Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment: The Perfect Solution For Post-Pregnancy Woes

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 13, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

There’s something magical flowing through our bodies. Our blood. It has the power to supply our bodies with life through oxygen, sugar and hormones to our cells, while it whisks away the impurities and waste from them. It also has the miraculous healing capability provided by its clotting agents, like platelets.

The beauty of blood is that it can bring life back to our bodies when our environments and hormones are turning against us. This happens often during and after pregnancy. Though having a child is a wonderful experience, the effect that birth has on a woman’s body can drain away her vibrancy and have a destructive effect on her body. Many women suffer from the emotional and physical impact of the drastic hormonal shifts, which can cause hair thinning and loss, stretched vaginal introitus (vaginal opening), abdominal muscle separation called, diastasis recti, and a multitude of other physical conditions.

Though all of these are major concerns for any woman postpartum, the two leading struggles women tend to have are with visible hair loss or thinning, and vaginal stretching. Though both seem like they’re nearly impossible to overcome, there is actually a treatment that is incredibly effective in restoring these areas back to the way they were prior to pregnancy.

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments (you know the vampire facial Kim K had done? This is it!) are incredible solution to these post-pregnancy woes. The PRP treatment uses the patient’s blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the rest of the fluid. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the areas of the scalp that are thinning or void of hair follicles. The blood then regenerates the hair follicles that have turned off and stimulates growth and healing.

For vaginal improvements, the PRP treatment (or the O Shot) is injected into the vaginal tissue. The shot will not only tighten the vaginal opening and create younger, smoother skin around the vagina, but also increase arousal, strengthen orgasm, and stimulate natural lubrication.

Typically, PRP procedures are done monthly for about 3-4 treatments. The length of time that results will last can vary depending on skin type, age of the skin and other treatments that could influence results. Roughly, treatments will last anywhere from 8 months to a year. Then will require touch-ups every 6 months.