Regenerative medicine aims to harness the body’s innate healing potential to aid in the regeneration and restoration of injured or damaged tissue. It has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of 128 million people in the United States alone, according to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  If you are like millions of these people, you too may benefit from regenerative medicine.
Aging is a complex process that is damaging to cells in almost every part of the human body. Cell damage continually worsens over time to cause dysfunction and even death in cells. Stress, poor diet and exposure to environmental toxins hasten cellular aging. Worse yet, the aging human body replaces dying cells at a progressively slower pace so that old, unhealthy cells soon outnumber young cells that function well.
Fortunately, medical scientists are working diligently trying to figure out how to slow down or even reverse the aging process. Anti-aging therapy has the potential to rejuvenate your face, skin, musculoskeletal system, and organs while increasing the quality of your life and your sense of wellbeing. Many are investigating the role of stem cells in the aging process.
Young people have all the stem cells they need to stay healthy. As you age, however, you have fewer and fewer stem cells to replace old, worn-out body cells. Scientists hypothesize that anti-aging stem cell management strategies that use your own stem cells, or cells that evade the immune systems ability to reject them outright may be helpful. Stem cell management strategies theoretically stimulate the generation of new cells, improve the tissue’s blood supply, and optimize the body’s own healing processes.
A study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science showed that some types of stem cells have wound healing and antioxidant effects on human skin.  The researchers concluded the study by saying stem cell therapy could reduce skin damage that leads to wrinkles.
The signs of aging generally start at around age 40, although these signs tend to develop earlier for smokers, those who have been under a great deal of stress, and individuals exposed to toxic substances.
Many people experience common symptoms of aging, which include:
- Loss of memory
- Poor concentration
- Age spots
- General aches and pains
- Hair loss
- Changes in skin texture
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood swings
- Degenerative diseases
Aging affects your major body systems, including your cells organs and tissues. Time causes cellular damage in your heart and blood vessels, bones, muscles and joints, digestive system, nervous system, eyes and ears, and in your skin, nails and hair.
ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT CAUSES PREMATURE SKIN AGING
While aging happens to everyone, a variety of factors can cause premature aging in some individuals. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, for example, speed the aging process, especially in skin cells. Scientists categorize ultraviolet rays into three groups: Ultraviolet A, ultraviolet B, and ultraviolet C.
Ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) penetrate the earth’s atmosphere and play an important role in premature skin aging and skin cancers, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. UVA and UVB also suppress your immune system in a way that reduces your body’s ability to defend itself from aging and serious illness.
Ultraviolet B rays are the primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn. UVB rays damage the superficial epidermal layers of your skin in a way that hastens the aging process. Ultraviolet B rays also play a key role in the development of skin cancer and contributes to photoaging, which is a group of skin conditions resulting from exposure to the sun’s UVB rays.