What is Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine refers to research and treatments that restore damaged tissues. It consists of three factors: cells, chemical substances, and scaffolds. One of its purposes is rejuvenation, and from this point of view, it really resembles anti-aging medicine. Recently, studies concerning stem cells such as embryonic stem cells (ES) and induce pluripotent stem cells (iPS) have made remarkable progress and seem promising, but are still far from clinical use. In contrast, we introduce a few examples of anti-aging medicine using regenerative medicine methods that have been applied successfully in clinical use such as cultured fibroblast, adipose tissue derived stem cells and platelet rich plasma ACR/PRP.