Wellness & Sexual Health
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma that contains various growth factors. It’s an FDA approved, safe treatment derived from your own blood. Although platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which accelerate tissue repair and wound healing. These growth factors activate and stimulate regeneration by encouraging collagen production in your own skin. When combined with diVa, PRP helps to improve the thickening of the vaginal walls and to reverse volume loss in these walls as a result of aging.
How is the PRP collected?
- Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
- The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from other components of the blood.
- Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the treatment area. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the healing process.
If after reviewing all the information you feel you would benefit from this procedure, call the salon to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bennet Willard. Be in and out on your lunch hour, and on your way to better Health!