About this Treatment
PRP/Stem Cell Injections
The concept of harnessing natural growth factors and other biological components from a patient and using them to increase new cell growth and repair, restore, and replace aging or damaged tissue in that same patient is an exciting concept called bio-rejuvenating medicine.
Platelet-rich plasma also referred to as PRP, along with other research-proven growth factors and cell-stimulating messengers such as exosomes can add a unique and exciting option to the comprehensive management of aging skin and aesthetic medicine. If you are searching for a PRP treatment in Toledo, Dr. Barone’s team of experts at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics can help.
What It Is
As we age, many of the pro-growth cell functions that we enjoyed in our youth begin to diminish over time. This aging process can also be accelerated by sun damage, poor nutrition, smoking, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle choices. Growth factors such as PRP and other cell signaling proteins are basically the triggers and stimulants that control cell function. The concept of bioregenerative medicine involves harnessing these cell-stimulating molecules to rejuvenate aging or damaged cells in the body. This exciting concept may utilize PRP, a high concentration of platelets surrounded by its own plasma taken from the blood, a patient’s own stem cells, which have the potential to repair or replace damaged cells in the body, or synthetic bio-identical growth factors that are synthesized and identical to our own growth factors. Exosomes are small nanoparticle cell products that have powerful cell signaling benefits. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells harvested from the excess fat under the skin and can replace aging or damaged cells. Harnessing the power of these pro-growth options has a variety of benefits for the aesthetic patient and is an area of focus and great interest of Dr. Barone and EVOLV Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics. Our PRP treatments in Toledo are performed by a trained staff of specialists.
What It Treats
Hair restoration programs
- 1 - 2 hours
- 1.5 - 2 weeks
- Skin Rejuvenation Long-lasting and natural rejuvenation of the skin and underlying tissues.
- Cell Repair Natural repair of aging or damaged cells in the skin and stimulation of new cell growth.
- Improved Results When used with fat transfer, stem cells and PRP treatments in Toledo can improve ’take’ and viability of the grafts and result in a reduction in hair loss and longer lasting stimulation of hair growth.
How PRP/Stem Cell Injections Works
As with all major aesthetic procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, a workup for bioregenerative options with PRP treatments in Toledo or other growth factors involves complete evaluation, examination, discussion of goals, and creation of a personalized and comprehensive aesthetic plan. VISIA Complexion Analysis may be beneficial to define the extent of damage and help determine treatment options. Itemized costs and recovery time are reviewed as well.
PRP treatments in Toledo require a blood draw, which can be done safely and easily in the office treatment room. If stem cell treatment is planned, fat harvest and processing will be needed and can be done either in the office with oral sedation, ProNox nitrous oxide gas, nerve blocks, and local anesthesia or in the outpatient facility with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia if other simultaneous procedures are planned.
PRP, stem cell enriched fat grafts, and growth factors are minimally invasive non-surgical procedures that are typically injected with small needles or cannulas, and therefore no incisions are needed.
You will return to the office a few days after the procedure for post-treatment care and evaluation. We may give you a topical therapy to use a home for hair regeneration treatments.
A regimen with medical skin care products may be initiated in a specific sequence with each stage of healing. Following liposuction for fat and stem cell harvest, lymphatic massage, red light phototherapy, and other proven options to reduce downtime and improve the comfort and quality of the result may be recommended. Additional photos documenting your progress will be taken as well.
What Our Patients Are Saying
I can’t brag enough about this doctor and staff, they make you feel like family the moment you walk in the door. They take time to explain everything step by step as needed to you, they don’t rush you, let’s just some it up THEY CARE I will be back for many more things to come… Thank You
I was so happy to finally find someone that would accept the challenge I presented. Heavy radiation caused massive scarring and disfigurement. I did not expect too much, considering what was left to work with. Dr. Barone did a wonderful job, far exceeding my hopes.
Wonderful staff and an awesome experience, I would recommend highly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria for achieving safe and natural appearing results with PRP/Stem Cell Injections.
Patient safety and natural appearance results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering PRP/Stem Cell Injections at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.