The 13th annual Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine World Congress was held this March in Monaco, and PRP was featured as a regenerative treatment for gynaecology patients.
Regen PRP remains at the forefront of possibilities in regenerative medicine, and this potential was certainly on show at the 13th annual Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monaco this March.
For the past 13 years, the AMWC has played a key role in growing scientific understanding in anti-ageing medicine on a global scale. By combining a number of approaches in aesthetics, including dermatology and cosmetic surgery, with anti-ageing medicine for internal wellbeing, the Congress explores
new possibilities in both corrective and preventative treatments.
There were several presentations delivered at this year’s Congress on different applications for Regen’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) system, including its use as a stand-alone treatment, and also in conjunction with fat transfer, micro needling, mesotherapy, laser treatment, and stem cell injections. Several Australian doctors attended the 2015 meeting, including Sydney cosmetic physician Dr Joseph Hkeik and Adelaide gynaecologist Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison.
The RegenLab team could be found in the main trade area – which spanned three levels – and, in total, the meeting saw more than 9,000 delegates attend over three days.
Dr Behnia-Willison presented to the Congress on the use of PRP for cosmetic gynaecology. This is an emerging field in the industry, and RegenLab in Australia is at its helm. Dr Behnia-Willison and Sydney physician Dr Abbas Al Taiff, are considered pioneers in gynaecological medicine. They are working to improve
quality of life in female patients using Regen PRP for vaginal rejuvenation.
Regen PRP for Gynaecology
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a regenerative and rejuvenating procedure with seemingly endless options for application. The procedure involves extracting a sample of the patient’s blood, centrifuging this sample to concentrate the platelets, and reinjecting the concentrated solution into the treatment area.
After injection, the platelet-rich solution works to kickstart the body’s cellular processes, stimulate collagen production and invigorate the area with stem cells and growth factors. Treatment with PRP is used to regenerate tissue, initiate vascular growth, induce cell differentiation and recruit other cells to help
rejuvenate the area.
The same potential applies to gynaecology. Regen PRP can be effective in repairing, rehydrating and stimulating collagen in the ageing vaginal walls. It is also used for restoring vaginal muscle tone, boosting the strength of the vaginal skin and assisting in optimal lubrication.
A patient’s perspective
Dr Behnia-Willison is one of the practitioners trailblazing the use of PRP in a gynaecological setting. One of her patients underwent PRP to treat a pervasive, aggressive and uncomfortable condition involving vaginal dryness, which caused great irritation in her vagina. ‘I had visited several gynaecologists but no one could pin-point the exact cause of my problem, nor could they suggest a solution,’ this patient describes. ‘It was so distressing; it affected my sexual health, I was in constant pain, it hurt to urinate, I couldn’t wear certain clothes and, psychologically, I was traumatised.’
Other doctors had prescribed anti-depressants and therapy, but this patient was determined to address the physical cause of her trauma. After a consultation with Dr Behnia-Willison, she went ahead with a series of three PRP treatments, combined with laser therapy to augment results.