Regenerative Medicine Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
People ask a lot of questions about regenerative medicine. And rightfully so! There are many frequently asked questions we receive on various topics. One of the most exciting and revolutionary therapy options available now from Dr. McCoy Moretz is regenerative therapy. We offer a unique approach to regenerative medicine with customizable treatment options. Options now include the usage of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
You may have heard of PRP before, but that last part might have had you asking, “Am I in a science fiction movie? What the heck are you offering now, Dr. Mac?” That’s why we’ve put together a brief guide that will serve as an FAQ for our regenerative medicine options here at Face of Beverly Hills. Educate yourself on the many options regenerative medicine may offer you at our office in Beverly Hills.
What Is PRP?
PRP derived from your own blood. In other words, it is perfectly natural. We have offered PRP for years with procedures such as ‘Microneedling with PRP’ and ‘Dracula Therapy.’ PRP is particularly beneficial for the growth factors contained in the solution. Consequently, PRP is considered a non-invasive treatment option unless combined with certain medical procedures.
PRP may also be used in treatments that target the symptoms of many conditions, including:
- Orthopedic Disease
- Hair Loss
- Back & Joint Pain
What Are the Side Effects?
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about side effects. One of the best benefits of regenerative therapies, such as those involving PRP, is that side effects are virtually non-existent. PRP is derived from your own blood, so your body won’t reject it. Because of the regenerative properties of PRP used by Dr. Mac Moretz, your body will also never reject treatments under ordinary circumstances.
Most procedures involving regenerative medicine are considered non-invasive. Many take less than an hour to perform and you can go about your day after with no downtime.
Does Insurance Cover Regenerative Medicine?
Another of the most frequently asked questions involves insurance coverage. Insurance companies do not cover regenerative therapy procedures. As this is a newly-emerging medical technology, standard insurance providers have yet to approve coverage. This is true of most elective procedures.
While there are many medically-necessary justifications for receiving these therapies, it may be a while before coverage becomes commonplace. For government and FDA approval, further testing must be completed. Patients must cover the costs of regenerative therapies. Hopefully, in time, insurance companies will take on some of the expense.
Is There a Guarantee?
There is no guarantee when it comes to regenerative medicine. Every patient’s response to the treatment is different. Doctor Moretz can evaluate your eligibility for treatment and the probability of success. However, regenerative therapy should not be considered ‘guaranteed’ to work. In other words, do not assume regenerative medicine will “cure” you of any particular disease or disorder.
Will Regenerative Medicine ‘Cure’ Me?
No. Regenerative therapy procedures utilizing regenerative medicine are used and intended to help with the symptoms of the condition. Consequently, it should not be assumed that regenerative medicine will cure you of a particular condition. In other words, PRP and other regenerative therapies are not promoted as a cure.
If your doctor makes claims of this nature, please find another doctor. This should not happen under any circumstances. Again, regenerative medicine can be a valuable tool. Additionally, regenerative medicine may be able to help aid in healing. However, it has not proven to cure any particular disorder.
Regenerative medicine may work hand-in-hand with many medical treatments. However, your doctor should supervise the use of regenerative medicine. Do not replace your doctor-recommended medications and/or procedures solely with regenerative therapy. Dr. Mac does not advise you do so.
What Are the Benefits?
Many patients report an improvement in their symptoms. It is important to note that improvement may vary. Some patients with severe conditions are happy to simply live with less pain. Other patients have reported a return to full functionality following sustaining major orthopedic injuries.
The important thing to remember about regenerative therapy is that results may vary. Dr. Mac will be happy to help you set reasonable expectations for the outcome of your procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Mac Moretz?
Dr. McCoy Lee Moretz, a renowned Beverly Hills Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, welcomes you to a new standard of professionalism and surgical skill in cosmetic surgery.
If the eyes are the window to the soul and the face is then the window to the persona, let Face of Beverly Hills’ expert surgeon Dr. Mac Moretz shape your physical persona not to society’s image of perfection, but to your own individual perception of a happier, more confident you.
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