Regenerative Aesthetics and Restorative Health

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Regenerative injections broadly deals with the use of biologic materials to enhance the body's own repair mechanisms to help heal previously non-reparable tissues.  The exact mechanism is evolving, but science points toward enhancing and stimulating healing and stabilizing factors of the local tissues through the release of growth factors.  In each of these procedures, blood is drawn from the arm and spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets.  The concentrated platelets are then injected into a specific target for regeneration.

Aesthetic Procedures

Vampire Facelift®
First, an injection of Hyaluronic acid  fillers to create a beautiful shape.  Then platelet growth factors from the patient’s blood are injected into the face to grow new tissue.  This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue for smoothness and new blood vessels for a healthy glow.

Vampire Facial®
A micro-needling device is used to create multiple micro-punctures, both driving the isolated platelet growth factors into the skin and creating stimulus for tightening and rejuvenation of the collagen of the face.  Then the platelet growth factors are painted onto the micro-punctures so the growth factors soak into the tissue for further stimulation of tightening and skin rejuvenation.

Vampire Breast Lift®
When injected into the breast the platelet growth factors become activated to grow new tissue.  This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue for smoothness and new blood vessels for a healthy glow.

Vampire Hair Re-Growth®
When injected into the scalp the platelets become activated to treat thinning or receding hair.


Restorative Medicine Procedures

A numbing anesthetic cream is applied.  Platelet growth factors are injected into the clitoris and the upper vagina to rejuvenate vaginal tissue and enhance sexual response. This procedure has also been found to help with mild stress incontinence.

Priapus Shot®
A numbing lidocaine cream is applied to the penis.  Using a very thin needle, the platelet growth factors are injected into specific areas of penis to help with enhancement of erection, sensitivity and size.

Will insurance cover my Regenerative Injection?

Insurance companies will not pay for the cost of the Regenerative treatment.  The cost of your injection can be discussed after your visit once you and the provider have decided on the most appropriate treatment option for you.


What sets Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine apart from others?

  • Fellowship training in spine and orthopedic medicine.
  • Board Certified by American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine.
  • Integration of cutting edge research and holistic medicine.
  • Personalized care in a small office setting.


As the popularity of Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) grows, other healthcare professionals are beginning to perform these procedures, with great variation in training and background.  Renée S. Melfi, M.D. is a physician specializing in non-surgical spine, orthopedic and musculoskeletal performance and function.  With three national board certifications and Fellowship training in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Melfi has been performing spine and orthopedic injections since 2002.  Dr. Melfi is also certified in Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture.  She offers suggestions to enhance your results with recommendations for proper nutrition and supplements.

Call today for your appointment and a premier experience in Regenerative Therapy in Central New York.