The cutting-edge use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can rejuvenate your look, heal aching joints, and even boost your sex life. At Izar Wellness Institute located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Rafael Nieto offers PRP therapy for a wide variety of aesthetic and health advancements. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how PRP therapy can help you.
Your blood contains blood cells, platelets, and plasma – the liquid portion. Platelets are a small percentage of your blood, but offer an enormous benefit in supporting healing and providing growth factors. PRP therapy is a way to concentrate these benefits.
To prepare the plasma, Dr. Rafael Nieto has a small amount of blood drawn from your arm. Your blood is then spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. This creates the PRP that can be administered for a variety of therapies.
PRP therapy has a wide variety of applications. Dr. Nieto uses it to enhance your appearance and your health with treatments that include:
The healing qualities of platelets are versatile, so they’re effective in numerous, diverse treatments.
A PRP facial combines microneedling with the application of platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate your complexion.
Microneedling uses a device equipped with dozens of microneedles to create mini holes in the skin of your face. These holes trigger your body into thinking it’s been injured, which causes it to send growth factors to the site. Microneedling also boosts collagen remodeling. Collagen is a skin-strengthening compound that your body produces naturally.
Microneedling also makes your skin especially receptive to the PRP topically to further enhance rejuvenation and cellular repair.
The growth factors in PRP can stimulate hair follicles. This encourages them to promote new growth on your scalp in areas where you have thinning. Usually at least three to four treatments in a 4-6 week period will result in a thicker head of hair. You may need regular touch-up treatments every few months to maintain the growth.
The healing factors in PRP help degenerated or injured joints heal themselves. PRP is a viable alternative to surgery. In arthritis sufferers, PRP injected into failing joints can reduce pain, improve function, and potentially slow or even reverse cartilage damage.
When injections of PRP are applied to specific areas of the penis, growth factors promote vasodilation and the growth of new blood vessels in the penis. PRP injections help men overcome the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. A one-time injection may also stimulate certain nerves in the penis to regenerate.
Women may also benefit from PRP injections to combat the vaginal dryness that accompanies menopause and often disrupts their sex lives.
To learn how you can benefit from the revolutionary treatments using PRP therapy, call the Izar Wellness Institute or book an appointment online.