Regenerative Medicine

Rheumatology located in Tustin and Laguna Hills, CA

Regenerative Medicine

About Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a groundbreaking approach to healing without surgery. With highly specialized training in regenerative medicine, board-certified rheumatologist Behnam Khaleghi, MD, helps Pacific Rheumatology Center patients fight inflammation, regulate immune response, and rebuild damaged tissue through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments and stem cell therapy. Call the Tustin or Laguna Hills, California, office or click the online appointment feature to learn more about regenerative medicine now. 

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine? 

Regenerative medicine is leading-edge healing. This medical approach recognizes the virtually unlimited healing ability of the human body. 

Treatments involve injecting powerful cellular substances from your body or other biological sources. These substances jump-start, speed up, and boost healing.

Regenerative medicine is essential for many patients' recovery today, especially those who want to recover without surgery. 


What are the types of regenerative medicine?

The main two types of regenerative medicine are: 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a concentrated liquid made of your blood platelets. They’re vitally important because they cause blood to clot if you’re bleeding. 

However, platelets are equally vital for their powerful healing properties. They contain growth factors that help repair tissue, create new blood vessels, and speed up cellular production. 

Platelets typically travel to injured areas. However, the whole blood isn’t very rich in platelets. With PRP, the team takes a small amount of blood from an arm vein. They use an advanced machine to isolate platelets and create a heavily platelet-rich solution. It has up to 10 times as many platelets as untreated blood.


Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are master cells. They’re blank slates because they can copy any other cell in the body even bone and cartilage. Because of this, stem cells are the body’s most prevalent cells. 

You have the most stem cells before and at birth. But as an adult, you have far fewer. With stem cell therapy, you can add a highly concentrated stem cell solution to a specific area where you need it to help your body rebuild itself. 

Stem cell therapy sometimes includes another substance called exosomes, which are tiny structures within the cells. Exosomes are essential for cellular communication. They can give instructions to cells and help them carry out their roles. So, they also play a critical role in healing. 


When does the doctor recommend regenerative medicine? 

The team may recommend regenerative medicine if you have chronic inflammation and pain. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendinitis

Whether you need to ease pain, take control of your immune response, or bounce back after an injury, regenerative medicine may help. No surgery is required. 

At Pacific Rheumatology Center, the team is proud to be regenerative medicine innovators. Want to learn more? Call the nearest office or book your regenerative medicine consultation online now.