Regenerative Medicine in the Aesthetic Practice

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Cameron Chesnut shares how he uses regenerative medicine in daily practice and explains how to begin incorporating it into your own.

Cameron Chesnut, MD, a facial plastic surgeon in Spokane, Wash., presented “Optimizing Outcomes and Recovery with Regenerative Medicine” at this year’s virtual annual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). In it he discussed regenerative medicine in terms of areas of promise, scientific hurdles, safety, risk, the FDA, and advertising considerations for platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), adipocytes, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), wound healing, fat grafting, and more.

Regenerative medicine is an evolving area within aesthetics, and as Dr. Chesnut explains, he uses it every day in his practice. He also offers recommendations for where others interested in incorporating regenerative medicine to their practices can start.