Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets through the process of centrifugation. PRP is currently considered a new and promising treatment for some gynecological disorders especially disorders that are not very effective with conventional treatments.
PRP in sexual dysfunction (O-Shot therapy)
PRP use in sexual dysfunction is considered to be a revolutionary new nonsurgical outpatient treatment that helps improve both urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction through using a woman’s own growth factors. The PRP is injected into specific areas of the vagina and or clitoris with the aid of local anesthetic cream. This modality of treatment is called the “O-shot.” PRP immediately activates tissue regeneration, and the enhancement in sexual response is dramatic. The desired response includes improved arousal, stronger orgasm, decreased dyspareunia, and increased natural lubrication.
Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets through the process of centrifugation.
PRP is currently considered a new and promising treatment for some gynecological disorders, especially disorders that are not very effective with conventional treatments.
PRP in Vaginal rejuvenation and Urinary Incontinence
Aesthetic practitioners have used PRP for the regeneration of vaginal mucosa, muscles, and skin. After PRP injection, vaginal vascularity is increased, with a subsequent dramatic increase in sensitivity. In addition, the skin becomes thicker and firmer, making the vagina look much more youthful. Moreover, the ligaments and muscles supporting the urethra become stronger, alleviating urinary incontinence. PRP can be combined with other procedures like a laser for vaginal rejuvenation and autologous lipofilling for contour restoration of labia. The rejuvenated appearance of the external genitalia, in addition, provides a pleasing cosmetic outcome to the patient.
PRP in vulvar dystrophy associated with lichen sclerosus
lichen sclerosus (LS) is a condition that affects the vulva and causes extensive scarring, with progressive loss of the labia minora, sealing of the clitoral hood, and burying of the clitoris. LS also causes progressive pruritus, dyspareunia, and genital bleeding. It has a considerable impact on the quality of life of affected patients by disturbing physical activity, sexual pleasure, and causing emotional and psychological problems. This condition is treated with topical and systemic corticosteroids. Injection of PRP is a very effective treatment especially in cases of LS resistant to steroid therapy.