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One of the most advanced treatments practiced today involves using stem cells. From improving the skin to aiding in hair loss and even helping to aid in wound healing and improving joint function, stem cell injections and IV injections with stem cells are forever changing the world of medicine and aesthetics. Human cellular and tissue-based stem cell products can help treat various issues so that you feel like the best version of yourself.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are naturally found within the body and are one of the human body’s most incredible ways to aid tissue regeneration and renewal. Stem cells are rampant in humans, animals, and plants, and every living thing benefits from these cells. Unlike other types of cells, which are differentiated, stem cells are undifferentiated and can continue to replicate and divide, leading to the production of more stem cells. This means that unlike other types of cells found within the body, stem cells can transform into different cells to repair damaged tissues and help heal wounds and injuries. Stem cells can differentiate into bone cells, skin cells, muscle cells, and more.

For years, embryonic stem cells have gotten most of the attention. And while they are the most versatile and can also develop into any cell type, they are also the most controversial, which is why they are not widely used. Instead, we rely on stem cells created within a laboratory for stem cell injection and IV infections using stem cells. Still, no matter which type of stem cell is used, they all have the potential to be guided into transforming into a specific type of cell to regenerate and repair damaged tissue.

One of the more popular and common uses of stem cells is in alleviating joint pain, which can, for some people, be debilitating. For this specific type of pain, stem cells often originate from a single stem cell grown in a lab, which doesn’t become a specialized type of cell but continues to grow to aid in healing. For this reason, regenerative stem cells are rising in popularity. They are a fast-acting and almost immediately effective modality for helping the body ward off sickness and heal an injury. Treating the body with stem cells to correct a joint, muscle, or bone injury helps reduce pain and inflammation and allows for a healthy yet normalized healing process. Adding stem cells allows the damaged cells to become repaired, acting as a regenerative medicine that has proven effective and popular. Some people can resort to stem cell treatments rather than invasive surgeries to heal their joint pain.

How Do Stem Cells Work?

Both stem cell infusions and IVs with stem cells are effective ways to deliver a dose of the reparative stem cells into the body.

With a stem cell IV infusion, sometimes called stem cell IV rejuvenation, an intravenous dose of stem cell therapy is delivered so that the stem cells are dispersed directly into the body through the bloodstream. This direct delivery of stem cells allows for tissues throughout the entire body to be regenerated, even if just one area is of concern. The treatment can also help improve your overall health and aid in wound healing, helping reduce joint pain or other discomfort.

Stem cell treatments started to help athletes heal their wounds, and since then, they have become more accessible. Stem cell therapies are a popular way of fixing damage within the body by aiding in the renewal process. Joint pain remains a prevalent injury that responds well to stem cell therapies. Still, they also show benefits for other conditions like arthritis since the stem cells help to reduce inflammation.

A stem cell IV treatment is pretty straightforward. During the treatment, you’ll be hooked up to the IV, which is delivered to the body via a small needle placed into a blood vessel in the arm. It will take between 30 and 45 minutes for the entire IV bag to empty and for the contents of the IV to disperse throughout the body.

Stem cell injections rely on injecting stem cells in a specific area of the body where there is pain or an injury. For example, if joint pain persists in the knee, stem cells are injected directly into the knee. On the other hand, stem cell IV infusions deliver a widespread dose of stem cells throughout the body to create an overall change to improve functionality and health and reduce inflammation and pain as opposed to targeting a specific area.

What are Stem Cell Therapy Treatments For?

Many people can reap the benefits of stem cell therapy treatments. The ideal candidate is someone who has chronic pain in their joints either from an injury, trauma, or a debilitating condition like arthritis. Stem cell treatments also help those with tendonitis and ligament injuries, too.

Specific joint areas that can be treated with stem cells include injuries to the:

What Are The Benefits Of Stem Cells?

The benefits of stem cells are vast, and new uses are constantly being discovered. With stem cell IVs, overall rejuvenation is the most significant advantage, although the treatment can also be used to help treat specific conditions that may be unresponsive to localized treatment. Or, the IVs may be used to help with sexual disorders. Depending on the condition you are dealing with determines which mode of stem cells you’ll benefit most from.

Some of the noted benefits of stem cell treatments include:

How Much Do Stem Cell Treatments Cost?

The cost of stem cell treatments, both injections and IV therapies, varies from person to person, depending on the course of treatment. The type of stem cell therapy used and the number of sessions needed are factors in the overall price. We recommend a consultation for a detailed estimate to determine your treatment’s cost.

Common FAQs

While it may seem like stem cells and PRP are the same, they are pretty different. While both are regenerative therapies, PRP is made from your own blood, whereas stem cells are likely produced in a lab. PRP is also rich in growth factors to help promote wound healing, whereas stem cells can differentiate and perform more of a specific function.

While it may seem like stem cells and PRP are the same, they are pretty different. While both are regenerative therapies, PRP is made from your own blood, whereas stem cells are likely produced in a lab. PRP is also rich in growth factors to help promote wound healing, whereas stem cells can differentiate and perform more of a specific function.

Like any elective treatment, there are risks and side effects to be aware of. While rare, immune rejection of blood-related stem cells and other infections can occur when donor stem cells are used.

Not really. There is minimal downtime after a stem cell injection. While it’s best to limit your activities during the first few weeks so that your body can heal properly, it is recommended to partake in walking and very light activities. After the injections, you can drive yourself home and resume all normal daily activities within a few days.

Get started with AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

If you’re ready to boost your wellness goals, there’s no better time than now to book a consultation with Advanced MD Aesthetics of Atlanta. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced, professional aestheticians and team of skin experts will determine the best stem cell treatment therapy for you. We can also customize a package specific to your needs so you can obtain the best results possible.

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