There’s plenty of information about stem cells out there, but what can they actually do for you? In Plantation, Florida, Darilo Chirino, MD, offers stem cell treatment to aid in healing your injuries, improving your skin’s tightness and texture, and more. To find out if stem cells could be added to your treatment plan, call Darilo Chirino, MD, or book your consultation online today.
Stem cells are cells in your body that aren’t specialized. At the time of its harvesting, a stem cell is in an immature form and doesn’t yet have a function.
In a laboratory, stem cells derived from your body can separate into more cells, called daughter cells. Some daughter cells are still unspecialized stem cells, while others become specialized cells like muscle cells, bone cells, or blood cells.
When injected near an injury, stem cells may have the ability to accelerate the healing process by regenerating new tissue. Research continues to find new uses for stem cells, but there are several treatments involving stem cells already available.
There are several sources for stem cells used in stem cell treatments. Some stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, come from healthy donor umbilical cords shortly after a healthy baby’s birth. These cells can grow and divide indefinitely in a laboratory.
Other stem cells frequently used in stem cell treatments come from healthy adult tissues, most often your own. Dr. Chirino might derive stem cells from your bone marrow or fat tissue.
It’s important to note than many stem cells are somewhat limited in what they become. For example, stem cells from bone marrow are best used to turn into blood cells, muscle cells, or bone cells.
Dr. Chirino may recommend stem cell treatment as part of your treatment plan for several purposes. Stem cells can help grow new tissues to:
The list of applications for stem cells is continually expanding as experts study the cells and their potential. If you’re unsure whether or not stem cells could apply to your condition, Dr. Chirino can walk you through a full list of uses for stem cells or describe how they could help you specifically.
If you’d like to learn more about stem cell treatment and find out if it could help you, call Darilo Chirino, MD, or book your consultation online today.