Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, is human blood that is spun down and separated producing a concentration of platelets above normal values. These platelets have great potential for promoting natural tissue growth and healing in different areas of the body. This is often a long lasting, permanent solution enhancing the bodies own restorative process.
What happens at your appointment?
During your office visit, a routine blood draw is preformed. That blood is then spun down at high speeds in a machine called a centrifuge, creating the separation of red blood cells and concentrated platelets. That PRP is now ready to be injected back into the body in the area receiving treatment.
Who can benefit from PRP?
PRP can be used for many different treatments, in many areas of the body. The following is the most common ways PRP is used...
This procedure uses a mirco pen to create tiny openings in the facial skin which are then followed by PRP. This action creates collagen induction and uses the growth factors in the PRP to promote new cell growth and new blood vessels which repairs damaged tissue. This combination results in a more youthful appearance due to the increased elastin in the skin. Most people notice tighter skin and a lessening of visible wrinkles along with improved texture, tone and color of the skin.
Since PRP injections increase blood flow, injections can be done at the base of hair follicles to begin and maintain the growth cycle stage of hair. This will result in increased hair growth, regeneration of hair follicles and thicker hair.
Joint pain management:
PRP can be used to initiate healing and functional improvement in elbows, knees, hips and shoulders that have damaged tendons or cartilage. The PRP is injected into the injured area guided by ultrasound. The extra growth factors introduced into the damaged area allow the body to more easily naturally treat and heal itself.
PRP treatment can be used for women suffering from sexual dysfunction such as low libido, painful sex, difficulty reaching orgasm or incontinence. With targeted injections, PRP helps to rejuvenate the vaginal tissue. This increases blood flow to the area resulting in more lubrication and sensation which will allow for easier orgasm and improved bladder control.
Treating erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's Disease with PRP increases blood flow and sensation to the penis resulting in firmer, more consistent erections.
Dr. Madison Fandel has done extensive training and research in the use of PRP and has received her certification in advanced preparation and administration. Read more about Dr. Fandel here . We are happy to set up a free 15 minute consult with you and Dr. Fandel to see if PRP treatments would be right for you.
Dr. Madison Fandel, ND