How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) work?
Looking for reliable natural treatments which uses your body’s growth factors to reduce inflammation, improve collagen production, improve hair growth or improve your sex life, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the right treatment for you.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the natural healing and regenerating protein in your blood, it is derived from spinning your blood in a special centrifuge. Although your blood is mainly made up of liquid, it also contains solid blood cells (the red cells, white cells and platelets). The platelets are the cells which helps your blood to clot and prevents you from bleeding excessively when you have and injury.
Your platelets hold healing proteins known as growth factors. These healing growth factors can regenerate and repair your body. By concentrating the platelet cells in your blood, your growth factors are also concentrated and can be used to treat your body. This is a natural way to rejuvenate your body.
Your concentrated growth factors can be used to treat several conditions in your body by reintroducing the growth factors to the specific area needed. PRP can be used to treat virtually all parts of your body from your head see your feet. It can be used for hair generation, facial and skin rejuvenation, it can be used to enhance and plump up your face, it can be used to improve your sexual health. Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat urinary incontinence. It is a great natural treatment for joint aches and pain, damaged joints and ligaments. Dental Surgeons also use PRP to help heal and regenerate the bone in dental surgery.
Who Invented PRP?
Although it is not quite clear who exactly invented PRP, it is known that PRP was intentionally initially first used by doctors in the 1970s. It was used to treat patients with no low platelet blood cells. 10 years later, dentists and oral surgeons discovered the healing properties in dental and oral surgery.
Soon afterwards, sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons stumbled upon the benefits of PRP in regeneration of joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments after sports injury. It was during this era of use in sports medicine and orthopedics surgery that PRP gained widespread media attention. Since then, PRP has been used in heart surgery, gynecology, urology, plastic surgery, aesthetics, and ophthalmology.
Where can PRP be used?
PRP treatments in aesthetics medicine is used for a variety of treatments. These treatemnts include tissue regeneration, hair loss, urinary incontinence, and sexual health therapy (such as erectile dysfunction/ED and vaginal rejuvenation).
At Voyage MedSpa and Wellness in St. Petersburg, Florida PRP is commonly used to improve the quality of our patient’s skin. When we use PRP as a filler we are able to improve and create rapid growth of new tissue. In this way, PRP can be used as a natural filler which is be used as a substitute for injectable hyaluronic acid fillers for those who want all natural treatments.
PRP is also a remarkable treatment for general wound healing, scar healing and revision, and acne scar treatment.
How is PRP treatment done?
At Voyage MedSpa and Wellness, after your consultation, Dr. Ben-Kane will take blood from your arm and place it into a special centrifuge tube. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins the blood to separate your platelets from the rest of your blood. Now the platelet which is now concentrated with growth factors is collected and used to treat your body at the site of concern.
When will I see results with PRP treatment?
Most of our patients at Voyage MedSpa and Wellness in St. Petersburg see results within the first week. This is because we use a powerful and specialized centrifuge for your treatment. If you have a more advanced aesthetic or wellness condition, you may have to wait a few sessions to notice the effect of your PRP treatment. Depending on the condition you would like treated, you will need a few to several sessions of PRP treatments. Most conditions require four to six treatments spread over the course of four to six months.
Preparing for your PRP treatment?
Ideally, prior to your first treatment at Voyage MedSpa in St. Pete, Dr. Ben-Kane will have an extensive consultation with you to discover your needs. She will also go over your medical history and make sure you are a good candidate for PRP treatments.
Dr. Ben-Kane will go over all the steps of your procedure to let you know what to expect.
At the time of your treatment, Dr. Ben-Kane will make sure you are comfortable and have enough numbing cream to take prevent any form of discomfort from the treatment. You will also have access to laughing gas (Pronox) during your procedure.
You may require pretreatment with an anti-bruise guard to help reduce redness.
PRP treatment is not for everyone
PRP is not for everyone. PRP may not for you if your platelet count is low since you would not be able to concentrate enough growth factors for you to see or notice an effect.
You are not a candidate for PRP treatment if you have anemia, a blood disorder or are on a blood thinner
If you are allergic to cow products, PRP may not be right for you.
If you are looking for an all natural treatment for skin rejuvenation, sexual health, hair restoration, and joint pain then PRP is the right treatment for you.
At Voyage MedSpa and Wellness in St. Petersburg, Florida Dr. Ben-Kane specializes in natural treatments and the use of platelet rich plasma treatments. We can help you achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals. Contact us today at (727) 498- 6992 to schedule your consultation.
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