Rejuvenating Your Body With Injections of Your Own Blood

The glitterati, and even non-celebrities, are singing the praises of a procedure whereby you are injected with a concentrated mixture of platelets from your own blood in an effort to rejuvenate skin that’s showing signs of aging. This minimally invasive procedure is safe and proves to be effective for those who’ve tried it.

This procedure, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is remarkable in its results. Blood is drawn, typically from your arm, and placed into a centrifuge device, where the plasma, rich in platelets and growth factors, is separated from other blood cells and then injected directly to where it’s needed.

When PRP is reintroduced to an area of your body, such as your face, it promotes healing and rejuvenation, restoring collagen production and nutrient-rich blood flow. PRP tightens your skin, lifting and plumping it up and giving your tissue a supple and vibrant feel and appearance.

This cutting-edge treatment can rejuvenate your face, your vaginal tissue, and reverse hair loss, among other things. Dr. Melissa A. Delgado offers this safe procedure to her patients at The Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia.

Addressing changes in a woman’s life

When your sexual function is disrupted, you may feel a significant part of your life is over.

Childbirth and some chronic health conditions can cause changes to your vagina that affect sexual function. Menopause is also linked to a lack of libido, often related to a condition known as vaginal atrophy.

Vaginal atrophy (VA) impacts the lives of as many as 32 million postmenopausal women in the United States. Those who suffer from VA often experience intense vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, irritation, and urinary symptoms. This can contribute to a lack of sexual desire and gravely affect a woman’s quality of life.

As a condition brought on by menopause, vaginal atrophy is attributed to a significant decrease in estrogen production, which causes a change in vaginal tissue -- the tissue of your vagina thins and shortens. Using vaginal lubricants doesn’t always help, and the itching and burning brought on by vaginal dryness associated with VA can become debilitating.

There are steps you can take to restore and rejuvenate your vaginal tissue and begin enjoying a significant part of your life once again. Vaginal atrophy is not a life sentence.

How PRP can help

Platelet-rich plasma, derived from your own blood, can help restore your vaginal tissue and diminish the effects of postmenopausal VA. By injecting your own platelet-rich plasma into your vagina, Dr. Delgado can smooth and plump up your vaginal tissue.

Additionally, the growth properties in PRP encourage your body to restore the collagen and elastin production, keeping the area supple and younger in feel and appearance. Due to an increase in blood flow, brought on by new tissue growth, the vagina becomes much more sensitive to sexual stimulation, resulting in better orgasm.

Other ways PRP enhances quality of life

While restoration of your sexual function is important, PRP helps in other ways. Due to the increase in new vaginal tissue, and inflexibility, your newly plumped vaginal wall provides greater stability for the urinary tract. Extra support for your urethra improves urinary incontinence.

PRP also can help facial skin heal itself and significantly reduce the signs of aging. The PRP stimulates collagen, which helps rejuvenate your face. The result is completely natural.

There has even been evidence that PRP, injected into the scalp, can reignite hair growth by delivering a boost to follicles and increasing the blood supply that feeds them. PRP is improving the lives of so many people.

If you feel it’s time to improve your appearance or restore your sexual function, don’t hesitate. Take the step toward a fuller, more vibrant life today. Contact The Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia for more information on how PRP can help rejuvenate your body.

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