Regenerative medicine is an innovative area of health care that stimulates your body’s ability to heal and repair itself. Madison Fandel, ND, offers regenerative medicine treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and prolotherapy, at her practice in Pacifica, California. If you’re interested in regenerative medicine and how it can enhance your health, call Dr. Fandel or make an appointment online today.
Regenerative medicine helps your body replace or repair itself at the cellular level. It has a wide range of applications, including pain management, hair restoration, and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Fandel also offers the O-Shot® and P-Shot®, which use regenerative medicine techniques to address sexual dysfunction for women and men.
Your body has a natural ability to create new cells to replace older cells as they die.
However, the process slows with age and can lead to disruptive symptoms and changes in your health. Regenerative medicine can help restore and boost this process to reverse signs of aging and help you heal from injuries and surgery quickly.
Some of the issues that improve with regenerative medicine include:
Dr. Fandel also offers regenerative treatments to address cosmetic concerns like acne scarring, stretch marks, and other signs of aging.
Dr. Fandel offers prolotherapy and PRP injections in her regenerative medicine practice.
Prolotherapy stimulates your natural healing response with an injection of a natural irritant, dextrose. Your body responds to the irritant by sending blood, oxygen, and other nutrients to the injection site to relieve the irritation and rejuvenate your cellular production processes.
Your platelets are rich in the proteins and growth factors your body needs for cellular repair. When you have PRP injections, Dr. Fandel treats a sample of your blood in the Harvest SmartPrep® Multicellular Processing System or the APEX Biologix’s PRP Concentration System to create a serum that’s rich in platelets. That serum floods your injured or damaged tissue with the nutrients you need for cellular repair while the injection triggers your body’s healing response.
Before recommending any treatment, Dr. Fandel provides a comprehensive exam and consultation to determine if regenerative medicine is the right method to enhance your health and address your concerns. If regenerative medicine is right for you, Dr. Fandel also usually recommends a series of treatments to deliver the best possible outcome.
Depending on your specific treatment, you spend up to an hour and a half with Dr. Fandel. She prepares your skin for the injections by cleaning it and providing a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the injections.
Everyone responds differently to regenerative medicine treatments. In general, most patients report an improvement in their condition between 6-9 weeks after the procedure. You don’t need to take time off after most regenerative medicine treatments.
However, if you have an aesthetic skin treatment, you should take care to avoid the sun for at least 14 days.
Call Madison Fandel, ND, or make an appointment online today to learn more about regenerative medicine and how it can enhance your health.