Knowing how stem cell therapy works can help you decide if this treatment is the best option for your particular needs. At Waterfront Health & Wellness, we want to help you make an informed decision about your treatment plan. Our experienced and highly trained staff would be more than happy to go over any of our services or procedures with you, including our stem cell therapy treatment.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy, also referred to as regenerative medicine, works to promote the regeneration of the body’s cells and tissues in the injected areas. Stem cell therapy often uses Surforce, a cryopreserved amniotic membrane allograft that contains live stem cells, to help recruit the body’s healing properties to the site of damage or injury in order to speed up the recovery time.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

Stem cells can be removed from a patient’s bone marrow or fat tissue in the upper thigh or abdomen. Once the stem calls have been removed, they are placed in a centrifuge to separate out the most important substances. The concentrated stem cells can then be injected directly into the patient’s affect area in order to promote the healthy growth of new skin cells and tissues.

What Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?

Stem cell therapy can help patients by:

  • Speeding up the healing process for injuries or wounds.
  • Reducing pain, including chronic pain, with less reliance on medications.
  • Increasing functionality, range of motion, flexibility, and sleep quality.
  • Reducing the risk of future injuries and muscle compensations.
  • Decreasing nerve damage.
  • Increasing collagen.
  • Preventing the formation of scar tissue.
  • Helping heal skin wounds.
  • Reducing hair loss.
  • Returning patients to their normal lives as soon as possible.

How Stem Cells Differ from Other Cells

Compared to other types of cells found in the human body, stem cells have a few unique characteristics, including:

  • Stem cells can be removed from one part of the body and replaced in another part that is damaged. Once the stem cells have been placed back into the body, they transform into the exact type of cell needed to treat the damaged area.
  • Stem cells can easily divide into multiple cells that can then transform into other types of cells with specialized functions.
  • Stem cells contain natural growth factors that can help accelerate the natural healing process and lower pain without the need for medications.
  • Stem cells reproduce quickly and can continue dividing, providing a range of benefits within a short period of time.

If you would like to learn more about how stem cell therapy works, or if you are interested in one of our services or procedures, please contact Waterfront Health & Wellness at 1-360-306-8554 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a health and wellness clinic that is proud to provide services to clients throughout Vancouver and the surrounding areas.