All of us want to look and feel our best, and that doesn’t change even as we age. However, getting older can naturally lead to a host of issues that leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. Whether it’s dealing with wrinkles or sagging skin on your face, not being able to enjoy your favorite hobbies due to injury, or problems with sexual function, aging can impact us in a variety of different ways.
Regardless of your goals, regenerative treatments in West Bloomfield from Forum Health can help you look, feel, and perform your absolute best! Regenerative medicine treatments are some of the foundational aspects of what makes Forum Health a top wellness clinic in Michigan. From facials, to sexual wellness, to healing and recovery, we have many unique resources for boosting your body’s natural recovery process.
Utilizing platelet-rich plasma, our medical professionals can help improve your quality of life. Read on to learn more about your options!
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Simply put, regenerative medicine regenerative treatments in West Bloomfield involve using your body’s cells to regrow and regenerate the area where you need treatment. Your cells contain natural growth factors that are unique to your body, meaning that removing those cells and placing them back into your body can help stimulate growth and repair.
There are several types of regenerative medicine options that the team at Forum Health can utilize in your care plan. Whether you’re dealing with sagging skin and wrinkles on your face, pain and aches in your joints, or sexual dysfunction in the bedroom, our team of medical professionals can use these treatments to provide effective, long-term results.
Blood-Derived Growth Factors
Blood-derived growth factors are created using the serum portion of your own blood. These platelets contain high levels of growth factors that can be injected back into your body to stimulate regeneration in the area. Essentially, because these growth factors are from your own body, your body’s healing system will naturally use these cells to help restore function in the area.
We start by utilizing a simple blood draw from the patient, and the centrifuge separates the plasma containing the blood-derived growth factors from the rest of your blood. We can also add exosomes in conjunction with blood-derived growth factors to create enhanced results. The best part? Patients can experience long-lasting results in a number of damaged areas!
Regenerative Treatments for the Face
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and fight against the signs of aging, Facials can be an excellent option. Also referred to as the “Vampire Facial”, our team utilizes a combination of microneedling and blood-derived growth factors to increase your skin’s collagen production. The end result is the reinvigorated confidence that comes with a more youthful appearance.
Though this method is highly effective, expect some time to pass before you see the full results. It will take a few weeks for your body to respond to the plasma and generate fresh collagen in the area. Additionally, though you can see results in one treatment, we recommend a series of three treatments to experience the complete benefit. Within a few weeks to about a month, your skin should become visibly brighter, clearer, and more rejuvenated.
Also, because blood-derived growth factor facials are non-invasive and nonsurgical, you won’t need to take time off work or experience any extended downtime. All-in-all, facial treatments using blood-derived growth factors are remarkably effective and revitalize your skin in a completely natural way!
Regenerative Treatments Used in Joint injections
Not just effective when it comes to a younger appearance, blood-derived growth factors can also provide noticeable benefits when it comes to treating joint injuries. The process for extracting the platelets from your body is the same, but those platelets are instead injected into damaged areas of the body.
Oftentimes, we find these treatments beneficial for those dealing with pain as a result of ligament, tendon, or muscle damage. How this damage occurs can vary, but we find this treatment especially effective for those with an active lifestyle. This can include those working in manual labor or athletic careers, or those who engage in particularly active hobbies. That said,
Joint injections can prove useful for anyone experiencing joint pain in their daily lives.
Some of the most common conditions treated at our clinic in West Bloomfield include:
- Elbow, which may include tendonitis or Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Knee, which can include issues such ligament injuries, meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis, patellar instability, and osteoarthritis
- Shoulder, which may include rotator cuff injuries, biceps tendonitis, labral injuries, instability and arthritis
What’s more, patients of any age can enjoy the benefits of regenerative joint injections. If you’ve been struggling to find relief from symptoms from other non-surgical methods and are looking to avoid taking extended downtime for a surgical option, these treatments may be right for you.
Regenerative Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction
Finally, blood-derived growth factors can also prove effective in treating the symptoms of sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Sexual dysfunction can take on many forms, whether it’s problems with arousal, response, or function, and many people will deal with some sort of issue regardless of their sex. In fact, well over 40 percent women and 30 percent of men will deal with sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives, most often between 40 and 65 years old.
Forum Health uses two different blood-derived growth factor injections, along with a variety of potential additional treatments, to help improve a person’s sexual wellness. The O-Shot for women and the P-Shot men are both highly effective, nonsurgical regenerative medicine treatments to improve function through the aforementioned growth factors found within your own body.
For women, the O-Shot is particularly effective at treating symptoms associated with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and a lack of response or arousal. The P-Shot, meanwhile, helps men overcome issues with erectile dysfunction, lack of response or stimulation, and even Peyronie’s disease.
The treatment process for both the O-Shot and the P-Shot are relatively the same. After drawing blood prior to treatment and separating the platelets in a centrifuge, our medical professionals use tiny needles to insert the growth factors back into the body through the upper vagina and penis, respectively.
Within a few weeks, these growth factors will enhance the responsiveness and function of the area for anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on the patient. Our professionals can also combine these regenerative treatments in West Bloomfield with GAINSWave (for men) and FemiWave (for women) for enhanced results.
Schedule Your Appointment for Regenerative Treatments in West Bloomfield at Forum Health!
When you work with Forum Health you get the benefit of dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Our team will offer timely service and support, as well as all the necessary information for your regenerative treatment in West Bloomfield. We also offer these services at our other locations across Eastern Michigan, including Novi, Rochester, Clarkston, and Shelby Township.
We have a variety of treatments designed to improve your health and well-being. Our team customizes each plan specifically for you, and we’ll work with you individually to overcome your unique challenges.
If you’re ready to get glowing, rejuvenated skin, treat your joint pain, or rekindle the romance in your relationship, our staff is ready to assist! Contact us today and see the difference a science-backed plan and an experienced staff can do for you.