People don’t realize how much they rely on their knees until one (or both) begin to hurt. Whether because of past injury, a high impact job, or even a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, knee pain can be crippling. Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics is on the cutting edge of joint pain treatments, without invasive procedures, painful cortisone shots, or surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are little miracle workers. They’re essentially blank cells which—as directed by nearby tissues—develop into whatever cells are necessary to repair damage to that area. Derived from an extract from a healthy placenta after a C-section birth, our stem cells contain no DNA or cells from the mother or baby, and are fully FDA registered and inspected.
When injected into damaged, inflamed, and painful knee joints, stem cells develop into cartilage, tendon, or meniscus, shoring up the weak points of the knee and reducing pain for long-term healing. Stem cells release a protein called cytokines, specifically designed to slow cartilage degeneration and prevent future damage or injury to the knee joint. Trilogy Medical’s stem cells are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which hone in on inflamed tissues and produce anti-inflammatory agents that help reduce swelling, soothe inflammation, and begin to restore your knees to proper, pain-free function without the need for scalpels, scopes, or invasive procedures.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Stem cells are human cells without an instruction manual for the body to interpret until they’re injected into the body. As such, there’s very little chance your immune system will recognize them as a foreign substance and begin to reject them. The surrounding tissues connect with the stem cells to replicate them into necessary structures for healing and damage repair. As such, they’re not foreign bodies, and therefore, can be ideal for any patient, even babies in the womb. In a consultation at Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics we can answer all your questions about your candidacy and how stem cell therapy can help you.
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What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Stem Cell Therapy is a simple in-office procedure involving injections of undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells into painful knee joints. The process takes less than an hour, but the benefits are remarkable. Once the cells receive instruction for the type of tissue they’re to become, they can repair cartilage, meniscus, and tendons, as well as reduce inflammation and pain. There is typically very little pain during the injections, and virtually no downtime. An anesthetic topical spray is applied during the injections to reduce any discomfort.
How Fast Can I Expect Results?
Often, the anti-inflammatory benefits from Stem Cell Therapy can be felt within days of treatment. Patients often report more ease with walking immediately after their injections. But, the benefits don’t stop there. Improvements are very much ongoing for 9-12 weeks or more as new tissues grow and damage is repaired. Scheduling follow-up injections at 3-6 month intervals of often recommended for more extensively damaged knee joints to continue the benefits of the treatment.
Dr. Lester believes Stem Cell Therapy has far-reaching benefits even beyond joint repair and treatment. His approach to the whole body through both Holistic and Western medicines gets at the source of the problem rather than treating only symptoms. Resolve your joint pains at Trilogy Medical.
I went to see Dr. Lester almost two years ago after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. It came on very quickly one morning and affected my hands, wrists, and both knees. I immediately thought it was the result of doing a lot of work gettng my wife’s 70th birthday party going. I thought it would go away after a few days of rest, but it didn’t. I wwas walking like a 90 year old guy and had problems holding things. I knew RA could lead to serious problems if not handled quickly and also knew that the conventional medication prescribed by rheumatologists could present bad side effects.
I decided to see if Dr. Lester could help me since he was taking care of my wife’s medical issues and some very good friends had been seeing him for years and raved about him. I figured I had everything to gain and nothing to lose. I understood that he utilized both a natural homeopathic approach as well as western medicine. I was interested in the natural treatment. After taking a lot of time getting to know me and understanding that I was dealing with a serious auto-immune disease, he set out prescribing homeopathic remedies. The first three didn’t work to our satisfaciton, but a very short time after the fourth, I woke up with virtually no pain and almost full fuctionioning of my hands, wrists, and no knee pain. What’s that saying? DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? Well I do now. I owe all of this to Dr. Jeff Lester, a very caring and compassionate man with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He strives to find a cure, not just to relieve your symptoms. Even if you are somewhat skeptical, and I was, I strongly urge you to see him.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about stem cell therapy? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on the side of this page or by calling one of our three practice locations in Campbell (408) 844-0010, Santa Cruz (831) 600-8117, or Watsonville (831) 724-1164.