Regenerative medicine treatments used for cosmetic medicine

Regenerative Medicine Treatments Used for Cosmetic Medicine Cosmetics are always near the forefront of peoples’ minds because your appearance is what everyone sees right off the bat. Whether its plastic surgery, botox injections, microneedling, preventing hair loss and trying to stimulate hair growth, or even makeup, many people are always looking for a new way to increase their self-confidence, make themselves look younger, or change the way they look.Regenerative medicine is at the forefront of cosmetic treatments, and there are many treatments available that can help to rejuvenate your skin and boost your appearance. A few of the most popular treatments that Dr. Wendy Lundquist performs here in Arizona at the Active Life Pain Center are DermaFrac, the vampire facial, and utilizing PRP treatments to prevent hair loss.DermaFracDermaFrac is a microneedling therapy that works to rejuvenate skin by reducing scarring from acne and sun damage, eliminating lines and wrinkles, improving patchy or oily skin, and strengthening skin. This treatment utilizes a...
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Why it is important to have a License Medical Physician perform Stem Treatments

Why it is important to have a License Medical Physicianperform Stem Treatments Mesenchymal stem cell therapy is a highly-promising regenerative medicine treatment that has the ability to repair and regrow damaged tissues all over the body. These cells are able to differentiate into a variety of different tissues, including bone, cartilage, connective tissue, fibrous tissue, and more.While stem cells are an effective treatment option, the specific physician that administers the injection is something to keep in mind. In order to obtain the best results from a treatment, it should be given by a licensed medical physician who is trained specifically for this procedure. Many clinics offer this treatment, but not all of them are properly trained. This can lead to inaccurate injection placement, lower quality stem cells, and diminished positive results. If you live in the Avondale or Surprise area you are just a phone call away. All treatments at the Active Life Physical Medicine & Pain Center, Innovative Surgery Center,...
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What is the history of Platelet-Rich Plasma?

What is the history of Platelet-Rich Plasma? Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, contains a high concentration of growth factors and platelets. PRP that is used in regenerative medicine is autologous, meaning that it is generated from a person’s own body.About six percent of normal blood is made up of platelets. On the other hand, PRP contains about 94 percent platelets. These platelets are important in the body because they are able to improve and speed up the healing processes in the body. This is possible because of the many proteins, immune system cells, and other bioactive factors that PRP is composed of.The History of Platelet-Rich PlasmaThe concept of PRP began in the 1970s in the field of hematology, which is the study of blood. This term was coined so that hematologists could define blood that had a higher platelet count than normal blood. This platelet-rich blood was mainly used for blood transfusions for individuals who suffered from low platelet count...
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Mesenchyme Stem Cells

Mesenchyme Stem Cells and Their Roll in Regenerative Medicine The use of mesenchyme stem cells (MSCs) for healing the body is becoming more and more popular, and here at Active Life Pain Center we provide the benefits that this treatment option offers that plays a huge role in joint health here at the Active Life Physical Medicine & Pain Center, Innovative Surgery Center, and Regena Spa in Arizona. For joint problems, such as ligament injuries, cartilage breakdown and tears, and osteoarthritis, many of the treatment options available focus on reducing the negative symptoms or attempt to fix the problems through surgical procedures that usually involve joint replacement. However, mesenchyme stem cell therapy provides an alternative, less invasive treatment option that can have many positive effects.How Mesenchyme Stem Cells are Used in Regenerative MedicineMSCs are multipotent cells, meaning that they are able to change into other types of cells, such as osteoblasts and chondrocytes. These cells work to create new bone and...
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Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis By Olivia Nguyen, PA-C You’re about to hit the winning backhand across the tennis court, when a sharp pain stops your shot. The point is lost and you’re left with a throbbing ache in your elbow. Lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as tennis elbow, is a common tendon injury that can cause pain in the outside of the elbow that may radiate to the arm, wrist, or hand. This is an overuse injury of the extensior muscles, which all attach on the outside of the elbow. Over time, micro-tears in the tendon can accumulate, causing inflammation and pain. People who perform repetitive wrist extension against resistance, such as the backhand stroke in tennis, are at the greatest risk. Tennis elbow can be treated by conservative measures which include the following: ice, wrist or elbow braces, ibuprofen or Tylenol, and strengthening exercises. For the tennis enthusiast, adjustments can be made including using a lighter racket, smaller over-grip, and correcting the backhand...
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