The structural complexity and sophistication of the human body are unparalleled. The body contains a number of components that can also be beneficial if used in other contexts. Scientists have devised techniques to harness the potential of these components.
One such component is blood platelets. Platelets are the first responders at the site of injury and are an integral component of the blood, because they trigger clotting.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is plasma that contains a high number of platelets. PRP can be isolated from the patient’s blood and concentrated under lab conditions. When reinjected into the patient’s body, PRP triggers a clotting response. The mechanism of blood clotting is a cascade of individual reactions involving increased blood supply and specific cells.
One consequence of clotting is healing. Since the injected PRP is concentrated, it is very potent, so it triggers a stronger and faster healing response. PRP treatments have been famously recommended by many world-class athletes.
PRP cells possess a diverse range of function with the ultimate goal of healing. Given their complex and versatile nature, their use has been documented in the treatment of everything from wrinkles and scars to hair regrowth to sexual dysfunction in men and women.
PRP for Wrinkle Reduction
Skin rejuvenation through PRP injection is brought about by replenishment of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and suppleness.
Results from PRP are well documented by innumerable patients who have shared their positive experiences. There are many online forums where men and women share their honest reviews of cosmetic procedures. On these forums, PRP patients regularly praise its wrinkle-reduction benefits.
Apart from resolving wrinkles, PRP is also known to tighten the skin. The benefits of PRP treatments improve with time, and noticeable changes are evident after a month.
PRP for Hair Regrowth
In many cases, hair loss is an inevitable part of aging. Hair loss in men and women can negatively affect self-confidence. Many solutions are available, but they are not the same as a natural alternative. PRP is a rich natural source of growth promoters. When these cells are harvested from the patient and reinjected into the scalp, it promotes lasting hair growth.
PRP for Sexual Dysfunction
Most people aren’t comfortable discussing their sex lives, even though it is an integral part of human nature. Though sex is still a taboo subject, it is important to discuss sexual problems with a medical consultant.
For women, a PRP shot is effective in treating female orgasmic disorder, low sex drive, overall difficulties in getting aroused, and pain during sex. A PRP shot can also treat female urinary inconsistency.
For men, a PRP shot can reverse erectile dysfunction, address flaccidity, and improve sensation in the region.
Learn More About Your PRP Options
Consult with Dr. Edward Miranda today to learn more about PRP and its multifaceted benefits. Dr. Miranda is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon and will be available to answer all of your questions. Schedule your informative consultation by contacting our office.