PRP for Medical and Aesthetic Applications

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CREDIT:
8 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢
8 Nursing Contact Hour (1 Pharmacologic Hour)

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PRP

The science in the field of regenerative medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. Using your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to heal, regenerate and rejuvenate is growing in popularity as an ‘organic’ way to treat injuries and rejuvenate our skin. It’s popular because it works without use of outside drugs and patients are asking for this. There is an abundance of evidence to support its use and we will provide an extensive literature section for attendees to review. This course combines online training and video style presentations and demonstrations with actual in-person or live stream practical application and participation.

Objectives

  • Describe how to prepare PRP and some of the key elements of how to provide the best patient outcomes.
  • Gather important assessment information and identify key landmarks, appropriate dosages, and correct techniques for performing the PRP facelift.
  • Recall important assessment information before procedures and how to correctly perform PRP injections for patients when treating Alopecia, Male Enhancement Shot, Incontinence Shot, Breast rejuvenation and Ortho injections.

Physician Bio

Vincent Nacouzi, M.D. is the medical director at Raleigh Botox & Laser Center and First Choice Medical Transport. He has been a board-certified emergency medicine physician for over 30 years. After working as a researcher in chemistry and molecular biology at UCLA, Dr. Nacouzi attended medical school at New York Medical College and completed his residency in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Southern California. His extensive emergency medicine experience was developed as an attending at multiple Level 1 Trauma Centers including L.A. County, Lincoln, WakeMed, and Duke Hospital. Meanwhile, his love for longitudinal patient care was the reason behind his conception of North Raleigh Medical Center, where he practiced for over 15 years with his wife, a family practice physician.

Throughout his time treating as an emergency physician and his own recovery experience in an intensive care unit following a near-fatal car accident, Dr. Nacouzi became passionate about how to enhance patient recovery. Given his expertise in toxicology and his research experience at UCLA, Dr. Nacouzi began to explore how the recovery process could be approached from the cellular level. Through attending conferences on regenerative medicine, where he eventually came across hormone therapies and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapies and the benefits they offered patients. The rest is history. Today, Dr. Nacouzi, offers a variety of regenerative and cosmetic therapies to patients across the state through his practice, Raleigh Botox & Laser Center. Additionally, he teaches CME-accreditation courses on PRP therapies to physicians across the United States. His trauma and research experiences have helped him and his team provide treatment to over 10,000 patients, and to advance each subsequent generation of PRP therapy. He is a licensed provider of the Vampire Facelift® and Vampire Facial® procedures, a member of the IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine), American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), and president of the Carolina Cellular Association.

Dr. Nacouzi resides in Raleigh, NC and enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Michele Nacouzi, and his two children, Sarah and David.

Welcome to the PRP for Medical and Aesthetic Application Workshop with Dr. Nacouzi and the Raleigh Botox and Laser Center. Together, we’ll cover the basics of PRP science and methods of application. This course will enable you to offer patients the latest modalities and interventions for a healthier and happier life, and enhance your ability as a provider.

We’ll start with a brief summary of course structure and basic expectations, and review the basic PRP pearls all covered in the didactic portion. We’ll then jump right into specific procedures and the relevant uses for PRP. As we go context will highlight the importance of specific PRP mechanisms. This way, we learn rather than cover.

This course is delivered in the newest eLearning format. Each slide is video-narrated, leading to hundreds of videos explaining the complete process and detailed procedure of each presented topic. Each section will end with a brief quiz to test understanding.  The online course will be available for 6 months for you to listen to and review as needed.  After that the eSyllabus or print version is yours as reference.

Through its online format, this course will save you from excessive time, spending, and other headaches associated with being away from the office.

This course was designed after eight years and thousands of patient encounters. The material is succinct but in-depth, always evolving yet established. This course summarizes the majority of our experience thus far with PRP and how we now offer what is perhaps the most advanced PRP treatments in the country. Not all PRP treatments are created equally.

We have read and abridged hundreds of articles regarding preparation, dosage, activation, complications, and implementation of PRP into an easily applicable format. We then developed a system of reference for each step of implementation, including functional diagrams, planning methods, optimized preparation, dosing, adjunct product use, pearls of injection, danger zones, follow-up, and discussion of relevant challenges encountered.

In addition, we will share the intricacies and important modifications needed for PRP preparation. The latest recommendations and reasoning proposed by leading European and international researchers.

We will teach you the proper preparation of various PRPs and their applications. You will partake in detailed anatomy and danger zones discussions. We will show you the best injection techniques to avoid pitfalls and remain safe and successful.

We will also help you with the logistics of implementing PRP treatments in your practice. If you attend the practical lab portion you will get a list of the office forms, consents, marketing, and even access to underwriters for PRP coverage in your office. With PRP treatments expected to yield $647.1 million annually by 2025, we want to help you become established early on.

Our course has been taught with overwhelming success to numerous family physicians, FNPs, PAs, dermatologists, OB/GYNs, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, and pain specialists alike. Not only does this attest to our courses’ communicability and applicability. Because of the diverse specialties our students come from, your knowledge and skills will be further enhanced by learning from your peers’ expertise (especially if a little friendly discourse on different techniques is involved)!

We offer you flexibility in how you wish to proceed with your training. Additionally, while the usual PRP training course can be covered in one day, our course can be tailored separately according to the particular branch of medicine in which you’re looking to train.

We will also professionally record each procedure performed by Dr. Nacouzi, as well as the procedures performed by each attendee. This way, you can review the questions that arise and the variances that naturally come with different providers, approaches, and patients (models).

Topics Covered for Online and Practical/Lab Training

Science

  • Stem Cells
  • Spin Types
  • PRFM
  • Micro needling

Health

  • Orthopedic
  • Genitourinary
  • Alopecia
  • Wound Healing

Aesthetics

  • PRP Facial
  • Vampire*
  • Décolleté
  • Scar Tissue
  • Spine & Sacroiliac Injections
  • Shoulders & Elbows
  • Knee, Ankle, & Foot
  • Facelift
  • Wrinkles
  • Wrist & Hand
  • TMJ
  • Hair Loss
  • Neck Lift & Décolleté
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Urogenital & ED
  • Acne Scars & Rosacea
  • Metabolic Causes of Hair Loss
  • Hands & Arms
  • Burn Scar

“One of the best courses I have taken … So useful, so complete.” – John K, MD

“Excellent.” – Cheri R, RN

“Far exceeds in quality other workshops.” – Lynda A, RN

“Dr. N. is one of the most able clinician/teachers that I have ever met”

“Very personable. He has a good sense of humor. He presented information in easy-to-understand manner.” – George F. MD

“One of the best workshops” – Jan T. MD

With the changes forced by the COVID outbreak, hands-on training has been replaced successfully by the direct supervision of our expert physician. The same care is given as in the clinic or office setting and, in particular attention for the safety of our patients/models. By using aseptic techniques and having all the necessary tools on hand, a successful and complete medical training can thus be achieved. Also we want the ability to manage and prevent complications during and after the training.

All providers and participants would have prepared their remote site with their models, and necessary audiovisual equipment. Each provider will have registered for the procedure they wish to cover. Typically, we’ll spend one hour per procedure – more than enough to cover each topic in detail. All questions and demonstration will be visible to all participants. If possible, prepare your questions ahead of time for efficiency’s sake; additional questions will inevitably come up during the course. We will have a 20-minute break after the second procedure. (See Virtual Course Requirements below.)

All our procedures will be on the ZOOM platform

You will be working directly from your office. Dr. Nacouzi, from his end, will demonstrate the procedure of interest, succinctly but thoroughly. You will then proceed on your end, guided every step by Dr. Nacouzi, to perform the procedure on your model/patient that you have requested. It is just like being present in the hands-on room. You will be guided step by step, virtually, much in the same way that Dr. Nacouzi would give you directions if standing by you at the seminar.

Virtual Course Requirements

  • Must have completed the didactics course successfully.
  • Providers must sign and attest their ability for being licensed to perform injections in their state.
  • Choose six procedures of interest, and we will perform the four most requested that day.
  • Each provider must have their own model for the procedure requested. Each model must have signed the consent prior to the procedure being performed.
  • Each provider must have an appropriate working space, cleaning solutions, gloves, sharps container, and exam table covers.
  • 3 cc and 1 cc syringes (three each per procedure). 30-gauge ½ inch needles (three per procedure).
  • 27-gauge ¾ inch needles (three per procedure)
  • Sterile NS (normal saline) for injection, 10 cc per procedure.
  • First aid kit on hand, including epinephrine injectable, Benadryl 50 mg PO, prednisone 60 mg PO.
  • We will be using normal saline for the procedures, rather than actual PRP, for the sake of time and safety during the teaching process. We will be using topical BLT (8% benzocaine, 20% lidocaine, 8% tetracaine cream) and 1% lidocaine.
  • iPad or equivalent with camera.
  • Access to Zoom and a clear field to film procedures.

It is only during this course that we will cover and provide certification for the Vampire™ procedures, including the O-shot, P-shot, Vampire Facial, and Vampire Facelift. Each participant will have to abide by the requirements for attending. (See In-Person Requirements.)

We are in Raleigh NC, the class begins at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. Lunch will be provided. Social distancing in the office will be enforced.

  • Must have completed the didactics course successfully.
  • Providers must sign and attest their ability for being licensed to perform injections in their state.
  • Choose six procedures of interest, and we will perform the four most requested that day.
  • Each provider must have their own model for the procedure requested. Each model must have signed the consent prior to the procedure being performed.

 

There will be four providers each with their respective models, four procedures will be covered throughout the day. Again, we will not use PRP rather we will use the Sterile NS for injection. But we will cover extensive PRP/PRF/PRFM/LPCGF preparation.

An example of how our procedures are initiated and performed (other procedures are run the same way):

Let us start with erectile dysfunction – we’ll discuss what it means to men, how to differentiate it, what to suspect, what not to miss, assessment with monitoring, who will benefit or may not, optimization, biology, treating the pathology, CGMP, PRP, the pump, Botox for the penis, and rehab.

With female genitourinary we’ll cover issues from urinary incontinence to decreased clitoral and vaginal sensation, as well as orgasm. In addition, we’ll talk about Lichen Sclerosis and sagging labia, as well as how to help your patients and give them hope with their intimate needs.

We’ll cover the face, how aging is not easy, how to recognize it and retrace the youth line, the options of non-surgical lift, The V-Lift Lift and the beauty lines, the triangle and the related mathematics. By the end of this session, you’ll know how to recognize it, plan it, and execute it like a master!

We’ll also cover what exactly is “good” PRP, and we’ll teach you how to offer the best.

We will also discuss the science of PRP, the step-by-step procedure on how to create the PRP serum, PRFM, optimization, and Human CGF (the latest innovation). We then continue with introduction to fillers, and a brief review of oculoplastic anatomy and the danger zones for the fillers and other interventional modalities we cover.

Given the complexity in learning new procedures, Dr. Nacouzi will be available by phone for simple consults from our attendees, for the month to follow.

*For a reasonable consultation fee, Dr. Nacouzi can provide training directly in your office, to enhance your training and help you further.*

Get Certified for the Vampire™ Procedures (DISCLAIMER)

For those candidates wanting to become Vampire accredited with CMA, they have 3 options:

  1. Nacouzi discussed it with Dr. Runels’ office and he has created for us a special link (vampirefacelift.com/Nacouzi) to take his class online. Let us know if you decide on that route so we can give you a credit reimbursement.
    1. Note: Our virtual online class however, will cover extensively the entire PRP protocols and procedures but will not get you accredited for Dr. Runels’ CMA.
  2. You can attend in person, our one-day Saturday class, at our facility in Raleigh, NC (see schedule below) and become accredited for the Vampire CMA affiliation.
  3. Nacouzi teaches the class in your office. That will get you Vampire accreditation. Please contact him directly at 919-414-9214. He will provide you with the cost and the necessary paperwork.

 

Qualifications to Attend

Attendees must:

  • Be either physicians (MD or DO), physician assistants, or nurses in their respective states licensed to administer injections.
  • Successfully pass the didactic course in order to take the hands-on portion.

 

This course also aims to show you how to incorporate PRP into practice at a fraction of the cost normally expected. So, do not buy anything until you train with us.

Attendees can expect to become proficient in setting up and administering PRP no matter what their background is. Whether it is diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction, vulvovaginal insufficiency, articular problems, or facial rejuvenation, you will develop several competencies throughout this intensive course.