Stem Cell Therapy
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy is the process of obtaining stem cells from an adult patient; concentrating them and administering them back into the patient’s own body. To be clear, these are non-embryonic stem cells, they are adult adipose stem cells. This process of actively obtaining and concentrating stem cells has shown to have beneficial effects in degenerative joint diseases and sport injuries, such as with knees, shoulders and elbows.
Clinical trials have shown that adult adipose stem cells have the potential to:
- Increase the healing time of injured or damaged tissues
- Regenerate tissue that has been damaged or lost by disease or trauma
- Promote circulation by producing new blood vessels
- Decrease inflammation and pain
- Have the ability to become other cell types (heart cells, muscle cells, liver cells, bone cells)
Stem Cell Therapy is being used worldwide in a very successful manner to treat multiple diseases that were considered to be chronic. The stem cells (whether derived from fat or bone marrow) have the ability to repair and regenerate tissues like tendons, cartilage, muscle and bone. When stem cells are injected into the site of injury, they initiate and promote cellular healing, a regenerative process can’t be recreated with traditional medications or surgical procedures.
Here at AALMA we offer you Stem Cell Therapy for aesthetic and orthopedic conditions. After a thorough medical history, physical and imaging evaluation, our specialized physicians will determine if you are a good candidate for our procedure. Cell therapy is an alternative approach and is usually combined with other treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), IV Vitamin Therapy and Body Sculpting.
After a medical evaluation, the patient is prepared for the procedure. The procedure consists of 3 steps: harvesting, isolation and injection. The stem cells are harvested under local anesthesia making it a very comfortable and well-tolerated procedure. Then, the isolation process takes place. During this time, the fat or bone marrow undergo minimal manipulation to isolate the stem cells. This process usually takes about 90 minutes, during which the patient is comfortably relaxing. When the stem cells are ready, they are injected back to the patient all within the same procedure. There is very little downtime and because the cells are autologous (meaning from the patient’s own body), there are minimal risks of allergic or adverse reactions. Stem Cell Therapy restores the body’s natural balance and at the same time maximizes the cells’ healing potential by regenerating new tissues.