PRP FAQ

What is Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and how does it work?

Platelet-Rich-Plasma, or PRP is blood that is concentrated with platelets. These platelets contain significant amounts of growth factors that are important in activating and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration. PRP has been used to promote tissue healing in bone, tendon, ligaments, injured muscles, skin by promoting development of new blood vessels and stimulating the healing process. For example, when you cut yourself or skin your knee or elbow, platelets are activated to signal your body to start the healing process and in no time new skin is forming and that injury is now healed. Essentially PRP is jump starting the healing cascade in areas of your body that may need it by stimulating growth factors for repair.

How is PRP obtained?

Blood is drawn from the patient and through a separating process, the components within the blood are isolated using FDA approved blood kits and via a centrifuge the platelets are separated to produce PRP. The entire process takes about 15-20 minutes. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tissues healing cascade.

What can PRP be used for?

PRP and stem cell treatments are currently being used in treating a variety of medical conditions and many studies are currently ongoing showing its significant healing potentials with minimal side effects thus far with continued and promising success with many patients. We, here at NuMoon Regenerative Medicine, are currently focusing on how PRP is applied to curing women with stress and urge incontinence, improving female and male sexual dysfunction, cosmetic applications and hair restoration.

What are the potential benefits of PRP?

Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms. Some within the first few days but can take up to 12 weeks for others to notice any changes. This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long term medication or surgery, as well as remarkable return of function.

What can be treated?

PRP injections can be performed on muscles, tendons and ligaments all over the body by a trained physician. It has also been used on scar tissue and wounds. It has also had positive results on painful areas in the genitalia from lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and vulvodynia, female and male sexual dysfunction, cosmetic applications to treat wrinkles, acne scars, enhance breast/cleavage area, peyronie’s disease and much, much more

How many treatments are necessary and how often is this therapy administered?

Responses to treatment vary depending on the condition being treated and the severity of the issue. Multiple treatment may be required ranging from 1 to 3 injections. Each injection may be spaced several weeks apart depending on your response. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have: the risks and side effects do not change with the number of injections.

Is PRP right for me?

If traditional methods of treatment for your condition have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and usually less expensive than surgery. It allows tissues to heal with minimal or no scarring. There will be an initial evaluation with your doctor to see if PRP therapy is right for you.

Is this covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, No.

Some patients are concerned about the cost of the PRP injections. Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not pay for the procedure. However, you must understand that the cost is not that expensive relative to its results. Instead of looking at price, you need to look at the overall value of the results from the treatments. Unlike daily medications, there are no prescriptions to refill. The cost is considerably less than any type of surgery as well as there may not be a good surgical option for your condition. PRP is a SAFE and NON-SURGICAL treatment that has drastically changed the quality of life of its recipients. Isn’t it time to make the investment in yourself and put YOU FIRST!

PRP is an elective procedure and is not yet covered by insurance. We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and Advance Care Card.  Interested in applying for financing? Visit Advancecarecard.com and apply online for health financing.

Why choose NuMoon for your procedure?

When you call NuMoon Regenerative Medicine, you will speak directly with Dr. Arcila Moon to schedule your appointment and to answer any questions you may beforehand. If you also wish to proceed with the procedure at the time of your consultation you will need to inform Dr. Arcila Moon when you schedule your consultation to make sure enough time is reserved. Dr. Arcila Moon addresses all inquiries and concerns right over the phone. Don’t wait to finally get the treatment and results you have been waiting for.

Dr. Arcila Moon is on the forefront of the future of medicine focusing less on medications and more on safer and more natural ways to restore function and quality of life to her patients.

Dr. Arcila is also fellowship trained in interventional pain management and has performed thousands of injections in regards to pain management with over 8 years of experience in this field. She is highly experienced in injection techniques allowing for minimal discomfort and maximum results.

Dr. Arcila Moon was specifically trained by the inventor of The O-Shot ® , Dr. Charles Runels and is a certified and listed as an official provider of The O-Shot ® . She also is certified and trained in performing other Vampire PRP treatments like The Priapus Shot ®, The Vampire Facial ®, The Vampire Facelift ® and The Vampire Breast Lift ®, Scar treatments and Hair restoration.

Dr. Arcila only uses FDA-approved equipment to obtain your PRP allowing for the highest quality and concentration of platelets and successful results.

Contact us today for more information or if interested in scheduling a consultation!

How do I become a patient of NuMoon Regenerative Medicine?

If you are ready to proceed, you can call the number below to schedule your appointment and procedure.

If you have read the above material and still have questions regarding whether you would be a good candidate for PRP treatments, please give us a call (904) 580-6777 or email us at DrNuMoon@numoonprp.com