The Regenerative Medicine Symposium covers the latest developments in this growing field including nanofat, platelet-rich plasma, and stem cells.
Nanofat injections are a recent development in lipofilling. Typical applications include injecting nanofat cells to correct superficial rhytides, skin quality in general, and the appearance of scars and dark lower eyelids. New applications in rhinoplasty, cleft lip and palate and treatment of post-mastectomy pain syndrome have recently been discussed in our journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma is increasingly used in skin and facial rejuvenation, as it is a great source of growth factors, cytokines, and other biologically active substances associated with tissue regeneration and remodeling. Various scientific articles have shown that PRP therapy is an efficient option for hair loss in both men and women. Other applications include its use in hand rejuvenation, breast surgery and musculoskeletal regeneration.
Read more about the use of platelet-rich plasma in this APS journal article by Samadi, Mohsen and Manoochehri Khoshinani.
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) have numerous applications in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including improving results in fat grafting and the treatment of scars, facial rejuvenation, and nerve regeneration. Significant improvements have also been reported in wound and ulcer healing, scleroderma and promoting hair growth. Check out this bibliometric study of the use of ADSCs in plastic and reconstructive surgery which was recently published in our journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
This unique course is open to ISAPS members, non-members, and office staff, nurses and residents.