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Tom O'Brien

CEO

Prior to founding Eclipse in 1993, Tom held several leadership positions throughout his career in the medical device industry. Having mastered both disposable and capital equipment sales for companies like C.R. Bard, Tom’s track record of success quickly established Eclipse as the go-to company to launch new technology in the surgical laser industry.

Over time Tom transitioned Eclipse from a leader in the OR surgical laser market to a key player in the aesthetic laser industry. Starting in 2011 Eclipse began a new mission of increasing adoption of Platelet-rich Plasma on a national level.

His vision and leadership has helped Eclipse become one of the most successful medical device companies in its space. Tom’s new mission is to bring game-changing Eclipse technologies in Platelet-Rich Plasma, Microneedling and Shockwave Therapy to the entire globe.

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Combination Therapies with PRP

PRP and Micro-Needling

As PRP has gained popularity, there has been increased interest in its utilization to amplify the regenerative effects of micro-needling. Micro-needling preserves the overall integrity of the epidermal layers and basement membrane, allowing the epidermis to heal without abnormality.  More clinicians are incorporating the use of PRP with the aim of augmenting cosmetic results.

Learn more about Eclipse PRP and Micro-Needling

PRP and Hair Restoration

PRP has also shown promise in treating androgenic alopecia, increasing hair regrowth in patients without prescription medication. PRP treatments is a safe, effective, and promising tool in improving hair growth, especially in combination with micro-needling.

A 2017 study conducted by the International Journal of Trichology, paired micro-needling with PRP for men with androgenic alopecia. 92% reported moderate or excellent improvement following the use of the combination treatment, with significant improvement in hair volume and quality.

Discover how PRP for Hair can benefit your practice.

PRP and Sexual Wellness

Up to 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women experience some type of challenge in their sex lives. PRP has shown to have a positive impact on the sexual wellness of both men and women, with fewer risks than medications or more complex treatments.

Women

As an advanced extraction technology that uses a patient’s own blood, PRP can be injected into the clitoris and the area between the urethra and vaginal wall to stimulate growth factors and natural processes to enhance sensations. Many patients report decreased pain during sex, natural lubrication and increased arousal from clitoris stimulation, as well as increased urinary bladder control.

Men

For men, the treatment is called a Priapus-shot or P-shot, and helps to provide more durable erections, greater response to sexual desire, increased sensations, and enhanced penile length. Since PRP uses patients’ own blood, it’s a safe treatment with fewer risks and side-effects than drugs, creams, or other procedures. With as little as one treatment, patients show near-immediate improvement with stronger sexual response and increased sensitivity and enhancement.

PRP and Soft-Tissue Repair

Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. One of the newest methods used to enhance healing in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine is the use of PRP. Research has shown that PRP can help heal and even regenerate lost, damaged or aging tissue, providing some patients with an alternative to surgery.

Many soft tissue injuries involve microscopic tearing and formation of scar tissue, making it difficult to heal due to poor blood supply in these regions. With PRP treatment, the concentrated platelet injection stimulates macrophages, stem cells, and other cellular activity to accelerate the healing process. In healthy adults the percentage of platelets in the blood range between 5-7%. PRP allows a concentrated number of platelets of more than 90% to be added to the area of treatment.

Find out more about Eclipse PRP for soft-tissue injuries.

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