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What Are Fillers?

January 12, 2016

FillersAs we age, our skin begins to droop and become thinner, thus making us look older. Many people find that they develop “marionette lines” (permanent lines from the base of their nose to their chin) or divots between their eyebrows that don’t go away even when their face is relaxed. When you start to notice these types of lines or a general lack fullness and elasticity, it may be time to consider fillers.

But, what are fillers? Fillers are injections that add plumpness back to your skin and can literally be used to “fill in” some of the lines on your face. There are several type of dermal fillers and choosing the right one depends upon chemical makeup, longevity, and varying degrees of softness. For instance, a softer filler would be used to plump up a patient’s lips while a sturdier one would be used to enhance cheekbones.

Some fillers you may have heard of include Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Fillers are typically made from substances found in our bodies like collagen, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite. These substances are eventually absorbed back into the body. The most popular fillers contain hyaluronic acid. According to WebMD, “How long the results last varies from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.”

Dermal fillers have jumped in popularity over the last decade because they are quick and easy and much less expensive than a face lift. Unlike surgery, there is almost no downtime and patients can return to their daily life almost immediately. However, there can be side effects like an allergic reaction or bumps forming under the skin. That is why it is important to choose a certified physician to administer your filler. Side effects are rare and fillers have been found to be very safe, but you should work with a doctor who is knowledgeable in using the right type of filler for the right purpose. Your doctor should also participate in ongoing training and education.

So, if you have noticed that years of sun exposure, frowning, and laughing along with aging have left your skin looking “tired” you can probably rejuvenate your appearance quickly and easily with dermal fillers.

Age Management, Featured

The Science Behind Dreambody’s Anti-Aging Treatments

November 18, 2014

DreamBody is unique in a variety of ways, but the primary way they provide one-of-a-kind services to their customers is through their anti-aging services. As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, there are only four followed anti-aging doctors in Arizona, making this specific type of service somewhat rare in the state.

The different types of anti-aging services DreamBody provides spans a wide spectrum. Not only does DreamBody reverse the effects of aging that have already begun to settle in, but we also take preventative measures to keep the aging process from occurring.

As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, some of the services DreamBody can provide their customers with for anti-aging include:

• Checking and balancing hormones
• Checking and balancing cholesterol and glucose levels
• Consultations on avoiding life-threatening diseases

Even though all of these services are necessary and important to maintain good health overall, the most popular and effective form as an anti-aging treatment that DreamBody provides is hormone therapy. With how simple the hormone therapy process is and the amazing results it provides you with, it’s hard to argue the effectiveness of this successful anti-aging treatment!

The Science Behind Hormone Therapy

As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, hormone therapy is a term that tends to confuse a lot of people. With the occasional buzz it gets in the news and the misinformation that many people spread around, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of fact or fiction.

Many of the questions patients ask Dr. Budnick about hormone therapy include:

• What is hormone therapy?
• How does it work?
• What types of hormones will I receive?
• What are the results?
• How do I know if I need hormone therapy?
• Is the procedure safe?

If you are considering the possibility of receiving hormone therapy, this video will answer any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Budnick will walk you through all the details of this popular anti-aging treatment and reveal some amazing benefits that you may not know you could get from simple estrogen or testosterone injections.

Hormone Therapy in Men

When it comes to hormone therapy, there is a difference in how it is approached between men and women. Dr. Budnick states to in this video, that as men age, they get what people like to call “the grumpy old man syndrome.”

As men get older, their hormone levels will undoubtedly be affected in some form or another. For men who are suffering from the lack of testosterone, there will be obvious changes in mood as he will become more irritable and suffer from symptoms that are much like that of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Fortunately for men (and those who spend time with them) there is a simple fix to this long term grumpiness. Testosterone injections can take men who suffer from hormone deficiencies and turn them into a much more lively and upbeat individual. By simply getting small doses of testosterone injected every seven days, this “grumpy old man” will be feeling 20 years younger in no time.

Hormone Therapy in Women

When women think of hormone therapy, they tend to only think in terms of estrogen. However, you may be surprised to find out that middle aged women will gain more benefits from testosterone treatments than they will from estrogen. Obviously, the amount of testosterone women receive in hormone therapy treatments are only a fraction of what men receive. However, this small dose can make a huge difference in their energy levels.

Hearing the words “testosterone treatments” brings up a lot of unnecessary concern in women. They usually think about the misconception of testosterone, which involves excessive hair growth or increased levels of acne or blemishes. However, as Dr. Budnick explains, hair growth is extremely rare in women who receive testosterone treatments and it usually only happens when you are receiving too much testosterone.

Additionally, he has not seen many issues with skin problems either. Only if you were extremely prone to acne when you were a teenager would your face risk the possibility of blemishes during hormone therapy.

The benefits that you get from hormone therapy vastly outweigh the small chances of having a pimple or two. As the video explains, women who receive the proper amount of testosterone treatments have more toned muscles, a quicker ability to burn fat, and an increase in her libido which will simultaneously increase her sex drive.

Best Candidates for Hormone Therapy

Like any other type of medical treatment you may be seeking, hormone therapy requires you to do some research on your own before committing to it. However, if you have been thinking about this option for quite some time, here are some major indicators that make you a good candidate for hormone therapy.

Men

• Feeling depressed
• Low libido
• Losing muscle mass
• Losing zest for life

Women

• Hot flashes
• Inability to lose weight
• Excessive skin wrinkling

A Safe Procedure

Like any medical treatment or drug prescription, it is good to be fully informed prior to taking action. After you have decided that you are a good candidate for hormone therapy, it is time to do some more research to ensure that you are comfortable with the procedure.

Many people are skeptical about the potential side effects of hormone therapy. Patients are afraid that they will be injected with too little or too much, and that their hormones will consequently be even more imbalanced than they were before.

The best solution to this problem is finding a doctor that is knowledgeable in hormone therapy and is someone who you trust. As stated earlier in this article, Dr. Budnick is only one of four followed anti-aging doctors in the state, making him extremely knowledgeable and qualified in this area of medicine.

Taking the Next Step

If you have been suffering from hormone deficiencies for an extended period of time, now is your chance to get the proper treatment and start feeling like your younger self. There is absolutely no shame in receiving hormone treatments when it’s needed, as all people suffer from this problem on some level.

This treatment is quick, easy, effective and safe: so what are you waiting for? Make an appointment for your hormone therapy consultation today!

Age Management, Botox, Featured, Fillers

Skin Care 101: 5 Tips for Avoiding Sun Damage

September 25, 2014
Skin Care 101

Skin Care 101

Phoenix, Arizona is called the Valley of the sun for a reason. With nearly a full year’s calendar worth of sunshine, Phoenix can be one of the most enjoyable places to live from a weather stand point, but one of the worst places to live when it comes to protecting your skin.

Many Arizonans who have lived in the constant sunshine have paid the price with wrinkles, sun damage and sometimes even skin cancer. Due to how severe the repercussions of sun exposure can be, it is important to know the proper steps to take to be proactive, avoiding these skin care problems all together.

You may be able to receive Botox or dermal fillers to reverse fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s difficult to erase decades of skin damage and nearly impossible to reverse the side effects of skin cancer.

This article will tell you the best preventative steps to take when it comes to protecting your skin from sun damage. These steps include:

• Staying in the shade
• Covering up
• Using sunscreen
• Watching out for photosensitivity
• Following a daily skin care routine

Stay in the Shade:

When sunshine is always around you, it can be difficult to avoid. While other states have lots of large trees that provide ample amounts of shady coverage, Arizonans find themselves struggling to seek shelter from the sun. The best thing to do is to stay indoors as often as possible during the sun’s peak hours, typically between 10 am and 2 pm. By staying inside during the hottest part of the day, you are protecting your skin from unnecessary exposure to UV rays.

However, staying inside for that long every day might not always be a realistic option. So other ways to avoid being in direct sunlight involve finding coverage under umbrellas or overhangs that you might find at pools, beaches or any other outdoor areas. Also, avoid sunbathing or any activities that put you in the sun for extended periods of time. The less direct exposure you get from the sun, the better off your skin will be.

Cover up:

It is no secret that there are many situations that will put you in the sun for hours on end. When this is the case, it is important to cover up as much of your skin as possible, while still being comfortable. If you are spending the day at the beach or an afternoon watching your kid’s soccer game, full coverage is the name of the game.

By wearing a hat and sunglasses that protect your face, or a bathing suit cover up that covers your shoulders and stomach, you are less likely to suffer from sunburns. Women can wear maxi dresses that provide full stomach and leg coverage while still staying cool, whereas men can wear linen pants and light weight shirts to cover up as well.

There are many options to choose from when finding clothes that provide you with coverage but also allow you to stay cool in some of the hottest summer months. When it comes to clothing, try looking for pieces that have SPF built into them! These clothing options will be even more protective than your regular every day attire.

Use Sunscreen:

This tip might seem like the most basic part of protecting your skin, but many people forget to put on sunscreen, or forget to reapply throughout the day. This mistake leaves them with bad sunburns and long-term skin damage. When people get badly sunburnt, it usually happens when they leave the house without realizing how much sun exposure their daily activities will give them.

Sometimes even running a few simple errands can leave you with a sunburn. The best practice to follow in order to avoid this situation is to always apply some level of sunscreen on your body before going out for the day. Starting your day off on the right foot with a coating of sunscreen is the safest and smartest choice any Arizonan can make.

When Phoenix reaches its peak temperatures of 110-115 degrees, there is no excuse for forgetting your SPF. It is virtually impossible not to get burnt on days like these, so it’s best to take the proper precautions.

Another mistake people tend to make is forgetting to reapply sunscreen regularly throughout the day. If you are spending your day at the lake or by the pool, one application of SPF 50 is simply not enough.

It is important to reapply your sunscreen once every hour or hour and a half, and to do so after you have dried off when your skin is no longer wet. Once you have reapplied, avoid going back in the water until your skin has had time to absorb the sunscreen, usually about 30 minutes.

Watch for Photosensitivity:

Many people who are taking prescription medicines don’t know whether their medication has side effects of photosensitivity or not. Many acne medications or medications that center on skin problems have this side effect, so it is important to understand this information.

In the simplest terms, photosensitivity is an abnormally high sensitivity to sunlight. Most people who are suffering from this are at greater risk of sunburns than the average individual.

For people who are on these particular medications, it is extremely important for them to take extra precautions of avoiding sun exposure and protecting their skin. The aftermath of being sunburnt when you are on these prescriptions is highly painful, resulting in rashes, skin peeling, and eczema like reactions.

Be sure to look at this list of common medications with photosensitivity to know if your medication comes with this side effect.

Daily Skin Care Routine:

Even though it is important to take extra precautions during the peak summer months, it is beneficial to have a daily skin care routine that ensures your skin is healthy and always being protected from potential sun damage.

For both men and women, it is important to wash your face in the morning and at night, moisturizing immediately after. Washing your face in general is a good practice to avoid acne or breakouts, but it also helps to keep your skin healthy in the long run. Moisturizing is also important, especially in Arizona, because your skin needs moisture to keep itself hydrated.

It is important to use a moisturizer with SPF in it to help you take that one extra step of protecting your face from sun damage. Even something as simple as SPF 10 or 15 can make a huge long-term difference in keeping your skin looking young and healthy.

Additionally, for anyone who applies makeup on a daily basis, it is good to have a foundation or cover-up with SPF in it as well. These are usually between SPF 15 and 25, but doing this in addition to applying sunscreen is the key to avoiding sun damage.

Your Best Skin

Sometimes, no matter how many precautions you take to avoid sun damage, you end up getting wrinkles or discoloration. If this has happened to you, don’t sweat it! Simple treatments like Botox or dermal fillers can fix these problems with ease, and DreamBody’s convenient Scottsdale location is just the place to do it.

Even though these treatments are always available, it’s good to take those little extra steps to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Regardless of what your particular skin problem may be, taking care of your skin helps keep it hydrated, clear and looking younger than ever.

Age Management, Featured, Pain Management, Weight Loss

3 Reasons Scottsdale is Ideal for an Active Lifestyle

March 5, 2014

Scottsdale-Bike-Friendly-and-Active-City

For those looking for a new city to call home, and to live their active lifestyles in, Scottsdale, AZ is the place! Home to Camelback Mountain, bike paths and running trails, Scottsdale has plenty to offer residents and those living in surrounding cities when it comes to being active.

Benefits of Living in Scottsdale

1. Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain offers residents of Scottsdale some of the most fun hiking trails in the Valley. With two main trails (one on either side of the mountain) to choose from, residents can hike to the top, or stop halfway up if they are looking for something a bit more low key. On the weekends, Camelback Mountain is a busy place to be, but busy in a good way. You’ll be hiking along with fellow Arizonians who enjoy the outdoors and scenery that Scottsdale has to offer. Click this link for a full list of our three favorite hiking spots in Scottsdale, AZ.

2. Bike Paths

Drive or walk through Scottsdale on a nice day out and you will notice immediately that this city is bike friendly. With bike paths constructed throughout the city, you can get from point A to point B with ease, and get in a workout by cycling your way to lunch, dinner, or the store to pick up a few things for the upcoming week. In addition to being bike friendly, Scottsdale bike paths are kept extremely clean and well taken care of. You’ll enjoy riding your bike in Scottsdale for ¾ of the year. During the summer, we like to suggest sticking to transportation with AC.

3. Running Trails

In addition to the trails in the mountains, Scottsdale also has quite a few running trails, perfect for staying in shape, being active, and enjoying the outdoors. Scottsdale residents get to enjoy the shopping and restaurants of a larger city, but reap the benefits of fresh air and cleanliness smaller towns have to offer. Running on a regular basis is by far one of the most popular forms of exercise. It requires little to no equipment and works out the entire body. The only downside to running is the wear and tear it can have on your knees.

Many patients come to DreamBody Medical Centers for Prolotherapy, a pain management service that through an injection procedure, can relieve pain and reduce future pain from forming. Prolotherapy is a popular amongst many athletes, as well as those who are suffering from old injuries that happened years ago. Enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer, without the stress of knee pain, with the help of Prolotherapy.

Age Management, Botox, Featured

Botox vs. Fillers: Differences Between Two Popular Wrinkle Reducers

February 17, 2014

Botox vs. Fillers: Which wrinkle Reducer is right for you?

Looking for the perfect solution to rid yourself of those dreadful wrinkles that undoubtedly come with age? You are certainly not alone.

At DreamBody, we perform not one, but two treatments that do just that. Botox and Fillers! This will give you a chance to learn about both services and decide which treatment you think is right for you. Our highly trained staff will also happily guide you or steer you in the direction they believe is most appropriate for your specific wants and needs if you are looking for the guidance. This handy infographic will show you the main points including similarities and differences between these two popular treatments.

Both services are performed through a simple injection process. When it comes to Botox, you can expect to see results after a few days of treatment, with your results lasting anywhere from 3-4 months (on average). Fillers on the other hand will allow you to see the results instantly, with results lasting up to a year. The main difference between these two services can be found in the final bullet points. Botox smoothes the wrinkles and fine lines in your face whereas fillers do what their name suggests; they fill in the wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with a fuller looking face. Both treatments will rid you of wrinkles and fine lines, just in difference ways.

For more information on these treatments performed at DreamBody Medical Centers, please give us a call at 480-907-3917 to schedule a consultation and talk with one of our trained professionals! You can also schedule your consultation online here.

Age Management, Featured

What are Probiotics? The Answer From Dr. Budnick

February 8, 2014

What are probiotics and why are they important

Before we jump into why probiotics are so important and beneficial to your health and your body, let me first explain what exactly, probiotics are. Probiotics are organisms like bacteria and yeast that work to better your overall health. Simple as that! They can be found in a wide variety of foods that you may already be eating on a regular basis.

The Benefits of Probiotics

Probiotics are known to improve your health by aiding in digestion, nutrient absorption, improved immune function, and keeping those nasty pathogens under control. Hospitals have been using steroids for years, but the truth is, probiotics work better than steroids do, even high dose steroids. They work just as fast as steroids. However, the reason hospitals use steroids instead of probiotics is simple; probiotics must be taken for longer periods of time and require you to eat after taking them.

Foods Containing Probiotics

Below is a list of some of the most popular foods which contact probiotics. These may already be part of your everyday diet. If they are, good job and keep it up! However if they are not, I highly recommend adding one or two to your diet.

  • Yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso Soup
  • Soft Cheeses
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Pickles (Naturally fermented without vinegar)
  • Yogurt is a great breakfast for you to get into the habit of eating on a regular basis. However keep in mind that one probiotic pill is equivalent to nearly 20 yogurts. Probiotic pills are a much more efficient way of getting a healthy dosage of probiotics on a regular basis.

    To book your consultation today, click here.

    Dr. Budnick

    Age Management, Supplements

    Supplements: What Do They Do and Are They Right For You?

    December 2, 2013

    Supplements-What-They-Do-For-You

    Walking into any vitamin store with walls of health supplements and dietary pills can be intimidating and overwhelming. Many of us aren’t sure whether we need to take supplements, and if we do, which ones out of the thousands of bottles on the wall we should purchase?

    Each individual has different health needs; likewise, each person will have different supplementary needs. First and foremost, it is necessary to understand that supplements should not replace healthy dietary needs. Never replace supplements for the food that will naturally provide the nutrients to replenish your body. Supplements, as their name implies, add nutrients where a healthful diet falls short.

    Our Supplements 101 blog post introduced you to the basics of supplements.

    We have now brought you a little cheat sheet of how different nutrients work in your body and the most common users of these supplements.

    • A great place to start is a daily multivitamin. Particularly, a “targeted” multivitamin that is intended for your gender and age group works best. As a general rule of thumb, these multivitamins usually contain vitamins B, A, C, D, E, and K.

    • B-12 is a crucial nutrient that keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. If you have dietary restrictions involving dairy, shellfish, or meat, or if you regularly consume alcohol, B-12 is the supplement for you. We offer B-12 injections here at DreamBody Medical Centers. Read more about them here:
    http://dreambodycenters.com/services/b-12-injections/

    • Calcium supplements are highly recommended for anyone over 50 years old as bone health issues become more prevalent at this age.

    • In Arizona, fish isn’t commonly on the dinner menu. Fish oil contains an omega-3 fatty acid that is a superhero of a nutrient. Fish oil is most commonly used for conditions related to the heart and blood system, but it is also beneficial for pain and swelling prevention, weight loss prevention, and more.

    • Iron deficiency is a very common issue for women, which can lead to fatigue and a lagging immune system. Iron supplements are often recommended for women, but too much iron is not good for you, so make sure you speak to your doctor about which supplement dosage is right for you.

    • Folic acid is a crucial supplement for expecting mothers to prevent defects in the fetus during early stages of development. This nutrient is found in leafy greens, citrus fruits, beans, and whole grains.

    • Coenzyme Q10 is not a commonly-mentioned vitamin, but it’s an important supplement for those taking medications specifically for high cholesterol. Most cholesterol drugs deplete CoQ10 levels, and CoQ10 is necessary to create energy.

    • Zinc is a nutrient that aids the immune system and is crucial for the cold and flu season. Shorten up the sniffle season by making sure your immunity is strengthened by zinc.

    • Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that most doctors measure during a physical examination. Vitamin D is most naturally absorbed through fatty fish and exposure to sunlight, but many cereals, dairy products, and juices are “fortified with vitamin D,” meaning vitamin D has been added to these products. Vitamin D regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, boosts immune system functions, and helps treat skin conditions. Make sure to ask your doctor about your level at your next visit because this nutrient is essential for everybody.

    • Our friend Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and cruciferous vegetables. This nutrient acts as an antioxidant that protects us from harmful environmental factors like air pollution, cigarette smoke, and more. Again, this vitamin is universally necessary because we are exposed to harmful pollutants each day, so supplements are needed if you do not consume enough vitamin C daily.

    There are plenty more supplements that your body needs, but these may help you create a basic outline of questions to start asking your doctor. Book your consultation with DreamBody today and we can help you discover which supplements are right for you.

    For even more information on the subject, visit: http://bit.ly/1eMn1j6

    Age Management

    Slow Down the Aging Process with Human Growth Hormone

    November 21, 2013

    AntiAging-Human-Growth-Hormone


    Human Growth Hormone, more commonly referred to as HGH, is a hormone made up of a long chain of amino acids (191 to be exact). This hormone has been turned into a form of anti-aging medication. As we age, the thought of anti-aging becomes more and more prominent. Through the use of hormone replacement therapy, our patients at DreamBody are able to combat aging by increasing bone density, increasing muscle mass, decreasing body fat, and increasing exercise capacity.

    There are many different categories that fall within “anti-aging”. However contrary to popular belief aesthetics are not at the top of this category list. When you think of aging, think beyond what is on the outside. Inside is what really matters and as we age, our bones lose their density, we gain body fat, lose muscle mass and our skin changes dramatically, causing wrinkles. All of these elements actually affect our bodies and how we live our lives on a daily basis.

    Here is how it works:

    Once released in the blood, growth hormone is very short lived. It is generally completely metabolized and gone within a half-hour. During that time, however, it manages to reach the liver and many other cells in the body, and induce them to make another polypeptide hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factor One (IGF-1). It is really IGF-1 that travels around to the various tissues of the body to affect most of the benefits that we attribute to growth hormone. The secretion of growth hormone itself is regulated by a classic biofeedback loop. This means when levels of growth hormone in the blood reach a certain threshold, growth hormone stimulates receptors in the pituitary to stop further growth hormone secretion. It also stimulates receptors in the hypothalamus to stop GHRH and turn on somatostatin. IGF- 1, which goes up in response to growth hormone, also feeds back on the pituitary and hypothalamus to help control growth hormone secretion. This is nature’s system of checks and balances to assure we don’t have too much of any one hormone.

    If you are having pains in your body as a result of aging,
    Human Growth Hormone
    may be the solution you have been hoping for. While not everyone knows what HGH is or how it can help, just about everyone can benefit from this treatment. Schedule your consultation with DreamBody Medical Centers today to meet with a doctor sooner rather than later! To read up on the
    safety of HGH
    , take a look at our answer to one of the most frequently asked questions here: http://bit.ly/1aczoRT

    Age Management

    Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkles at DreamBody!

    October 1, 2013

    Anti Wrinkles and Age Management
    Estrogen deficiency
    causes
    skin dehydration
    thus causing small, sharp wrinkles especially above the upper lip and corner of the eyes. The vaginal wall becomes thin and dry from lack of estrogen, a common complaint in menopause.

    Applying bioidentical Estriol, E3 cream to the face will keep the skin soft and thick, without causing estrogen excess. A prescription is needed for Estriol cream from your anti-aging doctor. Maintaining estrogen levels to youthful levels with bioidentical hormone replacement will improve skin and hair as well.

    Estriol can actually prevent breast cancer as well. Women who take the
    bioidentical estrogen
    often use compounded Biest which is a combination of E3 and E2. To help treat wrinkles, I recommend rubbing a portion of a women’s Biest cream on the face.

    To maintain beautiful skin, do all the healthy lifestyle things like exercise, drink plenty of water and a have a “clean diet”. Supplements like omega 3, iodine, melatonin, vitamins A, E, C and D, DHEA and all the
    anti-oxidants will make your skin youthful.

    The vertical wrinkles of the upper lip were thought to be from smoking cigarettes. Actually, thin menopausal women that smoke have less fatty tissue to make estrogen after their ovaries quit working. And conversely the larger women in their fifties and sixties have fewer wrinkles, because their fat cells produce more estrogen. I believe
    prescription estrogen facial creams are far better than any expensive anti-aging creams sold at upscale department stores.

    Come in for an anti-aging consultation!

    Dr Paul Budnick

    Adult Stem Cell Prolotherapy, Age Management

    Prolotherapy: Get Rid of the Pain Without Going Through Surgery

    October 1, 2013

    Prolotherapy Heal Pain Without Surgery

    If you are like most other Americans living today, chances are you have some sort of joint or muscle pain. Since Scottsdale, Arizona has such great mountains for hiking (such as these: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trails), the chance of having these pains may actually be increased. One of the most common types of pain involves the knee. There are many studies that have been done in order to determine what the main cause or causes of knee pain may be. While there are multiple causes, some of the most common include:

    •Sports injury

    • Athletics

    • Hiking

    • Genetics

    • Aging

    • Bad shoes

    At DreamBody, we offer
    adult stem cell Prolotherapy
    , an advanced form of
    Prolotherapy
    that can manage and relieve you of pain through the use of its ground-breaking science. If you have never heard of
    Prolotherapy
    , then our blog titled “Prolotherapy 101: An Introductory Guide” may be the best source for you to get started.

    This advanced treatment, also known as
    Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT)
    , works by triggering a controlled inflammation that then stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms in order to lay down newer and stronger collagen cells and fibers, thus healing your injury and ridding you of the pain!

    Typically, patients require anywhere from two to six
    regenerative injection therapy treatments
    . Our doctors also suggest that each treatment be spaced three to six weeks apart to achieve the best results possible. This is made easy with our conveniently located medical center located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.

    If you are afraid of going through surgery, or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of pre-op, post-op and all of the rehabilitation that comes with surgery, Prolotherapy may be just for you.

    At DreamBody, we know the importance of receiving as much information as possible before committing to any type of medical treatment or procedure. This is why we suggest anyone with chronic pain to schedule a consultation with us in order to receive the best and most appropriate treatment possible. To schedule your consultation, please visit: http://dreambodycenters.com/book-consultation/ or call us at 480-907-3917 in order to get started on Prolotherapy!

    * Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.