Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Dr. Ronald Lev, founder of the center, now offers Apilgraf, an innovative treatment that utilizes live cells to promote the healing process. The treatment offers hope to patients that have been unable to eliminate painful, dangerous skin ulcers through traditional, topical options.
Venous skin ulcers are painful shallow sores that typically appear on the lower leg around the ankle. These sores are challenging to treat, and often become infected. Poor circulation that leads to venous diseases also prevents the body from delivering naturally healing substances via the bloodstream to the sore. The longer the sore is left unchecked, the more difficult it can be to eliminate the sore for good.
Apilgraf is a substance engineered from tissue that contains live cell proteins, skin cells and collagen – substances that naturally promote the healing process in the body. The living treatment is applied directly to the wound, providing the necessary support the skin requires to heal completely. Dressings are placed over the Apilgraf and changed weekly at the center until the wound is gone.
Apilgraf is a non-invasive treatment for venous skin ulcers that offers little risk to the patient. The cell-based product provides the necessary healing without worry about an allergic reaction or rejection by the body. The procedure has been used across the globe for more than a decade and was approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 1998.
Now, patients at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan can also reap the benefits of Apilgraf. Dr. Lev, who brings more than a decade of experience to the management of all types of venous conditions, is pleased to add another treatment option for his patients.
“Apilgraf has changed the way we address stubborn venous ulcers,” Dr. Lev stated. “Now we can utilize the natural substances of the body to promote healing from within, rather than relying on topical solutions that are unable to get to the root of the problem – the body’s inability to heal itself.”
Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan offers patients a wide range of treatments for all types of venous conditions. Options include sclerotherapy, laser procedures and treatments using radiofrequency energy.