What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a broad term covering a range of Alternative Medicine treatments:
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and Topical Treatments
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- IV Therapy
- Anti-Aging Treatments
- Sports injuries
- Chronic pain,
- Joint pain,
- Hormonal imbalances
Our practitioners work with you to develop a plan to restore well-being, using your body’s natural ability to stimulate healing.
Areas of Treatment
This branch of medicine has many applications, including the treatment of:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Elbow pain
- Ankle pain
- Wrist and hand pain
- Hip pain
- Foot pain
- Toe pain and numbness
Types of Regenerative Treatments
What is PRP?
What are the benefits of platelet-rich plasma injections?
The growth factors contained in platelet-rich plasma are involved in almost every regenerative process in the body. When PRP is injected just beneath the skin, it stimulates collagen proliferation through which a number of benefits occur. PRP injections add volume to areas of the face that have begun to droop or atrophy. The cheeks can be rounded out and under eye hollows that cause dark circles and bags can be softened. Due to ongoing collagen remodeling, PRP injections also promote softer, smoother, tighter skin over time.
Injections of platelet-rich plasma are also beneficial because they are safe for all skin types and tones. The organic nature of treatment, using your own blood product, significantly reduces the potential for side effects such as allergic response.
How does PRP work for aesthetic rejuvenation?
Platelet-rich plasma is used in two ways to improve the appearance and overall vitality of the skin. The product may be injected beneath wrinkles, hollows, and areas of deflation and it may also be applied topically in a gentle microneedling procedure.
The way that PRP improves texture, volume, and radiance is by inducing numerous regenerative processes. The various growth factors that exist within blood plasma provide essential proteins, electrolytes, hormones, and other nutrients to the skin. Proteins are integral to the formation of fibrin polymer which lays a strong foundation for firm, youthful tissue. Platelets within the plasma naturally respond to injuries in the body, prompting accelerated tissue regeneration through vascular and cellular regrowth.
How long do PRP injections take?
PRP treatment with injections takes only slightly longer than an average injectable treatment. We begin with a standard blood draw. If desired, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area while blood is processed in the centrifuge. This takes just a few minutes. The provider carefully observes the face and may mark areas where injections are recommended. The entire process is typically complete within 15 to 20 minutes. Microneedling with PRP is also brief, taking approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.
What happens after the PRP Procedure?
Patients can resume normal activity immediately following their PRP procedure. Slight redness and swelling should be expected. Some patients notice minor bruising. These side effects typically disappear within the first day after treatment.
How long will it take to see results?
Patients who undergo microneedling with PRP may notice an immediate boost in the radiance and softness of their skin. PRP injections work beneath the surface to restructure the collagen matrix in superficial tissue, so results from injections alone become more noticeable after a few weeks.
As healing mechanisms increase, patients notice improvements such as:
- Smoother texture due to improved collagen formation.
- More radiance due to new blood vessel formation.
- Fresher, younger-looking skin due to the influx of vital nutrients.
What are the advantages of PRP vs. other injectables?
Studies have indicated that patients treated with platelet-rich plasma facials and facelifts find that their results continue to improve over time. Several months after treatment, the effects of cellular regeneration may be even more noticeable than they are right after microneedling or injections. This is because plasma stimulates cellular activity in which collagen and elastin are remodeled.
From research, we can recognize that Platelet-rich plasma progressively improves the skin while other injectables gradually degrade as the body metabolizes the foreign substance. The results of PRP treatments may continue to improve for more than a year, providing results that last up to two years or more. Furthermore, research suggests that the cellular stimulation achieved with annual PRP treatments could offset the natural degenerative aging process.
Why are Exosomes an Important Part of Regenerative Medicine?
Exosomal therapy is applied to a range of ailments:
Chronic pain/joint pain
Exosome treatment uses exosomes from young cells in order to repair older, deteriorated cells.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
What do Bioidentical Hormones do?
Will I Have to Stop Hormone Replacement Therapy at a Certain Age?
Get Started on the HRT Process
The aging process is one of those things in life that is truly inevitable. Although nothing can stop you from getting older, you can take certain steps to age gracefully and age well. Taking good care of your body is a great way to encourage youthful vitality from the inside, out. While treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic effectively soften the signs of aging at a skin-deep level, a healthy lifestyle combined with regenerative therapy address aging at a cellular level.
The Best Anti-Aging: Eating Well and Exercise!
Sometimes the most basic measures are the ones we don’t want to take. Eating well, staying active, limiting the unhealthy habits in your life – all of these basics are a good way to age well. Supplementation can also be beneficial. Collagen supplements are generally well tolerated, with few reported side effects, are available in pill or powder form, and may help improve your skin, hair and nails, joints, increase muscle mass, promote heart health, and more. Other vitamins and oils can also fill in any gaps in your nutrition. You and your practitioner can decide on a regimen that will be most beneficial for you. It is also important to stay socially connected. All too often we can become isolated. Stay in touch with old friends and seek out new friendships. It’s an important part of overall wellness.
Micro-Needling Facial with PRP or Exosomes
Platelet-rich plasma injections are used to stimulate healing in deteriorating or injured joints, tendons and ligaments. And PRP can also be used for facial rejuvenation!
Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells, and platelets and plasma. By isolating the platelets, we can introduce concentrated growth factors directly to tissue. When applied to the skin, these platelets work to refresh, revive and stimulate firm, youthful skin.
First, micro-needling is performed to open up the skin. A handheld device containing tiny needles gently creates micro-punctures in the surface of the skin. In so doing, micro-needling makes the skin more receptive to the topical application of PRP. Adding Exosomes to the treatment increases fibroblast production by 180% and collagen production by 300%.
Other Skin Therapies
C02, IPL, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels in our office and your skin care routine at home can all contribute towards keeping your skin fresh and your cells renewed. Click on each topic for more information.
Hormones – particularly estrogen, progesterone and testosterone – naturally decline as we age. These hormonal imbalances are in part responsible for some of the less desirable effects of aging: weight gain, sleeplessness, loss of lean muscle, fatigue, impaired concentration. By introducing specific hormones into the body, we can level out some of these imbalances. First, blood work must be completed to get accurate levels and to see which hormones could use a boost. Hormones may be administered via a shot, an implantable pellet, a pill or a topical cream. Over time, you should start feeling a reduction in the undesirable symptoms listed above as your hormones are replenished.
Assessing Your Goals and Treatment Options
Arrange a consultation if you are ready to learn more about anti-aging treatments using regenerative medicine techniques. PRP, exosomes, hormonal therapy and other methods may be the right way to restore youthfulness from the inside out!
What is IV Therapy?
Hydration, Vitamins and Minerals
- Replenishes nutrients
- Supports healthy immune system
- Boosts energy
- Promotes healthy aging
- Boosts physical stamina and performance
- Prevents dehydration
- Detoxes the system
- Soothes gut problems
- Eases chronic pain
- Reduces fatigue
- Prevents muscle aches and cramps
What's in the Bag?
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Folic Acid
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
What is IV Treatment Like?
Feel like yourself again
Schedule a consult to find out if regenerative treatments may be right for you. As a first step, your current symptoms and health conditions must be assessed. After an exam and consultation, you will be armed with the right information to make this choice.