Regenerative medicine lets you use your body’s healing capabilities to avoid more complex treatments like surgery. At The Gael Center in Midtown West Manhattan, New York City, William Gael, MD, a board-certified physician, uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to repair damaged tissues in a number of ways. To find out more about PRP and other forms of regenerative medicine, call The Gael Center for an appointment or book online today.
Regenerative medicine is a revolutionary field pertaining to treatments that initiate tissue repair and regeneration. Your body already has many natural healing abilities. By using them to your advantage with regenerative medicine, you can reduce your need for pharmaceuticals, in-office procedures, and even surgery.
Regenerative treatments don’t just repair tissue. By repairing damaged or aged tissue, they also help boost cellular functioning, which may have been compromised by aging, injury, or disease.
Even for lifelong degenerative conditions, regenerative medicine can greatly improve your outlook and general wellness. Other non-regenerative treatments often focus on treating the symptoms to improve comfort, while regenerative therapies aim for long-term results and relief.
Regenerative medicine is advancing by the day and can currently address a wide range of complications and forms of damage. Dr. Gael might recommend a regenerative treatment for:
Degenerative damage can come from conditions that worsen with time. For example, arthritis is joint damage that gets worse with time and results in joint pain and stiffness.
Some forms of regenerative medicine can help accelerate tissue repair from acute injuries like dislocations, sprains, and strains.
Your cells and tissues change over time and are more likely to accumulate damage the older you are. For example, your skin loses collagen and elastin to become weaker and looser as you age.
Your sexual health can decline with age, leading to complications like erectile dysfunction for men and vaginal dryness for women. Regenerative medicine can improve symptoms like these and restore your sexual satisfaction.
The Gael Center offers a highly popular and versatile form of regenerative medicine called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is liquid, making it easy to inject into tissues that need repairs.
Regardless of the treatment that you select, Dr. Gael extracts some of your blood first and processes it in a centrifuge to isolate the liquid plasma and platelets to create PRP that contains a high concentration of growth factors to initiate cell regeneration.
Available PRP treatments at The Gael Center are:
Dr. Gael injects PRP directly into the treatment area. To keep you comfortable, he may offer a topical anesthetic or ice to numb the area first.
Dr. Gael can also help you compare regenerative medicine to other treatment options, so you’re aware of its benefits in context.
To learn more about platelet-rich plasma and other forms of regenerative medicine, call The Gael Center, or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.