PRP Therapy

What is PRP?

PRP or platelet rich plasma is a component of the blood which is obtained after special techniques are employed to remove red and white blood cells. The platelets which remain in the plasma contain many growth factors which have been used to enhance healing of damaged tissues. Several well known athletes including Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova have been treated with PRP to heal injuries.

The best thing about PRP is that it is prepared from the blood of the patient who is treated. As such side effects or allergic reactions do not occur. As such it can be considered the ultimate natural therapy! At Imara Medical Centre PRP is used in several ways to treat various conditions:

Male Erectile Dysfucntion

This treatment involves the use of PRP which is injected into the tissues of the penis to facilitate regeneration of blood vessels and nerves. This allows the quality of the erection achieved to be enhanced. A regimen incorporating the use of a penis pump is recommended for those who wish to increase the size of their male organ. Stem cell therapy is also available through partnership with Bioregeneration and is quite effective for erectile dysfunction though more expensive.
Listen to a testimonial from one patient who received this treatment:

Female Urinary Stress Incontinence and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Women may experience a decline in sexual dysfunction with advancing years due to childbirth, hormonal changes and other factors. Finally there is an effective therapy. PRP is injected around the urethra to facilitate regeneration of tissue in this area. This treatment is also very effective for stopping nocturia (getting up frequently at night to pass urine) and urinary stress incontinence (passing small amounts of pee during activities such as coughing, dancing or exercise).

PRP Ulcer Rx

Chronic leg ulcers often develop in persons who have conditions that decrease circulation such as venous insufficiency/ varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease or diabetes. The reduced blood flow associated with these conditions makes it difficult for ulcers to heal when they develop. Healing using traditional dressing techniques may take months or years. Persons afflicted with chronic leg ulcers often become depressed and restrict their social activities because of embarrassment due t o odours or fluid drainage from the ulcer. When ulcers are large the loss of small amounts of blood at dressings over time may cause anemia (low red blood cell count). This reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of t he blood further reducing the ability to heal. PRP can be used to treat these ulcers and speed up the rate of healing significantly.

Imara Medical PRP ulcer patient before and after

Listen to a testimonial from one patient who received this treatment:

More information about PRP Ulcer Rx

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Video: PRP Treatment for diabetic ulcer

Facial rejuvenation

This procedure incorporates the use of PRP treatment combined with microneedling. The effect is to tighten the skin of the face and neck producing a more youthful appearance. The procedure is not painful as topical anaesthetic creams are used to reduce any discomfort.

Hair loss

The regenerative power of PRP can be harnessed to stimulate hair growth. This treatment is also effective for male pattern baldness which is a familial condition that can occur in both men and women

Video: New Treatment May Regrow and Thicken Hair Without Surgery

Video: Hair Loss Treatment - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

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