Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
This PRP therapy treatment reduces the risk of immunological reactions or contamination. PRP obtained from whole blood, consists essentially of platelets and other blood components such as plasma and vitamins and minerals. Platelets are responsible for healing and contain active molecules called growth factors which allow for the natural healing of damaged tissue.
Basically between 8 and 24ml of your blood is collected in a tube. The tube is centrifuged (spun) and the essential platelet rich plasma is isolated. Direct injections accelerate tissue regeneration and repair.
PRP FACIAL TREATMENT (AKA VAMPIRE FACIAL)
- Results in an increased number of collagen fibres
- Enhances skin texture and elasticity
- Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps to add volume to areas like under eye circles
PRP contains fundamental growth factors released by activated platelets to initiate the tissue regeneration process by stimulating:
- New collagen production
- Stem cell division and differentiation
- Formation of new blood vessels
- Tired and dry skin, laxity of skin and uneven pigmentation
- Wrinkles and dark circles
- Overall tone and texture improvement
- People looking for a natural treatment
- People who may experience the risk of allergic reactions from other treatments
- People looking for a natural treatment
Blood is collected from you in 1 to 2 specially designed tubes which are then centrifuged for 5 – 10 minutes.
During centrifugation, platelet rich plasma is isolated from other unrequired cells within the blood.
Depending on the indication, it can be applied as:
- Multiple small superficial injections
- Deeper injections using a type of blunt needle called a cannula
- Topically in combination with other treatments
Your own blood is used which reduces the risk of immunological reactions or contamination with transmissible diseases.
Treatment protocol is for a series of 3 to 6 treatments, several weeks apart.
PRP INJURY TREATMENT
- Results in accellerated natural healing
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Falcilitates with healing tendons and cartilage
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Knee Tendinosis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Plantar faciitis
BENEFITS – You can expect to see a significant improvement in symptoms; elimination of the need for more traditional treatments such as medications, cortisone injections or surgery and a gradual return of function.
SIDE AFFECTS – Although uncommon, the risks include those signs/symptoms associated with an injection including: pain, infection, no relief of symptoms, worsening of symptoms, blood clot, nerve injury, skin discoloration, calcification, scarring, loss of fat to the affected area and allergic reaction,
After the injection, if you experience any of the above side affects, please contact your doctor.
This treatment is not a “quick fix” and is designed to promote long-term healing. The healing process requires time and rehabilitation.
Through regular follow-up visits, your doctor can determine when you are able to resume regular physical activities.
Patients who follow a rehab course of physical therapy are likely to see the most improvement in the affected area.
This PRP treatment accelerates and shortens the recovery process in chronic inuries and new acute injuries.
Prior studies on tennis elbow have demonstrated an 81% improvement in pain scores at 6 months and 93% reduction in pain at follow up of 1 to 3 years.
Initially the procedure may cause some localised pain and discomfort. it is recommended that you arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
You may elevate the area as needed.
Please consult your physician regarding a rehabilitation program with physical therapy.
You should schedule an evaluation to determine if PRP is a suitable treatment option for you.
An MRI and/or muscoskeletal ultrasound may be done prior to the injection to ensure a proper diagnosis and to rule out any other conditions.
PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT
- Decreases hair loss and increases hair volume and strength
- Stimulates hair growth & quality
- Increases survival and strengthening of existing hair
- Non-surgical treatment with proven efficiency
PRP platelets contain fundamental growth factors that help stimulate hair follicles to produce thicker, fuller and healthier hair.
- Regenerative properties of platelets
- Natural treatment
- Autologous product
- Simple and efficient technique
- No risk of rejection or allergic reactions
Each PRP treatment takes approximately 30 minutes
- A blood sample (8 – 24ml) is collected in a similar way to a blood test
- Centrifugation and separation of blood constituents is undertaken
- Ready-to-use PRP is recovered from the syringe to be re-injected into the scalp
ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA – Major form of hair loss mainly due to hormonal imbalances.
DIFFUSE ALOPECIA – This condition is caused by physiological change such as stress, nutrient deficiencies etc.
ALOPECIA AREATA – Autoimmune disease in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the scalp.
The protocol depends on your degree of Alopecia but generally 4 to 6 treatments are required.
At the Australian Wellness and Cosmetic clinic we will develop a personalised treatment program suited to your needs.
It is not recommended to wash your hair, apply ice or take oral anti-inflammatories within 24 hours.
This varies from patient to patient. Usually the first visible result is the reduction of hair loss one month after the first session.
Re-growth generally takes between 2 to 3 months post-treatment.
PURCHASE 3+ TREATMENTS
Pay $399.00 per treatment
PURCHASE 4+ TREATMENTS
Pay $450.00 per treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma Vagina Shot (also known as the “OH-SHOT”)
Restore your sexual confidence and desire, improve urinary incontinence. This is a nonsurgical procedure that uses the growth factors each woman has in her own blood to stimulate the vaginal and clitoral areas in order to activate the female orgasm system.
How could it help you?
The “Oh-Shot” can help with a range of different conditions related to women’s health, which include:
- Increased sexual response and desire
- Can improve the symptoms associated with urinary incontinence
- A tighter vaginal opening can be result
- Increased sexual experience with stronger orgasms
- It can help with dyspareunia, which is pain experienced during intercourse
How does this treatment work?
The procedure works by using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate stem cells within your own blood to grow healthier vaginal tissue.
The effects of the Oh-Shot can be experienced almost immediately as the growth factors start to rejuvenate and enhance sexual responses. The treatment effects last for around 18 months; however some of our patients have reported the effects lasting up to 2-3 years.
How is the procedure performed?
When you first arrive at our practice you will be given a consent form with all the information relating to the procedure. You will then be escorted into our surgical room where some numbing cream will be applied by Dr Ali Araghi or one of our nurses.
Blood is then drawn from your arm, so it is always a good idea to have drink a bit of water before you come in. The blood is then put in our centrifuge and the platelet rich plasma in the blood is isolated to obtain the resultant growth factors.
Once you are sufficiently numbed for about 20-30 minutes, the platelet rich plasma is then transferred into a syringe and Dr Ali Araghi will inject using the following procedure:
Using a very thin needle, the growth factors are injected into the clitoris and into the upper vagina. No don’t worry, this all sounds very scary, however due to the numbing anaesthetic cream you will feel minimal to no pain. Not one of our beautiful patients have felt any pain thus far, and Dr Ali Araghi has performed hundreds.
A consultation is first performed by Dr Ali Araghi which generally consists of an in-depth analysis of your hormone related issues.
$240 fee for 30 minutes with $107.15 rebate
This cost cannot be claimed through Medicare or Private Health Insurance.
Dr Ali Araghi and the staff at the Australian Wellness & Cosmetic Institute take special care in ensuring your privacy is maintained at all times.
Why choose Australian Wellness & Cosmetic Institute?
AWCI is owned and directed by Dr Ali Araghi. Dr Araghi not only performs PRP for the vagina but also for the penis for male sexual dysfunction. Other conditions are also treated by Dr Araghi such as joint/tissue injury and osteoarthritis. Platelet Rich Plasma is also used in our practice for the rejuvenation of hair and the skin performed by our dedicated professional staff.
Dr Ali Araghi is a MD, FRACGP (Fellow of Royal Australian college of General Practitioners), ABAARM (American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine) and a Fellow of Australian Cosmetic Aesthetic Physicians. You are in very experienced hands who will guide you through any of our treatments with confidence and the upmost care.
TREATMENT DISCLAIMER – It is important to understand that while platelet rich plasma therapy can help alleviate symptoms in many patients and slow or even reverse degenerative processes, at times it does not work for all patients. Consequently, Australian Wellness & Cosmetic Institute can neither predict nor guarantee success for individual patients who undergo platelet rich plasma treatment. Based on additional information, patient’s current health situation and/or unforeseen health risks, the medical staff can always, in the interest of the individual patient, propose another kind of platelet rich plasma transplantation or in exceptional situations cancel the treatment.
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