Have you harnessed the power of PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma? This substance comes from your own body and it can be used in many different ways. Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is a natural product composed of your own blood. PRP is used for many treatments because it contains a number of biochemicals that stimulate cell growth and healing. Your blood is drawn in the usual manner and spun in a centrifuge to remove the red blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then ready for use in rejuvenation. At Catalyst, we use PRP for facial rejuvenation (Vampire Facial®), hair loss, vaginal rejuvenation (O-Shot) and more. Read more about each treatment below!
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials, more commonly referred to as the Vampire Facial® have gained much recognition in the last few years. You may even recall some alarming selfies of celebrities like Kim Kardashian with blood-pocked faces. Although the viral social media exposure made the process appear quite dramatic, in reality, the Vampire Facial® is anything but scary. The Vampire Facial® can provide many aesthetic benefits to your skin, hence the hype!
A Vampire Facial® involves taking a sample of blood from your body, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and the red blood cells, and then micro-needling the plasma back into your face. The best part is, it’s all natural! Because it is all natural, it’s great for all skin types! This rejuvenation treatment helps with pore size, texture, and so much more. Harness your self-healing power.
PRP is an innovative option for hair restoration in individuals with thinning hair. The procedure is non-surgical and can significantly increase the growth of new hair through stimulation of the hair cells. Hair growth is increased by using the blood in your body during treatment. This can result in a dramatic improvement in your self-confidence and appearance with virtually no risk! The plasma in your blood contains a protein referred to as platelets. This growth factor is responsible for controlling the response of your body to injury and enhancing your production of new cells. When your plasma concentration is higher, your tissue growth is increased.
Hereditary hair loss is not an uncommon condition. Approximately eighty million individuals in the United States have hereditary hair loss. Since there is no downtime, you will not need to take time off work or miss out on your regular activities. It’s also a super safe procedure. This is due to the natural growth factors from your body being used instead of chemicals.
The O-Shot® is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that uses the growth factors each woman has in her own body to stimulate vaginal rejuvenation. Female sexual dysfunction is not a small problem: 20 – 50% of women experience some degree of low libido and dysfunction!
The O-Shot® procedure begins with a simple blood draw. Then, using a proprietary technique, platelets are separated and concentrated. The Platelet Rich Plasma containing growth factors extracted from your blood is then injected into an area near the clitoris and into the area of the upper vagina that is most important for the sexual response (the “o-spot”). These areas are numbed with a local anesthetic cream before injection, causing patients to experience little or no discomfort during the procedure.
Don’t sleep on PRP rejuvenation! To learn more about the incredible benefits of PRP treatments, contact our experienced providers at Catalyst! We’ve been performing PRP treatments for years and are so excited about the result they provide.