What is PRP?

PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma was first developed in the 1970s, containing growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of the bone and soft tissue. It has been used in medical procedures to assist with healing for years, but not until recently was it discovered that it may have cosmetic and increased sexual benefits as well!

How does it work?

To begin treatment, numbing cream is first applied on the target area. Our team of medical professionals then extracts blood from the patient in order to separate the necessary platelets. The platelets are transferred into a separate tube with a few drops of calcium chloride, making the platelets think they are within an injured body. This prompts the platelets to release cell growth and cellular regeneration factors into the mixture.

Using a very small micro-needle, the mixture is placed back into the target area. The growth and renewing factors activate multi-potent stem cells already in the skin to increase the rate and degree of tissue and cellular regeneration.

What can you expect?

Studies show that there is little to no chance of an allergic reaction because the components naturally come from the patient’s body. Unlike some treatments, there is little to no discomfort when administered. There is also minimal down time beforehand.

Where can it be applied?

Platelet-Rich-Plasma may be applied to several medical conditions. It helps stimulate blood flow, which may help regenerate affected nerves, increase oxygen and nutrients, smoothen and possibly radiate skin, improve sexual health (for those that qualify and respond to treatment protocols), provide pain relief, and may also help assist in protecting one’s overall system!

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