Eros Medical Group
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in:
50 Briar Hollow Ln
Houston, TX 77027
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What are stem cells?
Stem cells have the unique ability to self-replicate and differentiate, or develop, into many different cells. Throughout your lifetime, adult stem cells maintain your health by replacing old cells and repairing damaged tissues.
Some types of adult stem cells produce specific cells and tissues. Others, such as mesenchymal stem cells, can divide and replicate into multiple tissues.
How does stem cell therapy work?
When you have a disease or injury, stem cells travel to the damaged area and release substances that rebuild the types of cells needed for your body to heal. Stem cell injections take advantage of this regenerative ability.
When Eros Medical Group injects a concentrated amount of stem cells at the site of your injured tissues, the injected cells jump into action, doing their natural job: triggering new cell growth to heal the area.
Mesenchymal stem cells are often used during stem cell therapy because they:
- Replicate to produce diverse tissues such as bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Promote new cell growth
- Increase blood vessel growth
- Secrete growth factors
- Trigger protein growth
The combined effect of stem cells results in accelerated wound healing and regeneration of damaged tissues.
Where do adult stem cells come from?
The adult stem cells used for your therapy come from your own body. Fat cells are rich sources of mesenchymal stem cells. Eros Medical Group can remove a small sample of your fat, process it in the office to remove mesenchymal stem cells, then use those cells for your injection.
What conditions are treated with stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is frequently used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as damaged cartilage; muscle, ligament, and tendon tears; and inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis and bursitis.
Eros Medical Group also uses stem cells combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate facial skin and restore hair growth in men and women.
When PRP is used together with stem cells, your PRP is produced on site by drawing a sample of your blood and processing it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from other blood components. Platelets are rich sources of growth factors that promote healing, increase stem cell effectiveness, and reduce inflammation and pain.
Many studies are testing the efficacy of stem cell therapy for treating illnesses such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, inflammatory bowel disease, complex regional pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain.
To learn whether stem cell therapy can help treat your health conditions, call Eros Medical Group or book an appointment online.