Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
What’s in a PRP Shot?
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing. Doctors may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on injuries or damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, and skin.
To collect plasma, a doctor draws blood from your body and uses a machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Then the doctor numbs the area of your body being treated with PRP injections. Once you’re numb, the doctor uses a needle to inject your plasma into the area of your body being treated. For example, if you’re being treated in the face, your doctor would inject plasma into several locations into the skin of the face. PRP injections usually take about 30 minutes, though it depends on the area you’re targeting.
Once platelets are in the area that’s being treated, they break down and release growth factors, which are compounds that help cells and collagen to repair and renew. This is thought to trigger your body’s healing process, which helps to "lay a new foundation" for the skin and tissues being treated.
What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?
PRP injections are most commonly used to treat torn many types of joint injuries. They’re becoming more common for cosmetic procedures, too. We provide PRP treatments for the face. (You may have heard these called a “vampire facial.”) We can use PRP injections to treat hair loss (called alopecia) also known as male or female pattern baldness, which affects men and women. We also use PRP to treat for male and female sexual health and dysfunctions.
Face, Neck and Hands
Targeted PRP treatments can do wonders for the long-term look and health of your skin and tissues underneath. This can restore collagen and elasticity, improve circulation, and help get rid of pesky scars and spots.
Improve blood flow and Function
This treatment is painless and can be done in the office in about an an hour. Results in better function and performance and overall sexual health. Great for those that might suffer from ED or those that want to "renew" their youthful vigor.
Improve Sexual Health & Function
This treatment is nearly painless and can be done in the office in about an hour. Results in better function and performance and overall sexual health. Great for menopausal or post-menopausal women and those that suffer from urinary incontinence.