Can Regenerative Medicine Improve Your Beauty?December 1, 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. 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 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. 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 Surface of the Skin
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 acne scars and even tightens facial skin. Plus, this type of procedure is completely non-invasive. The platelets are spread over the face, where they work to restore your appearance. You’ll notice some of the results right away, although full results 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.
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 also treatments for men and women suffering from hair loss that involves injected the platelets under the skin of the scalp in order to reactivate the hair follicles.
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 better than ever.