Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction and bladder incontinence, which can often be caused from damage to nerves, arteries, smooth muscles and fibrous tissues. This damage can be a result of various health conditions, diabetes, childbirth or age.
PRP allows individuals with issues in sexual dysfunction and bladder incontinence to use their own blood to treat the problems naturally by stimulating stem cells to the area of concern. Numbing creams are applied prior to the procedure so that little or no discomfort is felt during the injection. The vaginal injections for women and the penile injections for men are made from PRP.
Once injected, platelet cells act as ‘first responders’, immediately traveling to any site in the body that needs repair. Once activated, they trigger a healing response by releasing growth and regeneration factors. This in turn causes a rapid increase in stem cells, which can then be transformed into various types of tissues that are needed for repair and rejuvenation. New blood and sensory cells are created and organ function is renewed and increased sensitivity is often experienced.
Kristina Janicas is also able to provide a holistic treatment plan for those suffering from sexual dysfunction and bladder incontinence with thorough assessment and use of bioidentical hormone replacement.
CONDITIONS + BENEFITS
Vaginal injections can improve the following conditions:
Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine, inability to hold urine)
Sexual arousal disorder (difficulties in becoming aroused or maintaining arousal during sexual activity)
Sexual pain disorder (patients experience discomfort during vaginal contact and/or sexual stimulation)
Orgasmic disorder (recurrent difficulty achieving orgasm even after experiencing sexual arousal and stimulation)
Lichen Sclerosis of the Vulva
Benefits experienced with vaginal injections:
Improved or resolved urinary incontinence
Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
Younger, smoother skin of the vulva (vaginal lips)
A tighter vaginal opening
More frequent orgasm
Increased sexual desire
Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm
Decreased pain during intercourse
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Francesco, C., Priano, V. Vallerino, V., Cogliandro, A, and Lavagnino, G. New Surgical Approach to Lichen Sclerosus of the Vulva: The Role of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Tissue Regeneration, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2010 126(4).