New Delhi: Menopause does not mean pause to sex life anymore. It is time to come out of the stagnant thinking and rev up life between sheets.
And the beauty is, you do not have to look beyond your body for the aphrodisiac. The sex trigger is ingrained in the body itself. The mix of platelets in the blood and stem cells in the body fat is a veritable tinder box to reprise the hot sex life lost after menopause, the ceasing of menstruation. The onset of this dryness in a woman’s life is a watershed event which results into substantial or complete loss of sexual appetite. But, no anymore.
The new found libido (sex drive) is already trending in Indian high society. The practitioners of regenerative medicine i.e. stem cell therapists have unmistakably found that mix of Platelet Rich Plasma (PPP) and stem cells nestled in the body fat rejuvenate sex life, which is crucial component of a healthy life.
So, there is no need of hanging boots for menopausal women, their libido being a shot away in any authentic cell therapy clinic. Sex life is no more a nostalgia and yearning for women attaining menopause. It is particularly damn good news for those women who attain menopause quite early in life.
The loss of estrogens and testosterone following menopause results into substantial waning of sexual drive. After menopause, women are not easily aroused for going into act. They become less sensitive to touching, caressing, stroking and other titillating actions.
Talking to Medicare News, Prabhu Mishra, CEO, President, StemGenn Therapeutics and an ace regenerative expert, said, ‘The stem cell therapy is bringing about a paradigm shift in a woman’s life, particularly her sex life. Even women attaining menopause are getting back the libidinal spark, thanks to blending of Platelet Rich Plasma (PPP) and stem cells. With sexual dysfunction treated by injection of this blend, their body confidence, which stands shattered after menopause, gets a certain boost. They become as alluring to their partner as when they first met. It is changing the way senior women look and feel in intimate areas.’
Dr Mishra further said, ‘This is minimally invasive procedure. Platelets contain growth factors, which helps initiate the body’s own regenerative process. PRP is a concentrate of platelets and other vital growth factors. PRP therapy is autologous; it uses your own blood platelets to repair your cells; your own blood has amazing healing properties with least risk of rejection or allergic reaction. In the case sexual dysfunction, platelets containing healing growth factors are injected in the private parts. These platelets give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. With PRP treatment, your growth factors and stem cells work together to strengthen vaginal tissue, increase blood flow to the area, rejuvenate nerve tissue and increase lubrication.’
Before starting a PRP gynaecologic procedure, a strong topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the anterior vaginal wall and the clitoris after retracting the clitoral hood. The area is completely anaesthetised in 20 minutes. PRP is then injected into two very specific sites: one on the enterior vaginal wall and the second in the clitoris. Around 3-4 ml of PRP isolated from a 15 ml blood collection is first injected.
The second injection goes into the proximal corpus cavernosum of the clitoris, with the PRP spreading distally into the hidden part of the clitoris. The clitoris is usually about 10cm long, with about 8,000 nerve endings and two corpus cavernosa which surround the urethra and extend into the pelvic area, including the vaginal walls. Platelets stimulate the skene’s glands to produce more lubrication, reducing vaginal dryness and thereby reducing dyspareunia. Platelets also release growth factors to increase blood flow and stimulate nerves in the area leading to increased libido and sensation.
Collecting and processing of PRP takes no more than 10-15 minutes. First your blood is drawn; it is processed in the lab. After processing, the PRP is injected which takes as little as 3-5 minutes. There is usually no pain from the injections but patients do feel some pressure and burning for a short while. There can be light spotting following the procedure. Apart from this there is no other hassle or restriction after treatment.
Dr Mishra says, ‘Some women report immediate heightened sexual stimulation. But it normally takes at least three weeks before the PRP starts working and it takes eight to twelve weeks to see its full effect. About 65% of them improve with only one treatment. But some of them may need a touch-up treatment.’