The phrase “50 is the new 30” may sound cliché and overused but Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Specialist Cristina Puyat, M.D., defines the phrase via how she looks and moves more like a 20 year-old medical student pursuing modeling than a surgeon who just had her 50th birthday.
She not only defines this notion for herself, but turns Regenerative Medicine into reality for a multitude of satisfied patients who’ve experienced a rebound back to health and youthfulness via her rejuvenative and stem cell treatments.
Dr. Puyat, whose medical training began in the field of physical therapy and dermatologic surgery, naturally broadened her practice to include aesthetic dermatology, anti-aging medicine, and stem cell therapies. This process involved seeking further education in the United States and Europe. She eventually went to Germany where she enrolled and completed her Master degree in the Science of Preventive, Anti-Aging, and Regenerative Medicine at the Dresden International University (DIU) in Dresden, Germany. Furthermore, she went on to get her Board Certification in Anti-Aging Medicine from the American Academy of anti-aging and then completed an additional Stem Cell Fellowship from that same Academy.
Having spent the last 30 years studying medicine and health, no achievement had been as difficult as graduating from the DIU. In April 2013, Dr. Puyat successfully defended her thesis in Dresden and became the very first Filipina in the history to earn a Master’s degree from DIU. As many of us can imagine, it was not a walk in the park for Dr. Puyat to finish this degree.
Travelling all the way to Germany, France, Spain, and other parts of Europe every weeks to attend classes is just one of the challenges involved. It takes two years to finishing the program, including the submission and defense of the thesis.
“It was really like taking up medicine all over again with all the studying involved. The integrated program had a comprehensive outlook on the treatment of disease and injuries including the influences that nutrition, hormones, conventional and alternative treatments would have on the eventual treatment outcome.”
Now that she passed her thesis with high marks, and has received her degree from Dresden International University, Dr. Puyat has turned her attention to launching her clinic and the treatments that she engaged in over the last several years. While she has been giving these preventive, anti-aging, and stem cell treatments for some time, she put off the official launch of the Asian Stem Cell Institute (ASCI) until she earned her regenerative medicine degree.
“I believe that it’s the right time to launch the Institute now that I have my Master degree. It also happens that I earned the degree before my fiftieth birthday, so launching the clinic on my birthday marks these two milestones in my life,” she said.