Stem Cell in Treatment
The blood not only supplies the tissues with oxygen and nutrients, but also carries stem cells and growth factors for the self-renewal of aged or damaged tissues. Today, we can give these stem cells and growth factors to the diseased tissue in large quantities for treatment purposes. For this, we take a few tubes of blood from the patient, process it under sterile conditions, and separate the part of the blood containing stem cells and growth factors.
In injuries, clotting elements, which we call platelets, normally go to the wound area to stop bleeding and form a plug by clustering. They then activate tissue repair mechanisms by releasing various growth factors around them. These platelets and growth factors are concentrated in the treated blood. This method is PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma.
With the developing technological possibilities, we can now include stem cells in the blood. In this method called CGF-CD34, we collect blood from the patient again. In addition to PRP, we also decompose the stem cells in the blood. We give stem cells along with growth factors to the area we want repaired in the body.
We apply this treatment, for example, to the damaged cartilage and ligaments of the knee, which is the most deformed joint of the body. Thus, the knee joint, whose cartilages are renewed and the ligaments surrounding it are strengthened, become healthier. We can apply this technique not only to the knee but also to many joints that we want to treat, such as the shoulder, hip, hand and ankle. We repeat the treatment a total of three times at intervals of three or four weeks in order to maximize tissue repair.
This method can be used not only for joint pain but also for hair and facial treatments. It can also be used for hair as it supports hair follicles. We can apply it to stop hair loss, strengthen and revitalize hair. In addition, since it increases the production of new and young cells and collagen, we can give growth factors and stem cells to provide an anti-wrinkle, rejuvenating effect on the face, that is, for anti-aging purposes. We can use this method on hair and face alone or in combination with other mesotherapy treatments. We do treatments for hair and face with 15 days or one month intervals.
Since the treatment is made with stem cells obtained from the person's own blood, we can easily apply it to people of almost any age without the risk of side effects and allergies.
exp. Dr. Ayse Nur Tekin