Regenerative medicine isolates the cells in your body that naturally heal and build new tissues, then uses them to treat musculoskeletal problems, rejuvenate your skin, and reverse hair loss. Dr. Kenneth Carle at Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic is on the leading edge of regenerative medicine, offering effective treatments such as stem cell injections to relieve your pain and promote healing. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine, call the office in Sarasota, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine restores your health and slows down or prevents degenerative changes by using your body’s natural ability to heal. Today’s medical advances make it possible to extract the stem cells responsible for regenerating tissues, then reintroduce them into damaged areas of your body, where they repair or replace them with healthy, new tissue.
How are stem cells used in regenerative medicine?
Throughout your lifetime, your health is maintained by adult stem cells. These cells indefinitely divide and replicate, creating new cells to replace damaged or aging cells. Adult stem cells can even stay dormant for years, then reawaken to produce new tissues when they’re activated by disease or an injury.
Some adult stem cells specialize in producing one specific type of tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells capable of regenerating several types of tissues that are important for your skin and musculoskeletal system.
When a concentrated amount of MSCs are injected into damaged tissues, they do their normal job of:
- Reducing inflammation
- Relieving pain
- Promoting blood vessel growth
- Releasing growth factors to accelerate tissue growth and healing
- Regenerating cells that build ligaments, tendons, cartilage, fat, collagen, hair, skin, and bone
Stem cell injections are safe because your own adult stem cells are extracted and used in your treatment.
What health conditions are treated with regenerative medicine?
Dr. Carle may recommend stem cell injections to relieve your pain and accelerate healing of conditions such as:
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff tear
- Tendinitis and bursitis
- Inflammatory conditions such as bursitis
- Chronic neck and back pain
Although musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative joint disease are often treated with regenerative medicine, Dr. Carle uses stem cell for other procedures.
For example, regenerative treatments effectively rejuvenate facial skin to restore a more youthful appearance. Stem cell injections also restore hair growth in patients with male- and female-pattern baldness.
Whether you need to find a better option for pain relief or you’d like to restore your face or hair, call Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic to learn about regenerative medicine.