What is Amniotic Membrane?
Amniotic membrane is the tissue that protects a developing baby in the womb. It provides a barrier between the mother and baby that grows as the baby grows. The membrane contains many nutritive components called "growth factors" that support development of soft tissue.
How Does it Promote Healing?
Tissue from amniotic membrane has been used for decades to treat injuries. The 50+ human growth factors and other cellular chemicals that are found in amniotic tissue are nature's way of signaling new cells to surround an injury, to replicate and to produce healthy, new cells. Also, they regulate existing, healthy cells to remodel and create powerful, natural agents that advance the overall quality of healing. Specifically, amniotic tissue has been shown to enhance soft tissue healing, modulate inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation. Its wound healing properties have been highlighted in over 200+ publications.
Is This Procedure Right for Me?
Any time an injury to the skin occurs, either because of an accident or intentionally for aesthetic purposes, there is a healing process. As we grow older, many of us lose the ability to heal as efficiently as we did when we were young. Amniotic membrane provides healing capabilities that we might have lost.