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Natural Aesthetic Medicine for Skin and Hair

Over time we all gradually lose collagen in our skin which leads to an aged appearance.  To promote a more youthful appearance, our approach at Two Rivers is to combine natural therapies with medical aesthetics to create an all-inclusive experience that works naturally with your body to reduce signs of aging and improve skin health from the inside out.

What types of aesthetic treatments are available?

  • PRP Skin Rejuvenation
  • PRP Hair Restoration
  • Microneedling
  • Nutritional support for skin and hair health

What skin and hair concerns can be addressed?

  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Hair loss in men and women

What makes Medical Aesthetic treatments different at Two Rivers?

  • Comprehensive evaluations and treatments: We follow the latest research and advances in regenerative medicine. 

Schedule with Two Rivers’ PRP Skin Rejuvenation Specialist:

(Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine Specialist)

FAQs: General PRP Questions

PRP is a high concentration of platelets and growth factors surrounded in its own plasma. To isolate the PRP, a small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma.

Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Nevertheless, before any treatment, disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs) to your doctor.

First, the practitioner draws an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test. Second, the practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. Third, the platelet-rich plasma containing growth factors and signaling proteins is injected to the area of treatment via microneedling pen or small needle. 

Different procedures take a little different time, but generally treatments for PRP Skin Rejuvenation or PRP Hair Restoration usually takes 30 minutes or less to perform.

There have been no known side effects reported to date. Some patients may experience some mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection sites. These are temporary conditions and typically resolve within one to two days.

The longevity of the results of PRP treatments vary based on the extent of the procedure, areas treated, and number of sessions. It is best to talk with your provider about expected outcomes and maintenance following your procedures. 

Dr. Carrie Norris, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Carrie Norris is a licensed primary care physician and specializes in treating chronic pain, athletic injuries, and joint conditions. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with honors in medical research in Portland, Oregon. She is specially trained and certified in regenerative medicine treatment approaches, including prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and perineural injections. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with honors in medical research in Portland, Oregon.

She grew up in the Umpqua Valley working on her family’s blueberry farm and admiring her father’s career as an emergency room and urgent care physician. She has followed in his footsteps as a leader in her own field, helping patients become pain-free through prolotherapy and other soft tissue injection therapies for joint pain. She is able to help people who are trying to prevent surgery, or who have run the course of conventional approaches without resolution of their symptoms. She and her husband are raising their two fabulous boys on the farm and teaching them to be healthy, kind, and hard working.

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