What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine for aesthetic treatments typically includes services that use your body’s own ability to heal itself, such as with microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood and helps your skin tissue heal at a cellular level by regenerating new tissue. Regenerative medicine is a natural treatment method that provides an alternative for those who don’t want to rely on man-made substances or prescription medications.
How does regenerative medicine with PRP work?
Regenerative medicine uses platelet-rich plasma from your own blood to encourage healing and new cell production so your skin looks younger. PRP is derived from your own blood, as platelets are a component in your blood that contain a concentrated number of healing compounds. Your provider draws a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and separate it from the other blood components.
After a microneedling treatment, for example, PRP can be applied to your face so the tiny puncture wounds in your skin absorb the healing factors found in your blood platelets. Microneedling itself stimulates your skin’s healing response, so you produce new collagen and elastin cells. When you add the regenerative benefits of PRP, it promotes new cell generation even further, so you see more dramatic results in improved skin tone, texture, and elasticity over time as your skin heals.
What are the benefits of regenerative medicine for aesthetics?
Regenerative medicine is a simple, yet effective, procedure that requires a blood draw and application of the PRP where it’s needed to heal your skin, such as your face. There’s no surgery involved, no risk of infection, and it can take place in your medical provider’s office. Furthermore, recovery from regenerative medicine procedures typically includes avoiding strenuous activity for a day or two, but you can otherwise resume all your daily activities without interruption.
Since platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood, there’s no risk of your body having an adverse reaction to it, so you just enjoy the benefits without the risks of other types of procedures that use foreign substances.
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