Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is among the most exciting innovations in aesthetic medicine in recent years. Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, of Dolce Vida Med Spa in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut, uses PRP in numerous treatments to help you look and feel your very best. If you’d like to learn more about how this natural treatment can enhance your confidence and wellness, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a preparation made from a small volume of your own blood. Human blood is a solution of liquids including water and plasma, as well as solids like red and white blood cells and platelets. Platelets help your blood clot, and are rich in growth factors that enhance healing.
To create PRP, a small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge, which spins your blood at a high rate of speed, separating the solids from the liquids. The platelets are then reintroduced into the plasma, creating a solution with a high concentration of growth factors.
There are a number of applications where platelet-rich plasma can enhance aesthetic treatments. At Dolce Vida Med Spa, PRP plays a central role in several popular treatments.
A facial is a combination of microneedling and PRP. Microneedling creates tiny punctures in your skin, triggering your natural healing response, creating new collagen and smooths the skin. Adding PRP to the process delivers a powerful healing boost.
For men and women struggling with hair loss, PRP injections can deliver impressive results without the need for transplants. A series of shallow injections deliver PRP directly into your scalp where it goes to work reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and boosting new hair growth.
One of the most popular applications of PRP is in sexual health. Both men and women can benefit from PRP injections, which increase sensitivity and circulation, trigger new tissue growth, and restore sexual fulfillment.
Injections are performed using very thin needles, and take just moments from start to finish. There’s no need for anesthesia, although a numbing cream can help in sensitive areas.
Unlike many injectable medications, PRP shots don’t lead to stinging or burning. That’s because the solution is made from your blood, a substance your body recognizes and readily accepts.
Choosing to work with a skilled practitioner also makes a big difference in PRP therapy. Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, has extensive experience in PRP injections and knows how to deliver this powerful solution exactly where needed with minimal discomfort.
If you’re curious about what PRP can do for you, book a personalized consultation online or by phone today.