Athletic activities have become an important part of our modern life. Unfortunately, for many professional and amateur athletes, injuries are also a part of life. Stem cell treatments are becoming one of the best options for many reasons.
These include accelerating the rate of healing naturally, avoiding extensive and uncertain surgeries, and shortening the recovery period so that athletes can return to their sports sooner.
At STEMCELL Miami, we have a record of helping athletes achieve successful recoveries in record time. These athletes range from international to local, and include athletes like soccer player Mark Sanchez, tennis talent Nicolas Lapentti, retired NBA player Lamar Greene, and baseball’s Sergio Alcantara. In addition, hundreds of sports lovers have been treated successfully at STEMCELL Miami, allowing them to return to the sport they love in a shorter period of time, and without complications.
Facial cell treatment is very effective in both men and women. The ideal candidate for this new procedure is a person presenting “early signs of face aging,” wherein the skin will has become flabby and wrinkles have become more apparent.
Persons with skin damage from direct sunlight, hormonal disorders, and Melasma (a common skin disorder in pregnancy) also benefit greatly from this innovative technique. Facial cell treatment ensures minimal tissue manipulation. The procedure is fully ambulatory, so there is no need (or risk) of general anesthesia or a hospital stay. It is done in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Medical professionals will provide specific instructions before and after the procedure. Recovery takes about a day. At first, the skin looks moderately – often imperceptibly – red. Then the redness disappears and the tissue recovers elasticity and tension. The complete effect will become evident after two weeks and could last up to three years, depending on the quality and care of the patient’s skin.
As a final result, the patient’s skin will not only look more youthful, but will have better contour and tension. This is because the procedure causes collagen to renew, obliterating wrinkles and clarifying or eliminating stains caused by aging, hormonal imbalances or excessive sun exposure. Cell repair is completely natural because the patient’s own body is doing the work. By choosing stem cell therapy, the patient avoids injections, cosmetic fillers, dermabrasion, laser, and chemical exfoliation.
One of the most successful applications of stem cell treatments and technology is in orthopedic conditions, specifically osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration, or “wear and tear,” of the cartilage. Cartilage acts as a cushion for the joints. More than 70 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder or hip. Unfortunately, the process of degeneration is almost irreversible.
Most treatments are designed to control the pain temporarily. As a last resort, the affected joint is replaced by a prosthetic device. Every year we spend $150 million treating osteoarthritis (OA).
In the last 7 years, we have treated more than 2,000 patients with various stem cell therapies.
Compared to surgery, the safety of stem cell therapy is impressive. There are no reported long term complications in the thousands of patients who have been treated since 2005.
More than 80% of patients report decreased pain and increased mobility in the first 6 to 12 months. It cannot be overlooked that no other medication or therapy currently in use has such a good track record.
We first assess the patient using an MRI or CT scan, and then classify the cartilage damage. Using this information, as well as symptoms reported by the patient, we then decide the best combination of therapies to use.