Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a regenerative therapy that uses the body’s own healing process to repair damaged tissue, reduce inflammation, and generate new soft tissue structures. The human body has its own natural healing properties within the blood plasma that are sent to whatever part of the body that sends “repair” signals to the nervous system. The plasma carries proteins, cytokines, and autologous platelets to the signaling tissue and then begins repairing and replacing damaged tissue cells.
By injecting PRP into injury sites, platelets and various growth factors are able to begin repairing the damaged fibers at an extremely fast rate. This increases the potential for a full recovery in less time and decreases the potential for re-injury. Using PRP to treat damaged tissues is also easier on the surrounding muscles and joints since it greatly decreases the downtime required to achieve healing. Less downtime means that there is less muscle atrophy and stiff joints caused by lack of use. There are virtually zero negative side effects since the plasma is natural and bio identical. It is also beneficial in treating Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel, and other arthritic joints.
PRP treatment is also used to treat male and female sexual disorders. In men, PRP is a viable treatment option for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is also used to increase blood flow and sensitivity, increase size and girth, enhance pleasure, and correct Peyronie’s disease. In women, PRP injections in the clitoris and vaginal wall increases sensitivity and libido and reduces incontinence.
PRP also serves as an option for a variety of aesthetic procedures. It can be used to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, stimulate hair growth and reverse balding, dramatically increase the results of a microneedling facial, and can be injected in the face, breasts, and butt to stimulate the production of collagen to restore elasticity and firmness of the skin. The results reveal a beautiful, natural, and subtle facelift or breast/butt lift. Platelet Rich Plasma has become one of the most innovative and diverse treatment options currently available for medical and aesthetic applications. It is natural, safe, and effective, as well as completely noninvasive, making it a much easier option compared to surgical procedures.