What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective?

Platelet-rich plasma therapies are everywhere, from the orthopedist’s office to the dermatologist’s office and just about every specialty in between. These days, PRP is being touted as a remedy for everything from sagging skin to a sagging sex life.

At OBGYN Care of Houston, our founders Sharon Smith, MD, and Jennifer Whitelock, MD, have seen for themselves how PRP revitalizes tired and aging tissues without surgery or downtime. Here, they share a few reasons why PRP is so effective and how it can work for you. 

The hardest workers in nature’s healing factory

When you cut yourself, blood rushes to the wound to clear out bacteria and start the healing process. Key to that healing process are the platelets, which are plate-shaped cell fragments that are about half the size of blood cells. Platelets may be small, but they’re powerful.

The platelets, in fact, are what stop your wound from oozing blood continuously. Platelets are coagulants, so they seal the injured blood vessels with clots of protein to stop the flow of blood.

The tiny cell fragments contain more than 30 bioactive proteins that trigger your body’s healing process. Three of the proteins in platelets — fibrin, fibronectin, and vitronectin — encourage cells to adhere together and sew up your wound. Platelets also secrete seven types of growth factors to stimulate your skin to rebuild itself with new collagen and elastin.

Supercharging your blood  

When we create a PRP serum, we withdraw a few tablespoons of blood from your arm — no more than you’d normally give during a blood test. We spin the blood twice in a special centrifuge that first separates the liquid portion (i.e., the plasma) and then separates the platelets from other solids, such as blood cells.

We then mix a bit of your plasma into the super-concentrated platelets. The resulting serum has up to 10 times more platelets than regular blood. When injected into your tissues, the PRP stimulates accelerated healing and healthy growth, rejuvenating your skin and creating new blood vessels to increase the circulation of nourishing, oxygenating blood.  

What PRP can do for you

Because PRP works with your own natural healing systems and accelerates tissue replenishment and growth, you can use PRP to rejuvenate almost any part of your body — including urogenital tissues, lackluster or sagging facial skin, and drooping breasts. At OBGYN Care Of Houston, we offer the following PRP therapies, including the popular, patented Vampire® procedures:

O-Shot®

With the O-Shot, we inject PRP into the G spot to increase female orgasm, tighten the opening of your vagina, and revitalize the look and feel of your vulva.

P-Shot® 

This shot is PRP injected into the penis to relieve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Vampire® Facial

This combines PRP therapy with a microneedling facial treatment to make your skin tighter, firmer, and younger-looking.

Vampire Facelift®

This treatment is a liquid face-lift created with combination of dermal fillers and PRP to stimulate collagen remodeling and restore shape, tone, and lift to your face.

Vampire Breast Lift®

This Vampire treatment improves the shape and volume of your breasts with PRP alone or PRP combined with dermal fillers.

Some PRP therapies require a series of treatments to get optimal results. The benefits last for months to years. To find out how PRP can bring new life to your life, contact us today by phone or use our online form. 

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