Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used clinically for a long time, for everything from sports injuries to aesthetics. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, making it very well tolerated and safe. This blood concentrate contains an abundance of growth factors which signal the body to stimulate one’s own repair mechanisms, leading to revitalized and rejuvenated tissues.
We can use this same approach to treat the tissues of the pelvic floor. Ideal candidates for PRP to the pelvic floor are women who are seeking:
- Decreased Urinary Incontinence*
- Increased Lubrication
- Stronger Orgasms
- Increased Sexual Desire
The procedure is performed in office, with minimal discomfort, and very little recovery time. The day of your appointment, we draw your blood, harvest out the PRP portion, and after applying a numbing anesthetic cream, inject the concentrate rich in growth factors back into your tissue.
If you are looking for more options to treat your urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, or you simply want some revitalization, PRP for the pelvic floor may be right for you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The “O-spot” is a collection of nerves very close to the urethral gland at the opening of the urethra. Platelets and growth factors in the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) activate stem cells called unipotent cells triggering the vaginal, urethral and clitoral tissues to regenerate and recover their youthful potential. Circulation to the area increases as well as nerve regrowth. PRP stimulates the woman’s own stem cells to regenerate and repair urethral damage and weakness.
Many women experience relief from incontinence in the first few weeks after treatment and continue to improve in the following 2 months. Occasionally another treatment is necessary for more complete resolution.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The effects of this treatment can happen almost immediately, although for some women it may take 6-9 weeks. The growth factors and platelets regrow nerve and blood vessels enhancing a woman’s sexual response and her ability to control urine. Many times the response is dramatic.
The procedure may need to be repeated, depending on the situation. You don’t have to struggle with urinary incontinence anymore! You now have a revolutionary new procedure available to you.
*Urinary Incontinence is when urine is involuntarily expelled from the bladder while laughing, coughing, sneezing, dancing, running or even getting out of bed. Loss of support for the urethra (the small tube from the bladder to the outside) can happen during childbirth, aging or from trauma.
Urge incontinence, also called an overactive bladder, is a dysfunction from muscle contraction which can leak large amounts of urine immediately without time to reach a bathroom.
Urinary Incontinence gets worse over time unless it is treated. Although it affects women of all ages, it is most prevalent among our seniors. Bladder control issues affect 35% of women over the age of 60. Struggling with urinary incontinence is one of the discomforts and indignities of aging, after childbirth, or just having a weak bladder.
Many women have to wear an adult diaper or sanitary pad to control the embarrassment of odor and wetness. Many women alter their lifestyles to accommodate their bladder weakness, limiting outings and exercise. Women avoid social outings and activities, sex, and exercise to avoid embarrassment.
It is no wonder that urinary incontinence is linked with depression and anxiety. This situation is not hopeless. The PRP treatments effectively address this condition with just a few sessions.