PRP to Reverse Signs of Aging

The changes that come with aging affect more than the skin on your lovely face. If you’re noticing thinning hair and discomfort in the vaginal area, especially with sex, you may be experiencing the hormonal changes associated with menopause. Childbirth and chronic (long-term) medical issues can also affect the health of your skin, including vaginal tissue and hair follicles.

Dr. Melissa Delgado and Nurse Practitioner Wendy Robers are highly experienced in administering PRP. They also understand how the aging process can affect your self-confidence, relationships, and overall sense of well-being.

They are very pleased with the results platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers women who prefer a natural, nonsurgical solution to aging. And don’t we all? She’s happy to answer a few questions about PRP and the many benefits it can provide.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

First used by plastic and orthopedic surgeons to speed healing following injuries and surgical procedures, PRP therapy uses the power of your own blood to enhance your body’s tissue regeneration process.

Platelets are tiny cells that occur naturally in your blood. When they encounter damaged tissue, they send out signals that alert your body to increase production of collagen and other healing substances in the damaged region.  

With PRP therapy, we use a simple procedure to concentrate the platelets from a small sample of your blood. The resulting material is then processed quickly and injected into targeted treatment areas, such as sagging or wrinkled facial skin, to naturally restore tone and elasticity.

What can you treat with PRP?

PRP therapy is often an excellent remedy for numerous skin issues related to aging, childbirth, or chronic medical conditions and their treatment.

This may include:

PRP therapy increases blood supply and collagen production to treated areas, which can smooth wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

The potential effects of PRP on vaginal tissue include increased natural lubrication, which decreases irritation from dryness and often allows for greater sexual pleasure.

On your head, growth factors stimulated by the high platelet concentration can increase hair follicle activity, which adds thickness and volume to your hair.

What is a PRP therapy session like?

PRP therapy is a relatively quick and nearly painless procedure that’s done in our office, and it generally takes much less than an hour to complete.

We start with a blood draw, much like those you experience with lab studies. You may experience a slight twinge with insertion of the needle, but our staff is highly experienced at performing blood draws, so we can ease the discomfort.

The blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins fast enough to separate the red and white blood cells from the plasma and platelets.

The platelet-rich plasma solution is then injected into the targeted treatment areas. You may again feel a small needle prick with the injection, but we use very small, fine needles for this therapy, and most people report only mild discomfort if any.

Dr. Delgado and NP Roberts are passionate about using their extensive medical knowledge to help you live the healthy, energetic, and youthful life you crave. Schedule your appointment today if you’d like to discover more about the potential benefits of PRP therapy.

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