What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of biological cells or cell products into a diseased area of the body to stimulate the healing process. It focuses on utilizing and optimizing these natural self-healing processes to improve our health.
This exciting new field has been called the “future of medicine” by many experts. Simply harnessing the power of nature, you are equipped with the potential to regrow, repair or replace damaged cells and tissues giving your body the tools to heal.
Although the applications are numerous, Sandstone Regenerative Medicine is focused on orthopedic conditions such as joint degeneration and other debilitating arthritic conditions, as well as aesthetic purposes such as hair restoration and facial rejuvenation. We use additional therapies to complement treatments and maximize your overall health and wellbeing.
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- Joint Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Tendon Injuries
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Hair Restoration
- Sunetics Laser
- Total Brain & Body Oxygen Therapy
No surgery, no medication, and no hospital stays are just a few of the reasons why thousands have chosen regenerative therapies over traditional methods. Most procedures are performed in less than an hour with very little post recovery. Many patients are able to return to work the next day. We individualize each patient’s regenerative treatment according their needs. All treatments we utilize are both safe and natural.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP therapy repairs joints without surgery or drugs by isolating your body’s natural healing factors and delivering them right where you need them.
Our blood consists of a liquid called plasma. Plasma is concentrated with white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Each of these cells have a role in helping our body heal. Platelets hold the biggest key to healing and inflammation reduction because they contain high concentrations of growth factors. Growth factors stimulate the body to initiate the healing process. We use the highest quality PRP kits available to maximize platelets for treatment.
Cellular therapy is unique because it helps the body jump start the healing process. As your body ages it loses its ability to repair itself. In the event of an injury or degeneration the body relies upon more than just a stem cell. Our regenerative treatment works with your body’s natural functions to help supplement, cushion and provide support right where it’s needed.
Facial Rejuvenation with Microneedling & PRP
This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production with little to no down time. The treatment actually involves the use of two procedures, micro-needling and PRP done consecutively.
We are proud to offer the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market, SkinPen® by Bellus Medical. SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Because it does not use lasers, heat or light, it is safe for all skin types.
Microneedling with PRP is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body and is suitable for all skin types and colors.
Hair Restoration with PRP
According to the US National Library of Medicine, “PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction. “
PRP therapy for hair loss is a non-surgical and promising procedure that uses one’s own growth factors taken from a quick blood draw to help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair from falling out. PRP plays a large role in healing and causes growth in the hair follicles by activating stem cells and other cells in the follicle. Injecting the PRP also speeds up the rate of hair growth.
PRP therapy has a number of advantages for patients with hair loss or thinning hair:
- Simple, non-surgical procedure
- Multiple injections in one treatment
- Procedure typically takes less than an hour
- No downtime after treatment
- Safe, reliable, natural-looking results
PRP therapy results will vary depending on many factors, so a one-on-one consultation can give you a better understanding of the type of results you can expect following a treatment.
Sunetics Laser for Hair Loss
The Sunetics Laser uses Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to stimulate the hair follicles, healing them and helping them to regrow into thick, normal sized hairs. This FDA Cleared technology offers No Pain, No Drugs, No Surgery, and No Side Effects.
The best candidates for Sunetics are men and women in early stages of hair loss, since the treatment cannot regrow or repair dead follicles in those with slick, shiny bald heads. Other good candidates for Sunetics may meet the following criteria:
- Women experiencing hair loss due to menopause.
- Women experiencing pregnancy-related hair loss.
- Men and women who do not want hair transplant surgery.
- Men and women already using prescription and non-prescription treatments for hair loss.
- Men and women suffering pattern hair loss due to genetics.
- Men and women suffering illnesses for which hair loss is a side effect.
- Men and women suffering hair loss due to prescription medications.
- Men and women who want to avoid needles, surgery, and other painful treatments for hair loss.
Sunetics is pain-free and does not require you to treat hair loss daily for the rest of your life as you would with prescription drugs and topical solutions. Sunetics is safe for both men and women, is not messy or inconvenient like other treatments, and does not irritate the skin. Lastly, Sunetics is clinically proven to work, and has helped 99 percent of patients experience a decrease in hair loss, and over 90 percent achieve measurable hair regrowth.
PEMF – Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields therapy*
PEMF is a relaxing, non-invasive, and drug-free therapy that can help you reach your body’s full potential.
Imagine your body as a battery — daily stressors slowly drain your body of its energy to function optimally. By the end of the day, you’re mentally, physically, and emotionally depleted. That’s where PEMF technology comes in! PEMF is like re-energizing your internal battery.
Energize the natural healing power hidden within each and every cell of your body!
- Alleviate pain and reduce inflammation
- Reduce stress & increase relaxation
- Stimulate tissue healing & strengthen bones
- Relieve injury and fatigue
- Improve brain function and focus
- Achieve a deeper, more restorative sleep
*Additional information and research behind PEMF available upon request.
Total Brain & Body Oxygen treatment
The air we breathe contains oxygen which is the spark of life. Just as a fire can’t burn without oxygen, our cells can’t produce heat and energy without oxygen. Our Total Brain & Body O2 system aids in delivering oxygen to your cells through a customized protocol which pushes it to as much tissue as possible.
Some of the possible benefits of oxygen therapy:
- Improved Cognitive Function
- Enhance Neurological Function
- Overcome Fatigue
- Improved Cardiovascular Function
- Reduce Muscle Stiffness
- Decrease Recovery Time
Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?
Reduce the Necessity for Major Surgery or other Invasive treatments
Greatly reduce the need for surgery by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses any further. The goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain. Imagine alleviating your pain without the need for surgery.
For decades, doctors have believed that once your joints have been injured, the only way to repair them is through surgical replacement. With new advances in medical technology, surgery is not your only option for treating injured joints, tendons, and soft tissues in your body. Regenerative therapies have been shown to regenerate cartilage, repair torn menisci, heal ligament and tendon tears and keep you out of the surgeon’s office.
Regenerative therapy has helped many professionals and athletes heal from injuries and return to full activity 50% faster than without treatment (or intervention), minimizing the downtime they experience.
Want to know if Regenerative Medicine is right for you? Call Sandstone Health for more information today.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Meagan Mitchell is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she is currently still a student working towards her Doctor of Nursing Practice. Meagan worked as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years with a background in ER/Trauma, Oncology, ICU, and Pediatrics before returning to school to obtain her Nurse Practitioner license in 2018. She has spent the last few years focusing on family medicine and thoroughly enjoys building long-lasting relationships with her patients while creating individualized treatment plans with each patient. At Sandstone Meagan has the pleasure of treating the whole family. She has a passion for both female and male hormone optimization, helping patients meet their weight loss goals, compassionately treating mental health imbalances, and most recently aesthetics having acquired certifications in both neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed a master’s or doctoral degree program and has advanced clinical training beyond their initial RN education. NPs complete didactic and clinical courses that provide them with advanced knowledge and clinical competency to practice in the primary and acute care setting.
NPs are licensed as both nurse practitioners and registered nurses and follow the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state where they work.
NPs practice in collaboration with a supervising physician and consult with them as needed to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care.
NPs focus on disease prevention, wellness promotion, and health education and counselling. They provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including:
- Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.
- Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries.
- Prescribing medications and other treatments.
- Managing patients' overall care.
- Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices.
Reference: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). (2019). What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/about/all-about-nps/whats-a-nurse-practitioner