Vampire procedures. While they may not sound like something you should voluntarily subject yourself to, in reality, they're innovative techniques that tap the power of your own blood to help you regenerate tissue. At City Dermatology Skin Institute in Bensalem, PA, Dr. Imran Amir offers several different vampire procedures, including Vampire Facelifts™, o-shots, and p-shots. If you're in the greater Philadelphia area and you'd like to learn more, call or book an appointment online.
The enduring popularity of vampires aside, vampire procedures are also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy. To better understand this therapy, it’s helpful to take a step back and look at the ingredients of your blood, which are:
While your platelets are mainly responsible for clotting, they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors.
During a PRP therapy, Dr. Amir draws your blood and, using a centrifuge, separates out your platelets to create a concentrate. He then takes the concentrate, mixes it in with your plasma, and injects it back into your body in the areas you want to treat.
The concentrate of platelets speeds up healing and regeneration in the area thanks to the growth factors.
While PRP therapy has been used by the medical world for years, primarily by orthopedists who want to speed up a patient’s recovery from musculoskeletal issues, dermatologists have begun to see its potential to treat aging skin.
When performing PRP therapy on your face and neck, Dr. Amir redirects your body’s own natural growth factors into areas where accelerated skin cell regeneration leaves you with a more youthful appearance.
Since Dr. Amir is using your own blood, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction and the procedure if far less invasive than a traditional facelift.
Because PRP therapy has been so successful in so many areas, speeding up healing and boosting function, Dr. Amir offers the therapy in the form of o-shots and p-shots, which enhance sexual function in both men and women.
The p-shot, named after the Greek god of fertility, Priapus, increases blood flow to the penis and enables the growth of healthy tissue. Men report more sexual pleasure and an increased ability to get, and maintain, an erection.
On the female side, the o-shot aims to help women achieve orgasm by encouraging new tissue growth that’s more sensitive to arousal. The shot also helps with vaginal dryness and even urinary incontinence.
To learn more about the vampire procedures at City Dermatology Skin Institute, call or schedule an appointment using the easy online booking tool.