Regenerate; to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition. [Dictionary.com]
Regenerative medicine is the field of medicine that works with human tissue to restore the human body. Healthcare providers knowledgeable and skilled in this area work with autologous [one’s own cells] platelet rich plasma (PRP), as well as donor tissue to help encourage regeneration in the body and improve patient’s quality of life.
Regenerative medicine has been used for years as a powerful, non-surgical, office-based approach to harnessing regenerative capabilities. These therapies have been widely used to address damaged tissue and provide cutting-edge alternatives for improving mobility, range of motion and quality of life in people with tissue damage.
How do human tissues work as a therapy?
We have millions of resident cells in every tissue of our body. These help our bodies heal, restore, fight disease, slow the aging process and stimulate longevity. For example, if you fall and skin your knee, what happens? For the next two days there’s probably a wound that bleeds then forms a scab. Within a few days, the bleeding and acute pain stop. A week later, the scab may still look awful, but it’s healing. In two weeks, the scab is gone but the area is red. By week four, you can’t tell that you fell at all, and any signs of the injury have disappeared.
So, what happened? At the point of trauma, the injured tissue sent signals to your body that help was needed. Your body quickly mobilized its natural healing substances to travel to the injured site and start the process of healing and restoring the body.
However, as we age, our bodies don’t always send sufficient healing substances to injured tissue, or send them quickly enough to allow for proper, effective healing.
Through these therapies, we can help energize and stimulate millions, billions or even trillions of these natural “helpers” to support regeneration and healing of damaged tissue, and the resulting issues with mobility and range of motion that often come with it.
Where do the human tissue products come from?
Human tissue can come from our own (autologous) bone marrow and fat, or someone else’s donated tissue.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) solutions are prepared in our facility by drawing blood from the patient and using a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the patient’s own red blood cells, leaving us a concentrated PRP serum.
How does Age Management Center of New England choose its tissue product sources?
At Age Management Center we use a variety of tissues in our regenerative medicine program. Donated tissue is extensively screened and tested prior to harvest, and signal our bodies own healing substances to begin the restoration and anti-aging processes.
Starting Regenerative Medicine Therapy.
Depending on the patient and his or her specific concern(s), our medical team may select a single form of tissue or a combination of human tissue products. A patient’s individualized plan is determined as part of the patient screening.
If you’re interested in learning more about regenerative medicine, contact us today to schedule your free comprehensive screening. Let our team of regenerative medicine experts help you live as well as you can for as long as you can!
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