Platelet Rich Plasma also has a long history in the treatment of surgical recovery, bone cancer, ulcers, and torn ligaments, and there have been reported successes in a large variety of other conditions. We use platelet rich plasma in Asheville to rejuvenate and heal your skin.
Pro athletes have been receiving PRP injections in their joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles for nearly two decades. Many elite athletes have used PRP therapy for sports injuries to recover faster and avoid surgery. Today, some professional sports teams’ training rooms contain a centrifuge. The use of PRP is FDA approved and totally safe, without side effects, since it’s your own body’s natural healing products that are used. PRP can heal the skin with the body’s natural powers of rejuvenation and we have been using it with great success in our Asheville, NC office.
How PRP Works
A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. The blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun so that it separates. After 15 minutes, we take the PRP from the centrifuge and inject it into the skin.
The platelet-rich plasma stimulates new collagen to form at the injection site because it is enriched with platelets and proteins that stimulate growth. Essentially, the plasma and growth factors begin making new blood vessels and new collagen. The use of your own body’s natural growth factors and other healing and rejuvenating products may astound you!
Because this process involves your own blood and no other additive or medications, it is 100% natural. We use in a number of different applications from aesthetics for improving skin elasticity and firmness to sexual health challenges.
The Vampire Facial, done with minimal discomfort, uses PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) by injecting it in areas of the face that tend to “age” faster than other areas. Underneath the eyes, around the lips, over the cheeks, and any scars such as old acne or chickenpox, will become more youthful naturally. We also will apply PRP and “push” it into the deep layers using a physician grade device known as “micro-needling”. The results are unlike any other facial you’ve ever had! There is little to no “downtime” or discomfort, as opposed to harsh ablative lasers or chemical peels.
Used with our other technologies such as PRP for skin tightening, and our IPL Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL Treatments), we can promise you a facial treatment that compares to none other in western North Carolina.
Many women develop a “leather” chest over time due to many factors, especially sun damage. With PRP much of this can be “erased” or dramatically improved.
As with the facial rejuvenation, the use of Protégé to tighten the skin and the IPL to lessen any pigmented spots, will create a natural and more youthful décolletage.
And for the age spots, our IPL or Intense Pulsed Light therapy uses one of the best and newest devices in western NC.
Hands, Yes Hands!
Hands are one of the first parts of the body, especially in women, to show one’s “true” age. Yet many women put far more emphasis on their face. Now you can rejuvenate your hands in a few simple office visits using PRP, IPL and dermal fillers such as Perlane® or JUVÉDERM®. In one visit, take decades off the looks of your hands, with little to no discomfort, providing a natural and more youthful appearance.
Non-Surgical Breast Augmentation and Nipple Sensitivity Restoration
The Vampire Breast Lift, minimally invasive, no downtime, relatively little if any discomfort procedure can be done on women who have implants or no implants. Unfortunately, one of the first places a woman loses fat when she begins a program of healthy eating, exercise, etc. is in her breasts, then her face, and often her buttocks. Just as the facial rejuvenation helps the face, the same can be done for the breasts and nipples using PRP.
In this procedure, PRP is injected in the area of the breasts most women would like more volume, the areas of cleavage and bust that are seen while wearing a bra and a sexy top! The use of optional dermal fillers will complement the outcome and show instant results.
For women who have lost some nipple sensitivity either to surgery or just over time as they age, PRP therapy will naturally provide the more youthful sensation most women desire.
All of which can be done with minimal if any discomfort, and with essentially no down time.
Women come to Biltmore Restorative Medicine to restore and re-experience how they felt and looked when they were younger. That includes sexually energy and satisfaction. While we generally help to achieve this with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), some women still need an extra boost.
The procedure is simple, quick, and with minimal risk since we are simply re-injecting a patient’s own concentrated plasma with enriched growth factors back into their own bodies. It is also relatively painless. The results for some women are instantaneous, but for the majority of women it takes several weeks to achieve the full effects. After the procedure you are able to immediately resume normal activities including your preferred sexual activities.
Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
As a Duke trained and professor of Urology, I’ve been treating incontinence for over 25 years! Many women have involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence (UI). Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing. Others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. The risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and cause tremendous emotional distress.
Before PRP we used products that were often rejected by the body, eroded through the tissues and basically often caused more harm than good. Today we have the ability to use the body’s own platelet rich plasma to provide the necessary tissue rejuvenation. It is a simple, relatively painless procedure. It takes less than an hour. The PRP rejuvenates the nerves, muscles and clitoral/ urethral/ bladder/ vaginal interface. Many patients experience reduction in Urinary Incontinence, improvement and strengthening of orgasmic activity and reduction of pain during intercourse. As a board certified urologist, I’ve got the most experience in western NC utilizing this revolutionary new procedure.
Female Orgasm Enhancement
Using the procedure called the O-Shot® (Orgasm Shot) we are able after thorough application of anesthetics, to place PRP into areas of female anatomy to greatly enhance orgasms. Nearly every women will benefit, whether it’s increased intensity, quicker, or multiple orgasms, to achieving penetrative orgasms, or orgasms for the first time. This procedure is so revolutionary it was recently included in the 2015 Oscar goody bags!
This procedure is not as painful you would think. With proper anesthesia, most patients feel nothing, or very little, as far as any pain or discomfort. And the results can be immediate, with no downtime, and will improve over the subsequent months, and often lasts years.
Using the procedure known as the Priapus Shot® (P-Shot), after complete numbing, PRP is placed in the penis. Results include firmer and larger erections due to increased vascular and neural growth. Flaccid penile size is also increased, both length and girth. This procedure is also used to treat Peyronie’s disease, where the penis is curved, making intercourse painful and difficult.
So as you can see, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma has come a long way since pro-athletes introduced its use speed up recovery of injured areas. Using the body’s own restorative and rejuvenating abilities, to safely improve nearly any area of the body. At Biltmore Restorative Medicine, we are proud to be the most comprehensive provider of PRP procedures in western NC.
We invite you to call our office with any questions and more details on any of the procedures discussed in this article.
Call us today at 828-505-2885 for more information and to schedule an appointment.