Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

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As an innovative physician, Dr. Shirley L. Wang, offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy at her office in Irvine, California. These forms of regenerative medicine stimulate your body to heal itself, and may help reduce symptoms caused by a number of chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and dementia. If you’d like to know more about regenerative medicine with PRP and stem cell therapy, call the office or book an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine with PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

How can regenerative medicine help me?

Dr. Wang uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy to help her patients manage symptoms caused by a number of illnesses, including:

  • Pain caused by arthritis
  • Decrease in insulin production and sensitivity resulting from diabetes
  • Memory loss caused by dementia or head trauma
  • Poor organ function resulting from many conditions
  • Loss of coordination caused by neurological disorders
  • Fatigue from autoimmune disorders

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a substance that’s made from your own blood that gives your body a boost in healing and cell regeneration.

Dr. Wang draws blood from your arm, then places it in a centrifuge, and spins it to separate the platelets and plasma from the other components in your blood. The separation creates a blood product rich in platelets and growth factors that promote cell production and healing.

How does PRP work?

PRP stimulates your body’s production of new cells. Through an IV or injection, Dr. Wang introduces PRP into your body, then the platelets and growth factors get to work. She uses PRP to promote healing of certain injuries and as a cosmetic application.

Joints and muscles

Dr. Wang uses PRP to help her patients with joint and muscle pain. The growth factors amp up cell production to promote healing and reduce inflammation and pain.

Cosmetic

When injected into your skin, the growth factors in PRP stimulate production of collagen, the protein that makes your skin supple and pliable. PRP injections help rejuvenate your skin and give you a more youthful appearance.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy helps your body form new specialized cells to promote cell growth and healing. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, or blank cells, that have the ability to morph into specialized cells.

Through an IV or injection, Dr. Wang infuses stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood to help your body regenerate itself and repair damage.

Researchers continue to study the effects and potential uses of stem cells.

If you’re interested in advanced medical therapy to help manage various symptoms or assist in your fight against aging, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment.