Platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in tissue regeneration and the healing of injuries. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. Platelet-rich plasma extraction is completed in our clinic and takes less than 30 minutes. The patient's blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate out the platelets, which are then injected into target areas.
Eclipse PRP® is a proprietary system that is based on blood separation according to density using a unique separation gel. The PRP platform is available with an 11 mL PRP collection tube or 22 mL high concentration collection tube. The system allows for the preparation of pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content. Virtually, all Red Blood Cells (RBC) are eliminated from PRP and the concentration of pro-inflammatory Granulocytes (GRs) is highly reduced.
PRP therapy involves injection of platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. The PRP “Facelift” is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months. Any patient who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure. It also appeals to the patient who is looking for a natural approach to volumizing the face and treating or reducing fine lines.
This procedure can be combined with other procedures, including dermal fillers and Botox injections. PRP can also be applied topically after microneedling to help enhance results.
It has also been found that PRP injections in the scalp stimulates hair regrowth. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
Additionally, injections can be also performed on the vagina to enhance sensation. Women from young to old can experience low sex drive at various stages of life. PRP therapy for sexual enhancement is a non-invasive, in-office medical treatment that is designed to improve desire and pleasure. Conditions that PRP can treat include: female orgasmic disorder, dyspareunia (ore physical pain with sex), along with inability to become aroused. Results of treatment include renewed sexual intimacy, increased libido, and no more painful intercourse.