What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) represent a relative new approach in regenerative medicine.
The ideology behind PRP treatment is the reversal of red blood cells to 5% (which are less useful in the healing process) and more importantly concentrating platelets containing a powerful concentration of growth factors to 94%.
Treatment with PRP has been widely used in the past decade in various forms of therapy in orthopaedic, plastic surgery, chronic wounds, dentistry and aesthetics.
PRP THERAPY IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCTION IN PAIN AND FASTER HEALING AND HAS LOWER RISKS AND LOWER COSTS THAN SURGERY.
How does it Work?
The ability of PRP to provide huge amount of growth factors and various proteins, which are able to stimulate the healing process represents the key factor for widespread clinical use.
Upon injection the platelets form a bioactive platform of fibrin clot. Followed by the relase of numerous active proteins that facilitate the wound healing cascade, stem cell proliferation and tissue remodelling.
These proteins are concentrated growth factors that are released by the proteins to the treated area. The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair, angiogenesis (capillary formation) and collagen production.
Used to Treat
- Ovarian Rejuvenation
- Endometrium Rejuvenation
- Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Urinary Incontinence
- O- Shot, G spot
- Labia Major Augmentation
- Lichen Sclerosus
- Cervical Ectopy
- Vesicovaginal fistulae
Who is suitable for treatment?
Not everyone is suitable for treatment.
The doctor will take a detailed medical history to ensure you have no conditions that might increase risk of unwanted side effects.
Some exclusion criteria are listed below:
- Under 18 years of age
- Active infection at or near the site of injection
- Platelet dysfuction syndrome or abnormal patelet count
- Recent use of corticosteroids
- Haemodynamic instability
- Anticoagulation therapy
Does it Hurt?
The treatment is administered by injection and apart from ovarian and endometrial rejuvenation that needs a slight sedation, for all other applications a topical anaesthetic can be used to numb the skin.
How many treatments and how often is the therapy
While responses to treatment vary depending on the condition being treated, most people will require 1-3 injections again depending on the condition being treated. Each set of treatments is spaced approximately four to six weeks apart.