Can Regenerative Medicine Improve Your Beauty?June 18, 2019
Many people look in the mirror and dislike what they see. They think that their skin has started to age and droop, or wish that they could get rid of those fine lines and age spots. Even acne scars, from zits that disappeared years ago, might still be present. Either way, it’s common to try to find ways to improve your appearance. There are many options, but few work as well as regenerative medicine.
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
To put it simply, regenerative medicine is a type of treatment that involves using your body’s own substances, in this case, your blood, in order to restore your appearance. There’s more to it than just the blood, however. Your doctor won’t just draw your blood and then immediately place it on your face. That won’t do much at all. Instead, this treatment, called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP for short, involves making a few changes to your blood first.
Once your blood is drawn (and no worries, the treatment doesn’t require much of it) it’s immediately placed in a centrifuge. If you’ve watched any television shows that take place in a laboratory setting, then you’ve probably seen one of these at work. The centrifuge spins, separating the components of your plasma, which are platelets (the important part, since they have regenerating properties), white blood cells, and red blood cells. In this case, the platelets in your plasma are concentrated in order to enhance their healing properties. For the record, the platelets in your blood are what cause it to clot and heal any cuts and scrapes. This is why they are an essential part of this treatment.
After the platelets have been separated out, they are used to restore your beauty. There are two different options.
PRP Treatments On the Exterior of Your Face
PRP has restorative properties that can improve the appearance of your skin. According to the experts, it can make your skin look brighter and younger. On top of this, it helps with your acne scars and even tightens your facial skin. Plus, this type of procedure is completely non-invasive. The platelets are spread over the face, where they do what they are supposed to. You’ll notice some of the results right away, although others will take a few days to a week to appear. The main thing that matters is that your facial skin will look better, and you didn’t have to do anything drastic to get the results.
PRP Can Be Injected as Well
If you’ve been thinking about getting cosmetic fillers, but balk at the idea of having one of them injected into your face, you have another option – PRP. These platelets can be injected under your skin where they’ll take care of any fine lines and enhance your cheekbones. There are even treatments for men that involve injected the platelets under the skin of the scalp in order to reactivate the hair follicles. This is a known treatment for male pattern hair loss. It will even restore the “beauty” in men!
If you’re interested in learning more about harnessing your body’s own regenerative abilities to improve your appearance, contact us today at Eterna MD. Dr. Carlos Mercado and his team are ready to welcome you and to help you feel never better.