There’s a renewed sense of excitement in the medical community because regenerative medicine therapies are showing great promise in solving some incredibly complex medical concerns.
At the core of these therapies is the use of stem cells and platelets to help tissues repair and rebuild themselves. We’re excited to bring this innovative approach to our aesthetic and wellness practice in the form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Here at Santé Aesthetics and Wellness in Portland, Oregon, Marcea Wiggins, ND, and our team stay abreast of the latest science when it comes to regeneration, and we’ve been amazed at some of the early results.
Whether you’re dealing with aging skin or declining sexual health, we can use PRP therapy to breathe new life into your cells for improved function.
Here’s a look at just a few of the areas where PRP can help.
Aging skin is the result of several forces, including prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and the natural loss of collagen and elastin in your skin.
As your skin cells become increasingly damaged and unable to turn over as they once did and your collagen fibers break down, you’re left with wrinkled and sagging skin.
Through PRP therapy, we introduce 1,500 protein-based bioactive factors into your skin, including growth factors and enzymes, that encourage tissue repair and cell turnover.
To obtain these platelets, we simply draw a sample of your own blood and separate them out in a centrifuge. We then inject that concentrate back into your weakened or damaged tissues.
When it comes to dialing back the years in your face, we can combine our PRP therapy with microneedling. This one-two approach allows us to break apart old skin, encourage a collagen response, and provide your skin with the tools it needs to rebuild healthier skin from below.
Or we can simply use PRP therapy alone for an all-natural facelift.
We can also use PRP therapy on your hands, which are some of the first areas to show signs of aging.
If you’re among the millions of people with thinning hair, PRP therapy can play a valuable role. When you lose hair, it’s a result of hair follicles that are weak and damaged. With PRP therapy, we introduce the growth factors your follicles need to continue to produce healthy hair.
Whether child-bearing or age has left you with declining vaginal health, we can turn to PRP therapy to improve circulation, lubrication, and innervation in your vaginal tissues. Also called the O-Shot®, this approach to your vaginal health can improve your sex life exponentially.
Undergoing PRP therapy
As we mentioned, to harvest your powerful platelets, all we need to do is draw a sample of your own blood. After we inject your platelets into the treatment areas, you’ll notice gradual results as the growth factors and proteins go to work to create the ultimate regenerative environment.
Most of our clients undergo a series of PRP treatments for best results. The treatments are long on results and short on side effects, since we’re injecting your own resources back into your body.
If you'd like to learn more about the amazing power of PRP therapy, please contact our office in Portland, Oregon, to set up a consultation.