This treatment involves the collection of your blood, then the blood is spun down using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) portion of your blood is then used for your treatment.
The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. The body signals platelets and other components in our blood to migrate to the site of injury. Platelets are the first responders, and these platelets release various factors that initiate regeneration and repair and promote new blood vessel development to accelerate healing.
Normally at the resting state, platelets require a trigger to activate and become a participant in wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets from a patient’s blood (autologous therapy) and to induce the release of growth factors by injecting the solution directly into tissue, simulating the same healing response but in a more directed form. By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, the treatment leads to more rapid, efficient, and thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy and more youthful state.
In cosmetic medicine, PRP is used to treat aging skin, wrinkles, scarring, hair loss (in men and women), skin rejuvenation and tightening. It can also be microneedled within the skin and also injected directly into the area of primary concern. We are having great success using PRP in women with difficulty achieving orgasm and urinary leakage. We are also treating men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and to increase penis size. Topical numbing cream is used to ensure comfort with each of these procedures.
Results take several months and collagen can continue to be stimulated well over a year after the procedure. Topical skin care and light therapies can enhance these results. For example, if PRP is being used for hair regeneration, treatment is often coupled with the use of Theradome. Theradome is a technologically advanced laser hair growth treatment for home use.