When Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to share behind-the-scenes snaps of her Microneedling with PRP treatment for the first time – the big reveal created serious buzz on social media. The blood and her red skin carried serious shock value, but more than anything, audiences were captivated and intrigued. They wanted to learn more.

Microneedling PRP has since skyrocketed in popularity across the country, developing somewhat of a cult following amongst skincare experts and consumers alike who consider it to be one of the best anti-aging procedures on the market.

In the anti-aging game, this treatment packs a serious punch! Microneedling PRP can address common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, brown spots and other skin concerns to restore smoother, firmer and more evenly toned skin. But that’s not all. In recent years, this holy grail of treatments has found new applications in other areas of the body, beyond just skin rejuvenation.

Indeed, the restorative properties of the plasma in the PRP offer a multitude of benefits, from restoring the skin’s youthful look to hair regrowth and even enhancing one’s sexual experience in the bedroom.

So, what exactly is PRP and how is it harnessed for so many different uses? When the body experiences an injury, it signals for platelets to be delivered to the injury site and then releases proteins that are known as growth factors. These growth factors are essential in jumpstarting the healing process from deep within. When the use of PRP comes into play in combination with microneedling, the benefits are tenfold.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted with a simple blood draw and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, which is replete with millions of platelets. The PRP solution is then ‘channeled’ into the targeted areas, encouraging a deeper penetration, whether that be for hair regrowth, a more youthful appearance, or improved sensation during intercourse.

In the process of hair restoration, the healthy plasma is simply injected into areas of the face or scalp. The growth factors then work to increase blood supply directly to the hair follicle to stimulate the growth phase in the dormant follicles, while also increasing the thickness of the hair. The added benefit is that you can resume regular activities almost immediately as the treatment is only minimally invasive.

When it comes to how PRP can enhance sexual wellness, the introduction of the O-shot and P-shot for women and men, respectively, can dramatically improve sex life. With the O-shot, plasma is injected into the clitoris and the upper vaginal area, which provide growth factors and encourage tissue regrowth to improve their function. The O-Shot not only works to improve arousal and tighten the vaginal opening, but it also encourages stronger, more frequent orgasms and increased vaginal lubrication. Improvements can be experienced within the first 3 weeks following treatment.

In males, the P-shot is the injection of plasma into the penis in order to stimulate increased blood flow and function; increased penis size; as well as increased sensation and pleasure with an overall improvement in sexual satisfaction.

While skin, hair and orgasms may seem to have little if nothing in common, the benefits of PRP have been found to improve many aspects of our lives, with hair regrowth, skin rejuvenation and sexual wellness being just the tip of the iceberg. Discuss with your doctor how microneedling with PRP can be beneficial for your needs and desired goals.

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