Not only do stem cells shorten the time it takes to recover and heal from an injury or procedure, studies have shown that they are also able to reverse the affects of aging.
In some cases stem cells can be used as a non surgical treatment alternative to having a surgical procedure. However, in some cases surgery is unavoidable. In cases where surgery is recommended, stem cells can be used as a supplement to help reduce the recovery time of the procedure and increase the chances of the treatment being a success.
There are many studies showing how stem cells help speed up recovery time for those who have been treated by them, however, results vary from patient to patient. Although the science behind stem cells and how they work is becoming increasingly well known and trusted throughout the medical community, there is still no way to quantitatively represent how they will impact each individual since every patient is unique.
The procedure is quick and generally painless. The stem cells are harvested from your own body while under local anesthesia. Since the cells are extracted using either a trocar or needle there is no recovery time at all. Most patients are back to regular activities the very next day.
Stem cell therapy is an outpatient procedure that is relatively safe and has a low rate of complication or infection. Rejection of the stems cells is not really a factor because autologous transplanted (cells from one part of the body to another in the same individual) stem cells are recognized by the patient’s body already.