Frequently Asked Questions

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative Medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend.

Harnessing and enhancing the body’s own regenerative powers is a medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose properties may seem miraculous to those who benefit from them. The miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.

How does regenerative medicine work?

Cells are the building blocks of tissue, and tissues are the basic unit of function in the body. Generally, groups of cells make and secrete their own support structures, called an extracellular matrix. This matrix, or scaffold, does more than just support the cells; it also acts as a relay station for various signaling molecules. Thus, cells receive messages from many sources that become available from the local environment. Each signal can start a chain of responses that determine what happens to the cell. Through medical technology we can now understand how individual cells respond to signals, interact with their environment and organize themselves into a healing process. Scaffolds are created utilizing various regenerative medicine treatments allowing for the tissue to “self-assemble”.

What can regenerative medicine be used for?

Regenerative medicine may be used for a multitude of conditions including, but not limited to pain management, sports injuries, spinal conditions, podiatry, wound care, aesthetics, anti-aging, male enhancement, vaginal rejuvenation, hair restoration and much more.

How will I know what treatment works best for me?

Based on your condition or injury your physician will customize a treatment plan for you and determine what treatment, or a combination thereof, will work best for you.

Will the procedure be painful?

In most cases, regenerative medicine treatments require a simple in-office procedure that takes very little time. Guided imaging may be used depending on the area of the body being treated.

What is my recovery time?

Most patients experience little if any recovery time from their procedure. Your physician will provide you with the aftercare instructions prior to your return home.

Will my insurance company pay for my treatments?

Insurance coverage varies by state but in most cases no, your treatment is not covered. Your physician will provide you with an itemized statement so you may personally file a claim with your insurance provider.

What is the cost of the treatment?

The cost of a regenerative medicine treatment is based on the procedure and type of product needed.

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