What is the Stemotherapy
Stem cells can be found throughout the body because they perform important functions in repairing and regenerating cells which are damaged. The stemotherapy procedure involves autologous mesenchymal stem cells of which large populations are found in the peripheral blood and fat areas, and are beneficial for rejuvenation and repair of damaged tissues. These stem cells are more potent than the others, and also have the unique potential to transform into cartilage, fat, muscle, nerve sheath coverings, bone, and beta-pancreatic islets cells which are required for the successful treatment of diabetes.
What is PRP
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. In essence, plasma is blood although without the red blood cells, and platelets are the cells in blood which are needed for forming clots and healing wounds. PRP is the combination of serum and platelets and together contains healing factors for tissue. In order to start off healing, PRP is injected into the damaged area.
This type of therapy offers an effective alternative which stimulates accelerated healing for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis and tendon injuries minus the risk that is involved with conventional healing methods. PRP is part of a new medicinal field known as Orthobiologics, whose principles are founded on the combination of the body’s natural healing abilities together with state of the art technology to set off effective healing. Blood is composed of WBC (White blood cells), RBC (red blood cells), platelets, and plasma. Platelets were initially blamed for blood clotting. However, it has been discovered that once platelets are activated in the body, they release growth factor proteins which have varied responsibilities in the body although essentially they promote wound and tissue healing. For this to occur, the baseline concentration of platelets must be increased and when we do this we have discovered that the growth factors can significantly affect tissue recovery.
PRP and Stemotherapy Face Lift
Face lifts have also made use of PRP together with the knife and fat graft injections to accelerate healing and better the graft take. However, PRP alone has limited abilities in increasing tissue volume. The process of stemotherapy is one of a kind because it makes use of both the platelet rich plasma and the stem cells. The most effective facelift surgeries make use of 3 stemotherpay procedures combined. The first uses an autologous stem cell procedure, which is derived from the patient’s own stem cells, which are then injected back to the patient’s body for anti-aging measures.
The second procedure involves a mini liposuction, which sucks fat from the body from which stem cells are derived and then modified in the lab to make it suitable for injecting back into the patient’s face. The third and last procedure makes use of the patient’s PRP for the facial injections. This treatment is performed by our plastic surgeons to ensure the best results for all face lift procedures.
Stem Cells and Anti-Aging
The development of stem cell therapies for anti aging measures is certainly good news especially for those who are constantly seeking effective ways of retaining youthful, glowing skin. Research validates that stem cells have regenerative properties which are effective in delaying aging as well as curing illnesses caused by age.
The characteristic of stem cells in our bodies is that they don’t have any tissue-specific structure and are non-specific cells, which means that the cells can easily be replicated to do the functions of other specific cells such as those in blood, heart muscles, sperm, nerve cells, and others. This is why stem cells are ideal for anti aging procedures.
Aging causes the body’s cells to decay, therefore they lose their abilities to repair tissue. Aging also shows itself through physical changes on the skin, and internally the organs such as the sex glands, immune system, heart, and others suffer in terms of their functions. This is why people tend to feel and look aged, without the proper anti-aging measures. The decline of the immune system also results in a number of illnesses which are caused by age, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many more. These diseases can be traced to cellular deficiencies.
Research proves that the use of stem cells can effectively halt the aging process because they can replicate the cells which are suffering from deficiencies. Damaged cells can be restored back to good health and therefore contribute to improved organ function. In the laboratory, the cells may also be modified and later on transplanted into the affected cells in the organ and restore it to optimum health. These characteristics of anti-aging stem cell therapies are the reason behind more cosmetic formulas being patterned around stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Treatment or Therapy is intended as an improvement on ones condition. It is not a “cure all” or “miracle pill.” The doctors have performed hundreds of procedures with great results and results will vary according to each individual patient!