What Are Stem Cells?

Stem Cell Basics

Stem cells are unique cells in our body that have the ability to replicate and differentiate. This means that they can change into any type of cell found in your body including but not limited to ligament, tendon, cartilage or muscle tissues. They seek out areas of injury, disease and destruction where they are capable of regenerating new, healthy cells which is why we use them in regenerative medicine to accelerate the natural healing process. Stem cells have been especially effective in healing degenerative joint conditions.

ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS

Cellutions Vancouver uses autologous adipose derived mesenchymal (adult) stem cells (MSC’s) as our staple stem cell acquisition procedure.  “Autologous” means we use your own stem cells as opposed to another human’s. “Adipose Derived” means we are extracting the stem cells from fatty tissue where high densities of stem cells are found.

Well vascularized fatty tissue contains high densities of adult stem cells. This is arguably the richest source of stem cells that can be extracted with the minimal amount of trauma to attain the cells. A minimally traumatic, mini liposuction procedure is used to extract 4-8 ounces of adipose tissue. A proprietary processing procedure is utilized to both mechanically and enzymatically separate out the stromal vascular fraction (SVF). This is a fluid that now contains 5-50,000,000 adult stem cells, growth factors, electrolytes, carbohydrates, proteins, endothelial cells, and cytokines. Adipose tissue, by its very nature, is metabolically slow and therefore some scientists suggest that stem cells derived from adipose tissue will be biologically younger than the host that they are extracted from. This adds to their effectiveness in reversing the aging processes within the human body.

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THIS NOTICE MUST BE PROVIDED TO YOU UNDER WASHINGTON LAW. This health care practitioner performs one or more stem cell therapies that have not yet been approved by the United States food and drug administration. You are encouraged to consult with your primary care provider prior to undergoing a stem cell therapy.