Stem cells are unspecialized cells that maintain and repair tissues. Stem cells are unique in that they have the potential to develop into many different types of cells. In regeneration, stem cells may seek out areas that need repair or restoration. Our body’s natural healing process is fairly efficient, but modern science can accelerate the process.
There are primarily two types of stem cells used for treatments: embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos. Adult stem cells can be derived from a patient’s own body. Adult stem cells exist throughout the body, however the most abundant (and accessible) source is abdominal fat.
Stem cell therapy is the process of isolating adult stem cells from abdominal fat and reintroducing them into the body where they can do the most good. The process begins with extracting a few ounces of fat from the patient in a “mini” liposuction procedure. Once the fat is removed, the stem cells are isolated utilizing the state-of-the- Closed Centrifuge. Once isolated, the stem cells are then re-introduced to the body by IV and/or by injection for more localized treatments. Local treatments can help with knee, shoulder and other joint pain. Stem cells can also be applied to the face, neck and scalp using a micro-needle system to give you a more healthy and youthful look. The treatments are outpatient procedures conducted in a sterile environment in your doctor’s office utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Under sedation and local anesthesia, the process is relatively painless and safe with minimal downtime.
Once your stem cells have been isolated, your physician will reintroduce them into your body with an intravenous mix of saline and stem cells. If you have elected local application, you physician will inject stem cells directly into the areas of concern. Application to the face, neck and scalp for cosmetic purposes may also occur at this time.
Individual ailments vary and the outcome of Stem Cell therapy depends on your body’s unique healing process. Some patient may experience results immediately or within just days of receiving Stem cell therapy. Other patients have taken months to reach optimal resolution of their ailment. No one can guarantee the outcome for this or any treatment. Each patient is different and results will vary. Your physician will determine a treatment plan tailored specifically for your condition that gives you the best chance for success.
Currently all procedures utilizing stem cells to treat specific ailments are considered experimental. However there are more than 3500 clinical studies being conducted for specific applications and all have demonstrated significant promise in ailments that have otherwise been unresponsive to conventional treatments. The procedures are carried out utilizing FDA cleared and registered equipment and all fall within the FDA regulations for transferring tissue.