Platelet-Rich Plasma Benefits and Treatment Options

You may not have heard of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) yet, but the odds are good that you’ll be hearing more and more about it in the future. This revolutionary treatment has been used by athletes to treat many injuries that would have required surgery otherwise. And now it’s available to you – for far more than treating injuries.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Most people only know of platelets as the material in the blood that allows it to coagulate so that you stop bleeding after an injury. Platelets are also rich in growth hormones, stems cells and growth factor proteins. These proteins are instrumental in healing injuries.

New technology and discoveries have made it possible for additional platelet-rich plasma therapies and treatments with more than a few exciting options. Some of them are sure to surprise you.

How Can PRP Help You?

New technologies related to PRP have made new treatments available for rejuvenating your face and, in many ways, your body. These new treatments are making waves and getting rave reviews by the people who have experienced them.

Vampire Facelift

Because platelet-rich plasma uses platelets found in the blood and then injected into strategic locations beneath the skin to enhance beauty, it is called a Vampire Facelift. Then the growth factors spur stem cells into growing new tissue filled with collagen, fatty tissues, and new blood vessels. The result is a younger-looking face that has the fullness, smoothness, and healthy glow that is associated with youth. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ben Stiller have used this procedure to help them look younger and more youthful.

 

O-Shot

This treatment is one that is all about women. Not only can it help to cure urinary incontinence in women, it can improve sexual satisfaction – the big O as the name of the shot implies. With the O-Shot, the plasma is placed in strategic locations in the vagina and around the clitoris to increase sensitivity and sexual gratification.

P-Shot

The Priapus shot, or P-Shot, has been used to successfully treat erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease (curved penis) and sexual dysfunction in men. The shot has been credited for enhancing the sexual experience for men in many ways including:

  • Increasing circulation within the penis
  • Increasing penis size
  • Improvements in erectile dysfunction
  • Increasing sensations and pleasure

 

Savannah Age Management can help you fight off the visible signs of aging and many of the sexual ones as well. Contact us with any questions you may have about Platelet-Rich Plasma and what it can mean for you.

 

The Vampire Facelift

The Vampire Facelift – What’s So Special About It?

The Vampire Facelift® is getting a lot of exposure on the news and in magazine articles lately. Many famous faces are choosing it as an alternative to surgical facelifts and the feedback is quite amazing. So, what is the Vampire Facelift® and what makes it different than other similar facial treatments?

The Vampire Facelift® is a safe, effective and long-lasting non-surgical facelift treatment. It is so unique that it was awarded a registered trademark and requires physicians to complete a rigorous training and certification process to be authorized to offer the service. One of the most important aspects of the Vampire Facelift® includes the process of deriving and injecting Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the client’s own blood using a centrifuge and equipment approved by the FDA. So, what is PRP? PRP is what is activated in the body when an injury occurs to facilitate healing and growth of new tissue. Remember when you were a kid and skinned your knee? Maybe you picked at the scab and saw a yellowish goo underneath? That goo was PRP.

PRP Speed The Healing

PRP has been used in orthopedics, dentistry and a variety of other medical specialties for decades to speed the healing process of injuries and grow new tissue. Because it is derived directly from the patient’s own blood, the risk of rejection is almost zero and the body responds immediately to this “call to action.” Dr. Charles Runels, the physician who developed the Vampire Facelift® procedure, saw that there were medical applications for PRP in both the cosmetic industry as well as sexual wellness specialties. Dr. Runels designed the Vampire Facelift® to provide both an immediate improvement in the overall facial structure and beauty of his clients while injecting PRP in a very systemized, specific way that encourages new growth of collagen and skin cells after the initial treatment.

Vampite FaceliftSome physicians and spas try to reproduce the same results with their own version of a PRP based facial or facelift and may even comment that “vampire facelift” is only a coined term for a PRP based facelift. That is simply not true; a registered trademark cannot be issued for a generic, “coined” term for a service. The Vampire Facielift® and Vampire Facial® require training and certification in the specialized procedures used to maximize beauty and long-term effects of the treatment. That is why Dr. Runels keeps an up to date listing of all certified physicians on his website.

Dr. Harry Collins feels strongly that the Vampire Facelift® is the safest and most effective non-surgical facelift treatment available today and has therefore gone through the training and certification process to be able to provide this service to his clients at Savannah Age Management Medicine. He is currently the only physician certified to perform the Vampire Facelift® and Vampire Facial® procedures in the Georgia Low Country to include Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Tybee Island, Hilton Head, Beaufort and all of Chatham County, Effingham County, Bryan County, Liberty County, Long County.

For more information on the Vampire Facelift® please contact Savannah Age Management Medicine