Nightingale Stem Cell uses stem cell therapy to help alleviate conditions like arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, wrists and spine

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The Stem Cell Lift costs less than a traditional facelift. There’s no surgery or lengthy recovery period. Stem cells have the power to rebuild elastin and collagen and restore a younger appearance, including improvements in skin tone and texture.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Stem cells have been in the news for a good reason. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,

“Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, they serve as an internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells.”

Locally, the leading-edge Nightingale Stem Cell uses stem cell therapy to help alleviate conditions like arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, wrists and spine. They use it to reverse baldness and thinning hair and to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Stem cell therapy also improves the symptoms of stress incontinence and can enhance sexual pleasure for women.

And now the Nightingale staff is using stem cells to dramatically reduce lines, wrinkles and sagging skin on the face—without surgery.

In fact, you can look years younger with a single 45-minute treatment.

Why Stem Cells Work
“Stem cell injections can be useful anywhere there is a breakdown in blood circulation, nerve activity, muscle function and connective tissue,” explains Dr. Evenhouse, Medical Director at Nightingale.

“Each body system requires healthy connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and muscles and that includes the skin—the largest organ in the body. Stem cells, along with the right nutrition, help regenerate these systems. Stem cell therapy triggers the regeneration of the underlying connective tissue no matter where you put it. That’s why we see people grow new cartilage in their knees, regenerate youthful skin, regrow hair, and restore sexual function. Stem cells restore the underlying structure.”

The skin is made up of millions of miles of nerves and blood vessels, plus hair follicles, the outer epidermis and dermis (where the structure is). “When you lose collagen and elastin and blood supply, the dermis slows down, the skin

becomes thin and fragile,” Dr. Evenhouse adds. “It’s less elastic and loses volume. The entire system breaks down. The skin sags and wrinkles because there is reduced structure underneath. There’s no glow; it’s not soft.”

New Stem Cell Lift
Nightingale’s new treatment—called the Stem Cell Lift—delivers the stem cell solution into the dermis to restore the normal structure of the skin.

“Our treatment helps return skin to a normal, youthful appearance by regenerating the normal youthful structure,” says Dr. Manacci, the Director of Clinical Services at Nightingale.

“The treatment restores the elastin and collagen that is lost over the years. Sun damage can be reversed. The result is tighter skin, tighter pores, and diminished wrinkles, scars and age spots. Typical patients see results within six days—the effect can last for years. You will look more like yourself.”

Nightingale’s Stem Cell Lift isn’t the “vampire facial.” They don’t inject fat or fillers or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The clinic uses “umbilical cord cellular therapy,” which is derived from the umbilical cords of healthy, live-birth babies. And because umbilical cord cells are immunoprivileged, there is no danger of rejection. Blood tests and blood draws are not required.

About the Doctors
In addition to stem cell therapy, Dr. Evenhouse and Dr. Manacci are internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine, critical care and air medical services. They recently co-authored a book on air medical systems for the Medevac Foundation International. The two men left the high-adrenalin world of emergency medicine and critical care to push the envelope in helping people heal themselves.

Dr. Evenhouse graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and completed the emergency medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic and Metro Health where he became chief resident in 2004. He flew with Metro Life Flight for several years and served as a medical director for SWAT teams. He was also the director of quality for a large ER group before leaving corporate medicine to pursue his passion. He’s been on the cutting edge of his field ever since.

Dr. Christopher Manacci is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master in the Science of Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has three decades of trauma critical care and emergency medicine and is a renowned expert in Air Medical Services. He’s provided clinical consulting and academic services in 19 countries in addition to establishing a graduate program in flight nursing and founding a critical care transport service for an internationally recognized institution.

In addition to the new Stem Cell Lift, Nightingale Stem Cell uses stem cell therapy to improve the symptoms of stress incontinence and can enhance sexual pleasure for women. They also offer treatments for erectile dysfunction in men.

The Future of Healthcare
“This is an exciting time to be a physician,” says Dr. Evenhouse. “Stem cell therapy has already improved people’s lives. It can reverse what most people consider the inevitable consequences of aging. Aging shouldn’t mean dysfunction. We can change that now.”

Dr. Evenhouse has used stem cell therapy on himself.

“I gave up running and other outdoor sports due to joint pain and leg stiffness. One injection in each knee and now I’m back at it. This year I started telemark skiing, which involves deep knee bends and lunging. I couldn’t do that a year ago. If you have a consistent problem, the sooner you fix it, the better. Don’t wait until the joint needs replacement. Reverse the damage. We can help.”

“At Nightingale, we use a new approach to healing. We trigger the body to heal itself,” Dr. Manacci says. “We use stem cell therapy to improve how we look and feel by engaging our own body’s regenerative capacities—without pain medication and without surgery. This is the future of health care.”

Nightingale Stem Cell is located within the Gemini Building at 1991 Crocker Road, Suite 500, in Westlake. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a consultation, call 844-764-4633 or visit