PRP FAQ

PRP FAQ

Learn More About PRP!


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

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is plasma (the watery part of blood) with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are used by the body to cause clotting and spur healing, and they contain a significant amount of growth factors that activate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. PRP can promote the development of new blood vessels, which can stimulate the healing process in tendons, ligaments, bones, injured skin, and muscles.

PRP works by piggybacking on the body’s natural healing process. When you accidentally cut yourself, platelets are sent to the scene of the injury to clot the injury and activate the healing process that results in the formation of new skin. What doctors do with PRP is move platelets from being dispersed in the bloodstream to being concentrated in a particular injured area. Once there, the platelets activate the healing process and signal to the body that it is time to start the healing cascade.
How is PRP obtained?
First, the doctor draws blood from the patient. Then, he or she uses FDA-approved blood kits and centrifuges to separate blood into its four component parts: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The doctor then takes the platelet-rich plasma and injects into the damaged area, stimulating the tissues into a healing cascade.

The entire PRP injection process only takes 15-20 weeks, although the body’s natural healing response may take days or weeks to show full results.
What can PRP be used for?
PRP can be used to treat a wide variety of health conditions, with studies ongoing to further test and document its significant healing potential. Thus far, studies are showing that PRP shows great promise to heal patients with minimal side effects.

Here at NuMoon Regenerative Medicine, we are currently focusing on using PRP to treat women with stress and urge incontinence as well as improve female and male sexual dysfunction. We also offer PRP for cosmetic applications and hair restoration.
What are the potential benefits of PRP?
Patients who experience successful PRP treatments may find that their symptoms lessen or go away entirely. They may also see improved function. Some patients experience this within the first few days, but for others, it may take up to 12 weeks to see significant results. Treating symptoms in this way can reduce the need for aggressive treatments like long-term medication and surgery.
What can be treated?
There is a wide range of conditions and concerns PRP can be used to treat:
  • Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
  • Scar tissue and wounds
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lichen planus 
  • Vulvodynia
  • Female and male sexual dysfunction
  • And more
In addition to these, PRP also has cosmetic applications. It can be used to minimize the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, enhance the cleavage and breast area, treat Peyronie’s disease, and much more.
How many treatments are necessary and how often is this therapy administered?
The response to treatment varies from patient to patient, and it also varies based on the particular issue being treated and how severe it is. Many patients need 1-3 injections for best results. Generally, these injections are spaced several weeks apart to monitor the patient’s response.

Risks and side effects do not change based on the number of injections a patient has, so there is no limit to the amount of injections a patient can receive.
Is PRP right for me?
Patients who have tried traditional pain treatment but not found relief can be good candidates for PRP. It’s important to remember that the procedure is less aggressive and generally less expensive than surgery, and it can help tissues heal with minimal or no scarring.

We would be happy to meet with you for an initial consultation to go over your medical history and determine if PRP is a good option for you.
Is this covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, PRP is not covered by most insurance plans.

Many patients are concerned about the cost of PRP injections, especially since insurance plans frequently do not cover the procedure. However, cost is not the same as value. If you opt for PRP injections, you will have no expensive prescriptions to constantly refill. You will not have to submit to invasive (and expensive) surgery. (Plus, the cost of PRP is typically less than surgery.) PRP may be able to help you live without your pain. It’s a safe, non-surgical treatment that has drastically improved quality of life for many patients. Thinking of it in this way, you might see PRP not as an expensive medical procedure, but as a wise investment in your future and quality of life.

Until insurance companies do elect to cover this procedure, we are dedicated to helping as many patients as possible benefit from it. We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and Advance Care Card. If you would like to apply for financing, visit Advancecarecard.com to apply online for health financing.
Why choose NuMoon for your procedure?
When you call NuMoon Regenerative Medicine, you will speak directly with Dr. Moon to schedule your appointment and to get answers to any questions you may beforehand. If you also wish to proceed with the procedure at the time of your consultation, please inform Dr. Moon when you schedule your consultation to make sure enough time is reserved. Dr. Moon addresses all inquiries and concerns right over the phone. Don’t wait any longer to finally get the treatment and results you have been searching for.

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

Dr. 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. Moon 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 you are interested in scheduling a consultation!
How do I become a patient of NuMoon Regenerative Medicine?
Simply contact us today. If you are ready to proceed, you can schedule your first appointment and procedure at any time. If you still have questions and are unsure whether you would be a good candidate for the procedure, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to answer your questions and help you discover if PRP is the right treatment for you.
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