By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer
Northborough—RenovoMD defines itself as a “medical aesthetics” practice, combining beauty with wellness and taking a scientific approach to both.
“Everything we do is medically supervised and is based on science,” said Dr. Jean M. Casello, owner of RenovoMD and its medical director, who started the company in 2008 after practicing internal medicine for 20 years. “We are a medical practice as well as an aesthetic practice. We’re not a spa or a salon. That’s the difference between us and many places offering skin and aesthetic treatments.
“I see every patient who comes in, and I can pick up any medical problems that might affect the procedures we offer or that should be referred to a specialist,” said Dr. Casello, who works full-time at the practice.
That medical orientation is also enabling RenovoMD to offer some cutting-edge treatments, including stem cell therapies.
“The stem cell therapies are very exciting. We can harvest undifferentiated stem cells from the patient’s own blood or obtain them from a laboratory or blood bank where they have been extracted from bone marrow. When we inject those cells, the growth factor makes them form new cells of the same type they are injected next to.”
Injecting the stem cells next to collagen cells causes new collagen to grow and can make skin more elastic or reduce acne scars or stretch marks. Injecting them next to hair follicles can cause hair regeneration.
This spring, Dr. Casello will expand use of the stem cell therapy to ease joint and musculoskeletal pain.
Another new treatment available at RenovoMD is Kybella, an injectable version of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the gallbladder where it dissolves fats. The Food and Drug Administration has now approved this drug for injecting under the chin to dissolve fat.
“The best thing is that the results are permanent,” Dr. Casello said. “We think this has the potential to replace some liposuction down the road.
“Injectable treatments just keep getting better and better, with better results.”
RenovoMD also treats excessive sweating in hands, feet and underarms with Botox injections, offers a variety of acne treatments, and removes tattoos.
To help people look their best, RenovoMD has a wide range of non-invasive to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, including CoolSculpting to remove fat with a freezing process, cosmetic dermal fillers, and laser technology for skin rejuvenation, hair removal and vein removal. A complete description of available services is on the website, www.renovomd.com.
“Overall, we’re looking for long-term improvement. I think of it as rejuvenation, not re-inventing. I tell my patients if you’re 60, we’re not aiming for you to look 20. You want to look like a better version of yourself,” Dr. Casello said. She develops a combination of the available procedures to produce the desired results for each patient.
Even the skin care products that RenovoMD sells are scientifically based. One line uses a new delivery system, enclosing the product in infinitely small membranes so it can penetrate the skin and work from within.
“We can customize skin care products for our patients who need that level of specialization. We have research cameras that let us look under the skin to analyze hydration, oiliness and other conditions. We send that information to a lab which compounds products for our patients individually.”
RenovoMD is located at 96 West Main St. in Northborough. For additional information or an appointment, call 508-393-6398 or visit the website, www.renovomd.com.