Gynecological Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a regenerative therapy that utilizes the patient's own blood to create an injectable solution containing an enhanced concentration of the patient's own platelets. In order to concentrate the platelets, the whole blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the serum. The prepared PRP solution is then injected back into the patient's body at the target area increasing the concentration of bioactive proteins that act as a catalyst for accelerating the wound healing process. Growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the migration of stem cells to the injured area which can differentiate into chondrocytes, endothelial cells and other cell types. This can help regenerate your tissue.

Gynecological Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma
Do you suffer from urinary incontinence or vaginal dryness? Do you have difficulty achieving orgasm or find intercourse painful?  Have you been diagnosed with lichen sclerosis or have residual pain from an episiotomy?  Gynecological applications of PRP can help to rejuvenate the labial tissues, decrease pain from scarring, decrease symptoms of urinary urgency and incontinence, and help sensitize the clitoris and G spot to help women better achieve orgasm.

How is this procedure performed?
A minimal amount of blood is drawn from the patient and processed in office to create the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This solution is then injected back into the patient which signals the body to begin the healing cascade which includes signaling stem cells and growth factors to the target area. For gynecological applications of PRP, the platelets are activated prior to injection causing immediate degranulation and signaling of growth factors to the specific target area.

How many treatments will I need?

PRP treatment generally consists of approximately 3 treatments spaced 6-12 weeks apart. Each patient has a unique history and presents with different symptoms, therefore treatments must be individualized. Many patients start to note improvement in symptoms after the first 2 treatments.

Click below to view the latest research on gynecological applications of platelet rich plasma:

PRP study for female sexual dysfunction

PRP study for lichen sclerosis

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of gynecological PRP treatment? Call to schedule a new patient consultation with Dr. Leanne Florence, ND.