People have been trying to reverse the signs of aging for centuries. While there are numerous treatment options available, not all of them are created equal. This article will focus on the various regenerative therapies that can reverse the signs of aging.
Why the Body Ages
It’s a simple fact of life that over time, our bodies degrade. Our cells break down and aren’t able to rebuild, which leads to the development of wrinkles, deterioration of tissue, and more. Skin gets drier, thinner, and less elastic the older we get. Thankfully, there are a number of effective treatment options for combating the signs of aging.
Traditional Anti-Aging Treatments
There are countless anti-aging creams, lotions, medications, and miracle drugs on the market today. Most of these treatments provide temporary results at best. Creams and lotions can hide wrinkles for a short while, but most of the time wrinkles will return as the skin continues to deteriorate. Plastic surgery is another popular approach to reverse the signs of aging. While these procedures work, they result in surgical trauma and recovery time. Regenerative treatment methods are more effective and require less time and down-time than traditional treatments.
Regenerative Anti-Aging Treatments
Regenerative treatments use cells from the patient’s body to promote natural tissue regrowth and healing. Here are a few of the anti-aging treatments regenerative medicine has to offer:
- Vampire Facial. This procedure involves injecting a sample of the patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the face. These platelets help boost the body’s natural healing process, creating new collagen, and tissues. And the best part is, it’s all-natural! PRP is your body’s own stem cells.
- Microneedling (aka collagen induction therapy). This treatment involves using tiny needles to create wounds in the facial skin. These wounds cause the body to naturally respond to the trauma by producing collagen and elastin – increasing skin volume and suppleness in the process.
If you have tried traditional anti-aging treatment methods with no luck (or even if this is your first foray) regenerative medicine may be a good fit for you. Contact Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota today to talk with our regenerative medicine professionals.