PLATELET RICH PLASMA
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
- It is the fluid that remains after separating the red blood cells from your whole blood and it contains a high concentration of your own proteins, platelets and enzymes.
- It works by using your own blood components to produce stem cells, heal and regenerate new tissue
- Initially used for wound healing and orthopedic injuries with great success and is now used in multiple other areas in medicine
What is the process for PRP Therapy?
- It is done in the office and takes about an hour to complete
- After 60 cc of blood is drawn, it is spun down in a high speed centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells
- The highly concentrated plasma is then injected back into your tissues
- Once injected back, the growth factors stimulate stem cells to heal and regenerate new tissue over the next days and weeks
- Since we are using your own blood there is no risk for allergic reactions
What should I expect during the PRP Therapy?
The areas are prepped and numbed using a numbing cream.
There is minimal to NO PAIN and NO DOWN TIME
You can resume intercourse the next day if desired
Is PRP Therapy safe?
Even though it is not yet FDA approved, the experience of hundreds of physicians and their patients has been very encouraging regarding its efficacy and safety.
Potential side effects in < 1% can be bruising and possible injection site infection.
What can PRP Therapy treat?
Vaginal PRP is used to improve arousal, lubrication, orgasm and urinary incontinence.
Penile PRP is used to improve Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, and arousal
These injections were originally developed by Charles Runel, MD and named the O-Shot and P-shot. The names of these injections are proprietary to his practice and are therefore called vaginal and penile PRP in our practice.