What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is “the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.”1 Basically, regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s natural ability to heal itself and uses it to treat damaged tissue and organs with the aid of clinical techniques. Unlike traditional treatments, regenerative medicine aims to heal and restore tissue/organs, rather than merely treating the symptoms. In recent years, significant advancements in regenerative medicine techniques has made it possible to harness an individual’s tissues to improve the appearance of the skin, minimize scars, regenerate hair, and enhance sexual wellness.
The Power Of Stem Cells
You’ve probably heard about stem cells in the news. Advances in medicine over the years have thrown these powerful little cells into the spotlight from time to time. But you’re probably wondering: what are they, really? Well, simply put, they are the body’s very own internal repair system. They essentially help the body mend and heal damaged tissues. Stem cells also:
- Can develop into different types of cells.
- Can regenerate to replace damaged cells.
- Can replicate many times over a long period of time.
- Have a unique set of properties that distinguished them from other kinds of cells in the body.
- Release exosomes and active proteins and substances that influence the healing of damaged tissues by other cells.
Treatments That Jumpstart The Regenerative Process
The knowledgeable and experienced physicians at Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills offer biocellular treatments boasting various combinations of SVF (stromal vascular fraction), nanofat (liquified fat with stem cells), UCST (umbilical cord stem cells therapy), PRP (platelet rich plasma), and SWT (shockwave therapy) to restore and regenerate specific areas of the body.
Both stem cells (SVF, Nanofat, and UCST) and PRP are reintroduced into the body through injection, micro-needling, or intravenous infusion that result in cosmetic enhancements, improved health and wellness, and increased vitality. Biocellular treatments using a combination of stem cells and PRP are commonly used for facial rejuvenation procedures but can also be applied to other areas of the body, such as the neck, hands, and décolletage. SVF and PRP are also used in hair regeneration to stimulate and maintain follicle growth. Male and female sexual function can be enhanced or restored with these therapies, too.
Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy delivers acoustic waves to tissues, stimulating stem cells to duplicate, migrate, and release exosomes and growth factors. This causes the formation of new blood vessels to increase blood supply and stimulates the nerves to regenerate.
The Power To Heal Is Within
Regenerative medicine is quickly showing us that traditional modes of treating the body, whether for disease, injury, or cosmetic purposes, is not the only avenue available for achieving a full, active, and healthy life. Increased mobility and vitality, improved skin appearance, and optimal wellness regardless of your age or background. With regenerative medicine, the potential to heal and mend is no longer a pipe dream. Ready to discover how Stem Cell Therapy can help you jumpstart your well-being?