Having any procedure or treatment can raise questions. We welcome all of your questions and have provided answers to those that we hear most frequently on this page. We hope these questions and answers help you as you make your decision about treatment.
FAQ’s Regenerative Medicine
What is regenerative medicine?
At Novus Health Solutions, regenerative medicine therapy is an advancing clinical practice focused on the repair and regeneration of tissue. When your body is injured or invaded by disease, regenerative medicine harnesses and enhances your body’s innate response to heal and restore itself.
How does regenerative medicine work?
Regenerative medicine uses an injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) derived from Wharton’s Jelly or umbilical cord tissue and cells that have the ability to grow into muscle, cartilage and other forms of tissue and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. This complex group of cells includes:
- Growth factors (bind the cell membrane and start DNA synthesis, mitosis and cell repair)
- Cytokines (provide cell to cell and intracellular signaling)
- Scaffolding (provide the structural support for cell attachment and tissue development)
- Hyaluronic acids (found throughout the body in various tissues and fluids, it binds to specific cell surface receptors)
- Exosomes (intercellular communicators that serve as carriers of different biomolecules from one cell to another, including proteins, RNA and lipids.)
- Chemokines (small proteins secreted by cells that influence the immune system and play a vital role in cell migration)
Is regenerative medicine safe?
We use a combination of strictly tested human cell and tissue products (HCTP). These products are derived from two different tissue sources: the Wharton’s Jelly layer of the umbilical cord and placental tissue.
All of our products:
- come from an FDA-registered lab, located in the United States
- are rigorously tested and meticulously transported
- are ethically sourced from healthy donors who volunteer umbilical cords and placentas from their full term birth deliveries
- are screened for disease and impurities
How can I determine what therapy works best for me?
Based on your condition or injury our physician will customize a treatment plan for you and determine what therapy will work best for you.
What does this procedure involve?
In most cases the procedure involves a simple injection and takes very little time.
How long will it take to recover?
Most people experience little, if any, recovery time.
FAQ’s Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy
How long does it take for hormone replacement pellet therapy to work?
Each person’s body chemistry is a bit different and can influence how the pellets are absorbed. Lifestyle and activity level also play a role in absorption. Most people report some symptom relief in as little as 2–4 weeks, but full relief may take up to 6 months.
Do I need to prepare for the procedure?
Yes. The first step is to do a comprehensive blood panel to determine your hormone levels. One week before the procedure, you will need to stop taking all blood thinners such as NSAIDs, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc. If you are required to take any of these on a daily basis, you should consult with your physician. No fasting in advance of the procedure is required.
How are the pellets inserted?
The most common site for the insertion of pellets is the upper buttock. Once numb, a small incision is made for the pellets to be inserted. After the pellets are placed, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. The total procedure takes less than 15 minutes.
Do I need to do anything special after the procedure?
Yes. After the pellets are inserted, it is best to eliminate lower body exercise. You can walk, but avoid heavy lower body workouts. Swimming, hot tubs, and bathtubs are to be avoided as well. You can shower 24 hours following the procedure. After removal of the bandage, normal activities may resume.
What happens to the pellets as the weeks progress?
Since the pellets contain nothing other than the hormones your body naturally produces, they will be completely dissolved and absorbed by your body, leaving nothing behind.
FAQ’s UltraSlim® Fat Loss Therapy
How does UltraSlim® work?
UltraSlim® has 150 red LED lights that are exposed to the treatment area typically for 8 to 20 minutes at a time. As the light passes through the skin tissue it activates the fat cells to open up temporary channels in which the content of the fat cells can be released. Then your lymphatic system, which is part of your blood circulation, picks up the fat content and takes it to your liver to be processed. Once that is done, it is removed with your waste.
What areas of the body can be treated?
On women, it can target fat deposits just below the bra line, the belly area, love handles, hips and buttocks, as well the inner thighs; on men, the chest, belly, and love handles. The UltraSlim® procedure will also work for areas like knees, ankles, arms, as well as fat deposits around the face, neck and shoulders.
What kind of results can I expect?
UltraSlim® clinical trials show that 98% of patients lose two inches or more from their waist, hips and thighs combined, after only one treatment. Many see a 15 pound transformation in their body after six treatments and a 30 pound loss after 12 treatments.
UltraSlim® works best if you are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle including eating well and exercising in moderation. If you can maintain your weight, your results should last indefinitely.
What does the treatment feel like?
The treatment feels slightly warm and very pleasant. The light is positioned over your body several inches away, never touching you. Many patients fall asleep during treatment. There is no pain, no discomfort and no downtime.
How often do I need to have a treatment?
If you are coming in for fat loss, we recommend 1x/week. You can come in 2x/week if you want to speed up results, however treatments must be separated by 3 days.
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
You will need to drink plenty of water. There are supplements that you can take to aid your liver in processing the waste caused by treatment. We encourage you to talk to us about which supplements may be beneficial and where to find them.
Is UltraSlim® for everyone?
Let us know if you have a condition that causes photosensitivity or are taking a medication that causes photosensitivity. This is a concern, but does not necessarily mean you cannot receive treatments. UltraSlim® should not be used if you are pregnant. In addition those individuals with active cancer or those with compromised liver or kidney function should not receive UltraSlim® treatments.