Every year, scientists working in the field of reproductive medicine offer new approaches, methods and management protocols to overcome the problem of infertility. Innovative approaches are born against the background of sharing experiences, discussing cases, arguing and reasoning in scientific webinars and conferences. Among the recent discoveries is PRP therapy.
There are not many treatments in medicine that are used with equal success in different fields, much less their uniform availability, safety and effectiveness. Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is one of the rare innovative treatment methods in modern medicine that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, rejuvenates and restores tissues at the cellular level. PRP therapy has been used successfully in cosmetology, orthopedics, neurology, traumatology, etc.
PRP therapy has now been introduced in gynecology, reproductive medicine and urology as well.
What is the PRP method and how much will it increase the results of infertility treatment
The PRP method uses platelet-rich plasma and is a therapy that was first used almost three decades ago and in the last few years doctors have started using it to treat urological, reproductive and gynecological problems. This method does not involve medications, invasive surgical procedures, or expensive medical equipment. Platelet-rich plasma is obtained from the patient’s peripheral venous blood, after centrifugation and proper processing, the said plasma is used in the form of microinjections in the organs that need help. Thromboplasm contains high concentrations of hormones, peptides, vitamins and growth factors that provide the healing properties of PRP therapy: stimulates tissue growth, fights inflammation, reduces pain, to put it simply, helps to maintain a specific reserve in a specific area of the body.
The advantages of PRP therapy in reproductive medicine, gynecology and urology can be summarized as follows: a fairly wide range of uses, some alternatives to hormone therapy, its price, low side effects, complications and vital risks. It is also noteworthy that the procedure does not take much time. Due to its stimulating and “rejuvenating” properties, the function of the ovaries is activated, which reflects on the quality of the egg and, consequently, improves the patient’s reproductive potential.
PRP can be used with similar success in the treatment of chronic gynecological diseases such as vulvar kraurosis, cervical erosion and leukoplakia, chronic salpingo-oophoritis and endocervicitis, and others, especially in infertility caused by scarce follicles.
During ovarian PRP therapy, platelet-rich plasma microinjections are made into the ovaries. As already mentioned, the duration of the procedure is short and is completed under intravenous anesthesia. The result is made in 1-6 months. Prior to the ovarian plasmolifting procedure, of course, clinical-laboratory examinations are recommended.
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Georgian-German Reproductive Center GGRC is one of the first in the field of reproductive medicine in Georgia, which has introduced this innovation and will give many hopeless women another chance to have a baby.