Adipose Stem Cell Therapy
What is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?
A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from above the Superior Iliac spine (love handles) or abdomen under a local anesthetic.
Benefits of ADSCs: Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of tissue at the cellular level.
The Major Advantages of Adipose Stem Cell Therapy:
- *Our technology allows us to complete the entire procedure on the same day, using less than minimally manipulated methods.
- *High Yield: A high-dose of stem cells can be obtained in just a couple of hours.
- *Mesenchymal stem cell yields from peripheral fat are much higher than from bone marrow.
- *Patients receive their own autologous cells, so there is a very low risk of immune rejection.
*A minimally invasive outpatient procedure makes it easier to harvest from fat than from bone marrow and more comfortable for patients.
Is this procedure a significant improvement on other treatments currently available?
Yes – We can now obtain Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) from a fat sample. This in-clinic treatment is completed the same day, and there is no need to ship samples to an outside laboratory and wait days for the cells to be returned for an injection on a second visit. This faster process provides increased stem cell counts, without manipulation.
Is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Safe?
Yes… because the adipose tissue is removed from one's own body via sterile technique and remains in a controlled environment there are no problems with cell rejection or disease transmission. The interview, physical, harvesting, and administration of stem cells are all performed in-house under a physician’s control.
How do I know if stem cell therapy is right for me?
Discussing treatment options with your physician is an important first step in making a decision regarding stem cell therapy. Potential outcomes, an integrative and comprehensive treatment plan, and financial costs are all factors to consider.
I have heard Stem Cell Treatments are VERY expensive, can I afford this?
Yes you can!
Due to our advanced adult stem cell technology provided in the form of an “in house” procedure, our Stem Cell Center can now provide this service at a fraction of the cost previously incurred. Even better, it’s a same day procedure. We offer the entirety of our treatment in Phoenix, Arizona - USA and we have been able to lower our cost to a flat rate of $7,100.00 per treatment (including consultation). Fees are subject to change and some more complex procedures may incur additional costs.
Why Choose an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells are easier to harvest than bone marrow and can be obtained in much larger quantities. In addition, it is much less painful and involves lower risks.
*There is a much shorter time from extraction to the administration of treatment. No culturing or manipulation is needed using our procedure, as opposed to a bone marrow extraction which requires days or weeks to reach the necessary therapeutic threshold.
*There are no ethical or moral issues involved in harvesting autologous Adult Stem Cells (ASCs).
Are There Detrimental Side Effects from an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?
No, the adipose tissue is extracted from the patient’s own body so no ‘foreign’ donors are used. This minimizes the potential for immune rejection. Our procedure is performed completely in-house and administered by licensed physicians here in the United States. Please keep in mind that every procedure does have its risks, but we do practice sterile technique which makes the risk of infection very low. In fact, we have not had any infections develop in any of the stem cell patients we have treated as we take great care in keeping a sterile environment.
What You Can Expect When Visiting the Stem Cell Rejuvenation Center:
- Consultation: Each patient receives a consultation lasting up to 1 1/2 hours prior to the treatment: History, Medications, Patient desires and expected outcomes are discussed.
- Harvest: Using a tumescent anesthetic, a sample of adipose tissue is collected from the patient.
- PRP: If needed, it is isolated from the patient's own blood.
- Stem Cells: Our laboratory staff will isolate the Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) and other progenitor cells in a sterile environment from the collected fat sample ensuring that no contamination occurs. There is a difference between aspetic and sterile technique. It is extremely important to note that sterility means that the cells are not exposed to air particles and contaminants.
- Prepare: If the doctor wishes, she/he will offer antioxidant and nutritional IV's prior to infusion to prepare the patient for the therapy.
Infuse: The cells are then administered back to the patient through one or more of the following modes of administration:
- Intravenous: The Stem Cells are administered via an intravenous push
- Localized: The Stem Cells are administered directly into a localized area.
- Intramuscular: The Stem Cells are implanted into the muscle.
- Intranasal: This therapy relies on direct transmission through the cribiform plate, bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier, along the olfactory and trigeminal nerve pathways.
Differences Between An Adipose And A Bone Marrow Procedure:
- Less painful than a bone marrow transplant
- More Mesenchymal Stem Cells per unit volume can be harvested
Autologous Growth Factor Components of PRP:
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) contains many growth factors, and has been successfully used clinically to improve hard and soft tissue healing
- TGF-αβ (Transforming growth factor alpha & beta)
- EGF (Epidermal growth factor)
- FGF (Fibroblast growth factor)
- IGF (Insulin growth factor)
- PDEGF (platelet derived epidermal growth factor)
- PDAF (platelet derived angiogenesis factor)
- IL-8 (Interleukin-8)
- TNF-α (Tumor necrosis factor alpha)
- CTGR (Connective tissue growth factor)GM-CSF (Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor)
- KGF (Keratinocyte growth factor)
- High concentration of leukocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils) for microbicidal events
- High concentration of wound macrophages and other phagocytic cells, for biological debridement
- Histamines, Serotonin, ADP, Thromboxane A2, and other vasoactive and chemotactic agents
- High platelet concentration and native fibrinogen concentration for improved hemostasis
- Disclaimer: Even though our Treatments are done using autologous cells, our Stem Cell Therapies are not approved by the FDA. Stem Cell Treatments are not a cure for any condition, disease or injury, nor a substitute for proper medical diagnosis and care. Again, Stem Cell Treatments are not a cure for any condition, disease or injury, nor a substitute for proper medical diagnosis and care. The information we communicate is not medical advice. It is intended to be used for educational and information purposes only. We do not use collagenase in our stem cell treatment. It’s important for you to do your own research based on the options that we present to you so that you can make an informed decision.
PRP Growth Factors
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is defined as the volume of the plasma fraction of autologous blood having a platelet concentration above baseline. The normal platelet concentration is around 200,000 platelets/ul. Voluminous studies have shown, as we have seen here in the clinic for the past 12 years, that clinical efficacy can be expected with a minimal 5-fold increase of platelets to 1 million platelets/ul.