About Stem Cells
Stem cell treatments were originally developed to assist with post-surgical recovery, decreasing both pain and healing time. There have been many new discoveries made in recent years regarding how stem cells can have various other uses in medicine. At Youthology Med Spa in Roanoke, TX, Dr. A. D. Thakkar utilizes stem cell injections for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. To learn more about how stem cell treatments can address your erectile dysfunction, contact our med spa practice to schedule a private consultation with attending physician Dr. Thakkar.
Men who experience erectile dysfunction could be ideal candidates for this procedure. With stem cell treatment, the stem cells work to repair and replace damaged cells with new, healthy cells, restoring erectile tissue that has been harmed. Because the injections can internally repair the damage caused by your ED, it is more effective than over-the-counter or prescription medications. These only target the symptoms of the dysfunction and not its potential underlying cause. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors, such as aging, stress, low-self esteem, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and as a side effect of having prostate surgery.
The treatment will take place in one of our private procedure rooms and will begin with a local anesthesia application to the area where the fat will be taken. When you are ready, we will take the small amount of fat, which will then be filtered and processed in a centrifuge to isolate the stem cells. The stem cells will then be injected into the necessary areas of the corpus cavernosum, or erectile tissue. Stem cell injections take about 3 hours to complete, and they are done on-site in our Roanoke, TX med spa facility. If you are concerned about any pain or discomfort, you can request nitrous oxide sedation to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you.
What to Expect
Depending on the sedation used during your procedure, you may need someone else to drive you home. If no sedation is used, you should be able to return to your regular daily routine. Dr. Thakkar will talk with you about what to expect following your stem cell treatment, and he will also recommend how many additional treatments you will require to fully treat your condition and meet your goals. You may also benefit from scheduling maintenance sessions at our Roanoke, TX location to maintain your long-term results. Because the stem cells take time to repair and replace damaged cells, it often takes several weeks for you to see results. As time goes on, your outcome will become more noticeable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does stem cell treatment cost?
The price of your stem cell treatment will depend on the number of injections you receive and if you choose to combine the procedure with another one. The cost of the procedure and the numerous payment options we accept will be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Thakkar, where he will craft a treatment plan to suit your individual goals.
How soon will I see results?
It typically takes several weeks for patients to see the initial results of their treatment. After several months, your results will become more and more noticeable. It is suggested that you remain patient with seeing your results because it takes time for the stem cells to repair and replace the damaged tissue and cells that have contributed to your erectile dysfunction.
Is the procedure painful?
There is little to no pain reported in relation to having a stem cell treatment. Because the procedure is an injection, most patients report a slight pressure or pinch when the micro-needle is inserted, but it is typically nothing more than mild discomfort. If you are concerned about any potential pain, you can discuss sedation methods with Dr. Thakkar, who prioritizes your comfort.
Are there any side effects?
Because the procedure uses stem cells from your own body, patients do not often experience side effects. Side effects, such as redness, swelling, and numbness, could potentially occur; however, this will typically not last longer than a day.
Cosmetic Stem Cell Treatments
Discover how you can regain your confidence, improve your sexual health, and enhance your performance with stem cell injections. Attending physician Dr. A. D. Thakkar at Youthology Med Spa offers these injectables to those whose lives have been negatively impacted by erectile dysfunction. Contact our Roanoke, TX office for more information if you think that this procedure could be the solution you've been looking for.