The Blend Institute
Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL
Are you looking for therapies that repair your injuries and not just mask your pain? Dr. Timothy Blend and his wife, Kimberly Blend, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, at The Blend Institute (TBI) in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida offer therapies that stimulate the natural healing processes in your body to regenerate lost or damaged tissue. They use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and amniotic fluid stem cell therapy in aesthetics and sports performance optimization to renew and restore your tissue, maximizing your relief. Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance, repair a torn ligament, or find lasting relief from chronic back pain, The Blend Institute is the right place to go for anti-aging medicine. Call to schedule an appointment today.
Advanced Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine, or anti-aging medicine, is a cutting-edge medical treatment that amplifies the natural healing process in your body to heal specific tissues. It is used in replacing tissue or organs that have been damaged by trauma or diseases or that were absent at birth.
At The Blend Institute, Dr. Blend and his team offer regenerative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, as well as amniotic stem cell therapy, for aesthetics and sports optimization purposes.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelets are cells in your blood that play a vital role in stopping bleeding after an injury. They also contain a significant amount of nutrients and growth factors that stimulate the healing process in skin, soft tissues and bone.
Dr. Blend and his team begin the process by drawing a sample of your blood. With the help of state-of-the-art centrifuging technology, they separate the platelets from the rest of the blood cells. The separated serum contains a rich blend of platelets with all of those healing nutrients.
They then use the serum for various cosmetic and medical applications, including:
- PRP P-Shot® and O-Shot®
- Vampire Facial®
- Vampire Facelift®
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Tendon and ligament healing
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are unique cells in your body that have the potential to divide infinitely and change into a wide variety of cells. In adults, the stem cells are present in fat, blood and bone marrow.
The stem cells are usually harvested from fat cells in the body, processed and injected back into the damaged tissues of your body, where they help in new tissue formation. They can be used alone or mixed with PRP for an enhanced effect.
What are some of the conditions treated by regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine finds applications in a variety of orthopedic injuries, blood cancers, and cosmetic dermatology. It is especially useful for treating injuries to ligaments and tendons that are usually very slow to heal. These include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Back pain
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bone marrow transplant
- Vampire Facials and Facelifts
Clinical trials involving stem cell therapies have also shown promising results in treating strokes, heart disease, diabetes, autism, cerebral palsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
If you want to know more about the healing powers of regenerative medicine, call or to schedule an appointment today: (941)722-5600.
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