Stem Cell Therapy in Houston, TX
Stem cell therapy is on the cutting edge in the world of medicine, with new research being carried out around the world every day. Researchers have immense hope and optimism for the various ways that stem cell therapy will be able to help patients, as more and more is learned about the power and scope of this treatment. Premier Plastic Surgery is proud to be able to offer stem cell therapy to our patients living in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the neighboring communities of South Houston.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy uses healthy stem cells to replace damaged or diseased cells, called regenerative medicine. Stem cells are pluripotent cells that retain the capacity to differentiate into any cell or tissue in the body that is needed in the environment in which they are injected. Stem cells have been found to be anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and regenerative.
Stem cell therapy can be used in more than 80 different disorders, ranging from not very serious, to dangerous, life-threatening diseases and disorders. They can also be used as a pain management option, especially for the shoulder and knees.
The Stem Cell Therapy Process
The stem cells are harvested from fat (adipose tissue) in a liposuction procedure. The cells are then separated from other fat cells and undergo minimal manipulation before being injected into the target treatment areas, where they are attracted to areas of inflammation.
The process of using adipose derived stem cells (stem cells from fat) means that you receive only your own cells, so there is no risk of immune rejection. Harvesting the cells from fat is a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
There are many benefits to stem cell therapy, and probably still some we don’t even know about yet. Some of the more common benefits already seen include:
- Reduces pain, decreasing the need for pain medications
- Increases collagen production
- Speeds up the healing time for wounds or injuries
- Aids in generating new cells and tissues
- Uses your body’s own cells
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Low risk of immune rejection
How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost in Houston, TX?
The cost of your stem cell therapy varies based on many factors. We treat every individual uniquely, which means your treatment plan (and cost) may differ from other patients. Regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy are not typically covered by insurance, however, our office offers financing via several companies to help pay for this innovative treatment.
To find out more about how stem cell therapy may benefit you, we invite you to schedule a personalized, complimentary consultation. Contact the office today and one of our friendly staff members will be glad to help you. Premier Plastic Surgery happily serves Texas residents living in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas of South Houston.