Regenerative medicine is a specialized branch of medicine built around three primary principles: rejuvenation, replacement, and regeneration. Rejuvenation refers to your body’s ability to heal itself from injuries. Replacement refers to the use of healthy cells to replace damaged ones, and regeneration refers to the use of specific cells to encourage your body to restore function to an injured area.
Compared to most contemporary approaches, regenerative medicine is more natural. Rather than treating illnesses or ailments with foreign substances that may harm your body, regenerative medicine uses substances your body recognizes. That leads to fewer risks, fewer complications, and better results.
Regenerative medicine treatments often use platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma is a substance created from your blood. To get the platelet-rich plasma, Dr. Ohanian takes some of your blood and runs it through a centrifuge to isolate this substance. The platelet-rich plasma can then be applied or injected during treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma has many potential benefits. This substance contains factors that, when activated properly, can encourage tissues in the body to heal faster or rejuvenate themselves. Doctors can use platelet-rich plasma to treat injuries, as well as to improve the appearance and integrity of the skin.
For example, during some types of facials, doctors can use a micro needling technique to make tiny punctures in your skin. They can then paint the platelet-rich plasma onto the skin to encourage it to produce more collagen and elastin. That leads to a younger, more vibrant appearance.
The use of platelet-rich plasma is generally safe. Because it comes from your body, you won’t need to worry about having an allergic reaction. Besides that, other complications like bleeding and infections are also rare with these treatments.
If you want to find out more about the regenerative medicine treatments available from Bergen Aesthetics, the best way to do so is to make an appointment with Dr. Ohanian for a consultation. Please call the office at your convenience or book an appointment online.