Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the biologic material that remains after a patient’s blood is drawn and processed in a centrifuge which separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. This centrifuged, platelet-rich plasma is then applied to various parts of the body to stimulate tissue healing and growth. Dr. Mahony is very excited about procedures using PRP because this biologic material is derived from the patient’s own DNA – which means no allergic reactions – and it enhances and truly rejuvenates, not just augments, existing tissues.
There are not many non-surgical or non-chemical solutions for hair loss. It’s why Dr. Mahony is so excited about the results she’s seen using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to combat hair loss in men and women. This completely natural approach uses the patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate hair regrowth and takes just over an hour – and two to three in-office sessions – to start to see results.
Although it’s not very scientific, we’ve heard folks around our office in Westport, CT describe The Vampire Facelift® as a “miracle” in skin rejuvenation. Dr. Mahony combines hyaluronic acids (HAs) and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to address various factors of the aging face, lifting collapsed areas with the HAs and injecting PRP to deliver your body’s own biologic growth factors deep into the tissue to activate multi-potent stem cells. Patients are amazed how their skin color, fine lines, texture, moisture and overall quality and integrity are improved.
One of Dr. Mahony’s favorite ways to combat facial aging of the skin is the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) facial. It’s singularly unique as it uses your own plasma to “wake up” the stem cells deep within the skin tissue, stimulating collagen production, elastin fiber repair, hyaluronic acid (moist, dewy complexion) and increasing blood flow (rosey color). Patients notice continued improvement and positive effects for as long as 18 months to two years. And the bonus is PRP uses components from the patient’s own body so there is no risk of allergic reaction!
If you ever put on a favorite top with a scooped neckline and recoiled in horror from the sight of your wrinkly cleavage, call us pronto! The Vampire Breast Lift® is a quick, in-office procedure that offers immediate results to lift “droopy” cleavage, restore curves/fullness, and can even address inverted nipples or decreased sensation in your breasts from aging. Potent platelet-rich plasma (PRP) growth factors are then injected into the breast and chest area where they activate new blood vessels, collagen and tissue growth in the deep layers of skin and soft tissue. The effects of the procedure (younger, softer skin and thicker more voluminous tissue) can last for 2 years and more!
If you’re a woman experiencing lack of sexual desire or other changes to your sexual health like reduced lubrication, stress incontinence or discomfort during intercourse, the “O Shot” or “orgasm shot” has shown promise in treating these issues. The procedure uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own body and injects it into the clitoris and inside the vagina. PRP improves neural growth in areas injected, making the areas more sensitive to stimulation and arousal.
Imagine a quick, non-surgical, in-office procedure that can help to address some of the negative symptoms men experience with age or due to various health conditions such as inability to attain an erection, lackluster (or lack of) orgasms and reduced sensitivity. Dr. Ellen Mahony is one of the notable board-certified plastic surgeons in Connecticut to offer The P-Shot®, an injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into a man’s penis shaft to give better blood flow, growth of new blood vessels and increased girth – with no risk of allergic reaction since the PRP is derived from your own blood.
Sometimes the procedures Dr. Mahony performs to “hidden” areas of the body can be some of the most life changing. The Vampire Wing Lift® is one of those. When patients come into our Westport, CT office complaining about reduced sensitivity and lax, thinning, loose skin in their vaginal area, we always talk about The Vampire Wing Lift®. This in-office procedure uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance the fullness of women’s anatomy, specifically the labia majora, to lift and restore lost fullness to the area, addressing discomfort and enhancing physical appearance. Your body’s own potent growth factors (taken from your blood) are injected into the labia majora (after numbing cream and lidocaine – no pain is our motto!) where they activate new blood vessels, collagen and tissue growth in the deep layers of the tissue. The effects of the procedure (moist, fuller, more robust, youthful tissue) can last for two years or more!
Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injections (ALMI™) is a natural alternative to manufactured fillers comprised of a sophisticated compilation of your body’s own regenerative biologic material. It offers a powerful combination, restoring volume with living cells and delivering replacement cells to tissues that are aging and less plump. Unlike commercial fillers, ALMI can be used virtually anywhere in the body. Although it can be used anywhere in the body (unlike commercial fillers) the face, hands, scalp for hair restoration, and vaginal tissues also benefit from using your own regenerative tissues to turn back the clock on aging.