If you have been looking into revolutionary new ways to treat athletic injuries or signs of aging, then you have probably heard of stem cell therapy. While the procedure has been seen as controversial, the safe, non-harmful procedures and positive effects have helped stem cell therapy become increasingly popular. Here at L.A. Quinn M.D., we are proud to offer the best solutions for our patients to help them look and feel their best, which is why we offer stem cell therapy at our Jax Beach office. Read on to learn more about these incredible cells and their natural therapeutic properties, and call L.A. Quinn M.D. today to make your appointment!
What are Stem Cells?
We have trillions of cells in our body, and most of them have a specific purpose. We have skin cells, blood cells, heart cells, and so on. The reason stem cells are so special is the fact that they are not yet specialized. They essentially are blank cells, waiting to be assigned to a specific part of the body. Compared to other cells, they have super powers — they can develop into almost anything your body needs, and while they are unspecified, they can stay healthy and pristine for years.
Types of Stem Cells
While all stem cells are blank slates, there are different types with different levels of potential. Embryonic stem cells – those that have caused most of the controversy around stem cell therapy – have the most potential. They are also referred to as “pluripotent” cells, and they can become any type of cell in the body except for those needed to develop and support a baby. There are also non-embryonic, or adult, stem cells that can be found in all of us.
In 2007, scientists found a way to use specialized adult cells – those that have already been assigned to an area of your body, like your kidneys – and essentially “reprogram” them to become like stem cells! So there are several ways to experience the benefits of stem cells without using controversial procedures that may make some patients comfortable. Continue reading to learn more the therapeutic properties of stem cells and how L.A. Quinn M.D. uses them to help our patients.
Their Role in the Body
Stem cells are important to all living organisms. They can stay unspecialized and undivided for years until needed, and once triggered, they can divide into new stem cells indefinitely. Scientists have found them throughout our bodies, and learned that they are often triggered to generate replacements for cells that die or are damaged due to injury, disease, or the wear and tear that comes with age.
The infinite possibilities and the natural healing potential of these cells is what has fascinated scientists and medical professionals alike. Tissue regeneration is one area where stem cell therapy has shown a lot of promise, since stem cells can be used to grow tissue for burn victims or generate healthy cells for damaged organs. Stem cell therapy is also being pursued as a treatment for heart and brain disease, and it is already being used in regenerative therapies across the country.
Therapeutic Stem Cell Therapy
Health care centers like L.A. Quinn M.D. are using stem cell therapy to help their patients experience positive results for a number of conditions; the near-infinite potential of stem cells makes them widely applicable. For example, if you are suffering from joint pain or a sports injury, then stem cell therapy may be for you. This regenerative treatment can also be used to reverse signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, and drooping skin. Explore our blog to learn more about all the applications or call our Jax Beach office to schedule a consultation!
Stem Cell Therapy in Jax Beach
L.A. Quinn M.D. is proud to offer stem cell therapy to help our patients achieve the best versions of themselves. We use stem cells extracted from the patient and redistribute them to help address other concerns. The procedure is simple and minimally invasive. We remove fatty tissue in a process is similar to liposuction, and then our experts will activate the stem cells inside the sample and reintroduce them to an area where the patient has concerns. One of the biggest advantages of stem cell therapy is that there no downtime. Once the procedure is over, you can move on with your life!
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Stem cells have almost endless potential to help you look, feel, and live better, and they are a natural solution you already have inside you! Harness the healing abilities of your body today and call L.A. Quinn M.D. to schedule your consultation. From beauty treatments to stem cell therapy for arthritis, we are dedicated to helping you find the stem cell solution that meets your needs. Contact our Jax Beach office today to get started!