Nerd Alert: Cool Science Behind Powerful PRP Injections for Hair Restoration

 

Have you heard about the incredible healing powers of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP? This innovative treatment encourages natural growth and regeneration. Thanks to medical science, we now have a better understanding of the vital role these platelets play in helping your body recover from injury. 

PRP has up to five times the number of platelets available in normal circulating blood. PRP has been in use in dentistry, wound healing, skin grafting, orthopedics, and sports medicine for the past few decades, and its applications continue to expand. Today, PRP injections have begun revolutionizing the world of hair restoration treatments.

 How Does PRP Treatment Work?

Blood consists of two primary components: red blood cells and plasma. Plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors that can help stimulate hair follicles and prolong the growth stage of the hair cycle. When used for hair loss, PRP encourages dormant follicles to enter an active growth phase.

PRP treatments for hair loss are not only an all-natural solution, but a medically and scientifically backed option as well. As an effective, minimally invasive therapeutic option for patients who are experiencing hair loss, PRP injections have shown remarkable promise in improving hair growth and increasing both hair count and hair thickness. 

PRP treatment for hair loss begins by drawing blood from your arm, just like you would expect when you donate blood. Next, a machine called a centrifuge rapidly spins the vial of drawn blood to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. Then, your doctor will inject the extracted PRP into your scalp at the follicular level.

 Who Can Get PRP Hair Loss Treatment?

Almost any male or female patient with hair loss concerns is qualified to get PRP injections, but people with more recent hair loss tend to respond better. That’s because it is more of an “uphill battle” to reactivate hair follicles that have remained inactive for a long period.

PRP also works well for both men and women who have androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head. We do not recommend PRP therapy for hair loss to people who have an illness such as lupus or a thyroid problem, as these conditions will continue to cause hair loss as time goes on. Finally, note that if you are taking blood thinners, your platelets will be less effective, which can adversely affect your results from PRP therapy.

Risks and Recovery for PRP Injections

While it might sound extreme to use plasma to stimulate hair growth, the procedure is safe and has virtually no side effects to worry about. Since PRP comes from your blood, there are no risks of biocompatibility issues or an allergic reaction.

Most patients do not require any anesthetic or sedation during the treatment, reporting only a sensation of mild pressure at the injection site. If you experience any discomfort after your treatment, you can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil. Mild bruising may be another side effect, but it usually resolves within the first two weeks or so.

The treatment also takes little to no downtime for recovery, and most patients can go back to work the same day, if they choose.

Your Results of PRP for Hair Restoration

Though outcomes vary, it takes most people between two and three months to notice an improvement after PRP therapy for hair restoration. The first result patients usually notice is decreased shedding, followed by regrowth and increased hair length.

A regular treatment schedule is essential for preventing hair from falling out and continuing to stimulate hair regrowth. PRP injections typically take place monthly for three to four months, and then every three to six months for up to two years afterward. The injection frequency will depend on your unique results, in addition to factors such as age, hormones, genetics, and the pattern and extent of your hair loss.

While PRP can create excellent results on its own, it can also help promote hair growth before getting a hair transplant procedure, if you decide to take that step. Under a doctor’s supervision, PRP can be part of a multi-stage approach to reversing hair loss, including medications such as finasteride and minoxidil. 

Ask Us About PRP for Hair Loss Today

If you’re tired of hiding your thinning hair with hats and wigs, contact us to learn more about whether PRP injections are right for you.

Enhance Your Sex Life With the PRP Shot (For Female and Male Enhancement)

Most of us accept the fact that as we get older, our sex can lose its sizzle. This is a shame, because having sex more often later in life has a range of both physical and emotional health benefits. It can prevent insomnia, for instance, something which adults over the age of 40 typically experience more frequently. Having sex regularly can also lower a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer and reduce the incidence of headaches in people of both genders. Research has even shown that having sex three times a week or more can make both men and women look younger. According to research conducted by neuropsychologist, David Weeks of Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, couples who have sex several times a week look an astounding ten years younger than couples who don’t. While the reason for this difference is not yet fully understood, Dr. Weeks believes the hormones released during sex may play a role. (Declining hormone levels are closely related to the loss of age-fighting compounds like collagen and elastin.)

Clearly, maintaining an active sex life is more than just a nice bonus that adds intimacy to our relationships—it’s a personal health issue. That’s why so many doctors and patients alike have welcomed the development of the PRP shot. This safe, noninvasive treatment can greatly enhance both male and female sexual health.

How Does the PRP Shot Work?

The secret to the PRP shot’s safety and efficacy lies in where this injectable compound comes from: The patient’s own body. PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma.” To create a PRP injection, cosmetic surgeons extract a tiny amount of blood from each individual patient they treat. After extraction, the patient’s blood is subjected to a special process wherein its platelets are separated and concentrated. Because these platelets are rich in natural growth factors—substances the blood carries to wounds in order to stimulate new tissue growth—they have the ability to substantially revitalize treated areas. When injected into the genitals (don’t worry—your nether regions will be thoroughly numbed when this occurs), they stimulate the growth of connective tissues and improve circulation. This results in improved clitoral sensation in women and stronger, longer lasting erections in men.

What Makes the PRP Shot Better than Other Sexual Performance Enhancements?

Initially, many patients are understandably hesitant about the idea of genital injections, regardless of the fact that getting a PRP shot is completely painless for the vast majority of patients. When one examines the risks associated with performance-enhancing drugs, however, the PRP shot clearly emerges as the safer, more effective option. Not only are drugs like Viagra only 20-50% more effective than a placebo when it comes to treating erectile dysfunction, they have a long list of side effects. Viagra can cause everything from headaches to flushing, indigestion, nasal congestion, and even serious side effects like vision loss and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Because many people over 50—particularly men—are living with cardiovascular disease, drugs like Viagra are a risky way of treating age-related sexual dysfunction. When combined with many common medications for heart disease and high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction drugs can cause sometimes fatal complications. Moreover, they are not suitable for patients living with kidney or liver disease.

The PRP shot, on the other hand, is safe for almost 100% of patients due to the fact that it’s made out of substances that are sourced from the patient’s own body. PRP has no serious side effects and it’s impossible to have an allergic to PRP. Better still, patients don’t have to sacrifice efficacy in order to enjoy this elevated level of safety. According to a study published in the Aesthetics Journal, patients of both genders who elected to have two successive PRP treatments reported an average satisfaction rate of 85-90% after two years… And all without having to continually purchase and take pills. Clearly, the PRP shot doesn’t simply give patients the ability to reach a climax; it gives them their sexual freedom back.

Experience the Power of PRP

If you’ve lost the ability to reach a climax or maintain an erection, the PRP shot can help you get your sexual performance—and your confidence—back in peak condition. If you have any questions about this innovative treatment, feel free to contact us for more information. We’ll be happy to explain the PRP shot in more depth or help you book a consultation.

The PRP-Shot for Male Enhancement

Do you struggle with your sex life because of an enlarged prostate, or diabetes? Here is some information about a medical innovation which can change your life!

What is the PRP Shot for Male Enhancement?

The PRP-Shot (Priapus Shot®) is a painless procedure which delivers lasting improvements in a man’s sexual performance, especially those who have lost sex-drive because of diabetes, drug side effects, after effects of surgery, prostate cancer, or an enlarged prostate.

Priapus was Greek Mythology’s god of virility, but the PRP-shot is no myth! It is an innovative medical procedure which can successfully treat ED (erectile dysfunction). Unlike other ED procedures, the PRP-shot delivers lasting results you can’t attain from creams,  pills, or other ED treatments.

This pain-free injection represents the advances in medical innovation for male enhancement. The PRP-Shot can restore sexual performance consistent to a 20-year-old, and is one of the only non-surgical treatments for ED which can enlarge the

How does this shot work?

It involves the harvesting and insertion of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into target areas of the penis. It uses natural growth factors to revitalize the penis. The process is natural, and there is no chance of rejection or an allergic reaction.

PRP is derived from your blood. As with any procedure which uses PRP, the PRP-shot starts with extracting a small amount of blood and separating platelets through a special centrifuge. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the penis base. This process is considered a form of stem cell therapy which will enhance both size and performance.

Who are Ideal Candidates for The PRP-shot?

Suitable candidates are men seeking an improved sex life through optimal performance and size. Half of all men between the ages of 35 and 65 have some problems with ED or other sexual issues. The PRP-Shot was designed specifically for these men.

The procedure is also helpful for men who have lost erectile function because of prostate issues or other medical conditions like diabetes or hypertension. The PRP-Shot can help men who need help from time to time or for those who have not experienced an erection for years.

Also, for men who are not satisfied with oral medications like Viagra, the P-Shot is a great alternative.

FAQs about PRP-Shot

How soon can I see results?

The results are almost immediate. There are cases where men have gone home after the procedure and seen sexual performance immediately. Noticeable size increase could take a few weeks.

What are the side effects?

The PRP-Shot is an in-office procedure with little or no downtime. With the natural treatment using your blood, there are no known side-effects.

Where is the PRP-Shot given?

The shot is applied to areas of your penis which is important to erectile function and sexual arousal.

Is the PRP-Shot painful?

Before the procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied which allows it to be painless. This anesthetic will also allow the PRP to work in certain parts where sexual arousal is sensitive.

How much size enhancement can I expect?

Two to three inches in size and girth have been reported after about three weeks.

For more information about the PRP-Shot, call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa today at 847-367-8815