Things You Need To Know About Stem Cells
What is a stem cell?
Adult stem cells (also known as Somatic stem cells) are undifferentiated cells found throughout your body. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease. They multiply to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. Scientific interest in adult stem cells is centered on their ability to divide or self-renew indefinitely and generate different cell types.
Stem cells act as mother cells that have the potential to become any type of cell. Every organ and tissue in your body grew out of a cluster of stem cells early in development. They are the foundation cells and your own bank of self-healing.
With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing stem cell therapy provides. Overall, because stem cell therapy utilizes biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body, the general benefits include minimal risk, minimal recovery time and minimal worry.
- Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications
- Same day procedure
- Minimal post-procedural recovery time
- No use of general anesthesia
- No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission
Stem Cells for Liposuction Procedures – This stem cell procedure involves stem cells being extracted from fat that has been suctioned. They are injected back into the area where the suction was performed to get favorable results. Although stem cell liposuction is still investigatory, there is evidence to suggest that it may: reduce the appearance of scars, increase recovery or healing time, rejuvenate the skin enhance & skin tightening.
Stem Cells for Abdominoplasty – One popular cosmetic procedure is abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. This cosmetic surgery starts by flattening the belly area by eliminating excess fat, which can be performed through liposuction. A surgical procedure is then performed to remove the extra skin. Abdominoplasty also works on tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall, resulting in a more toned, firmer look. Adding stem cells into this procedure may enhance its benefits, by aiding healing and supporting the micro-environment into which they are introduced.
Stem Cells for Natural Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation is also a popular cosmetic procedure today. The procedure involves transferring fat from any part of the body to the breasts, primarily to enhance their size and shape. Liposuction can still be utilized as the method for extracting the fat, and the extracted fat is transferred to the breasts. Before the fat is injected into the breasts, stem cells may be added.
Stem Cells for Butt Lift – It shares the same methodology as breast augmentation. Fat is extracted and then transferred to the buttocks. Adding stem cells into the procedure provides the same advantages as with breast augmentation. Commonly, in butt lifts, 70% of fat cells survive in the standard procedure. Adding stem cells to the procedure may boost the the survival rate of the fat cells by an additional 20%, thereby improving the final results and satisfaction of the patient.
Stem Cells for Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment – This laser treatment involves vaporizing the pores of the skin. When stem cells are added in the method, they are extracted from fat first and then processed. Stem cells don’t have to be injected into the skin because the carbon dioxide treatment enlarges the pores. They are directly placed onto the face, allowing large pores to absorb them. The advantages of adding stem cells in laser treatment include the reduction of the recovery period and improvement in the results of the treatment, allowing smother skin and lessening the appearance of wrinkles.
Stem Cells for Facial Fat Transfer – Fat transfer is considered safe to restore facial volume. The stem cell harvesting and processing is still the same for this cosmetic procedure. Stem cells are added into the fat before it is injected into the face. The advantages of adding stem cells in this method are the same as with breast augmentation—decreased recovery time and enhanced effects.
Stem Cell Face Lift – This is probably the simplest stem cell cosmetic procedure, as the stem cells are injected into the skin to renew tissues of the face. The harvesting of stem cells is the same. But, when stem cells are separated from the fat, they are directly injected into the face. The procedure helps lighten dark spots, improve fine lines, and firm up the skin.