Adipose Derived Stem Cell
What are Adipose-Derived Stem Cells?
Adipose-derived stem cells are undifferentiated adult stem cells that are found in fatty tissue. Adipose is a highly-concentrated source of mesenchymal stem cells, which are considered the gold standard for stem cell therapy today. Mesenchymal cells can differentiate into many types of other cells that make up bone, cartilage, muscle tissue, and nerves. These cells are sometimes called stromal vascular fraction and can be used effectively in many different stem cell treatment methods. These treatments include those that commonly address musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and kidney disease, and neurologic problems, among others. This is because MSCs, or mesenchymal cells, provide the ability to differentiate, multiply, and self-renew, allowing for regeneration of the target cell in need.
How are Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Collected?
Adipose stem cell extraction involves a small lipoaspiration procedure which produces a sample of your own fat tissue that can be processed and broken down to obtain a highly-concentrated dose of mesenchymal stem cells. The number of cells obtained can range from 30 – 60 million in each dose, which is much higher than other stem cell methods. This data has been obtained from our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities where we have tested numerous samples for viability and count, to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest level of care and the best possible outcome.
What Can I Expect During This Process?
Our stem cell procedures are performed on-site at our state-of-the-art, accredited ambulatory facility by our expert providers. We’ll ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed as our board-certified experts guide you through the process using image-guided techniques to ensure the procedure is safe and effective. After the cells are collected and processed, they are suspended in platelet-rich plasma derived from your own blood sample for better administration. After the procedure, you can return home with instructions for your quick and easy recovery.
What Happens After Injection?
Stem cells are administered on the same day as your collection procedure and will begin to differentiate into specific cells that can benefit you based on your condition. It can be difficult to estimate how long this process takes since everyone’s body has physiologic differences and diverse rates of healing. Many patients can benefit from platelet-rich plasma treatments in addition to stem cell therapy, which can boost this process. This will be evaluated and discussed by your provider on site.
What are the Benefits of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells?
Adipose-derived stem cells are highly versatile and can be taken from rich and readily-available sources. Although bone marrow was once the main source of mesenchymal cells, experts have found that adipose has much easier and less invasive collection requirements. Additionally, some studies point to adipose derived stem cells retaining their potency throughout age, rather than bone marrow which can begin to diminish over time. This means that adipose derived stem cells can offer effective treatment options to patients experiencing conditions that are often age-related.
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At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we believe that a healthy body, mind, and lifestyle is one of the best ways to live your best life. When a condition prevents you from achieving this, however, we believe that stem cells can help. We seek to provide the most effective stem cell treatments using the latest in scientific research and advancement so that you have treatment options other than expensive surgery or constant medications. Our expert providers stay up-to-date on the latest stem cell research so that we can guide you through the right choices for your body and health.
Stem cells from fat tissue can be an effective option for regenerating your body using your own tissues and cells. To discuss whether stem cell treatments can benefit you, contact us by calling 206.415.2947 or filling out our online form. Our expert patient coordinators can be in touch to help you schedule a consultation with our expert providers at our state-of-the-art Kirkland office.
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