how one local business takes the aging out of “aging gracefully”
The following procedures may result in weight loss, increased energy, smoother skin and make you look and feel years younger.
Wouldn’t it be nice if just once those words could be found on a warning label in a doctor’s office? Thanks to procedures offered at Utah Stem Cells, hope for this type of notice is no longer unthinkable.
Located inside the Westgate Resort on Canyons Resort Drive, Utah Stem Cells offers a number of therapies that seemingly reverse, or at the very least stall, nature’s clock. Here are two of the newest and most promising procedures:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Pellets about the size of a grain of rice are injected painlessly into the hip area, and for several months, the patient can expect to have more energy, increased strength, quicker recovery, sharper memory, weight loss and even thicker hair.
“BHRT pellets are biologically identical to hormones your body already makes, so your body recognizes them as if it produced them itself,” noted Dr. William Cimikoski, founder of Utah Stem Cells. “Th e pellets contain plant-based testosterone, progesterone and estrogen. Th e body self-regulates their release and takes only what it needs, so there are no peaks and valleys. And, it’s incredibly convenient because you don’t have to remember to take a pill or apply a cream every day, or deal with painful injections.”
Prior to an appointment, patients will have lab work done to help determine their baseline need. But the amount of each hormone is also determined by individual body composition and symptoms.
“If you find it’s taking longer and longer to recover from a mountain bike ride, or you’ve recently gained weight and dieting isn’t working, BHRT might be right for you. In fact, it reallycan help most anyone, regardless of age,” added Dr. Cimikoski. “You don’t have to be going through menopause or suffering from andropause to benefi t. We have athletes in their twenties and thirties fi nding BHRT helpful.”
Each BHRT procedure typically lasts about six months for men and three months for women. Th e cost runs $375 for women and $750 for men.
Stem Cell Facial. You’ve heard the expression, “skin as soft as a baby’s bottom.” Utah Stem Cells takes that saying rather literally, by offering a procedure to do just that.
Th e Stem Cell Facial is a highly eff ective, no downtime form of skin rejuvenation. A patient will undergo a micro needling treatment, which allows for millions of micro channels to be created in the skin. Th is is combined with the addition of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) harvested from the patient’s own blood, which are applied topically to the face. Th ese healing cells can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. And, the multipotent stem cells, combined with the growth factors, proteins and enzymes from the PRP, multiply to form new robust skin tissue.
“A Stem Cell Facial uses your body’s natural healing power to repair and regenerate your skin. Th e stem cells and PRP contain 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for transdermal delivery of these nutrients deeper into the skin. Th is treatment leaves your skin smoother and more even in color,” said Dr. Cimikoski.
Patients will notice a reduction of fi ne lines and wrinkles, tighter, brighter and more even skin tone. Th e treatment also helps with diminishing scars, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.
“These amniotic and umbilical cord stem cells have amazing regenerative powers, more so than your own adult stem cells. And there’s no ethical concern since these cells come from a live healthy birth, and can be placed in any individual without any compatibility issues or risk of rejection. Th ey allow new tissue to grow and replace damaged or aged tissue,” added Dr. Cimikoski.
So, whether your goal is to look younger or feel younger, or both, Utah Stem Cells can help.