At Honu Women’s Health, we believe in providing customized care for every patient. The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the epitome of personalized care, as the process uses the rich nutrients of your own blood to heal and rejuvenate damaged skin, grow new collagen and blood vessels and slow or reverse the signs of aging. It stimulates your body’s natural wound healing process and results in stronger, tighter and healthier skin.
PRP is commonly used in conjunction with facials, microneedling, or laser procedures to initiate a localized stem cell response that works to replace damaged tissue with new, healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. The process is simple—in the comfort of our office, a small amount of your blood will be drawn and then placed in a centrifuge to extract the PRP, which takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of healthy platelets and growth factors. Then, the PRP can be applied topically to the skin or injected to stimulate new collagen production.
This stimulation of new collagen production also works to promote hair growth. If you suffer from hair thinning or hair loss, the use of PRP for hair restoration is a simple and effective option. It works by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle, which results in less hair shedding, followed by hair regrowth and an increased length of existing hair. In many cases, hair appears and is fuller and more vibrant. The use of PRP for hair restoration is an excellent supplement to other measures being taken to promote hair growth and is safe to do while taking prescription medications for regrowth.
In addition to hair restoration, nonsurgical vaginal tissue regeneration is also made possible with the use of PRP. Many minimally invasive options can help reverse uncomfortable changes that are caused by childbearing and hormonal changes such as menopause or aging. Patients typically do not experience any pain afterward and the results can be life-changing.
For Honu Women’s Health patients experiencing vaginal discomfort, including dryness, urine incontinence, or sexual dysfunction, the use of PRP may be a worthwhile option. The use of PRP for vaginal tissue regeneration works by injecting your body’s platelets into the upper wall of the vagina and clitoris, which triggers the growth of new tissues, promoting collagen and elastin production inside the vagina and around the clitoris. This expansion due to tissue thickening can lead to more comfortable stimulation, sexual enhancement, and improved vaginal hydration.
The use of PRP for vaginal rejuvenation is safe and conducted on an as-needed basis, but patients find the results last from six months to one year. Most people report minimal discomfort with the use of topical anesthesia or ice to numb the area before the injections. After the procedure, patients usually do not experience any pain.
In our experience, we achieve the best results from the use of PRP when used in tandem with laser resurfacing for the face, body, or vaginal area. We offer the diVa® laser for vaginal tissue regeneration and a variety of laser technologies for scar revisions, wrinkle reduction and skin resurfacing. The use of PRP also works well in conjunction with microneedling, which we offer to our patients looking for a less invasive option for skin resurfacing, allowing us to achieve your best results.
Women’s health encompasses more than just being free from illness and at Honu Women’s Health, we believe it is more than obstetrics and gynecology. We offer the total package—a customized path toward optimizing your inner health and outer beauty—that results in the soundness of mind, comfort in your physical self and happiness in your sexuality. We understand the innate connection between body and mind, which is why we are proud to offer customized topical and injectable PRP from our expert health care providers in a comfortable, relaxing setting.