Americans spend so much effort preventing signs of aging like creasing and wrinkling in the space between their chins and foreheads. In reality, the neck often starts to look older long before crow’s feet enter the picture. The skin on our necks is thinner than the skin on our faces and it’s exposed to the same wear and tear. Unfortunately, it also tends to get a lot less TLC, if any at all. “Over time, skin loses collagen and elastin,” says New York City plastic surgeon Benjamin Paul, MD. Dr. Paul explains smoking and sun damage can also further accelerate aging of the skin on the neck. Those aren’t the only causes of neck aging. As we get older, laxity in the neck occurs due to a loss of support from connective tissue and muscle. This leads to what we commonly call a “waddle” or “turkey neck” and looks like loose skin under our chin. The appearance of sagging skin on the neck can affect everyone. Repeated pulling of the platysma muscle, which is the muscle men often flex while shaving, tugs on the overlying skin and causes it to wrinkle over time. According to Dr. Paul, thyroid or neck surgery also loosens the neck and can contribute to an older appearance. While there’s not much we can do about getting older, it is possible to slow down the physical signs of aging. Here are some ways you can prevent future sagging skin and promote a younger-looking neck.

Protect your skin from the sun

It’s common knowledge that sun exposure causes major damage to your skin. This includes the delicate skin on your neck, which is one of the first places the signs of aging can take hold. According to Dr. Paul, the single best thing you can do to preserve a youthful neck and prevent sagging skin, age spots, and fine lines is to wear sunscreen.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends an SPF of at least 30 because it blocks 97 percent of the sun’s damaging UVB rays. Apply sunscreen to your face and neck every morning before putting on your makeup, whether you’re spending the day indoors or outside. Remember to reapply every few hours to make sure your skin is always protected.

Add a Retinoid to your skincare routine

If you’re an anti-aging veteran, your medicine cabinet is likely stocked with skincare products that promise to reduce wrinkles and give you a smooth, tight complexion. There is a huge variety of creams, for instance, that help moisturize the neck. Do they actually work? “In my experience,” says Dr. Paul, “the benefit of neck creams is quite limited.” Unless it contains a retinoid.

Retinoids, a class of ingredients that includes retinol, retinyl palmitate, and retinoic acid, can repair sun damage by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing the skin texture, and evening the skin tone. They do it by boosting collagen production and stimulating cell turnover deep within the skin.

“Retinoids are potent, but they may be irritating,” says Dr. Paul. To minimize irritation, apply a retinoid to clean skin at night and wait a few minutes before layering on moisturizer. Because the skin on the neck is thinner than it is on the face, start with a small amount of retinoid and build up slowly. If you’ve never used one, a dermatologist can guide you in selecting the right product.

Shrink your double chin

If you’re worried about a double chin, a non-invasive treatment called Kybella® could help restore the youthful neck you desire. Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment that involves a series of deoxycholic acid injections which target and destroy fat cells in the chin. There are no incisions with Kybella® and most patients experience minimal downtime.

While the acid in Kybella® does destroy fat cells, which are metabolized and eliminated by the body naturally, it won’t help with turkey neck. “Kybella® does not change the skin of the neck or laxity that may be present in the platysma,” Dr. Paul explains. To remove sagging skin after Kybella® treatment, a skin-tightening or surgical procedure may be necessary.

Reduce wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage

We know Injectables works to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. Similarly, Injectables can be injected into the submental area and jawline to give a “lift” to an aging neck. “Injectables may reduce vertical cording or banding on the neck that is caused by platysma muscle contraction,” says Dr. Paul. The treatment promotes a more youthful neck by relaxing the muscles that pull on the overlying skin and create wrinkles. The results of Injectables last between four and six months, and the treatment can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. It’s best on vertical lines, though. Injectables will have little, if any, effect on horizontal lines which are formed on the neck through skin creasing.

Embrace technology to improve sagging skin

It can be challenging to treat sagging skin with topical products alone. At the same time, many patients are hesitant to go under the knife to correct loose neck skin. Luckily there are several professional skin tightening options that can give them the results they desire without surgery.

“Radiofrequency and ultrasound devices aim to tighten the neck with energy,” says Dr. Paul. The treatments have been shown to tighten loose neck skin by using energy to heat the skin and boosts the production of collagen and important proteins. However, Dr. Paul cautions that the effects of these devices is limited and patients may need multiple treatments to see results.

The benefits of the laser, over the knife

We know lasers can reduce unwanted hair and remove tattoos, but these incredible devices can also be used to rejuvenate the skin and promote a more youthful look. Laser resurfacing involves directing short, concentrated, pulsating beams of light at the face or neck to remove damaged skin layer by layer.

With laser resurfacing, “the goal is to improve lines, texture, and surface irregularities,” says Dr. Paul. There are two types of lasers commonly used in skin resurfacing: ablative CO2 lasers and non-ablative (fraxel) lasers. “There is more tightening with ablative lasers, though there is a higher risk of neck scarring,” Dr. Paul cautions. “Choose your laser doctor carefully.”

Try intense pulsed light therapy for dark spots

If you have dark spots on your neck, you’re looking at the results of sun damage. Luckily, you don’t have to live with age spots forever. Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) is similar to a laser treatment in that it uses energy to treat wrinkles, dark spots, and sun damage. But it’s different because it releases many different wavelengths of light, so is more scattered and less targeted. During an IPL treatment, pigment in the skin absorbs the light, which is converted to heat. The heat then destroys the unwanted pigment to fade the appearance of red and brown spots. According to Dr. Paul, it may take between three and five IPL treatments to see results.

When surgery is the best option

Non-invasive treatments can dramatically improve the appearance of a double chin and wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines on the neck. If you have loose or sagging skin, however, you might be best treated with surgery. Options for cosmetic neck surgery include liposuction of the neck to reduce fat or a neck lift to tighten the skin and muscle (platysmaplasty).

According to Dr. Paul, a neck lift in conjunction with a deep plane facelift is the gold standard in restoring a youthful neck and jawline. In this procedure, the deep tissues of the neck are dissected and supported to lift sagging skin on the neck and jowls. A deep plane face and neck lift is performed under general anesthesia in an operating room. The results are natural looking and can last up to 10 to 12 years.

This article was originally published in The Aedition on January 1st.

CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Destination,  Partners,  Regenerative

Ready for a Health & Wellness Vacation in Los Cabos ?

PRMedica have 3-5 day vacation packages that have been specially designed for clients who are having non-invasive regenerative therapy, screening tests and other minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures. Clients can plan normal daily activities following the procedure and enjoy their stay in Los Cabos. Their packages have been specifically designed so you can combine your treatment with a wellness vacation at a top-rated Golf and Spa Beach Resort.

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mexican hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it’s easy to fall for Los Cabos.

Their VIP Health & Wellness Vacation includes:

  • Comprehensive Executive Health Check-Up customized for your personal health needs, or Regenerative therapy or screening tests of your choice.
  • 3-5 night luxury accommodations for two at Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Grand Fiesta Americana Golf & Spa Resort or Hilton Los Cabos Resort.
  • Full day at the renowned Somma Wine Spa, Cactus Spa, and other leading spas for an array of rejuvenating spa therapies and skin treatments, and daily use of Gym and hydrotherapy facilities.
  • Golf at Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, rated #1 in Mexico, or half-day of Sports Fishing aboard a charter yacht.
  • Personal Concierge for airport transfers, medical appointments, recreational activities and sightseeing tours.

The cost of the Executive Health Check-Up and Wellness Vacation with 3-5 nights luxury accommodations, spa treatments, golf, and personal concierge service, is normally less than the cost of having a comparable Executive Health Check-Up in the USA.

They also have other plans that can be customized for your needs, like Anti-Aging, that will repopulate your regenerative supply, restore memory, regenerate degraded tissue, reduce swelling, boost energy levels, adjust sleeping patterns, increase sex drive, improve moods and cleanse the blood stream. As a result, your body becomes rejuvenated.

So go ahead, take advantage and enjoy a wonderful time by PRMedica !

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Taqtik hair transplant
CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Cosmetic Surgery

Bring back your hairline and get lasting results with Hair Transplant Surgery.

Men no longer have to live with receding hairlines or bald patches. They are choosing to bring back the hairline and get lasting results with Hair Transplant Surgery.

The Transplant involved removes hair follicles from a donor site, to a balding part of the head. It even works on eyebrows and sideburns.

FAQS: After Hair Transplant Surgery for Men

Here are some common questions and answers about recovering from hair transplant surgery. These will to help you recover quickly and completely. Of course, be sure to follow the advice of your doctor!

Can I drive after my hair transplant surgery?

Do not drive immediately after surgery. It is best to have someone drive you after your procedure as you may not be completely alert and ready to operate a vehicle or engage in other complicated or dangerous activities. Give yourself a few days to recover before getting behind the wheel of a car.

Will I have a bandage on my head after the procedure?

You will most likely have to wear a compression bandage on your head for several days. If so, make sure to keep it in place, clean and dry. Your doctor will give you instructions about when the bandage can be removed and whether you need to return to the clinic to have stitches removed or a check up to make sure you are healing properly.

Will the surgery interfere with my ability to get a good night’s sleep?

For a few days following the surgery, try sleeping in a semi-upright position. Use a few pillows or a wedge pillow to elevate your head. Sleeping in this position will keep the bandage in place and allow the grafts more time to take root without being dislodged.

How will my scalp feel after the treatment?

Immediately after the transplant surgery, your scalp may feel sore, slightly swollen, and uncomfortable. It is important to refrain from touching or picking at the hair grafts even if your scalp is itchy or sore. You have to give your hair grafts time to take root so avoid rubbing or touching your scalp.

How soon after the surgery can I wash my hair?

Your doctor will let you know when you can wash your hair either by hand or in the shower. Wait the required period of time after surgery before shampooing your scalp and hair. Keeping your scalp clean will help the healing process, remove dead skin, and encourage new hair growth.

What restrictions are there on my activities after the transplant procedure?

Your doctor will give you instructions about what you can and should not do immediately after the procedure. Refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking per your doctor’s instructions. Smoking restricts the flow of blood to the hair follicles and can slow the healing process.

Resume normal activity according to your doctor’s instructions. Refrain from sports and exercise for at least one week following surgery. Discuss your normal activities with your doctor so that you understand when you can return to your usual lifestyle.

Can I go outside after the transplant surgery?

Make sure to wear a hat when going out in the sun especially if your scalp is swollen, red or tender. You are at increased risk of sunburn if you expose your head to the sun too soon after surgery. Take your time and do not rush the healing process.

What should I do if I experience any medical problems after the procedure?

Contact your surgeon immediately if you experience bleeding, infection, severe pain, or any other complications after your surgery. If you have any questions about your recovery, contact your surgeon or medical doctor

How long will it take for my transplanted hair to start growing?

It may take between three to six months for new hair to grow as the hair grafts take root. With some care and patience on your part, you can ensure that your hair transplant is a success. Bring back the hairline and get lasting results with Hair Transplant Surgery.


If you have any further questions contact our customer care team.

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Taqtik recovery from hair transplant (1)
CategoriesAesthetics,  Anti-Aging,  Cosmetic Surgery

Aftercare and recovery for men post hair transplant.

Recovering from a Hair Transplant

Aftercare and recovery for men post hair transplant directly effects the quality of results. Following transplant surgery, your scalp will most likely be sore and red. You may want to take leave from work to ensure a full recovery.

Medication

You may be described medications to ease discomfort and encourage recovery such as:
– Pain medication
– Antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection
– Anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling

Be sure to follow the directions for taking the medication properly to ensure its
effectiveness and help you to heal quickly.
Doctors may also prescribe hair growth medications like Minoxidil (more commonly known as Rogaine or Finasteride). These medicines help to slow or stop hair loss to the untreated areas of your scalp.
Transplanted hair tends to fall out two or three weeks after the transplant which is
completely normal. New hair growth pushes the transplanted hair out of the way. Regular hair growth should be noticeable between three to six months after surgery. The full results of your transplant should be visible within six to twelve months after treatment.

What happens when post hair transplant aftercare and recovery has finished

Hair that replaces the transplanted hair should continue to grow and fill in the spaces on your scalp. The density of the new hair growth will depend on factors that include:
– Whether your hair is curly or straight
– How loose your scalp is
– The density of the hair follicles that have been transplanted
It is important to discuss the expected outcome with your surgeon and develop realistic expectations.
To reduce the unpleasant after effects of the surgery follow your doctor’s
recommendations closely. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience any signs of infection or other health problems.

Risks and Complications

Hair transplants are generally low risk procedures, but like all invasive treatments, there are possible risks and complications.
Problems are unlikely to occur, but your surgeon will discuss individual risks to you. You need to contact your doctor if any of the following occur:
– Bleeding or infection
– Swelling of the scalp
– A scab or crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or
implanted
– Numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp
– Persistent itching especially during the healing process
– Inflammation or infection of the hair follicles also called folliculitis
– Sudden but typically temporary loss of the transplanted hair referred to as
shock loss
– Random tufts of hair that look out of place
If you experience any of these reactions, be sure to contact your surgeon or
medical doctor immediately.

This information does not take the place of medical advice given by your doctor
and is for general informational purposes only. Discuss the specific
details of your treatment and aftercare and recovery for men post hair transplant with your physician.

Take the first step with us and contact our Client Service team to find out if the Hair Transplant procedure is right for you.

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Taqtik face and facelift procedures
CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Case Studies,  Cosmetic Surgery

Eye opening Blepharoplasty Before and After pictures

Ron’s eye opening Belpharoplasty Before and After pictures show the difference that cosmetic surgery has made to the bags under his eyes.

Like many of us, Ron found that the most apparent sign of his ageing process were wrinkles, bags and dark rings around the eyes. As the face ages, the skin loses elasticity and extra skin and fatty tissue forms. This can make your face look far older and more tired than you actually are, or even feel!

An Eye Lift or Blepharoplasty can give you back the taunt looking skin of your youth, open up your eyes and remove puffy bags. The procedure helps to make the eyes appear brighter and larger.

During the Eye Lift, the surgeon marks the incision sites that follow the lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Unwanted fat and excess skin is removed and the incision is closed with dissolving sutures.

After surgery patients can expect to have their eyes lubricated and covered with bandages. Pain relief will be administered at the hospital and antibiotics will be prescribed by the surgeon to prevent infection.

Sick of the bags under his eyes making him look permanently exhausted, Ron traveled with Gorgeous Getaways to Kuala Lumpur for an Eye Lift with Dr Jalil at Beverly Wilshire Medical Center. Back home everyone is noticing the difference, which is clear from Ron’s eye opening Blepharoplasty Before and After pics.

Speak to a Customer Consultant about whether an Eye Lift is the right procedure for you.

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