The benefits of our approach
Stem cells exist throughout our bodies with the potential to activate and differentiate. When activated, they are capable of differentiating into almost any type of body cell required, depending on local conditions and signaling molecules (cytokines and growth factors) present. They also produce and release a myriad of signaling proteins themselves which attract and activate other stem cells, increase blood flow, and promote regeneration and proper healing. When a lizard loses its tail, these are the types of cells and processes for growing it back. Stem cells can be found in the circulating blood and local tissues but are especially concentrated in the bone marrow and fat. In particular, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are prone to becoming cells that produce connective tissues like bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament are found in the highest concentrations in the fat. Hematopoietic stem cells, on the other hand, are more prevalent in the bone marrow. Both types are important for tissue healing and play different roles which we will not belabor here. The central point is that stem cells can heal acute and chronic degeneration that cause pain and disability. Our doctors can help you decide which treatment option is best for you and your circumstances.
Lipoaspirate concentrate is obtained under local anesthesia in our clinic setting. It is not painful but requires more skill and time than simple venipuncture for PRP. This is also a popular option for individuals desiring one-day fat removal or fat transfers such as breast augmentation and / or buttocks lift (Brazilian butt-lift).
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is also obtained under local anesthesia in our clinic setting. A special, live x-ray machine called a fluoroscope is used to guide the harvesting of bone marrow stem cells. The BMAC procedure is quick, simple and very effective in harvesting your stem cells. This is an FDA-allowed procedure.
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