WELCOME TO THE PRACTICE OF DR. HEATHER FRIEDMAN
If you are in search of achieving wellness from the inside and out, then you are in the right place! Dr. Heather is a trained functional medicine doc with a special interest in aesthetic medicine.
She spends ample time with you, gathering all the necessary information. Labs are recommended to customize your treatment plan. There is no one-size fits all here. Dr. Heather has experience working with: basic and comprehensive blood work, hormonal testing, comprehensive thyroid analysis, adrenal function, functional gut testing, genetics, and more. Treatment plans are customized and include: vitamin and nutrient therapy, dietary interventions, intravenous therapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Heather is among Portland’s finest physicians offering Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and microneedling for facial rejuvenation and hair growth. She also offers cosmetic acupuncture face and neck lifts.
As both an acupuncturist and naturopath, Dr. Heather uniquely combines ancient Chinese practices with modern biomedical sciences. Read more.
LET’S CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PRP therapy is a medical technique that uses your own blood to produce plasma enriched with platelets, growth factors and stem cells (mesenchymal cells 34+). PRP is produced by our own blood cells so there is full compatibility. This is a science based, simple and quick procedure with no downtime and minimal rate of adverse events.
Applications of PRP therapy include:
Hair loss and hair thinning: A randomized, blinded, placebo controlled, half-headed study using 20 participants concluded that at the end of 3 treatment cycles, the patients improved in the mean number of hairs, and a mean increase in total hair density with no side effects from treatment (2).
Full Face Rejuvenation: skin aging is part of the natural "agin mosaic" with several mechanisms at play. Aging skin looses its elasticity causing the phenomenon of sagging, cell turnover slows down leading to a slower healing rate, with marked loss of collagen and fibrin contributing to wrinkes (3). PRP has been shown to increase collagen production through histological evidence (4). PRP has been shown to improve skin firmness-saggin and wrinkle state after 3 PRP treatments (5).
Acne Scars: PRP can promote collagen deposition which may explain the statistically significant improvement experienced in treatment of acne scars (6).
FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
This is a safe and effective treatment to address the visible signs of aging. It is a relaxing and non-invasive way to erase years from your face, with results even after one treatment. If you are looking to naturally boost collagen production, address fine lines and wrinkles, reduce undereye bags, firm your jowls, eliminate puffiness, lift droopy eyelids, and/or minimize that double chin then this is for you!