Dr. Katherine Birchenough was the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine in 2014. She is also an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, certified in peptide therapy, and has board certifications in emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer regenerative medicine services for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine is a field that focuses on the regeneration of cells in the human body, such as those related to the joints, skin and hair. At OptimalSelf MD, we also use regenerative medicine for our sexual wellness treatments for men and women. Regenerative medicine is accomplished using a variety of techniques to stimulate healing within your own body such as nutritional therapy, hormones, peptides, platelet rich plasma (or PRP) and exosomes.
HOW MUCH DOES REGENERATIVE MEDICINE COST?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary, and we charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your regenerative medicine treatments, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
what is prp therapy?
The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by the natural production of stem cells. PRP involves concentrated platelets rich in bioactive proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. The benefits of PRP were initially used in wound healing, dentistry and the treatment of sports injuries, but now have evolved to address aesthetic concerns and physiological dysfunction. PRP is one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw and from start to finish can be completed within 30 minutes. Blood is spun in a unique centrifuge that separates plasma and platelets. The plasma, now highly concentrated with rich platelets, is collected in a syringe and injected back into the tissues where needed. Growth factors stimulate stem cells to create new, youthful tissue, including areas in the face, scalp, sex organs, muscles and joints.
Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, there’s no risk of side effects. Over 100,000 procedures have been performed to date with no complications reported. PRP therapy is swiftly becoming one of the most popular treatment methods to address a variety of health and cosmetic issues.
WHAT IS EXOSOME THERAPY?
Exosomes are tiny structures that are produced by stem cells. They are critical for cell regeneration and communication between the cells. Exosomes contain substances, such as growth factors, that are needed by the body for healing and regeneration. They contain much higher concentrations of growth factors than PRP and are derived from umbilical cord tissue.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EXOSOMES?
Exosomes are known to have anti-inflammatory benefits that work via the communication between cells. Proteins in the body reduce inflammation and attract stem cells to the area to create new cells and heal damaged ones. This process is how your body heals itself, and growth factors play an important role. They can be used in conjunction with PRP, or instead of PRP if you have low platelets.
WHAT ARE GROWTH FACTORS?
Growth factors are proteins that exist in your body and used to stimulate cell development and other functions that are necessary for healing and growth.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER REGENERATIVE MEDICINE THERAPIES?
Exosome and PRP therapy at our center for regenerative medicine is proven to help with:
- Recovery after injuries
- Sexual performance and wellness
- Elasticity and skin texture
- Improving the texture of hair and producing thicker hair strands
CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Dr. Katherine invites you to schedule a consultation with her at our center for regenerative medicine. We offer complimentary 15-minute phone consultations, as well as in-office consultations for a fee.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your regenerative medicine treatment options.