Platelet Rich Plasma
A Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are derived from your own blood. The process begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun and the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of your blood. The highly concentrated plasma is collected and injected back into your tissue, wherever it's needed. There are growth factors in this plasma that stimulate stem cells to create new tissue in areas such as face, scalp, genital area, and joints. Since PRP is derived from your own body, there is very little risk of adverse reaction and your body readily accepts the treatment.
PRP is becoming one of the most popular methods to treat a variety of health and cosmetic concerns including:
- Frown lines, crow's feet
- Wrinkled skin
- Sexual wellness
- Erectile dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence
- Hair regrowth
PRP For pain
PRP injections can be used for a variety of soft tissue and joint concerns. These usually require two injections that occur four to six weeks apart. For more information, visit StudioPRP's Pain Free PRP page.
PRP For Facial Rejuvination
Visit our Facial Services page for more information about PRP for facial rejuvenation (also known as the Vampire Series).
Sexual wellness is a topic that is often overlooked in your healthcare providers office. Patient's often feel uncomfortable discussing problems related to sexual wellness or do not feel like dissatisfaction with their sex life is a topic to address with their provider. At Alaska Functional Medicine Clinic, we feel that addressing sexual wellness is just as important as all of the other parts of your health.
O-Shot® for women
PRP can be an effective treatment option for complaints such as lack of arousal, vaginal dryness, or urinary dysfunction. Known as the O-Shot®, this process uses platelets from your own blood to allow greater blood flow to your vaginal area, enhancing sensitivity and improving sexual function.
The process begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun and the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of your blood. The highly concentrated plasma is collected and, after numbing the area, injected back into an area near the clitoris and the upper vagina. Most patients experience little to no pain or discomfort during this procedure.
This process of this injection triggers the platelets to release growth factors which activate stem cells located in your vaginal tissues. This process regenerates the tissue, improves sexual function, increases lubrication, decreases painful intercourse, and decreases symptoms of urinary incontinence.
The P-Shot® For Men
Men have typically had very few options for addressing erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or penis girth. These issues are private might feel embarrassing to discuss with a healthcare provider. With PRP, we have more variety in the treatment options we can discuss for these issues.
The P-Shot® provides lasting improvements in sexual performance in men. It works especially well in those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, medication side effects, or other conditions such as diabetes. This option also comes without the side effects of other treatments.
The process begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun and the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of your blood. The highly concentrated plasma is collected and, after numbing the area, injected back into areas of the penis that are most important for sexual response. Most patients experience little to no pain or discomfort during this procedure.
These injections result in new blood vessel growth and improved circulation, stronger erections, increased sensation, enhanced sexual performance, and a decrease in symptoms of urinary incontinence. These benefits are often experienced immediately after the injection and the risk of side effects are low because PRP is derived from your own blood.
PRP for Hair growth
Millions of people, both men and women, struggle with hair loss. The reasons for hair loss vary, but the results can be damaging to your self esteem and confidence.
PRP offers a non-surgical hair regrowth strategy that is both safe and effective. The process begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun and the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of your blood. The highly concentrated plasma is collected and after numbing your scalp, injected back into the tissues in your scalp. This can be done all over your scalp or in a more targeted area such as your eyebrows or beard.
Pain is a common side effect of this treatment, but is easily managed with over the counter medications such as ibuprofen. Mild swelling of the forehead may occur 1-2 days after your treatment. This generally resolves within 48 hours. New hair growth can be seen as soon as two months but typically takes up to four months and continues to improve for up to a year after treatment. Current data shows that results have been maintained for up to two years, but since this procedure is relatively new, there is no data indicating that hair growth is permanent.
If you aren't sure if PRP is for you or you would like to schedule your PRP appointment, give us a call or send us an email!