What is PRP, and Where Should I Use it?

PRP Therapy and Its Uses

At the forefront of modern skincare and wellness, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy stands as a beacon of rejuvenation and restoration. Harnessing the body’s innate healing potential, PRP therapy has redefined the landscape of cosmetic and wellness treatments.

Front Door Medspa provider Theresa Labranche is a member of the Cellular Medicine Association, and she follows all the new research and collaborates with other providers on emerging uses and findings. Read on to learn more about PRP therapy and how our skilled team handles all services with the utmost care. Call 248-413-5835 to schedule your consultation.   

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical procedure that utilizes a concentration of platelets from a person’s blood to promote healing and tissue regeneration. 

Blood Collection

A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn, typically from the arm. This is like at your doctor’s office, where we use a tourniquet and put a band-aid on afterward. If we cannot use the arm at the elbow, there are other areas where we can collect blood. Front Door Medspa has an ultrasound and a vein light to help guide us on difficult blood draws. 


The collected blood is processed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins at high speeds. This process separates the blood into different components, with the platelet-rich plasma being isolated.  Platelet-rich plasma is gold in color, so it’s not gross as you might have imagined or seen pictures of with red blood smeared on your skin. It looks clear when applied to the skin. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Extraction

The platelet-rich plasma, which contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood, is extracted and prepared for use. Front Door Medspa uses an FDA-approved centrifuge and collection kit, so our platelet yield is very high. We affectionately call PRP Liquid GOLD because we love to add it to any skin resurfacing, and we have had remarkable results with scars, stretch marks, and more. 

Injection or Application

The PRP is then injected or applied to the targeted area requiring treatment, such as joints, tendons, or the skin.

Release of Growth Factors

Platelets contain growth factors and bioactive proteins that play a crucial role in the body’s healing process. When PRP is applied to a specific area, the growth factors release signals, which recruit stem cells, unlocking your healing power. 

Stimulation of Cell Regeneration

The released growth factors stimulate cell proliferation, tissue repair, and regeneration in the treated area.  This can include nerve tissue, blood vessels, fat cells, or any other cell it touches. 

Enhanced Healing

PRP accelerates the body’s natural healing processes, promoting faster recovery from injuries, reducing inflammation, and improving overall tissue health.  It can induce healing and regeneration in an area not injured, but rather just degrading, as in the case of erectile tissue or stress incontinence where there is not a frank injury.  In cases of lichen sclerosis, psoriasis, and other dermatologic conditions, it can change the reactions of the unhealthy cells or reduce the unhealthy cells by recruiting healthy ones.  

Our PRP Therapy Treatments

Vampire Facial®

The Vampire Facial® presents an advanced skincare approach leveraging the body’s regenerative prowess to breathe new life into the skin. By combining laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and PRP therapy, this procedure actively triggers collagen production, fostering cellular rejuvenation for a vibrant complexion.

Vampire Facelift®

Discover the innovative realm of the Vampire Facelift® – a cosmetic procedure merging PRP therapy with dermal fillers. This non-surgical solution sparks collagen synthesis, refining skin texture and promoting a youthful, radiant visage.

Vampire Hair Regeneration®

Uncover the realm of Vampire Hair Regeneration®, a non-surgical technique designed to invigorate hair growth and bolster density. Leveraging the body’s platelets, this method rejuvenates hair follicles, fostering luscious and thicker hair. At Front Door MedSpa, PRP therapy merges seamlessly with Keralase, a specialized blend of growth factors, maximizing treatment efficacy.

Vampire® Breast Lift 

Experience the transformative Vampire® Breast Lift, an adept fusion of PRP therapy and hyaluronic acid fillers. This minimally invasive procedure triggers collagen production, refines skin texture, and augments volume, rejuvenating the breasts. Our skilled professionals at Front Door MedSpa® execute this treatment with precision and expertise.

Vampire Wing Lift®

Embark on a transformative journey with the Vampire Wing Lift®. Leveraging PRP and hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm®, this technique rejuvenates and restores the labia, reviving a more youthful appearance. Renowned for its collagen-stimulating and skin-tightening abilities, it reinstates the natural contours of a woman’s younger years.

O-Shot® for Women

Delve into the O-Shot®, coined as the “Orgasm Shot,” an advanced procedure leveraging PRP therapy to potentially enhance sexual function and overall well-being in women. This non-surgical approach stimulates cellular rejuvenation in specific vaginal areas, elevating sexual responses and well-being.


Unravel the mysteries of the P-Shot®, also known as the Priapus Shot®. At Front Door Med Spa, this advanced medical procedure rejuvenates the penis, potentially optimizing sexual performance. By stimulating new blood vessel growth and enhancing sensitivity, PRP injections can help reinvigorate male sexual function.

Other Uses of PRP Therapy Beyond Med Spa Applications

PRP is commonly applied to gums for periodontal healing and implant success,  as well as joint and other orthopedic conditions.  These applications are even covered by insurance because the research and data are so overwhelming.  Other applications of PRP include dermatology: wound healing, lichen sclerosis, psoriasis, scars, stretch marks, and anti-aging of tissues including nerve, vascular and erectile tissue, and muscles like the pelvic floor.  

PRP Therapy: A Modern Med Spa Treatment

While PRP has shown success in various medical fields and is expanding,  its efficacy can vary depending on the specific condition and individual responses. A person’s age and overall health may decrease effectiveness.  Consulting with an experienced healthcare professional at our Rochester, MI, office is crucial to determine the suitability of PRP therapy for a particular situation.  

New data is being published on adipocyte stem cells, baby stem cells from your fat.  Umbilical stem cells from donated umbilical cords are also an advancing practice.  It’s an exciting time in regenerative medicine and longevity science! Call 248-413-5835 to learn more!

Theresa LaBranche MS PA-C, MBA 

Front Door MedSpa®

248-BEST-SPA (248-237-8772)


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