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

 

Repair, Replace & Regenerate By Harnessing the Healing Powers of Your Own Cells

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 adipose-derived healing factors 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 and fat, tissues can be repaired or replaced safely without surgery or medications. 

Regenerative Musculoskeletal 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. PRP is effective in treating more acute musculoskeletal problems like sprains, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis,

Stem cells are cells that can transform into multiple types of tissue and they’re found throughout the body.  They’re responsible for replacing dying cells and regenerating damaged tissue. 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. Stem cells are 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. In the last few years, it’s been found that there are at least as many stem cells in fat as in bone marrow. 

Stem cells also generate multiple types of growth and healing factors that help reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, and replace damaged tissue. Adipose tissue is rich in the blood vessels around which stem cells are located and is relatively abundant in most people, making it an excellent source of stem cells that are easily accessible. 

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. 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) 

Several components in blood are important to the healing process and if isolated & concentrated, help accelerate healing. These components are types of growth factors, also called “cytokines”, that stimulate the growth of new cells such as blood vessels. PRP is the portion of the blood containing the platelets that has been separated from the red blood cells.

PRP is used as a therapy for many conditions including tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, damaged skin, hair loss, & even for severe dry eyes. The procedure 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.