Advanced Skincare Encino
Umbilical Stem Cell Therapy
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are a type of undifferentiated cell that have the ability to differentiate, or change, into specific and specialized cell types. Stem cells can be guided into becoming a specific type of cell allowing physicians trained in the field of regenerative medicine to use stem cells to repair diseased or damage tissue. Stem cells are attracted to the site of injury and then change into the type of cell that is needed to repair or heal the damaged tissue.
What are the Differences Between the Different Types of Stem Cells?
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are ideal for treating many kinds of injuries and diseases and can be derived from many different kinds of tissue including bone marrow, adipose tissue, and cord blood.
Bone marrow derived MSCs (BMSC) can be extracted from a patient or a donor by aspiration, typically from the iliac crest or sternum. Bone marrow stem cells are most commonly used in bone marrow transplants in patients diagnosed with leukemia or certain types of hematopoietic disease. Studies have shown bone marrow derived stem cells to be an effective treatment for some chronic or degenerative disorders. The process for extracting MSCs from bone marrow can be painful but we make every effort to reduce any possible pain to the patient.
Adipose derived MSCs (AMSC) are surgically extracted from a patient’s own fat tissue, using liposuction. Adipose tissue is easily accessible and provides an abundant rich source of multipotent adult stem cells. These type of stem cells are quickly and easily collected, additionally, only a small amount of adipose tissue is needed. The process for collecting adipose derived stem cells is less invasive, safer, less painful and faster than collecting MSCs from bone marrow.
Umbilical cord derived MSCs (HUCT-MSC) are derived from the umbilical cord. We use only umbilical cord stem cells which are derived exclusively from umbilical cord donations. “The umbilical cord stem cells are collected after informed consent has been given by the parent or parents and only after the delivery of the baby. We follow strict ethical protocols ensuring the stem cells are from safe, reliable sources using a non-invasive, simple and painless procedure.”
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) naturally repair injured or diseased tissue, however, a person suffering from a severe injury or degenerative disease, may not have sufficient quantities of stem cells or be able to release the stem cells quickly enough to repair the damaged tissue.
Research has shown mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to regenerate damaged or injured tissue, modulate the immune system, decrease pro-inflammatory mediators, release growth factors, cytokines and chemokines that aid healing and in the formation of new blood vessels while suppressing inflammation.
Mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to:
- Promote self-healing
- Have potent anti-inflammatory capabilities
- Modulate abnormal immune system responses
- Prevent additional premature cell and tissue damage
- Reduce scarring
- Stimulate new blood vessel growth improving blood flow
Why Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells have the ability to grow, repair and regenerate any type of human cell or tissue. Stem cell therapy is a medical procedure that uses stem cells to repair damaged tissue from certain diseases or physical injuries. Stem cell therapy can offer relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, difficult-to-heal injuries, and certain chronic conditions.
In the United States and other parts of the world, stem cell therapy is available to the few patients that have access to a clinical trial. In the United States, the FDA has not approved any stem-cell based products for use other than for certain blood disorders.
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17777 Ventura Blvd #100, Encino, CA 91316