Regenerative Medicine

Better Life Medical

Wellness, Longevity, & Aesthetics & Pain Management located in Knoxville, TN

From treating chronic pain to facial rejuvenation, regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy offer myriad impressive benefits. The medical professionals at Better Life Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee, use regenerative medicine to give you the best possible care, address your cosmetic concerns, relieve your pain, and more. Regenerative medicine treatments don’t involve downtime and allow you to avoid surgery and medications. Learn more by calling Better Life Medical or requesting an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine treatments involve using your own body to regenerate and heal itself with specialized techniques and methods, such as platelets, growth factors, and other naturally occurring cells. Better Life Medical provides effective regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.

After your Better Life Medical provider injects you with mesenchymal stem cells or your own platelets, the growth factors begin to work and help trigger new cells in the area. Your cells continue to grow and divide, and new tissues form over the weeks following your treatment, easing or resolving your symptoms.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves using growth factors and platelets derived from your own blood drawn in the office. Using a centrifuge, your Better Life Medical provider concentrates your growth factors and platelets until they’re much richer. Your provider injects the concentrated platelets back into the injured area, such as your knee or shoulder.

What are mesenchymal stem cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells are essentially the regenerative building blocks of your body that have the potential to repair it by becoming a muscle cell, cartilage cell, or some other type of cell.

Your provider typically harvests these cells from your fat tissue, bone marrow, or blood before carefully injecting them into the injured or painful area. The most commonly used stem cell therapy is the bone marrow transplant, but other stem cell therapies can be derived from various natural sources.

Your provider injects the beneficial stem cells into your treatment area. The entire process usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

What parts of the body can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine can be beneficial for healing your:

  • Joint Pain (Knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, ankles)
  • Neuropathy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Tendonitis (tennis elbow)

Regenerative medicine therapies can help heal many problems with your soft tissues, bones, and musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis.

Regenerative medicine is also beneficial for addressing aesthetic concerns, such as diminishing wrinkles, fine lines, and scarring, and improving skin volume and texture. When regenerative medicine is used cosmetically, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, and new skin cells form over time. In the end, you’re left with smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

When will I see results?

Regenerative medicine treatments can give you impressive results in anywhere from a few days, weeks, or months, depending on the type of treatment. Multiple treatment sessions are usually needed for the best results.

Uncover the power of regenerative medicine and call Better Life Medical to book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool today.