First, we draw blood from you. We then process that blood to isolate the platelets. Prior to each procedure, your vagina is prepared for the injections. In the case of the Ovarian Rejuvenation with PRP, the platelets are “activated” which causes them to begin releasing several growth factors. Using a vaginal ultrasound, the ovaries are identified and activated PRP is injected into each accessible ovary in a special way. This allows for proper ovarian stimulation to be ready to extract mature eggs. In the case of the Ovarian Rejuvenation with EnPLAF procedure, the platelets are held in an incubator while they release the growth factors into the fluid around them. This fluid, now filled with growth factors, is then injected into each accessible ovary, again using a special technique.
Specimen processing and ovarian injection require about 45-60 minutes to complete for PRP and around 2.5 hours for EnPLAF. As noted above, it is almost always performed without anesthesia. The goal of treatment with PRP and with EnPLAF is to improve (“rejuvenate”) ovarian function, primarily by fostering the development of more high-quality oocytes. When this succeeds, your hormonal profile will change and additional follicles will appear to be developing in ovaries previously considered dormant.