• Runners' legs in race showing benefits stem cell or PRP treatments

 

Repair, Replace & Regenerate By Harnessing the Healing Powers of Our Tissue's Own Growth Factors

Since patients seeking aesthetic treatments are usually physically active and may suffer from either acute musculoskeletal injuries or chronic problems like arthritis, we offer regenerative therapies including growth factor and PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments.

Regenerative medicine, which uses the body’s own healing processes to repair and replace multiple types of tissues, is the most exciting area in medicine today and is revolutionizing healthcare. Using concentrated reparative growth factors and tissue signaling substances derived from blood, fat, and umbilical tissues, injuries, chronic arthritis, and other medical conditions can sometimes be treated successfully without surgery or medications. 

Regenerative Musculoskeletal Treatments

Stem cells are cells that can transform into multiple types of tissue and they generate multiple types of growth and healing factors that help reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, and replace damaged tissue. They're attracted to areas of injury and disease where they can change into a variety of cell and tissue types—including bone, cartilage, blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and skin. Usually, stem cells are responsible for replacing dying cells and regenerating damaged tissue but treatments using stem cells have shown promising results in arthritis, spinal cord injuries, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.

Most people are familiar with bone marrow transplants, a form of stem cell treatment used for over 40 years. Adipose tissue has at least as many stem cells as bone marrow and even more than marrow after the age of 50. Since adipose is relatively abundant and easily accessible in most people, it's an excellent source to use in regenerative treatments.  

Injected stem cells and growth factors have been shown to promote the healing of injured joints, stimulate cartilage growth, and decrease the pain from chronic arthritis.

The procedure for fat-derived healing factor therapy involves obtaining a few ounces of fat by mini-liposuction under local anesthetic, separating out the healing factors from the fat, and then injecting these into the affected areas. Usually, only one treatment is needed.

Stem cells taken from fat helped our patient avoid a knee replacement

A treatment using healing factors isolated from this patient's fat allowed him to continue his daily exercise without a knee replacement.

PRP, isolated from the blood, is also full of growth factors, and is effective in treating less chronic musculoskeletal problems like sprains, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, A PRP treatment is quick, relatively painless, and requires no post-procedure care or time off from daily events. 

To find out if you're a good candidate for a regenerative musculoskeletal treatment, call us at (727) 571-1923 for a complimentary consultation. 

Regenerative Growth And Healing Factor Treatments


Treatments using stem cells and their contents can help with chronic musculoskeletal pain and arthritis.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments


PRP can improve tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, damaged skin, hair loss, & even severe dry eyes. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and requires no post-procedure care or time off from daily events. 

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