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Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health is a leader in utilizing innovation to create a result aligned to your desires. We understand that innovation moves procedures to new outcomes, yet utmost care is taken in learning, research and testing to deliver safe, quality effective results.
This is an area, Innovation, that continues to evolve, change, adapt and rapidly emerges. We add innovation that helps you to achieve a better experience, result and process. Keep your focus here, as we anticipate this is an area that will be constantly updated.
PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
What is PRP?
Platelets are small, non-nucleated bodies in the blood known for their role in blood clotting. They contain proteins, and factors that imitate and regulate all aspects of wound healing. Plasma is the fluid portion of blood. Platelet-rich plasma , by true definition is plasma with a platelet concentration of a least 100,000 platelets/ UL in 5 ml of plasma and is associated with the enhancement of healing. True “PRP” contains a 3-5 fold increase in growth factor concentrations. PRP stimulates a series of cellular mechanisms in the cells it is placed, causing activation of stem cells , reduction of inflammation, induction of healing, and regeneration.
PRP has been used in medicine for healing of tissues commonly in orthopedic surgery, dentistry and many other specialities. Many studies have shown excellent outcomes , however, there has been a some controversy to the true efficacy of PRP. This is due to the lack of standardization of the techniques of processing the blood . The term “PRP” is used loosely without fulfilling the concentration and true amounts of platelets required to enhance the healing mechanism.
At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health , we process and handle PRP to obtain the optimal platelet concentration of tissue healing and regeneration. PRP is used in:
- Surgical procedures
- Facial rejuvenation: Vampire facial™, Vampire facelift™
- Female rejuvenation: O-shot™, PRP for breast, vaginal dryness
- Hair regeneration
PRP is safe because it comes from your own blood. Growth factors are normal body proteins. It is merely the same blood clot that would occur in any normal wound, except that it contains a higher number of platelets.
We focus on using the science and regenerative potential of platelet-rich plasma either alone or in conjunction with other growth factors in various aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.
ONG Institute uses PRP in the following treatments:
Use of PRP with hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane® etc to stimulate the regenerative potential of facial skin. Fillers used in the right areas to replace loss volume for shaping the face, and PRP to enhance the results through new blood vessel, collagen and elastin production. The marriage of fillers used expertly:- treating the face as a whole to enhance overall harmony and balance, with PRP allows for the creation of a natural look that many desire.
The use of PRP has grown tremendously in sexual medicine due to its proven regenerative potential. The O-shot™ is placement of PRP to enhance sensation, improving lubrication, and enhancing the female orgasm system. In female rejuvenation, PRP is also helpful in treating urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness (atrophic vaginitis) and certain gynecologic disorders such as lichen sclerosis. The male counterpart to the O-shot™, is the Priapus shot™.
Vampire Breast lift™
Originally described as the use of PRP with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to replace volume, and to improve contour concerns of the breast. At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery & Health, PRP is also used in the breast with fat grafting to enhance volume, or on its own to improve skin quality and to enhance sensation in the nipple area in patients who have loss sensation from previous surgical procedures.
PRP in hair regeneration
Hair loss is an emotional problem for many. Common treatment options include topical minoxidil and oral finasteride. Minoxidil is generally well tolerated but side effects include itching, and eczema. Oral finasteride can cause decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. PRP works at a cellular level to normalize hair loss and reverses the thinning process of male and female pattern baldness. It is also used in other conditions of hair loss such as hypotrichosis ( fine or reduced hair) of the eyebrows or beard, alopecia areata and as a tool in hair restoration procedures- to enhance the donor hair follicles for hair transplant procedures.
PRP in surgery
PRP used in surgery helps enhance hemostasis (blood clotting) and wound healing after surgery. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation, decrease infection, and decrease pain. There has been numerous clinical studies showing the value of PRP and other allografts in surgery enhancing tissue healing, especially in the sports medicine literature.
The science of regenerative medicine is exploding, the use of human allografts form tissue banks and human-derived growth factors is rapidly growing. Ong Institute embraces the growth of this aspect of medicine. Dr. Ong is actively involved in studies, and collaborates with scientists and other physicians to be updated on the latest techniques and applications in this field.
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