Where do stem cells come from?

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.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?    

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. After the fat is removed, the stem cells are isolated utilizing a state-of-the-art 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.

How long does the liposuction take?        

The “mini” liposuction only takes about 20 minutes. Once the fat has been extracted, the patient can relax or sleep while the stem cells are isolated.

Am I going to have scars?    

You may have small “punch” marks that look similar to small moles. Following the procedure careful care will help minimize the scar tissue.

What happens after the liposuction?

Following your liposuction, the medical staff will isolate your stem cells while you wait. Most patients will sleep during this time.

How long does the entire procedure take?          

Most patient procedures will be complete within 3 to 4 hours.

Can I go home afterwards?

YES, immediately post procedure            

How long is the recovery?   

Many patients are able to go back to work on the following day. However, you may be sore for about a week following the procedure. We ask you to refrain from exercise for at least a week.

How long does it take to see improvement?      

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.

How long with the benefit last?     

Results will vary from patient to patient depending on the ailment and the natural variation in isolated cells. Results have been shown to last 5+ years depending on the ailment and the age/overall health of the patient.

Is the stem cell isolation procedure FDA approved?   

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.

Do you modify my stem cells?        

No. Your stem cells are simply isolated from your fat and reintroduced to your body. Your stem cells are not manipulated or modified in any way.

Can you guarantee results?            

No treatment can be guaranteed. Results vary from patient to patient. However, approximately 90% of our patients have experienced positive results.

DISCLAIMER: Our Autologous Stem Cell Therapy is not an FDA approved treatment for any condition.  These procedures are still considered experimental in the eyes of the FDA.  We provide stem cell therapy (less than manipulated) as a service and as a practice of medicine only. 

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