PRP Injection Therapy
Cosmetic professionals are in the business of helping people look and feel their best inside and out. While the possibilities available to patients when it comes to cosmetic alterations are seemingly endless, one of the most frequently tackled issues is that of facial rejuvenation. It’s not surprising that tightening, toning, and contouring the skin on the face is so important to so many individuals. As one of the most visible collections of features on the body, men and women desire to present a face to the world that matches up with the youthful spirit they hold inside.
Over time, a combination of natural aging factors and external forces can leave facial skin looking less than its absolute best. As collagen and elastin levels decrease, skin can begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles that are particularly noticeable around the eyes, jawline, and mouth. Excessive exposure to UV rays and pollutants can also leave skin looking dull or winkled beyond given years in the long term. Facial skin is inevitably faced with a variety of hurdles that leave prospective patients turning to cosmetic professionals in hopes of finding solutions to diminishing or eliminating the signs of distress and time that show up on the face.
While cosmetic professionals of decades past might have exclusively recommended options such as a facelift that tends to be a more invasive procedure, innovations in the field have provided patients with options that are not only less invasive but lean towards more natural techniques and results. Using the body’s own rejuvenation process as a guide, cosmetic experts developed the concept of Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy (PRP) which has quickly risen in popularity where facial rejuvenation is concerned. Patients love PRP Therapy for its minimally invasive nature and promotion of the body’s own functions to restore skin to a youthful-looking state of being.
The Theory Behind PRP Therapy
Stem cells and growth factors are key ingredients when it comes to replenishing blood and tissue rejuvenation in the body. Both of these functions are vital when it comes to the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Keeping this process in mind, cosmetic experts moved forward with PRP therapy which utilizes the concept of wound-healing to promote rejuvenation. During PRP therapy, a patient’s blood is separated out so that only a high concentration of platelet growth factors remains. This is then reinjected into the treatment site allowing the body to be provided with increased options for healing in a place it will naturally deem “wounded.” While this technique was long used in the fields of sports medicine, neurosurgery and orthopedics it quickly became evident that the same theory could be applied to facial rejuvenation and assist in the field of cosmetic treatments.
There are a vast number of benefits to PRP injection therapy that have made it popular amongst patients. At the top of the list is often the fact that this technique uses the patient’s own blood, eliminating the risk for allergic reactions and utilizing a natural technique that works in tandem with the body’s own response system. Additionally, PRP therapy generally comes with a short recovery period as the vast majority of patients can return to everyday activities within 24 to 48 hours following treatment. PRP therapy doesn’t require the use of general anesthesia or a hospital stay and at most, discomfort at the treatment site can be diminished with the use of simple over-the-counter pain medications following services.
Eclipse PRP Treatment
Patients who choose Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center for PRP treatments will have access to the most innovative product on the market known as Eclipse PRP Treatment. The advantages of Eclipse PRP treatments are many. This type of PRP treatment can be used on any and all skin types as are equally effective for men and women. PRP treatment lets patients avoid the risk of allergic reaction as the process uses the body’s own platelets to promote skin rejuvenation and health. The natural collagen formed by the body as a healing response is likely to create a healthier glow over time, leaving many patients feeling more youthful.
PRP Injection Therapy in Combination with Fat Transfer
While PRP treatments are highly effective on their own, as an added benefit, they are often successful in combination with other popular cosmetic procedures. Many patients utilizing PRP treatments do so in conjunction with fat transfers. During a fat transfer, fat cells are harvested from one problematic area of the body and reinjected into another. When the transferred fat is combined with PRP, the result is often a high concentration of growth factors. This combination increases the ability of fat cells to graft to new areas more successfully. PRP treatment with fat transfer has proven highly successful for patients using fat transfer for the cheeks, lips, breasts, and buttocks.
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
Just as PRP treatments work well in combination with fat transfers, they have been just as successful in combination with skin rejuvenation procedures. Adding PRP topically following minimally invasive procedures such as Dermapen or Fractora has been shown to accelerate overall healing and increase collagen. Results are most successful when PRP is administered through micro-punctures allowing for transdermal delivery. The growth factors ultimately increase both collagen and elastin to promote skin improvement related to tone, texture, and the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
PRP with Facial Fillers
While patients have long utilized facial fillers independently, it’s being more commonly recognized that combining facial fillers with PRP treatment can create an important and long-lasting collagen foundation. When the PRP is injected above the preferred filler, a secondary layer of collagen is formed which enhances results while reducing the amount of filler required and potentially extending the time needed between filler placements. The added benefit of improved skin tone, texture, and volume has made a facial filler and PRP combination a new standard for many patients.
Understanding Your Options
Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center understand that skincare is more than a one-off treatment. It’s a proactive and systematic approach to achieving the look you love and deserve. Keeping skin healthy and youthful takes a personalized approach to patient care and at our clinic, that’s a commitment we’re ready to make. Contact the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Wright and to learn more about the many skin care services we are proud to offer our patients. Keeping safety and comfort top of mind, you can be sure that your experience will be one that puts you first. We can’t wait to begin this journey to change with you!
Facial Filler with PRP
Neuromodulator with PRP
Actual Patient – Individual Results May Vary
PRP for the ‘O’ Shot and ‘P’ Shot
PRP also offers a wide range of benefits when used specifically to treat different forms of sexual dysfunction in both males and females. Sexual dysfunction is typically classified as experiencing some type of problem that impedes your ability to want or enjoy sexual activity. This can often be the result of hormone changes, aging, or for women as a result of childbirth.
Common Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction
Female Symptoms of Sexual Disfunction
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Difficulty or inability to orgasm
- Painful or physically uncomfortable intercourse
- Lichen sclerosis and its accompanying symptoms
Male Symptoms of Sexual Disfunction
- Difficulty or inability to stay erect to engage in sexual activity
- Low libido
- Difficulty or inability to orgasm
- Premature or impaired ejaculation
The female ‘O’ Shot and male ‘P’ Shot
Both the Orgasm ‘O’ Shot and Priapus ‘P’ Shot utilizes PRP treatment to address symptoms of sexual dysfunction and provide a more robust and enjoyable sex life for patients.
The ‘O’ Shot
Patients have reported a range of positive effects after treatment, including increased sensation, increased natural lubrication, decreased pain or discomfort, increased ability to have an orgasm through penetration, and greater arousal from clitoral stimulation. Additionally, the procedure is known to increase the appearance of smoothness in the skin of the vulva and even offers some women improvement in urinary incontinence.
The ‘P’ Shot
Experts suggest that PRP treatment in the form of this ‘P’ shot can increase blood flow, repair some tissue or cells in the penis to help repair responses, create new neural pathways to increase pleasure, and some patients may even experience penis enhancement.
What to Expect at an Appointment
Patients who elect PRP injection therapy to help with facial rejuvenation will enjoy a treatment process that takes place right in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. This outpatient procedure starts with a patient’s blood being drawn and subsequently placed in a centrifuge where the Platelet Rich Plasma is separated out from red blood cells. With the treatment area clearly marked, the PRP is reinjected into the face allowing the body to react to the trauma of the injection and quickly begin to rejuvenate skin cells with the help of the PRP in place. Some physicians may also combine these injections with collagen to enhance the rate of rejuvenation in patients. Patients who undergo PRP injection therapy often report results that include fuller, smoother and firmer facial skin.
When it comes to cost associated with any cosmetic treatment, it’s vital that patients have an open and honest conversation with their physician prior to undergoing services. The price of PRP injection therapy varies drastically from patient to patient depending on not only the number of sessions required to achieve successful results but the severity of the original damage to skin being treated. The team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center is here to help provide patients with a variety of financing options available in-clinic. Contact us today for more information on our many services and to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright.