PRP treatments & injections
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge—yet affordable—medical treatment that harnesses growth factors in a person’s own blood to rejuvenate their body.
PRP may be used in the face and body and the treatments have experienced considerable growth in recent years.
Face for aesthetic purposes, including Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift
Hair to restore active hair growth by injecting PRP growth factors into a patient’s scalp or treatment area
Arthritis & Joints to treat musculoskeletal injuries and inflammation, including tendons, muscles, joints and ligaments
O-Shot to improve blood vessel supply and the fullness of vaginal and urethral tissue to help with stress urinary incontinence, sexual function and sexual satisfaction
P-Shot to improve blood supply and fullness of the tissue of the penis allowing for improved erectile function and better sexual health.
- Skin to reduce the appearance of skin scars, skin stretch marks and related conditions
What is PRP?
Platelets are small cells in our blood and bone marrow that help clot blood and recruit healing cells. Platelet rich plasma is a concentrated volume of your own platelets—isolated from the rest of your blood. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate growth and/or healing. As a primary source of tissue growth factors, platelets contain among others:
- Insulin Like Growth Factor
- Platelet Derived Growth Factors
- Epidermal Growth Factor
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Northwest Arkansas PRP leader
Dr. Gentry has a personal passion for PRP and regenerative medicine therapies. In 2013, while working as a full-time emergency room physician, he trained under Dr. Charles Runels, a PRP treatment pioneer and inventor of the Vampire Facelift, Vampire Facial, O shot and P shot procedures. Since then, Dr. Gentry has continued to study and understand this emerging medical space. Today, he’s one of Northwest Arkansas’s leading PRP professionals.
PRP process & details
At Enhance, PRP treatments start by drawing a patient’s blood—similar to what you might expect when donating blood. We then process that blood in a special centrifuge that isolates platelets.
While there are always infection risk when receiving injections, PRP treats patients with their own blood. Since the treatment uses your own blood, there is very little risk of adverse effects. Health insurance does not typically cover PRP treatments.