What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are blank cells. They haven’t been programmed yet. Stem cells can become hair, skin, nail, liver, kidney, muscle, etc. Over the last few years, researchers have seen that there could be great healing potential with stem cells.
Stem cell therapy is using these blank cells for healing purposes.
What Types of Medical Conditions Are Stem Cells Used For?
How Does It Work?
Stem cells divide and replace the old cells that were once there helping the body to heal the area that was injected.
What Type of Stem Cells Are Used?
We use amniotic stem cells in the office. Amniotic stem cells are harvested, by a doctor, by collecting the amniotic fluid after a regular C-section has been performed in the hospital. The vendors we use are registered and work with the hospitals to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered before, during, and after collection of the amniotic fluid.
What Happens During Treatment?
That would depend on the treatment area. If we are helping to repair soft tissue in a joint, then the amniotic stem cells are injected directly into the joint, ligament or tendon. If the amniotic stem cells are for skin tightening or hair growth, then other techniques made be used like micro needling.
How Long Is Does the Treatment Take?
If we are injecting soft tissue the treatment time could take 10-30 minutes or more. If we are doing facial rejuvenation or hair regrowth, it could be up to an hour.
When Will I See Results?
Results can vary with each person depending on the treatment. If it’s a joint, ligament or tendon, some people start feeling better within a week or two. If you are having facial rejuvenation or hair regrowth, it could take up to 3 months to see results.
Can Stem Cells Be Mixed with PRP?
Yes, stem cells can safely combine with PRP treatments.
Is There Any Side Effect?
Some side effects could be soreness around the injection, redness, feeling pressure during the procedure.
Rare side effects could be infection, swelling, headache, dizziness, numbness, rash, nausea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms, etc.
Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Injections?
Some stem cell therapies are not FDA approved. Results can vary.
Come in for a consultation to discuss if stem cell treatment is right for you.