As an integral part of the regenerative medicine field, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy rejuvenates, restores, and improves numerous health and aesthetic concerns. At Winnie King, MD Aesthetics and Wellness in Houston, Texas, Dr. King integrates this cutting-edge, natural therapy into several procedures for both men and women. If you want younger-looking skin, thicker hair on your head, or even an enhanced sex life, PRP treatments may be for you. Call to learn more or use the online booking system to request the next available appointment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a nonsurgical procedure that promotes your body’s natural ability to heal itself from injury or illness. PRP can relieve pain in arthritic joints, chronic muscle pain, and help your body heal from acute injuries. It’s also a widely accepted skin rejuvenation treatment, hair restoration therapy, and it has the power to improve sexual function for both men and women.
Perhaps the best part about PRP is that it comes from your own blood, so side effects are minimal if any. Regardless of the procedure, each PRP treatment begins the same way — with your own blood. Your blood carries special growth factors, or proteins, that can be used to stimulate new cells in the areas you’re having treated.
So, when you want younger-looking skin, a Vampire Facial® or a Vampire Facelift® may be the ideal solution. Or, if you want to restore hair growth on your head, PRP hair restoration is an effective treatment. PRP also has the ability to help both women and men improve urinary incontinence and sexual problems with the O-Shot® for women and P-Shot® for men.
When you come in for a PRP treatment, Dr. King first draws a small amount of blood from your arm. Next, she processes your blood in a high-speed centrifuge to separate the proteins and plasma from other blood components. She then uses this high concentration of platelet-rich plasma for your particular treatment.
If you’re having a Vampire Facial, Dr. King first performs a microneedling procedure to create tiny punctures in the surface of your facial skin. She then applies the PRP directly to the treated areas of your face so your skin absorbs it. The PRP stimulates healing in the tiny punctures in your skin and triggers new collagen production. As your skin heals, you appear more youthful, with smoother skin and a healthier glow.
The Vampire Facelift is a similar procedure, only Dr. King injects the PRP directly into areas of your face you’d like to firm, lift, and tighten. The Vampire Breast Lift®, the O-Shot, and the P-Shot also involve PRP injections into specific areas of your body for optimal results there.
Dr. King assesses your overall health and lifestyle to help determine if PRP therapies are right for you. In most cases, if you’re a nonsmoker and you want a natural way to relieve numerous effects of aging without taking medications or undergoing invasive surgeries, PRP is an ideal treatment option.
Find out how PRP treatments can help you improve your overall health and wellness. Call to schedule a consultation or book online.