Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is among the most exciting advancements in medical aesthetics and healthcare in general in recent years. At Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology in Gulfport, Mississippi, Michael McKay, MD, offers numerous treatments that harness the power of PRP to achieve impressive results. Learn more during a one-on-one consultation, which you can schedule from home using the online booking tool or over the phone during business hours.
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a solution created from a small volume of your own blood. The sample is drawn and placed in a medical centrifuge, which spins it at a high rate of speed. That spinning causes the liquid and solid components to separate.
The platelets settle into a distinct layer, making them easy to remove and deposit into the now-cleared plasma. Platelets are responsible for your blood’s clotting ability and are filled with growth factors that promote cellular development.
When injected back into the body, this powerful solution stimulates your natural healing abilities, helping your body create new cells, reducing inflammation, and promoting new blood vessel development.
Dr. McKay has undergone extensive training in the latest aesthetics tools and techniques and incorporates PRP into several therapies.
This cosmetic treatment begins with injecting PRP and dermal fillers into areas of your face where additional fullness is desired. Next, a microneedling session creates thousands of tiny channels into the deeper layers of your skin. PRP is spread onto the surface and allowed to penetrate deep within your skin to promote new collagen development.
A vampire facial is similar to a vampire facelift, without the use of dermal fillers. It involves a combination of microneedling with PRP therapy and is an effective way to improve the look and feel of your skin.
This treatment relies on injections of PRP to create additional fullness and lift in certain areas of your breasts. It’s not an effective way to dramatically increase the size or change the shape of your breasts, but it can add volume to specific areas. Dermal fillers can also be incorporated into a vampire breast lift.
PRP injections in your scalp can help boost new hair growth and fill in areas of thinning hair. Treatments involve many shallow injections, but the process is quick and is not painful. Over the following months, you’ll notice a boost in hair growth and thicker, fuller hair in the treatment area.
Platelet rich plasma can trigger cell growth and enhanced circulation in many areas of the body and can even improve your sexual health and wellness. A healthy sex life is a critical part of overall health, but over time, changes can make sex less enjoyable.
PRP injections into the vagina are called the O-Shot® and can increase vaginal lubrication, boost sensations, and enhance sexual desire. PRP injections into the penis are called the P-Shot® and can enhance erections, boost stimulation and sensitivity, and increase sex drive.
If you have questions about any of these PRP treatments, call or schedule an appointment online to meet with Dr. McKay today.