Stem Cell Therapy Holds New Potential Men With Erectile Dysfunction
Dr. Malan of the Innovative Cosmetic Surgery in Center in Scottsdale Leads the Way
In the past, treatment options for erectile dysfunction have been focused on managing symptoms. Vacuums, penis pumps and oral medications provide temporary solution for men who have difficulty achieving and maintaining erections. These treatments are often ineffective, inconvenient and in the case of medication, lose effectiveness over time.
The ideal that most men hope to achieve is a long lasting, natural solution for their erectile dysfunction. Stem cell therapy shows great promise in reaching this goal. Widely used by medical doctors, stem cells have shown effective in regenerating damaged tissues and blood vessels. In sports medicine, stems cells are highly effective in repairing musculoskeletal injuries.
A common cause for erectile dysfunction is micro damage to blood vessels in the penis. With age, blood vessels throughout the body become weak. When vessels in the penis don’t operate at full potential, blood flow is restricted. This results in a weak erection.
Using fat derived stem cells, Dr. Malan and other leading physicians are able to regenerate damaged blood vessels in the penis. This therapies help men achieve longer lasting, much larger erections than they would normally be able to achieve. Because stem cells have the ability to replicate themselves, they can actually heal the damaged vessels.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
For the treatment of erectile dysfunction, three types of adult stem cells are commonly used:
- Adipose (fat) tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs)
- Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs)
- And muscle-derived stem cells (MDSC)
In our Scottsdale clinic, we use ADSCs, stem cells which are harvested from the body’s own fat. Dr. Malan is a pioneer in this field. He has developed a technique that involves the use of advanced liposuction to harvest fat cells and a sophisticated purification process to produce a stem cell rich gel that is then injected into the blood vessels in the penis.
Harvesting fat derived stem cells is easier and more efficient than harvesting either bone marrow or muscle derived stem cells. Fat is abundant in the body and is obtained using minimally invasive liposuction. Fat is rich in mesenchymal stem cells, with far greater concentration of these stem cells than bone marrow. These cells have the ability to self-renew, clone, and differentiate into multiple tissues.
Because of the high volume of stem cells found in fat tissue, there is no need to culture the cells or wait for them to grow. They can be harvested, concentrated into a stem cell rich mixture and re-injected into the treatment area on the same day of the procedure.
Find Out If Stem Cell Therapy is Right For You
There has never been a more exciting time for men with erectile dysfunction. Stem cell therapy is safe, effective and long lasting. We offer free consultations in our Scottsdale clinic or by phone for men who are out of state. Call us today at (623) 748-4892 or request an appointment online.