By Corine Cicchetti, M.D.

Most of us will experience an injury at some point in our lives, whether as a result of a traumatic event or an age-related, degenerative condition. Fortunately, our bodies have an innate way of healing without any help.

There are, however, injuries that do require treatment in order to heal. For example, in the case of a soft tissue injury (trauma to the body’s muscles, tendons, or ligaments), there is no medication that will fix the issue. This means that the body needs help to regenerate and heal from within through a practice called regenerative medicine.

I have practiced medicine for many years, and the more patients that I treat for pain, and the older I become, the more I understand the importance of self-care. I have learned that adopting a proper diet and engaging in exercise reduces the risk of disease. I also see that natural degeneration continues to occur in our bodies as a result of aging, which affects our joints, soft tissues, and skin.

The good news is that, believe it or not, it is possible to turn back the clock on aging through regenerative medicine treatments. Such treatments include platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and other procedures that work to stimulate our natural cell growth and enable us to heal from within.

We have been using regenerative medicine in our spine and sports practice for years, and I have taken a particular interest in these modalities, not only for body pain, but also for aesthetics. The more I learned and trained in this field, the more I wanted to provide access to these procedures to our community.

Not only will our new practice, Buffalo Regenerative Medicine, provide access to PRP and stem cell treatments, but we will also provide an array of aesthetic procedures. These include SkinPen microneedling; Mopheus8 (microneedling with radiofrequency); Lumecca (a pulsed light treatment that diminishes brown and red hyperpigmentation of the skin; and botulinum toxin injections to diminish wrinkles. PRP can also be used in conjunction with microneedling to enhance the treatment response, as well as for hair restoration.

Our licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Amy Greico, provides facials, hydrafacials, chemical peels, massage, and lash lifts. Amy has over 17 years of experience, and has acquired extensive knowledge in treating all skin types and using advanced aesthetic treatments. A ZO Skin Health Expert, ZO Crew member and ZO Glo Pro, Amy also formulates individualized home skin care programs.

Want to turn back the clock on aging? Call 716-650-3102 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at buffaloregenmed.

Corine Cicchetti, MD is a physician and founder of Buffalo Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Cicchetti specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and places a significant focus on nutrition and exercise in guiding her patients toward living healthier lives.