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Regenerative and Stem Cell Based Medicine

Regenerative Medicine – An Overview

Regenerative medicine refers to treatments and modalities which aim to rebuild the body, repair injury, manage illness, rejuvenate tissue and generally use the body’s own capabilities to restore its natural state. A stem cell, in simple terms, is an undifferentiated cell which has the ability to stay as a stem cell, or develop into another specialised type of cell, for example a muscle or brain cell. Stem-cell-based regenerative interventions are a collection of treatments which specifically involve the activation and stimulation of the cells responsible for building that specific tissue type, however the process is more complex than simply extracting and injecting stem cells.

Understanding Regenerative Medicine

What is important is to understand the terminology used. While many of these treatments do involve the use and stimulation of stem cells, it is not accurate to simply call all of these ‘stem cell treatments’ as there is a lot more to the process. Stem cell treatments have, incorrectly, become a ‘magic bullet’ for many people, with claims of “no more surgery” and “magic cure” attracting more and more clients to clinics providing these treatments. With a complex mix of stem cells, progenitor cells, leucocytes, growth factors and many other compounds, these treatments involve much more than just stem cells. Most regenerative treatments can be used very effectively for specific conditions, once they are correctly prescribed and administered by a qualified professional as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Is it right for me?

When considering having a stem-cell-based intervention or regenerative treatment, you need to consult carefully with a qualified healthcare professional experienced and proficient in stem-cell-based therapies. The person providing the treatment should discuss with you all of the available options, including alternate options like surgery if this is relevant, and adjunctive treatments, which may work alongside a stem-cell-based therapy to enhance results. In many cases the treatment alone can indeed provide significant positive outcomes for clients, but it’s the discussion and exploring the options with qualified professionals which leads to a knowledgeable client, and effective results.

What can we treat?

There are many different injuries and conditions that can be treated with stem-cell-based interventions and regenerative medicine, with great success. From sports injuries, degenerative issues associated with normal ageing like joint pains and aches, aesthetic/cosmetic concerns and medical conditions, the list is almost endless, and as these treatments develop and research continues, more and more applications will be discovered.

Services

Stem-cell-based regenerative interventions are designed to restore, repair and grow the body’s tissues. Therefore, they can be used for a huge range of conditions and complaints. These are some of the most common applications that we perform at NuaCell:

SPORTS INJURIES

  • Tendonopathies
  • Joint Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Contractures
  • Back Pain

 

AESTHETICS TREATMENTS

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Wrinkles and Lines
  • Acne
  • Stretch Marks
  • Anti-Ageing Treatments

OTHER TREATMENTS

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation 
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Circulation Issues
  • Reduced Sensation
  • Phlebetic Ulcers

 

The Process

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Research

Learn about the treatments available, how they work, and how they might benefit you. Consider different options.

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Consult

Arrange a meeting with Dr. van Eeden who personally consults and performs all the treatments. He will advise a specific plan based on your case, taking all options into account.

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Treat

Follow your treatment plan as discussed with Dr. van Eeden. Report any possible issues that may affect the treatment or recovery. He will give you instructions for the aftercare

Follow-Up

Keep close observation of the treatment area and results and report any concerns developing immediately to the doctor.

Client Reviews

Carefully Considered Consultations

I have attended many many doctors for filler treatments regularly since I had my first filler treatment in 2007. I attended Dr. Sam for the first time in 2016 and he was the first doctor not to just inject a line or fold but actually thoroughly examined my face and explained to me why my ageing signs developed. He explained by treating the causes of the volume and bone loss of my face the treatments will last longer and the result better and this I can confirm is and was indeed the case – I love my filler treatments – I am much happier with my appearances and the treatments last much much longer. 

Audry M
Botulinum treatment, Filler Treatment

Skin Care & Attention to Detail

I had my first Obagi Blue Peel in 2010 and I have been on the Obagi and ZO creams since. I cherish my visits to Dr. Sam and the attention to detail Zelda gives me for my skin care. I had various treatments done over the years and at least once a year I make sure to visit the Clinic to always look my very best.

Christine D
Skin Care (Creams)

Fat Loss Like Never Before

I have always struggled with unwanted fat around my sides (love-handles). Thanks to Dr. Sam’s treatment with Aqualyx, this greatly reduced, without any pain or discomfort. One of the best decisions I’ve made to date.
Thanks Dr. Sam and team!

Padraig F
Fat Reduction Procedure

PRP helped me with Shoulder Pain

I had suffered chronic shoulder pain for years as a result of an old sporting injury, and after several corticosteroid injections and rehab, I still had no improvement. The team at NuaCell identified some degeneration in the joint, and I had 2 PRP treatments into the shoulder.

Daniel
PRP/PRF Stem Cell Therapy

Restoring Self-Confidence

One side of my face is obviously not a mirror-image of the other side and this has caused me tremendous anxiety and self-conscious actions of the years including covering one part of my face with my hair or always turning my head sideways talking to people. Dr. Sam used Stem cells to correct the volume of my awkward side and lips and there is no money to pay to be able to look people in the face…straight-on. Thank you Dr. Sam and team – forever grateful.

Marie D
Adipose Stem Cell Therapy, Filler Treatment

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