Regenerative medicine can be defined as ‘an interdisciplinary field of research and clinical applications focused on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells, tissues or organs to restore impaired function resulting from any cause, including congenital defects, disease, trauma and ageing’.
Regenerative aesthetics refers to the application of regenerative medicine principles in aesthetic or cosmetic treatments, products and services. Regenerative medicine is the harnessing or management of the body’s own natural potential to repair, restore and rejuvenate damaged or aging cells and structures to a more healthy and youthful state. The human body is blessed with an incredible potential to repair and rejuvenate itself through the intricate and complicated interaction of growth factors and specific signaling peptides.
Peptides’ are amino acids that make up proteins. They are found in every tissue and every cell and perform a variety of functions that are necessary to maintain health. Peptides often act as hormones, carrying information through the bloodstream. They can be used to repair tissue and wounds, promote collagen for skin, aid in weight loss, and boost hormone levels-just to name a few!
- A peptide is a polymer formed by linking amino acid subunits.
- A peptide molecule may be biologically active on its own or it may act as a subunit for a larger molecule.
- Proteins are essentially very large peptides, often consisting of multiple peptide subunits.
- Peptides are important in biology, chemistry, and medicine because they are building blocks of hormones, toxins, proteins, enzymes, cells, and body tissues.
Peptides are typically given through injections and are tailored to your individual needs.