Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Who is it suitable for?
For adults with vaginal dryness, to enhance lubrication and sensation with improvement of the quality of the vaginal wall. Also for women with mild stress urinary incontinence or who suffer with pain on sexual intercourse or for women who wish enhanced sensitivity in the clitoral complex.
What is involved?
The ‘0-Shot’ is an injection of PRP into the vagina/clitoris. Blood is taken from a vein in the arm and centrifuged to separate out the PRP. Local anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the areas which are then injected with local anaesthetic solution for complete comfort. The PRP is then injected into the area to be treated.
PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood by separating it from the red blood cells in a centrifuge. It contains multiple growth factors and when injected into an area, will stimulate the production of collagen and stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in that area.
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if this procedure is right for me?
It is important for you to be fully assessed and understand the likely outcome, possible unwanted effects, risks, costs and downtime before making a decision about having any treatment. Please discuss what you wish to achieve during your consultation.
How long does the procedure take?
From one hour.
How much does this procedure cost?
Are there any potential side effects?
These are usually related to the injection and include redness, slight bruising and slight swelling that settle down within a few days. Sexual activity can be resumed when comfortable (usually within a day).
Surgical reduction of labia minora (inner lips of the vulva) when they are overly large and cause problems with irritation, hygiene, sport, sexual intercourse and clothing. Less commonly labia majora (outer lips of the vulva) reduction is advisable if there is excess tissue.
Intimate Area Fillers
Injections of HA for rehydration of the vulva and vaginal areas in women suffering with dryness or irritation and the ‘labial puff’ procedure to enhance the appearance of laxity and deflation and reshape the labia majora (outer lips of the vulva).
For treatment of vaginal dryness, enhancement of sexual function and satisfaction and treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
ABOUT DR JACQUELINE LEWIS
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