What exactly is regenerative medicine in aesthetic medicine?
We call regenerative medicine the set of treatments or therapies that use biological material, that is, the person’s own cells and tissues to repair or cure certain diseases. Within aesthetic medicine we would treat the skin and subcutaneous tissue, making it the body itself that repairs, regenerates and rejuvenates this tissue.
What are the regenerative treatments that can be applied to the face? What are the most demanded?
On the face we can treat the lack of volume or skin aging. The most demanded treatments to improve the appearance of the skin are:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a treatment that uses the patient’s own blood, which has been centrifuged to obtain platelets rich in growth factors that stimulate the formation of their own collagen and elastin, as well as skin microcirculation. Thus we achieve a progressive and natural rejuvenation throughout the thickness of the skin and hair.
- Plasma rich in cytokines, which are proteins released by blood cells and are used to heal wounds and maintain proper functioning of the tissues where they are applied.
- Biostimulation with micropuncture and bioidentical growth factors (synthetic, but biocompatible). Specific devices are used that open microchannels in the most superficial area of the skin. Thus, bioidentical factors penetrate and progressively rejuvenate, repairing cells damaged by the passage of time.
We treat the skin and subcutaneous tissue, making it the body itself that repairs, regenerates and rejuvenates
If what we want is to restore the lack of volume, we must resort to our own fat. This procedure is called lipofilling or lipostructure, and is performed with small cannulas that aspirate fat cells in areas that have accumulation such as the abdomen, trochanter, flank, etc. They are processed to obtain pure fat rich in mesenchymal cells, which are cells with the ability to regenerate their environment. The collected fat cells can be of different sizes: the largest (macrofat), smaller (microfat) or in emulsion form (nanofat), to increase or stimulate the repair of the area where they are injected.
This treatment will not only restore the lost volume, but it will also manage to recover the youthful appearance of the treated area. In addition, they have the advantage that they do not cause any type of allergy as they are autologous tissues, that is, from the person himself.
The ‘lipofilling’ will not only restore the lost volume, but will also manage to recover the youthful appearance of the treated area
What are the goals of regenerative medicine?
The passage of time makes our skin thinner, dehydrated, has dyschromia and is more fragile. Regenerative medicine treatments aim to regenerate, repair and restore the healthy appearance of the skin. In the same way, using own fat, in the form of macrofat, microfat o nanofatwe can restore volume and restore smoothness and consistency to the subcutaneous tissue.
What principles should be applied?
Naturalness, above all. Regenerative medicine repairs, it is not intended to change the shape of the face, but to improve the tissues so that the person looks healthier and younger again.
Dr. Delia Vila
regenerative medicine and age management
Rosselló, 224, 1C, 08008, Barcelona
Tel.: 934 885 247 / 669 030 804