Vaginal PRP Injection Procedure
What is the Vaginal PRP procedure?
The Vaginal PRP procedure involves the injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the upper wall of the vagina and clitoris.
Growth Factors released from the activated PRP promote collagen and elastin growth inside the vagina and around the clitoris, causing expansion (increased volume) due to tissue tightening thickening, which leads to easier stimulation, sexual enhancement and improved vaginal hydration.
When platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected, then stem cells multiply and grow new younger tissue. In the same way PRP regenerates the skin of the face, it appears PRP regenerates healthy vaginal tissue.
Who can benefit from the Vaginal PRP procedure?
Any woman seeking sexual enhancement is appropriate for the Vaginal PRP procedure.
Statistics from the Journal: Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011 state that around
- 10% (1 in10) women suffer from a sexual arousal disorder and
- 5% (1 in 20) women suffer from an orgasmic disorder
If poor sexual function is bothering you, you may benefit from this procedure.
Further, many of the following symptoms are experienced by Menopausal and Post-Menopausal women. The treatment is particularly suitable for women experiencing:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Such as low arousal/desire
- Vaginal dryness and/or itching
- Vaginal Atrophy
- Thinning of the membranes of the vulva, the vagina, the cervix, and also the outer urinary tract, along with considerable shrinking and loss in elasticity of all of the outer and inner genital areas
It should be noted that PRP is a natural way to treat these symptoms using the powerful Growth Factors from your own blood as a safe alternative to medication.
Suffering from post-natal Uro-genital trauma with incontinence and sexual dysfunction, Ms A has kindly provided her diary of her personal experience over the 12 weeks following her treatment as a case study to help other women learn about PRP for uro-genital and vaginal rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is involved in the procedure?
On the day of your procedure, blood is collected from you and then specially processed to create the Platelet Rich Plasma.
During processing, your blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun at high speed to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the other components of your blood.
This PRP contains a high concentration of platelets and bioactive proteins that, when activated by a special light, releases Growth Factors essential for promoting collagen and elastin formation.
The activated PRP is then reinjected into the treatment sites, eg under the clitoris, and in the upper areas of the vagina.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure from blood collection, processing and reinjection to the treatment area takes about 30 minutes.
Is the treatment painful?
No, very strong topical anaesthetic is used to numb the treatment areas so you should not feel any discomfort.
How soon are results noticed and how long do they last?
About 1 ml of PRP is injected into the clitoral area and 4mls into the upper vaginal area. There is an immediate increase in volume which leads to noticable results.
Because PRP is a form of Regenerative Medicine, the laying down of new collagen and elastin leads to mucosal skin thickening and tigntening over the following 14 months.
How often do I need to have the treatment?
A single treatment continues to work for up to 14 months so it is very convenient. However, as PRP is temporary, repeat treatment is necessary, usually around 12 months after your last treatment.
PRP is a form of Regenerative Medicine and has cumulative effects. It is perfectly safe to have booster treatments sooner than 12 months if desired.