Stem Cell Therapy in Fredericksburg, VA
Stem cell therapy has been used in the medical field for many years, and its benefits are now being incorporated into cosmetic procedures. Dr. R. Shane Palmer offer stem cell therapy to his patients in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy has the potential to transform the science of medicine. Dr. Palmer, along with other cosmetic physicians, has a keen interest in applying stem cell therapy to rejuvenate the skin.
A Belgium surgeon, Dr. Patrick Tonnard, and colleagues at the University Hospital of Brussels, have conducted trials in which they processed adipose (fat) tissue obtained from liposuction and injected the resulting stem cells directly into the dermis of the skin of the face and the décolleté (lower neck/upper chest). They witnessed “remarkable improvements in skin quality” out to six months or longer in the 67 patients treated. They coined this procedure “nanofat injections.” This surgeon published his results so others could benefit from the rejuvenating effects he witnessed. Dr. Palmer is following Dr. Tonnard’s protocol at Surgical Arts of Virginia.
Stem cell therapy is not new and has been applied to many areas—especially in orthopedics to treat arthritis—for several years now and has been shown to be safe. Some believe it has the potential to treat a plethora of medical conditions across the full spectrum of organ systems. Although exciting and promising, much of this is anecdotal and needs more study to become widely available.
What is the Cost of Stem Cell Therapy in Fredericksburg, VA?
Our stem cell therapy treatment starts at $1,000 and is incorporated into other treatments, such as lower eyelid surgery to help with dark circles under the eyes and neck lifts to address crepe paper skin. After your free consultation with Dr. Palmer, we can provide a cost for your stem cell therapy treatment. For your convenience, payment can be made by cash, personal check, money order, credit card, or financing with CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
More recently, this breakthrough technology is being applied to the skin for its rejuvenating potential. The evidence for stem cell therapy’s ability to efface old scars, diminish wrinkles, and rejuvenate damaged skin has been clearly demonstrated, although treatments are still considered experimental.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for Me?
Stem cell therapy is considered therapeutic in many applications. Dr. Palmer can advise you about the use of stem cell therapy to complement your other cosmetic procedures.
Are There Risks with Stem Cell Therapy?
The risks have been very low and the potential benefit is great. Dr. Palmer will begin offering stem cell injections into the skin for select patients. There will be no charge for the stem cell injections during the practice’s trial phase.
How is Stem Cell Therapy Performed?
The criteria to select patients will be those who are already undergoing fat harvesting via a liposuction procedure who also have skin in the face, neck, hands, or décolleté that clearly demonstrates signs of aging. Proper informed consent will be necessary and close follow-up is expected. Photography will be performed to compare the pre- and post-treatment areas of stem cell therapy.
What is Stem Cell Therapy Recovery Like?
Stem cell therapy does not require any special downtime or healing. It may reduce these aspects of other cosmetic procedures.
If you are interested in stem cell therapy, have age-related skin damage and have decided they you could benefit from liposuction, contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Palmer. He offers the treatment to men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Stafford, Charlottesville, and the nearby communities in Virginia.