Adipose-derived stem cell therapy (AKA adipose stem cell therapy) has been taking the medical community by storm ever since it helped heal golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ back pain in March 2016. Even before that, they were being tested extensively for clinical applications. Now that we know more about them, they could serve a wide variety of regenerative medicine uses.
What is adipose stem cell therapy?
Adipose-derived stem cell therapy is the process of harvesting adipose tissue (body fat) to derive stromal vascular fraction (SVF) which contain mesenchymal stem cells, then using this fat-derived SVF to try and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
Some fat cells are typically removed from a patient’s abdomen or love handles in a simple stem cell therapy procedure. Then, these cells are injected into the area to be treated, where they may become many different types of cells.
These procedures are particularly quick and easy, with little to no downtime and minimal recovery restrictions. While not yet approved by the FDA, there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that adipose-derived stem cell therapy could be an effective method of treatment for many patients.
Most patients return to work the following day and return to normal activities quickly.
What are adipose stem cells?
Adipose (fat-derived) stem cells are stem cells taken from the fatty tissue on a patient’s abdomen. They have been considered multipotent stem cells that can become other types of cells since 2002.
The wonder of these cells is that they instruct the body on how to heal itself. Using these instructions, the body could regenerate and renew faulty or damaged cells caused by an injury or a condition. This has opened doors in the medical world to new kinds of treatment options like stem cell therapy.
Where do adipose cells come from?
Adipose tissue is body fat, so cells from the abdomen and love handles are typically used in adipose-derived stem cell therapy. Like other autologous tissues, they provide a natural, promising source of material for cell-based therapies.
Because of this, they tend to be economical and are easily accessible on the love handles and abdomen, which allows patients a quick recovery time. Since the cells are taken from the patient’s own body, they face little to no chance of rejection and make for an ethical and natural option.
How does adipose-derived stem cell therapy work?
Everyone is born with stem cells in their body that can become other kinds of cells. Adipose-derived stem cells could tell the body how to heal itself and can help replace dead, dying, injured, or sick cells.
By renewing these compromised cells and hopefully regenerating the cells you need, it’s possible for stem cell therapy to help your body heal itself. This makes it an appealing natural alternative to numerous other treatments that are much more intrusive and have a longer recovery time, like surgeries often can.
The body is incredible in its own ability to heal through regeneration. This is why a sprained ankle heals slowly over time, the muscles and tendons actually repair themselves. By stimulating this natural process, adipose stem cell therapy aims to help your body regenerate itself faster and from even more serious injuries.
Not only could it potentially repair musculoskeletal damage, there is even the potential to treat cardiopulmonary, metabolic and autoimmune disorders.
What conditions and injuries can it help with?
These adipose-derived cells can trigger the body’s natural regenerative processes at a faster and higher degree than normally possible. By instructing the body on how to repair itself, they may guide these natural processes to heal many injuries and certain types of conditions.
Injecting the cells at the site of an injury can help with sports or recreational injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and more. Doing the same in areas damaged by disease or other conditions has the potential to regenerate dying cells and create new, healthy cells instead.
Treating injuries with adipose stem cell therapy
When it comes to injuries, adipose tissue is best suited for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. That is, injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system , including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back.
Whether your knee was injured in an accident on the field or you have a back injury from work, adipose stem cell therapy may be able to help. Since it regenerates your own cells with a quick shot, it could be a less intrusive and more natural alternative to surgeries and many other treatments.
Accelerated recovery from torn ligaments and severe injuries can make or break some careers. Until he got stem cell therapy, Rolando McClain of the Oakland Raiders was struggling from knee and ankle issues for the first few years of his NFL career. Even Peyton Manning reportedly received stem cell therapy for his neck in a trip to Europe.
The short recovery time with adipose treatments makes them highly appealing to athletes and busy professionals alike.
Treating conditions with adipose stem cell therapy
While primarily used in the treatment of COPD and heart disease, adipose tissue could potentially be used in the treatment of a surprising number of conditions. In some cases, a Wharton’s Jelly product or platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be recommended instead.
Popular conditions treated with adipose stem cell therapy:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, and other cardiopulmonary conditions.
- Macular degeneration and other degenerative eye diseases.
- Type I Diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and other autoimmune diseases.
- Type II Diabetes, lyme disease, and other metabolic disorders.
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What is getting a regenerative medicine procedure like?
Getting a regenerative medicine procedure done at Dynamic Stem Cell Therapy is quick and effortless.
It all starts with a conversation to help us better understand your needs and offer a potential solution. If a procedure seems like the best option, we will help you schedule one in our relaxing spa-like environment and cutting edge surgical center.
Your procedure is normally scheduled within a 2 week time frame as you will need to get pre-op instructions and avoid the medications on our restrictions list for that amount of time. We look forward to your visit.
Upon your arrival, necessary paperwork and completion of payment will take place before our one of our registered nurses gets you prepped for your procedure.
Harvesting in the form of phlebotomy or syringe aspirated mini liposuction may be necessary. Cells sometimes need to be extracted, isolated, washed, neutralized and activated before returning them to your body with a simple injection into intra-articulate joints in combination with some infusions.
The entire process is over in as little as 45 minutes to just a few hours. Most patients can return to work later that day and even the next day without issue. Instructions on physical limitations, some medication, and even some dietary restrictions are given to each patient to help expedite the healing process.
We even offer regenerative medicine financing for all of our procedures.
What is Dynamic Stem Cell Therapy like?
Dynamic Stem Cell Therapy employs an incredible staff and a compassionate, world-class doctor that can help you find the right path for your personalized treatment.
Our experienced Las Vegas regenerative medicine clinic offers regenerative medicine procedures including PRP and cell-based therapies for many injuries or conditions.
As with any treatment option, it is important to work with a doctor that develops a customized treatment plan for your unique circumstances. With our talented regenerative medicine doctor and a customized treatment plan, we may be able to get you back to a fuller, more vibrant life.
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How do I get started with regenerative medicine?
At Dynamic Stem Cell Therapy in Las Vegas, Nevada, our mission is to ensure you receive the care that you need in a safe and controlled way.
While the world of regenerative medicine might seem overwhelming, it’s much simpler if you start with an experienced clinic that follows high quality standards and has safe practices.
Contact us today to book a free consultation and we’ll help you discover if regenerative medicine could be the right choice for you.
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Get in touch with us and you’ll enjoy a free consultation and expert advice throughout your journey as our patient. We’ll be your partner for any questions about regenerative medicine including PRP, stem cells, or stem cell therapy.
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