Dr Mary Colbert and her team at Forster Court Dental were the first dental practice to introduce facial aesthetics to Galway and the west of Ireland. In the past few months, the practice has unveiled the latest modern, progressive, treatments including mesotherapy, and more recently protein rich growth factor, or PRGF Endoret.
With more than 30 years’ professional experience in the dentistry field, Dr Colbert’s interest in facial aesthetics began six years ago having completed several certified courses in wrinkle reduction, dermal-fillers, lip augmentation, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation at the Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute in Reading, England, and at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, alongside many other doctors, optologists, and dermatologists.
Last November, Dr Colbert introduced the revolutionary mesotherapy medical discipline. Mesotherapy involves a completely painless and high frequency delivery system of micro-injections into the mid-dermis of the skin using a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The benefits of these procedures include overall skin hydration and elasticity which improves the quality, firmness, complexion, and radiance of the skin.
Performed throughout Europe, South America, and most recently gaining popularity in the United States over the past 50 years, mesotherapy has also been formulated to stimulate new hair growth by rejuvenating damaged hair follicles to create a healthy scalp, to repair hair quality and texture damaged by the sun, hair products, pollution, poor diet or illness, or to prepare the scalp for hair transplant. However this treatment cannot treat non androgenic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness.
For conditions including this, Dr Colbert has introduced the revolutionary treatment called PRGF Endoret, patented by the BTI Biotechnology Institute. Thanks to advances in regenerative medicine, PRGF harnesses the body’s own natural resources and capacity to heal itself. A person’s body has the ability to regenerate itself by means of the platelets which are found in his or her blood plasma. The proteins or growth factor which is found inside these platelets is responsible for repairing damaged tissue.
The process is simple, effective, and most importantly safe, and is the latest cutting edge technique in facial anti-aging. Using a small extract of the patient’s own blood plasma, mixed with an anticoagulant to prevent blood-clotting, the growth factor is isolated from the plasma and can then be applied to the face, neck, or scalp, using mesotherapy injections, with the purpose of stimulating tissue cell regeneration which gives proven results in terms of hair regrowth, increased skin thickness, wrinkle and acne reduction, skin luminosity and hydration, and soft tissue repair. The treatment requires three consecutive treatments (one session every three weeks), with patients returning for a session every six months to a year afterwards depending on a person’s lifestyle.
PRGF is also used in certain dentistry procedures by Forster Court Dental’s own implantologist specialist Dr Maher Kemmona. PRGF is used in the placement of implants to augment the bone headling and in sinus lift grafts.
The BTI Biotechnology Institute has conducted research and clinical trials over the past 15 years, and with more than half a million patients treated worldwide using the PRGF Endoret procedure thus far, there has not been a single adverse outcome reported.