November Stem Cell: A Brief Word About Stem Cell Therapy

Looking for a treatment for a health condition that does not respond to conventional medical treatment? Try fat stem cell therapy from the Innovations Stem Cell Center.

Define the Roles of Stem Cells

Stem cells are the fundamental building blocks of our bodies. They are the foundation for every cell, tissue and organ and every function our body performs. Not only are stem cells the basis on which our bodies are built and operate, but they also play a role in the body’s ability to heal itself after injury or illness. Innovations Stem Cell Center uses fat stem cell therapy to treat individuals living with the pain and discomfort of health conditions including musculoskeletal injury, neurological and nerve conditions, urological diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

What Are Stem Cells?

As we mentioned, stem cells are basic fundamental cells. Think of stem cells as cells with a clean slate. Stem cells are undifferentiated, which means they have not fully moved to a cell specialization, such as a muscle cell or a nerve cell. Since stem cells are undifferentiated, they can develop into many different types of tissues. This makes them valuable for repairing damaged tissues. Not only can stem cells develop into different types of tissue, but they can also regenerate without limit. This means they can do what conventional medical treatments cannot: heal affected tissues at the heart of many injuries or illnesses. For example, conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and peripheral neuropathy have no cure, and traditional treatments tend only to treat the symptoms of the condition or slow down its development. Stem cell therapy seeks to repair the cause of the condition. Stem cells can also help to reset malfunctioning immune systems, which is of great benefit to those living with autoimmune diseases, many of which have no cure.

Where Does Innovations Get Stem Cells?

Although stem cells are found in every tissue of the body, not all stem cells are used for stem cell therapy. Some tissues have low numbers of stem cells, which means they need to be proliferated in a lab before use. Other tissues have stem cells that require very invasive procedures to harvest. Innovations Stem Cell uses stem cells taken from adipose (fat) tissue because these fat stem cells are easier to harvest compared to other tissues and they are abundant. For example, one harvested vial of fat yields millions of stem cells, compared to only thousands taken from bone marrow.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy Like?

Stem cell therapy is a very minimally invasive procedure that happens in two phases, harvesting and deployment. During harvesting, Dr. Johnson collects fat through a specialized form of liposuction. After the fat is collected and the stem cells are separated from blood and other tissue, they are deployed back into the body to begin repairing damaged or diseased areas.

Do you want to learn more about stem cell therapy from Innovations Stem Cell? Call 214-643-8665 for more information.