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The vampire facial is one of the most popular modern trends in facials, and if you’re self-conscious about the lines and wrinkles that are revealing your age or even making you look older than you really are, it could be the answer. More effective than any over-the-counter products, but without the downsides and risks of surgical procedures, this facial is a breakthrough treatment we offer at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA.
What It Is
This facial combines microneedling with the topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from your own blood. When combined, these two powerful treatments can address an array of skin issues, from correcting the look of scars to rejuvenating lax tissue and minimizing the signs of aging.
The microneedling part of the treatment jump-starts your body’s own natural healing process, while the PRP signals to the body to work more quickly and effectively to rebuild stronger, younger skin. The result is a refreshed, firmer, and smooth look.
What It Addresses
This is the perfect treatment for improving overall skin health. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, firm up lax skin, minimize the appearance of pores, correct issues with hyperpigmentation and sun spots, and reduce the look of scars: including acne scars.
How Does a Vampire Facial Work?
The Problem of Aging
To understand how the facial works, it’s important to know why we see the signs of aging in our skin that we do. There are two big culprits to skin aging that must be dealt with. The vampire facial addresses both.
Aging and the Sun
The sun causes an estimated 80% of the damage we see in our skin, and while many people start wearing sunscreen as soon as they notice an issue, by that time it’s far too late. The damage to the skin occurs from our earliest years, as the UV rays of the sun tell our skin to produce melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its color, and everyone has more or less of it in their skin.
Those who naturally have more will be evenly darker all over, which is perfectly healthy. Spending time in the sun can cause naturally lighter exposed skin to also become darker, but this is not at all healthy: it’s a sign the skin cells are suffering damage. While it may appear fairly even at first, over time, the melanin will begin to gather in elevated levels in patches, forming spots.
Aging and Collagen
The other big issue in the aging of our skin is the loss of collagen. Collagen is a protein that keeps our skin strong, and in our youth, our bodies produce plenty of it. It gathers in a kind of webbed matrix directly under the outermost layer of our skin, providing a strong foundation to keep the skin firm, taut, and smooth. It also anchors the outer and middle layers of skin to the innermost muscles and fat pads.
As the production of this key protein drops naturally with age, our skin starts to sag. The bad news is that this process of lowered collagen production is a normal part of aging and not (yet) something we can stop. The good news is that the body will still produce elevated levels of collagen under certain circumstances, and the vampire facial is all about creating those specific circumstances.
The Role of Microneedling
Microneedling is a key part of this treatment. A microneedling treatment is designed to “trick” the body into thinking it has suffered an injury. It uses hair-thin needles to create micro-injuries, which starts up the body’s natural process for healing wounds, increasing collagen production.
The needles themselves, and the resulting micro-injuries, aren’t enough to hurt you, but they are just enough to create the specific circumstances your body needs to create fresh, new skin and collagen to get rid of sun damage and stop the skin from falling into lines or dropping.
The Role of PRP
Our blood contains multiple important substances, and platelets are just one. During a PRP treatment, we remove a small amount of your blood and then spin it in a centrifuge, which separates the different parts of the blood based on their molecular weight. The platelets and colorless plasma are isolated and separated from the red blood cells, which give blood its color.
These platelets contain many healing and growth factors that the body uses to recruit and activate cells as part of the healing process. If you cut yourself, for example, blood rushes to the area, and it is the platelets in that blood which signal to the body to get to work repairing the wound. If you break a bone or tear a ligament, platelets send the same important signals for cellular repair in these situations, too.
During this facial, the isolated PRP is applied as a serum and spread over the freshly microneedled skin. There it amplifies the production of collagen, causes the body to produce new blood vessels more quickly, and increases the rate of cellular turnover so that the healing results of microneedling are more pronounced than they could be otherwise. PRP also makes the whole process go more quickly.
Process and Results
It all starts with a simple blood draw. As your blood is being spun to separate the PRP, we apply a topical anesthetic that numbs your face. We then use the microneedling device across your skin. This device contains sterile, single-use cartridges for each patient.
The needles move up and down and can be adjusted to greater or less depth to address different areas of the face, such as the cheeks (where skin tends to be thicker) or closer to the eyes (where the skin is at its thinnest). We then spread the PRP over your skin. A treatment session will take around an hour.
You should leave the PRP on for a while to allow it to do its work. If you can leave it on as long as 24 hours, you’ll see the most benefits, though it’s possible to wash it off earlier if needed. During the next two to three days, protect your skin from the sun diligently and use physical sunblocks with zinc oxide. Skip the makeup and minimize your skincare routine: just a simple cleansing and moisturizing is all you need. It’s also a good idea to avoid anything that would cause you to work up a strong sweat during this time.
By seven to 14 days, you’ll be seeing the first results of your facial, and those results will continue to improve over the month following your treatment. Your skin will become firmer, less wrinkled, and look rejuvenated and fresh. Meanwhile, you’ll notice scars and spots of hyperpigmentation fading away.
Most people get the best results after a series of treatments. It’s common to get three treatments, but we’ll talk with you about your unique needs and goals when you come to our office. We’ll also discuss the best spacing for those treatments.
Key Questions About the Facial
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Since this treatment involves using a part of your own blood, it’s natural to wonder if it’s perfectly safe. The answer is: yes! The fact that the key treatment serum comes from your own blood makes it safer than most treatments because it’s not possible for you to have an allergy to yourself or reject something that comes from your own blood. The microneedling process itself is also perfectly safe when performed by trained, licensed professionals like those at Infinity MedSpa.
What About Home Microneedling Devices?
We always discourage anyone from doing microneedling at home. At our office, the process is safe because of the device we use, the training we have, and the protocols we follow to ensure your skin is perfectly sterile. At home, you run the risk of introducing infection into your face through the skin or a dermal roller that isn’t perfectly sterile.
Additionally, the needles in at-home dermal rollers are not as thin as those we use, meaning they cause pain, and they cannot be adjusted. That means you can’t get the best effect by changing the depth of penetration to match the thickness of your skin in different places.
Is This the Same As a PRP Facial or Collagen-Induction Therapy With PRP?
Technically, these are all referring to the same general process, but the term “vampire facial” is a licensed service mark. In order to use this term, a service provider must use only FDA-approved equipment, become a member of the Vampire Facial Provider Group, and have a license. This indicates everyone providing your facial is highly trained and you can expect the best results.
Is This Right for Me?
If any of the following are true of you, it might be time for this facial:
- Your skin’s texture is rough in places
- You see fine lines and wrinkles
- Your skin looks grayer than you remember
- You have scars from acne or trauma
- You see areas of hyperpigmentation or sun spots you’d like to erase
There are only a few conditions that could mean you’re not a candidate for this type of facial. The best way to find out if this is for you is to arrange a consultation with us so we can evaluate your skincare goals and needs.
Are the Effects Permanent?
The effects of your facial will last about a year on average. After that, an occasional maintenance treatment will help you maintain them as long as you wish. No anti-aging treatment can every be completely permanent because they cannot stop the aging process entirely. Also, each individual is different, so all of us age at different rates. However, with maintenance treatments, you will significantly slow that process and keep up enhanced collagen production.
How Can I Enhance the Benefits of a Facial?
There are some things you can do to ensure your results last as long as possible. The most important is to protect your skin from the sun. If you haven’t made sunscreen a regular part of your beauty regime, now is the time to start.
You can also talk with us about the most effective cleansers, serums, and moisturizers to upgrade your regular skincare routine. Using the right products for your skin can have a profound effect. Finally, remember that a healthy diet and good hydration will always help your skin look and feel its best.
Find Out How It Works for Yourself!
If you’re interested in this facial, visit Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA now to set up a consultation. Our experts are ready to help you find the perfect treatment to enhance your beauty and return you to a more youthful look.
At Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA, our clients often ask us how they can safely, effectively, and sustainably lose weight. They come in distressed because their weight has gone up and down after trying and failing the latest fad diet. They feel they have a “set point” that increases after every failed diet and they will never be healthy again. The HCG diet is perfect for them, and it may be perfect for you.
How Much Weight Can I Lose on the HCG Diet?
One of our most frequently asked questions about the HCG diet is how much weight can I lose. Weight loss varies on a case-by-case basis based on several factors. These include your activity level, muscle mass, and which phase of the diet you are in. To get a better picture of how much weight you can lose on this diet, take a look at the three phases of the diet:
Phase I: The Loading Phase
During the loading phase of the HCG diet, you start to take HCG and eat plenty of foods high in calories and healthy fats. This phase lasts 48 hours. Most of our clients eat at maintenance during this phase. Therefore, no weight is lost.
Phase II: The Weight Loss Phase
This is where the excitement really begins. This three- to six-week phase of the diet is when you really start to shed excess weight. During this phase, you continue to take HCG. However, you limit your caloric intake to somewhere between 500 and 1,200 calories per day. The average American requires only 1,200 to 2,000 calories daily to maintain a healthy weight.
The more you weigh, the more calories you need per day to maintain your weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average American over 19 weighs 170.6 pounds and measures 5′ 3.7″. The caloric maintenance requirements for that weight are 1,736. At 500 calories consumed per day, that person will lose 2.83 pounds per week.
Phase III: The Maintenance Phase
As in Phase I, you shouldn’t expect to lose any weight during the maintenance phase. During this three-week phase, you stop taking HCG and increase your food intake gradually. You should not consume starches or sugars during this period. However, you may lose a little weight as you increase your daily food intake slowly.
I Heard You Could Lose One to Two Pounds Per Day?
When you first start the weight loss phase of the HCG diet, you may lose one to two pounds per day. But the shift you see on the scale does not reflect true fat loss. You eat high-fat foods during the first phase of this diet so you enter ketosis. To enter ketosis, you must first burn all the glycogen stored in your body.
For every four calories you burn, you burn one gram of stored glucose. But glycogen isn’t just glucose. It’s also three to four grams of water. Therefore, for every pound of weight you burn from stored carbs, you lose three to four pounds of water.
What Can I Eat on This Diet?
Phase I Diet Plan
During the first two days of this diet, you can eat whatever you want. However, you should do your best to get as many calories from healthy fats as you can. It’s okay if you eat above maintenance. You’re trying to force your body into ketosis quickly so you don’t struggle through the first couple of days of the diet.
Recommended high-fat and high-calorie foods include peanut butter, ground beef, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and sunflower seeds. You should also do your best to limit your carbohydrate intake. Too many carbohydrates will interfere with the attempt to enter ketosis.
Phase II Diet Plan
What your meal plan will look like during the weight loss phase of this diet depends on how many calories you want to consume daily. Here is a sample meal plan for someone who wants to follow the 500-calorie diet:
- Breakfast: Coffee or tea flavored with 1 tbsp 2% milk
- Morning snack: 1 serving of fruit (apple or orange)
- Lunch: 3.5 oz. protein, 1 veg, 1 fruit, 1 starch
- Dinner: same as lunch
- Evening: 1 handful of low-carb, high-fiber fruit
Phase III Diet Plan: First Three Weeks
During the third phase of this diet plan, you may eat any fruit you want. However, you must be very wary of your portion sizes. You’re still trying to avoid starches and sugars at this point. Therefore, you should only eat very small portions of starchy fruits, like bananas, pineapples, and watermelon. Here is what your meal plan may look like:
- Breakfast: 2 eggs, plain Greek yogurt, berries
- Snack 1: Mixed nuts
- Lunch: Burger patty w/ toppings, side salad, dressing
- Snack 2: Pear
- Dinner: Tacos with fat drained and lettuce instead of tortillas
- Snack 3: Sliced apple with peanut butter
Phase III Diet Plan: Second Three Weeks
During the second three weeks of the HCG diet, you are now incorporating more starches and sugars into your meal plan. Here’s an example of food options you have:
- Breakfast: whole-wheat English muffin w/ low-sugar preserves or jelly
- Snack: Apple
- Lunch: Salad w/ chicken breast, veggies, cheese, dressing
- Snack: Raw yellow and orange bell peppers w/ hummus
- Dinner: Low-carb tortilla fajitas with lean flank steak, sauteed veggies, guac, or pico de gallo
- Snack: Sugar-free jello with fruit
Of course, once you finish the first three weeks of the third phase, you are more than welcome to return to the first phase of the diet. You may cycle through the three phases until you reach your goal weight.
Which Foods Are Approved on This Diet?
When cooking protein for this diet, you should trim all fat from the meat and never cook meat on the bone. Depending on your caloric goal, you may eat up to 200 grams of protein per day, aiming for roughly 100 grams for lunch and 100 grams for dinner. Here’s what you can expect to see on your menu:
- Extra-lean beef
- White fish
- Egg whites
- Lean cuts of poultry
Try to get at least two cups of approved vegetables throughout the day. We recommend splitting these two cups up between lunch and dinner. Here are the vegetables you can expect to see on your menu:
- Red radishes
- Mixed greens
- Green salad
- Beet greens
During the second phase of this diet, you may not eat high-carb fruits. To ensure you aren’t getting too many carbs in your diet, you should eat a maximum of four servings of fruit per day. Here’s what you may include in your meal plan:
Other Approved Items
Additional approved items are limited. For instance, you may not consume sauces, dressings or marinades. To spice up your diet, you may consume the following:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Mustard powder
- Herbal tea
- Braggs Amino Acids
- Natural spices
- Grissini breadsticks (sparingly)
- Melba toast (sparingly)
What Makes This Diet Different From the Rest?
What’s really exciting about this diet is its sustainability. Fad diets, like the cabbage soup diet, the ramen noodle diet, and the whole milk diet, are not sustainable. Particularly if you cut carbs during these diets, you will lose a lot of weight rapidly and look great for your big event.
But when you inevitably stop following the diet, you will regain weight just as quickly as you lost it. As you eat normal portions of carbs, this will be water weight. However, you will eventually start eating above your new maintenance. With HCG, you retrain your body so it stops craving processed, sugary, salty carbs. You also teach it to crave healthy foods. You teach your body to want to eat moderate portions of healthy foods.
What Should I Do Once I Reach My Goal Weight?
Now that you have spent six to 12 weeks or more on this diet, you are good at recognizing small portions of healthy foods. So, what’s next? How do you recognize portion sizes? Which foods should you eat? Which foods should you avoid?
The Ketogenic Diet
Most of our clients like to follow the ketogenic diet once they have reached their goal weight. This is not a diet in the traditional sense. Rather, it is a lifestyle that guides your food choices. There are four variations of the ketogenic diet. The original ketogenic diet says you should consume 75% of your daily calories from fat, 15 to 20% from protein and 5 to 10% from carbohydrates.
There are over a dozen health benefits associated with following the ketogenic diet or one of its variations. What our clients love about it is the “diet” is so sustainable. The keto diet keeps you full. The keto diet keeps you focused. The keto diet prevents you from feeling deprived. And your body is already fairly fat-adapted because it’s in ketosis during the HCG diet.
Foods to Eat
Once you reach your goal weight, if you’re not interested in following the ketogenic lifestyle or another low-carb lifestyle, focus on eating nutrient-dense, high-fiber, low-glycemic carbs. Of course, you can indulge in a slice of cake when it fits your macros for the day. However, most of the foods you eat should keep you fueled and focused.
Foods to Avoid
Do your best to avoid processed foods. The simplest way to do this is to shop on the outside of the grocery store, pick up your produce from a local farmer’s market, and pick up yeast from the middle of the store to make your own bread.
Similarly, you should avoid processed beverages, like any milk other than whole milk, store-bought juices, and alcoholic beverages. Only drink alcohol in moderation and only drink it when it fits into your daily macros.
It may be tricky to figure out portion sizes now that you have reached your ideal weight. You’ve cut your exercise down from five hours a week to 2.5 hours a week. Therefore, your body doesn’t need as much fuel. But it needs more fuel to maintain weight than it did when you were losing weight.
To figure out your portion sizes, start by measuring and weighing everything you cook at home. When you eat at a chain restaurant, find the nutritional value for the foods and drinks online. Eventually, you will figure out how to eyeball the portion sizes and know how calorie-dense the foods are. Even better, you’ll learn to eat intuitively, and you won’t have to worry about it anymore.
Learn How to Take Back Control of Your Life Today
Are you ready to say goodbye to fad diets forever? Are you ready to learn how to eat what you want, when you want and never worry about weight gain again? If so, the HCG diet may be for you. To learn more about this revolutionary diet, contact us at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA today to schedule your initial consultation.
As women age, they often see their sex drive drop while they get less enjoyment from intercourse. Along with that come issues of vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence that can make life more difficult. At Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA, we offer the O Shot as a natural way to combat these issues and give you back the life you love.
Is the O Shot Right for You?
Do you ever wish you had the same level of sexual desire and enjoyment you had in your 20s? The O shot, which is a quick treatment given in our office, can provide a better and more fulfilling sex life for women, and especially for those in their 40s and above. Best of all, this is a great way to achieve quick results without difficult surgery or long downtime.
The best way to find out if the O shot is for you is to come talk with us. We offer discrete and compassionate appointments where you can tell us about your concerns and we can help you decide the best course of action.
If you’re suffering from any of the following, however, this treatment could be for you:
You Have Female Orgasmic Disorder
Women who have this disorder have no trouble feeling normal sexual arousal or keeping it up through intercourse. But, frustratingly, they have a very difficult time achieving orgasm. There are a number of reasons for this, but it can make something that is supposed to be pleasurable a frustration, leading to decreased interest in sex.
You Have Female Arousal Disorder
This is a medical diagnosis referring to a general inability to respond to something that would normally produce arousal. If this is happening to you, there’s a good chance it’s also producing depression, anxiety, stress, or a lack of confidence that could bleed over from the bedroom into the rest of life.
Female arousal disorder can also interfere with relationships. No matter how often you explain to your partner that the issue has nothing to do with a lack of desire for them, seeds of doubt can still be planted.
You Are Near Menopause and Suffering Age-Related Issues
For some women, these issues begin early on; even as young as the early 40s. Other women may not notice any problem until after menopause itself. Whenever it happens, these issues are usually due to the natural aging process, which happens on a different timetable for each woman.
As women age, the vagina becomes narrower and shorter and there is less natural lubrication. Hot flashes, urinary incontinence, and other issues can make the problem that much worse.
You Are Experiencing Urinary Incontinence
For some women, sex or dryness isn’t the problem. Instead, they find themselves unable to stop leaking after sneezes or coughs, or even during sex. This can be an age-related issue, or it can stem from the stress put on muscles and tissues at childbirth.
You Find Sex Painful
For many women, a drop in natural lubrication makes sex a painful experience instead of a pleasurable one. This dryness can also cause discomfort in the rest of life and even make it painful to wear certain types of clothing.
What Is the O Shot?
This innovative treatment consists of an injection of platelets from the client’s own blood into the vaginal area. Instead of addressing the issue with chemicals, drugs, or surgery, this shot works by harnessing the regenerative and restorative properties of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
Our bodies naturally contain platelets that are the main driver in restoring damaged tissues and blood vessels. When we experience an acute injury, platelets arrive in the area in great numbers, stimulating the recovery response. Unfortunately, the natural changes of aging and childbirth don’t register as an injury to the body, so repairs don’t happen to fix the symptoms of aging.
As a consequence, the skin of the vaginal area grows thin and less lax, tissues that provide lubrication don’t function as effectively as before, and blood vessels stop sending enough blood to the area to provide the right sensitivity and muscle repair necessary for enjoyable sex, strong orgasms, or even to stop bladder leakage.
How It Works
This shot simply jump-starts the natural rejuvenation process by sending platelets where they are needed. As tissues and blood vessels throughout the vaginal area regenerate, you’ll notice more sensitivity, lubrication, comfort, and strength. Specifically, the shot can:
- Increase sensation
- Promote arousal and greater pleasure from stimulation
- Improve the feel and duration of orgasms
- Regenerate younger and smoother skin
- Provide relief and improvement of urinary incontinence symptoms
- Significantly decrease pain during sex
- Increased natural lubrication
- Increased the chances of having a vaginal orgasm
What Is Treatment Like?
Among the many selling points of this treatment, especially as compared to its plastic surgery alternatives, is that it requires no special preparation and there is no downtime necessary before you can get back to your normal schedule.
Obtaining the PRP
The treatment starts with a simple blood draw. Then, the blood is spun to separate the platelet-rich plasma. This whole process takes less than 30 minutes, during which time you’ll apply a numbing cream to the vaginal area to ensure you’re perfectly comfortable throughout.
Treatment and After
Once you have no sensation, treatment involves just a couple of injections into different parts of the vaginal area. Once these are done, you can leave immediately. There’s no recovery time required and no reason you can’t go back to your regular schedule. You are in and out and back to work with no one the wiser!
When Will I See Results?
Most patients report seeing a spike in their sex drive and improved performance in about three to seven days following this simple treatment. This includes increased sensitivity, which may lead to easier orgasms and more enjoyable sex. Lasting effects will take longer to develop. The plasma itself stays in the area for about nine days, and during that time it signals to growth factors like cytokines and stem cells to rush to the area and produce new, healthy tissue.
Healthy tissue should start really developing about three weeks following the injection, and the full effects are realized about two to three months later. The time frame is unique to each woman since this treatment depends entirely on each patient’s unique physiology. Your body will regenerate cells at its own rate, though the PRP will speed things up.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most women will enjoy the results of this treatment for somewhere between one and two years. While PRP treatments can greatly improve symptoms of aging, they can’t stop the process altogether. Fortunately, because this is a natural treatment that involves no incisions or drugs, it’s perfectly safe to have another treatment once the first one starts to wear off.
Getting Repeat Treatments
Many clients report quick and lasting results after just one shot. In some cases, there’s so much tissue that needs to be regenerated that one treatment isn’t enough to get the results you want. In that case, two or three treatments are usually plenty.
It’s important to wait a few weeks before getting another treatment, but that’s not because there’s any danger in the treatment itself. You just want to give your body enough time to regenerate tissue before you decide whether you need a second treatment. You’ll stay in touch with us throughout the process, and we can help you understand when and if you need another shot.
FAQ About the O Shot
Is This an FDA-Approved Treatment?
Since this shot uses your own blood, it does not require FDA approval. After all, your blood is not a drug! PRP treatment has been used in healing and rejuvenation for decades and in every field of medicine from cosmetic medicine to orthopedics.
Can I Have the Shot During My Menstrual Cycle?
As long as your cycle is not particularly heavy or you feel especially sensitive, there should be no problem having this treatment during your cycle.
Will This Treatment Hurt?
We administer a numbing cream that ensures you won’t feel anything. Once it’s over, you can go right back to your regular routine without pain or discomfort, including sexual activity and physical exercise.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Because the ingredients in this treatment come from your own body, there’s no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. No dangerous side effects have ever been reported.
Can I Have Treatment on the Same Day as Consultation?
In most cases, there’s no issue with having treatment immediately. We will go over your needs, medical history, and what to expect from the treatment itself. Just remember that your health and well-being are our primary concern, so we will always exercise caution and make sure the timing is right before administering this or any other treatment.
Can I Have Treatment If I’m Pregnant?
Pregnant women should not get this shot, nor should women who are still breastfeeding. While there is no reason to suspect that PRP therapy would be harmful to a baby, there have also been no studies proving that to be the case, either. In the absence of such studies, it’s best to wait.
Is This Covered by My Insurance?
In most cases, this treatment isn’t covered by insurance since it’s considered an elective treatment. However, if you have a medical diagnosis of certain conditions, it’s possible your insurance company may cover it. Talk with us about your concerns at your consultation.
When you’re having any kind of treatment involving your most intimate areas, it’s important to feel that you are safe and welcome. At Infinity MedSpa, we strive to create a judgment-free and luxurious environment where you can thoroughly relax as you get the treatment you need.
Our MedSpa is overseen by Dr. Arthur Shektman, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of practical experience in every type of rejuvenation surgery and treatment. He leads a team of board-certified family nurse practitioners dedicated to ongoing education and lifetime learning. Together, our goal is to earn your trust as we provide you with discrete service and effective treatments that will have you looking and feeling your best.
You don’t have to live with the unwanted side effects of childbirth or aging. The O shot offers a way to naturally rejuvenate tissues and give you back the interest and enjoyment in sex that you remember. Through advances in medicine and technology, we’re finding natural solutions for better sexual health.
At Infinity MedSpa, we recognize that sexual health is a sensitive subject. Our professionals will keep all contact in the strictest of confidence, and we take patient privacy very seriously. To schedule a consultation with a confidential professional, contact Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA today and set up an appointment.
Has your sexual performance left you dissatisfied? Do you no longer find sex fulfilling? If you want to improve your sexual prowess, Infinity MedSpa of Sudbury, MA has the answer. It’s called the P Shot.
What Is the P Shot?
The “P” in P shot stands for Priapus. Priapus was the Greek god of agriculture and fertility, so it’s only natural that he lend his name to this amazing treatment. Besides that official name, the “P” also carries two other important meanings. First, it’s an injection into your penis. Second, what it injects is an incredible material known as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
If the idea of receiving an injection in your penis makes you nervous or uncomfortable, you are not alone. However, once you learn more about what this incredible treatment can do, we know your curiosity will be piqued.
Platelet-Rich Plasma: Amazing Medicine
PRP is the marvelous material that makes this treatment work. It consists of two main ingredients: platelets and plasma. Both of these are found naturally in your blood. Plasma is the main component of blood and acts like a transporter for the other three main components. Those are the red and white blood cells and platelets.
Red blood cells transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide while white blood cells remove impurities and foreign objects from the bloodstream. However, platelets have several special properties that make PRP possible.
The primary task of platelets is to release enzymes that cause your blood to form clots. This stops bleeding and allows the healing process to begin. Furthermore, platelets release other signals that tell the cells near a wound to duplicate and discard damaged cells. Essentially, platelets start the process of recovery whenever a part of your body is damaged. PRP treatments take advantage of this.
The History of PRP
Although treatments like the P Shot are relatively new, PRP has actually been used for over 30 years! The first PRP treatments were theorized on paper in the 70s and then tested in the 80s. Early use of PRP was limited to the most difficult healing situations. Open-heart surgeries and facial reconstructive surgeries were some of the first examples. Doctors found that using PRP at the end of surgery improved healing and recovery in their patients.
This discovery led more doctors to experiment with PRP in the 90s. Sports medicine seized the opportunity in the 00s. Several high-profile athletes from the NFL and NBA adopted PRP as a way to avoid surgery for joint problems. In the last decade, doctors have explored elective PRP treatments. Cosmetic applications and optional injections of PRP have become commonplace across the USA. Currently, the focus is on PRP for anti-aging treatments.
PRP for Anti-Aging
Combatting the negative effects of aging is one of medicine’s loftiest goals. It is at the heart of many of our treatments and procedures at Infinity MedSpa. We want you to feel young, no matter what age you are. PRP can achieve results that no other anti-aging treatment can. We discussed how platelets work to heal your body when you are injured. But this only happens when there is a wound on the body that triggers this mechanism.
Aging is a slow, gradual process. It does not appear abruptly. As a result, it never activates the body’s healing mechanisms. Instead, cells gradually decay. Much like how an old car starts to have mechanical failures, the cells in our tissues and organs lose performance over time. A PRP shot sends the body into inspection mode. The high concentration of platelets tricks the body into believing an injury has occurred. Thus, it removes old, dysfunctional cells.
New cells are produced to take their place. The end result is a massive improvement in performance in the body part. Best of all, it requires no surgery or damage to the surrounding tissues. Truly, PRP is a revolution in modern medicine. It’s no wonder that it has become the first line of defense against many aging-related issues.
Where PRP Comes From
One advantage that PRP has over other types of treatments is that it requires no donor material. The PRP is harvested from your own blood, which means there is no risk of rejection or accidents in the transfusion process.
To produce PRP, a nurse will connect a vein in your arm to a centrifuge machine. This device takes your blood and spins it at high speeds. This will separate your blood into its four key components, which the machine will siphon off.
Once it has collected the platelets and plasma from your blood, the red and white cells are pushed back into your bloodstream. The process repeats until there is enough PRP to complete the treatment. PRP can be made in under 30 minutes. It requires no special testing. All of this makes it the perfect tool for rejuvenation treatments.
How Does PRP Affect Your Penis?
Now that you understand a little more about PRP, it’s time to examine how it works on your penis. When PRP is injected into your penis, it will release platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). This enzyme will encourage cells in the area to produce new cells. If any cells are damaged, PDGF will tell the body to remove them and replace them.
Penile tissue is specialized in its ability to collect blood and retain it. This is the basic mechanism behind erections. When these cells lose their performance over time, erections become weaker and cannot last as long. PRP will rejuvenate the cells responsible for your erection. They will be able to take in blood faster, hold on to it longer, and absorb more blood than before.
The results of this are harder, longer erections. Many men report that their erect penis gains size after receiving a P Shot. Erections come more easily and last longer than before. Best of all, there are no negative side effects. Medications and surgical procedures often have unwanted side effects, but fortunately, we can avoid all of these with this simple treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the P Shot?
Although this shot will benefit most men, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be more complicated than this shot can address. It is important to consider the various causes of ED. Causes can be mental or physical, and often there is a combination of both factors. A Priapus Shot works wonders on physical symptoms, but it won’t necessarily solve mental blocks.
Physical Factors to Consider
Physical factors that can contribute to ED include the degradation of penile tissue due to aging. After a PRP treatment, you should find that this tissue is revitalized and far more responsive. PRP can also be an excellent option if you have endured any sort of physical trauma to the genitals.
Lifestyle factors may be contributing to your ED. Obesity and smoking, in particular, are causes of ED. You may want to try adopting a healthier lifestyle before pursuing treatment. Fortunately, there are no medical contraindications for PRP treatment. It is FDA approved and suitable for just about everyone.
Mental Factors to Consider
Unlike physical issues, mental issues may require alternative treatments. Stress, depression, and relationship issues can lead to ED, and PRP is not going to make those problems go away. Certain antidepressants can have a negative impact on libido as well. You should be sure to mention any medications that you’re taking to the doctor.
This is why every treatment starts with a thorough consultation to ensure that a PRP treatment is the right course of action. We want to make sure that your treatment has the best results possible.
How the Treatment Works
At Infinity MedSpa, we work tirelessly to make sure that your experience at our facility is pleasant and painless throughout. Our team of doctors, nurses, and assistants will always be on hand to help you with whatever you need.
After a consultation determines that a P Shot is right for you, we’ll set a date for the appointment. This is what you should expect before coming in for treatment.
Before the Treatment
PRP treatments are extremely easy to prepare for. We recommend that you have someone drive you home from our office. Even though this is an outpatient treatment, it is always safer to go home with someone else.
The doctor may give you some dietary recommendations for the days before the treatment. The plasma in your blood is replaced every two or three days, and by eating the proper foods, you can ensure that the plasma used will be of the highest quality. Besides that, your only responsibility is to relax and arrive on time.
The Day of the Treatment
To start your treatment, the doctor will connect you to the centrifuge to begin preparing the PRP. This process can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how much PRP is needed. You may feel changes in your blood pressure during this phase of the treatment. This is perfectly normal and should not be uncomfortable. If you have ever donated plasma or platelets before, then you should be quite familiar with this part.
Once the centrifuge completes its work, the doctor will begin to prepare the area for the injection. Naturally, we understand that receiving an injection in the genitals can be concerning. That’s why we will ask you to apply plenty of topical anesthetic before continuing. Only when you have confirmed that you have no feeling or sensation at all will we begin.
The doctor will fill a syringe with your PRP and inject it into several locations throughout your penis. After completing the treatment, a dressing will be applied and you can redress. The whole process should take less than an hour.
After the Treatment
The doctor will give you some instructions for the days following treatment. However, PRP treatments require very little aftercare. In fact, you can usually resume sexual activity within 24 hours! A follow-up visit will be scheduled to assess your progress and evaluate the results of the treatment. If you are not satisfied with the results, the doctor can investigate further and determine if a second treatment would be beneficial.
Most people respond right away. Although some results are noticeable in the first few days, complete results will be noticeable within the first two weeks. We’re sure that you will be amazed by the results. Many patients continue to receive additional treatments over time for even longer lasting results. One shot a year is recommended to maintain peak performance.
If you are interested in learning more about the P Shot, call Infinity MedSpa of Sudbury, MA. Our staff is waiting to answer any questions you might have about our treatments. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with a world-class experience.
Even if you do your very best to eat well, exercise and make healthy choices, you may still have periods of time when you feel run down, sluggish or just not at your best. With your demanding life, you can’t always afford to battle bouts of low energy or risk getting sick—you need a healthy, effective and quick solution to help you feel 100%. The highly trained professionals at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA can get you back up and running at full capacity with IV Therapy.
What Is IV Therapy?
IV Therapy is a way to get vitamins and hydration into a client’s bloodstream so they can immediately reap the rewards. When we take over-the-counter vitamins, we absorb, at best, 50% of what we’re taking. When a client gets IV Therapy, nutrients are sent right to the bloodstream, where over 90% is absorbed.
This treatment uses a traditional IV drip to get the right vitamins delivered to your bloodstream. What vitamins are used depends on the needs of the client. IV therapy is meant to support a healthy lifestyle and give us the re-set we sometimes need when we’re running low on energy. It can also provide the boost we need when we need to physically or mentally perform at our best.
An array of vitamins and minerals can be added to a therapy session. The formula used for each client depends entirely on their specific needs and desired results. Some common additives used for this therapy are:
- Vitamins B1, 2, 3, 6 & 12
- Vitamin C
The B vitamin family is comprised of eight essentials that play large roles in how well our cells function. They help us maintain healthy brain and skin cells, aid us in metabolism, and create new blood cells. The eight B vitamins are:
- Thiamine (B1)—breaking down sugar, creating neurotransmitters, synthesizing hormones
- Riboflavin (B2)—energy, breaking down fats
- Niacin (B3)—converting food into energy, communication between cells
- Pantothenic acid (B5)—creates new enzymes, energy
- Vitamin B6—brain development, immune function, amino acid metabolism
- Biotin (B7)—regulation of DNA, breaking down fats, carbs and protein
- Folate (B9)—metabolism of vitamins and amino acids, proper cell division
- Vitamin B12—brain and neurological function, creating new red blood cells
This mineral plays many roles in the body, starting with a healthy bone structure. It also ensures our nerves and muscles function properly. In the stomach, it neutralizes acids and helps combat constipation. It’s thought it can help with nerve pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, cluster headaches, and premenstrual syndrome.
We don’t need a lot of this mineral, but it plays a major role in metabolism and is an antioxidant powerhouse. Selenium is thought to protect our cells from damage and prevent certain types of illnesses.
Also known as ascorbic acid, this is the powerhouse of all vitamins. It’s important for all functions in the body and is quickly becoming the nutrient marker signifying good health. It boosts immune function, helping your body to fight off viruses. Vitamin C is sensitive to stress, so if you’re under a lot, it may deplete you of vitamin C.
Vitamin C plays a role in the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, healing wounds and maintaining cartilage and teeth. Vitamin C will keep skin looking younger, making you less likely to suffer from wrinkles, dry skin and premature aging. It’s a powerful antioxidant, protecting your cells against damage caused by free radicals, toxic chemicals and pollutants.
The Myers’ Cocktail
This was the first and most famous IV therapy and is named after Dr. John Myers, a physician in Baltimore who used an intravenous cocktail of vitamins and minerals to treat a variety of issues. He began this kind of therapy in 1954 and would administer it to patients who suffered from:
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Chronic sinusitis and allergies
- Muscle pain
His patients found so much relief with this therapy that even after he died in 1984, his combination of vitamins and minerals has changed little. His IV treatment included:
- B vitamins for naturally boosting energy
- Vitamin C to boost immunity
- Calcium to help muscles recover and maintain blood and bone health
- Magnesium to regulate muscle and nerve function
Today, the Myers’ cocktail is still used as a “gold standard” for routine energy increases, hydration, and immune boosts. Small tweaks may be made to increase certain results based on the client’s individual needs.
How Is IV Therapy Used?
There are good times for anyone to consider an immunity-boosting treatment session, like cold & flu season, before getting on a plane, or at the first signs of getting sick. If you’re feeling sluggish because of jet lag or a few too many drinks over the weekend, one treatment session can rejuvenate you and help you operate at full capacity again.
Many people who are preparing for a strenuous event, like a marathon, will incorporate this into their training routines. The same goes for mentally challenging times like studying for an important exam, working on a stressful project or vying for a promotion. Therapy at these times can help you with clarity.
The most popular reason people ask for this treatment is as a supplement to an already healthy lifestyle. People will schedule a few sessions a month when they know their energy will be low or life stressors are high. Other reasons to seek IV therapy include:
- Cleansing and rehydrating
- To treat stomach illness and associated dehydration
- Jet lag
- Beautifying just before and event or a night out
- Quick energy
Supplemental Symptom Treatment
This therapy has brought relief of symptoms for other illnesses and diseases. You should always consult with your doctor if you’re seeking this as a supplement for a medical condition, but many clients find this treatment can help with symptoms of:
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Memory issues
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Autoimmune issues
If you’ve had surgery or are dealing with an illness that prevents you from eating enough food or getting proper nutrients, this therapy can help deliver what your body is missing. This includes having had dealt with stomach flu issues: even a few days of not being able to keep healthy foods down can do a number on your health and energy levels.
There are clients who seek this therapy to help their intimate health and sexual function, ability to be calm in a stressful situation or to brighten their skin before a photoshoot. Whatever situation in your life or the reason you need a boost for a positive outcome, this treatment can help.
What to Expect
Expect to talk with your specialist about what’s going on in your life, what you’re hoping to gain from therapy and your overall health. They’ll need a picture of your baseline health and what top performance looks like for you. Once your specialist has recommended treatment, you’ll be relaxed in a therapy room, where a qualified practitioner will skillfully start an IV.
Your treatment IV bag will be hooked up and the line started. Treatments can take anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment being provided, issues being addressed and desired outcome.
The great part about this treatment is the immediacy and longevity of results. Many clients come in jet-lagged or with rock bottom energy and leave invigorated and ready to take on the day. Those clients who schedule regular treatments feel the results long after the treatment is over. They cite that they have a better overall sense of well-being and are able to sleep better, have more energy for exercise and can concentrate and problem-solve at higher levels.
People who felt they were on the verge of getting sick often do not become so because of the immunity boost they get from treatment. Physical and mental performance is improved and stress levels reduced. People who are healthy and used to their bodies responding to healthy eating and exercise, but who still feel tired and sluggish, can get a reset and feel their energy levels and sense of well-being settle back to normal levels.
If you’ve just committed to starting a new, healthy lifestyle to lose weight and be healthier overall, this can be the “kick-start” you need to feel instant results and motivate you to keep up your new routine. If you’ve struggled with weight loss and your body responding to new eating habits and healthy routines, you can tailor your treatment and discover certain nutrients to help your body’s response. This will allow you to pinpoint gaps in nutrition that you can then add to your routine for peak performance and an overall increase in goal results.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Only your therapist can determine if this treatment is right for you. You’ll have a consultation with an expert who will discuss your current situation and symptoms, overall health, and goals for your visit. You’ll be asked about any current diagnoses you have, medications (both prescription and over the counter) plus any vitamins and supplements you take regularly.
This therapy is very versatile and can be tailored to meet a wealth of needs, so many people are ideal candidates. If you have kidney issues, heart disease or other severe health issues, the specialist may ask you to check with your primary physician before you receive this treatment.
Other Wellness Treatments
There are complementary treatments that can boost your overall sense of well-being and increase your quality of life.
Our hormones fluctuate as we age or experience lifestyle and environmental changes. This treatment can help us feel more in control of our bodies. This treatment has been shown to be effective for symptoms of hormonal imbalance like:
- Mood swings
- Lower libido
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flashes
- Unexplained weight gain
- Memory difficulties
If you’re in good health but are dealing with the frustration that accompanies hormone reduction and fluctuations, this treatment may bring the balance you’re looking for.
O-shot and P-shot
These treatments address the sensitive subject of sexual wellness. Designed to bring back sexual vitality and enjoyment, a consultation with a sympathetic and experienced specialist can restore the pleasure in your relationships in a sustainable and safe way. The O-shot addresses female sexual wellness, while the P-shot addresses male sexual concerns.
Talk to a Specialist
If you’re ready to feel 100% and take back control of the way you feel and your body’s performance, it’s time to talk to an expert. Call Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA—their professionally trained staff is committed to world-class service. You’ll be treated with the utmost respect and shown unparalleled care. Looking and feeling healthier than ever and performing at your personal best is just a phone call away.