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Regenerative medicine: a brief look into platelet-rich plasma therapy

02 September 2022
Volume 11 · Issue 7


Aesthetic medicine has shown massive growth over the past few years, with a special focus on the regeneration and repair of cells to slow down the ageing process. In this article, Eugenia Bonelli explores platelet-rich plasma, which has become one of the most popular procedures, and it can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other therapies, such as microneedling or mesotherapy

Regenerative medicine is the science that triggers the body's cells to repair or regenerate tissues to rejuvenate them and regain functionality.

Regenerative medicine is a broad field that is constantly evolving, and it focuses on the investigation of auto-healing. Auto-healing involves the processes by which the body activates its own systems to recreate new cells and restore tissues (Nerem, 2010).

Applied into the field of medical aesthetics, it is based on the reintroduction of specific cells into the skin, activating a chain of processes and generating collagen and elastin. These are two main proteins that help to maintain our skin firm and slow down the ageing process.

Regenerative medicine has come to play a crucial role in medical aesthetics. Within this field, clinicians can remodel and slow down the ageing process without injecting artificial substances. All these therapies have one commonality: they use the body's cells and healing processes as a tool, leading to a more natural result for patients.

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