What is Regenerative Aesthetics?

  • Regenerative aesthetics is an evolving sub-field of regenerative medicine. Rapid advances in technology and treatment innovations, combined with increasingly better educated patients, is driving widespread shifts in the overall focus and approach to the practice of medical aesthetics.
  • Emphasis is moving away from short-term treatments to long-term, regenerative aesthetic treatments; as well as prejuvenation or preventative therapies that all aim to maintain or restore healthy, youthful skin.
  • This new approach supports enhancing an individual's unique features to achieve natural-looking results that celebrate diversity, in addition to expanding what medical aesthetics encompasses and who it serves.
  • Is skin regeneration the same as skin rejuvenation?

  • Regenerative is a scientific word with a distinct meaning. It constitutes a specific process with a specific outcome, and to fulfil this criterion we must see the tissue and cells regenerate in both structure and function, so that the tissue both looks and behaves as it was when it was younger.
  • Rejuvenation is not the same, this term refers to improving the look and feel of tissue without actually restoring cells and tissues.
  • Why does The MW Clinic London focus on Regenerative Aesthetics?

  • Dr Minasian, founder of The MW Clinic London, is passionate about this exciting new area of medicine. She welcomes the move away from more invasive and morphology changing treatments which potentially come with more significant risks and downtime.
  • Currently the MW Clinic is unique within the aesthetics industry as we are solely focussed on providing regenerative and rejuvenating treatments to address multiple skin concerns thereby delivering natural looking, meaningful results for our patients.
  • What is Dr Minasian's approach to Regenerative Aesthetics?

  • With a ‘less is more’ approach and her firmly ethical and therapeutic priorities, Dr Minasian always guides her patients through the various options based on an individuals needs, goals and the available medical evidence rather than any commercial incentives. Dr Minasian commented, ‘Although I am a surgeon with more than two decades of experience, I now choose to leverage this valuable experience to help guide my patients to making informed and sensible decisions about their treatment choice’.
  • What type of regenerative aesthetics treatments does The MW Clinic London offer?

    There are three key treatment areas that are offered at The MW Clinic London:

    1. Broadband Light Therapy (BBL)

        • Sciton BBL phototherapy boasts the most compelling scientific evidence with the landmark Stanford University studies and decades of work by Dr Patrick Bitter MD. It is the only energy-based treatment shown to regenerate skin and is the treatment modality of choice for inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne and rosacea, as well as promoting skin health and longevity.
        • BBL and IPL are similar light-based systems but BBL is safer and more effective. It can treat multiple conditions simultaneously, precisely and comfortably.

    2. Botulinum Toxin

        • Botulinum toxin is an extremely well-known, prescription-only neuromodulator. Although many people use the term "Botox" synonymously with botulinum toxin, 'Botox' is in fact just a brand of botulinum toxin produced by Allergan.
        • Botulinum toxin has many therapeutic uses, including treating squints and cerebral palsy.
        • More recently its additional, powerful anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties have been the focus of interest for improving global facial skin health as well as certain skin conditions, including rosacea and acne. Dr Minasian, founder of The MW Clinic London, has over 25 years experience injecting botulinum toxin.

    3. Polynucleotides

      • Polynucleotides are highly purified fragments of salmon or trout sperm DNA. These molecules have been used in therapeutic medicine, including wound healing, trauma and arthritis.
      • Within aesthetics, they are injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production and also offer anti-inflammatory benefits. They work through the stimulation of adenosine receptors, namely P1 and P2, and can exert their therapeutic effects on skin, fat, and bone.
      • Increasingly this new approach enables us to support and enhance an individual's unique features to achieve really natural-looking results that celebrate diversity rather than conforming to some idealised trope of beauty.

    Is Regenerative Aesthetics a new thing?

  • Regenerative aesthetics encompasses a move away from cosmetic-centred options, such as dermal fillers, towards genuinely therapeutic solutions that actually make your skin stronger and healthier.
  • Crucially, this new approach enables us to support and enhance an individual's unique features to achieve really natural-looking results that celebrate diversity rather than conforming to some idealised trope of beauty.

  • To learn more about regenerative aesthetics we invite you to book a personal consultation with Dr Meg Minasian by contacting us here or book online here.