Dr. Paul Drago on The Recent Emergence of Anti-Aging Medicine

A Fellow of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center, Dr. Paul Drago is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of ENT Allergy, among others. Dr. Paul Drago is also an experienced researcher, and has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and is a frequent guest lecturer. One recent presentation was given at a meeting of the NFL Retired Players Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was entitled “Anti-Aging, New Therapies.”

As the baby boomer generation has approached the age of retirement, there has been an increasing amount of interest in preventative approaches or medical therapies likely to increase the longevity or the quality of life of an aging populace. This has led to the emergence of a specialty now known as regenerative, or anti-aging, medicine. In general, anti-aging medicine is best defined as a healthcare model that utilizes ongoing research and innovative science in any manner that promotes longevity, vitality, and quality of life. Presently deemed the fastest growing medical specialty in the world, anti-aging medicine focuses on the prevention, early detection, and abatement of age-related diseases and disorders.

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