Microneedling & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Microneedling and PRP
What is microneedling?
This pen is set to penetrate at the right speed and depth through the outer, superficial layer of the skin (the epidermis) into the slightly deeper layer (the dermis) just underneath. Nothing is injected; the procedure is really just the “needling” itself, which in turn stimulates the dermis to release certain special active biomolecules into the surrounding skin. These biomolecules kick the reparative process into high gear.
Areas of face which are deficient in collagen tend to look thin, loose, wrinkled, rough, and weathered. Microneedling improves the appearance of skin by increasing localized collagen production.
What is the Vampire Facial®?
Cell therapy, the science of harnessing and using the body’s own healing and reparative properties, is the latest development in anti-aging technology. Long used in orthopedic medicine to stimulate healthy tissue and facilitate bone repair after injury, this model is now being applied to heal and correct the damage of time and environmental factors to the face and body. Dr. Charles Runels developed a technique specifically catering to aesthetic medicine in 2010 as an alternative to expensive and invasive surgical procedures. The PRP Facelift® and PRP Breast lift®, commonly known as Vampire® procedures, are popular Hollywood treatments with global demand.
A Vampire Facial® combines microneedling with application of Platelet-Rich Plasma. The procedure begins with drawing blood from the patient and then using a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The patient then undergoes a microneedling treatment. The PRP is then applied topically to the skin during the treatment. Injection of the PRP may also be used for deeper penetration and optimal results. Juvéderm®, the world’s most popular dermal filler from Allergan, can also be used in concert with the microneedling and topical and/or injected PRP for the Vampire Facelift® to provide instant results and bridge the gap between the initial treatment and the final result.
Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors which are important for new cell generation and functions, such as creating new collagen and strengthening elastins, and are extremely beneficial to the skin. Microneedling allows for deep penetration of the growth factors and improves the results of the treatment significantly. This procedure is appropriate for those patients looking to:
- improve fine lines/wrinkles
- improve skin texture/under eye bags
- reduce pore size
- soften acne scars
The Vampire Facelift, Facial, and Breast Lift are three PRP treatments available at Empower, and represent the clinic’s commitment to bringing the safest, most effective, and most innovative treatments to you.
PRP Hair Regrowth
A wide range of elements—including heredity, stress, illness, medical treatment and nutritional issues—can lead to unwanted conditions of thinning hair and hair loss. For example, 40% of women experience thinning hair because of menopause, and one in four women are predisposed to hereditary hair loss. And, according to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of 35, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.
PRP Stem Cell Hair Boost procedure combines a proprietary vitamin complex with stem cell transfer, microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to stimulate new growth, enhance existing hair follicles and hair density and prevent shedding.
Best performed in thinning areas, the treatment can also achieve a degree of new growth where hair is missing completely.
Sexual Well being
Both men and women can enhance sexual performance and restore their confidence levels. PRP not only rejuvenates the physical appearance of the vagina, which commonly loses elasticity and firmness over time, it also provides a powerful “boost” to a woman’s sexual functionality. Our Orgasm Shot technique produces physiological rejuvenation, stimulating cells and leading to more lubrication, more elasticity and heightened sexual pleasure. We have also discovered that the technique is effective for managing urinary incontinence. As part of the protocol for men, the Penile PRP-shot (P-Shot) uses blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate aging erections by increasing collagen and elastic fibers, smoothing muscle mass and stimulating growth of new blood vessels and nerves. Patients report stronger and longer-lasting erections with variable size enhancement.
The Orgasm Shot (O-shot) is a very specific method of using blood-derived growth factors that stimulate stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue.
- A Tighter Vagina.
- Younger, Smoother Skin of The Vaginal Lips.
- Increased Lubrication.
- Increased Clitoral Size.
- Greater Arousal from Clitoral Stimulation.
- Stronger and More Frequent Orgasms.
It’s not only about the cosmetic & sexual benefits. The Orgasm Shot has been shown to decrease the effects of urinary incontinence!
- Numbing cream is applied to the vagina 30 – 40 minutes before the procedure.
- 2 teaspoons of your own blood are drawn.
- A state-of-the-art PRP machine spins the blood to a high concentration of powerful platelet rich plasma.
- PRP is then carefully injected into the small tissue between the Clitoris & Urethra.
- Radio Frequency is used to enhance the PRP and smooth out vaginal tissues.
- There are no allergic reactions because your own body’s fluids are used.
The Priapus Shot® (P-Shot) uses safe, pain-free injections of a patient’s own platelet rich plasma to rejuvenate the penis and stimulate new tissue growth, resulting in improved erections that are larger, firmer and more frequent. It also, can help ED caused by diabetes.
Men who have undergone this procedure are able to obtain an erection with decreased or no use of ED medications, have noticed an increased penis girth and size of approximately 10-15%, have longer-lasting erections and better orgasms. The effectiveness of the P-Shot is also dependent on men having optimal testosterone levels.
These procedures can be combined with our Acoustic Wave Therapy for erectile dysfunction or state of the art Vaginal Rejuvenation procedure. Patients are encouraged to repeat this treatment every 18 months for continued results.