PRP treatments have taken the health and beauty world by storm. Since platelet-rich plasma comes directly from your body, you don’t have to worry about negative side effects or allergic reactions.
Our physicians and medical providers at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates implement PRP injections in numerous procedures, and we love the amazing benefits they offer our patients. Whether your want to improve aging skin, restore hair loss, or even enhance your sex life, PRP can help you get there!
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is one of the most advanced, natural ways to regenerate and accelerate tissue repair.
Where does PRP come from?
PRP comes directly from your blood. Let’s break that down a bit. Your blood consists of liquid plasma and blood cells that circulate through your body. The platelets inside your plasma help with blood clotting and wound healing. If you’ve ever noticed that yellow goo from a healing scab, that’s platelet rich plasma!
Outside of its healing capabilities, PRP comes with major growth factors that can enhance cellular function. When you isolate PRP and apply topically or inject it into other parts of your body, the area benefits from cellular growth, blood vessel formation, and collagen production. Because of this, medical professionals utilize PRP across different medical fields, including dermatology, sports medicine, orthopedics, sexual wellness, and even medical aesthetics.
Now that we have the basics covered, we’ll go into more detail on exactly how you can use PRP to reach your aesthetic goals!
PRP for anti-aging skin care
If you’re looking for an all natural way to boost your skin, then PRP is the way to go! Platelet-rich plasma and its growth factors help repair aging skin by increasing cellular turnover and stimulating collagen.
What’s the importance of collagen?
PRP treatments jumpstart collagen production to help you maintain a more youthful glow, but what exactly does collagen do?
Collagen is a type of protein fiber found in the dermis (deep layer) of your skin and other parts of your body. Many people don’t know that there are actually 16 different types of collagen, but the one that relates to your skin is Type IV.
The natural aging process leads to a decrease in collagen production. Since those fibers are responsible for maintaining the structure of your skin, as they dwindle, your skin becomes more lax and wrinkles emerge.
Bear in mind that collagen is extremely sensitive to photodamage. So when people tell you to wear SPF every single day, don’t ignore that advice! Why? It’s pretty simple. UVA and UVB rays from the sun damage your skin at the cellular level. Over time, exposure breaks down collagen fibers, which impacts how well your skin can remain strong, firm, and plump.
Therefore, when you opt for PRP treatments in Cincinnati, growth factors may repair damaged skin so you can look more youthful for years to come.
Our favorite PRP anti-aging treatments include:
PRP Facelift®: The PRP Facelift is a minimally invasive alternative to revitalize and restore facial shape. By combining the instantaneous lift effect of hyaluronic acid filler with PRP growth factors, you can sculpt a more youthful appearance without going under the knife.
PRP Facial®: Take your microneedling procedures to the next level with a PRP Facial. As the microneedling treatment creates micro-channels in your skin, PRP is applied topically to rejuvenate tissue and stimulate collagen growth.
PRP for hair restoration
Hair growth goes beyond simply growing follicles from your scalp. If it were that easy, we’d all have full, luscious locks. To understand how hair growth works, let’s start from the beginning.
At this point, a person has the most hair follicles they will ever have; they don’t grow any new follicles later in life. That means your hair will naturally thin as you age, and it is completely normal. Plus, you’ll want to consider scalp expansion, which affects how many hair follicles you have concentrated in one area. For example, if you had thicker hair as a child, that’s just because you had less space for all those follicles.
If you’re looking for a hair loss treatment in Cincinnati that doesn’t involve surgery, then our hair restoration program could be the perfect solution. We use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in combination with other non-surgical hair restoration treatments to help patients grow and maintain their real hair.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain bioactive proteins, including the growth factors PDGF (platelet derived growth factor) and VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor). These growth factors initiate and accelerate tissue repair, and have also been shown to have positive effects for hair loss.
PRP for a natural breast lift
The natural aging process can cause your breasts to lose their color and elasticity; they may also collapse and become droopy. A PRP Breast Lift® in Cincinnati can be a great option to re-enhance augmentation & to increase nipple sensitivity.
A PRP Breast Lift consists of injections directly into breast tissue. Growth factors activate the multipotent stem cells already in the tissue, tricking them into thinking an injury has occurred. As a result, your body generates younger tissue.
The benefits don’t stop there! Over time, multipotent stem cells develop into new collagen, blood vessels, and fatty tissue to naturally add volume to your bust area
For most patients, their results continue improving over the following 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years!
Keep in mind that a PRP Breast Lift will not be as drastic as a surgical breast lift or augmentation, in fact it is best used as an enhancement to augmentation.Good candidates for this procedure are women who want to add volume to their cleavage to appear more youthful, not change their size.
PRP for sexual wellness and enhancement
PRP injections work great for men and women to enhance their sexual experience. In fact, our specialists at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates have seen firsthand exactly how much the O-Shot® and P-Shot® work for our patients!
Throughout the years, your vagina goes through changes that can negatively impact your sex life. Fortunately, the O-Shot helps alleviate a variety of vaginal problems.
The injections themselves are very quick; expect them to be done within a few minutes. A medical professional will first inject your platelet-rich plasma into the anterior wall of your vagina, then directly into the clitoris. Results typically take 12 weeks to see the full effect, and some women may require a series of two or three O-Shot treatments.
Our medical professionals have found that the O-Shot helps with:
A condition in which women can experience a range of symptoms. From mild discomfort with sexual intercourse to severe itching, tearing and blistering of the skin, causing significant pain and decreased sensation. Over time, the lips of the vagina can become scarred and fused together.
Female Orgasmic Disorder
A woman who suffers from Female Orgasmic Disorder has the desire to have sex and can get aroused, but she has difficulty reaching an orgasm. This can lead to so much frustration that she may avoid sex all together.
Dyspareunia is a serious condition where women feel pain during sex that has nothing to do with dryness or vaginal spasms. Many women with this condition can’t suffer through the pain of sex, which in turn, may disrupt their daily lives.
Bladder incontinence is something many women have to deal with. It can be embarrassing to find that your bladder has leaked after simply laughing or coughing.
As the body ages, the vagina can lose its ability to properly lubricate, which can make sex painful. This is a completely normal experience that tends to happen around menopause. It can also occur with women who breastfeed, after breast cancer treatments, and during the use of certain medications.
The Pripasus Shot (P-Shot) is an all-natural way to help treat erectile dysfunction and other conditions. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction can’t get and/or maintain an erection. It’s a disorder that’s common and affects 50% of men over 40 to some degree. Especially as you age, blood flow to the penis decreases, which makes it more difficult for an erection to occur.
By injecting PRP directly into the penile tissue, growth factors promote the formation of new blood vessels. Over time, increased blood flow can help reverse erectile dysfunction to take the stress away from sexual intercourse.
It usually takes around 12 weeks to see the full results. But once that 12-week mark hits, about 60% of men improve after just one P-Shot treatment, and after two treatments, that number jumps to 85%!
Another option at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates to consider in place of PRP is placental growth factors. To learn more about PGF, schedule a consultation.
Schedule your PRP treatments in Cincinnati at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
Let our experts help you find the right PRP treatments in Cincinnati for your needs. As a combined medspa and medical practice, we have the unique ability to not only boost your overall health, but also help you enhance your outer beauty with aesthetic treatments.
We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality aesthetic treatments and wellness plans to help you look great and feel great. No matter what, we will stick with you throughout your entire journey, because your goals are our goals.
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