The word Autologous means derived from recipient receiving graft.
A stem cell is an unspecified cell that can both self-renew (reproduce itself) and differentiate into mature cells/tissues such as collagen, skin, cartilage, heart, lung, and pancreas.
Stem cells can be collected from peripheral blood, adipose tissue, and bone marrow.
Peripheral blood derived stem cells have more growth factors with them and can survive longer than adipose tissue derived stem cells, in other words ,they are better in quality. But adipose tissue derived stem cells are larger in quantity because a lot of adipose tissues can be obtained from liposuction.
Both peripheral blood and adipose tissue derived stem cells are easier , less traumatic and less painful to collect than bone marrow derived stem cells. Peripheral blood and adipose tissue from liposuction also yield larger quantity of stem cells than bone marrow aspiration.
Q: What do we do?
Answer: We do Autologous Stem Cell transplant for the following conditions:
Q: How does it work on the hands?
Answer: The transplanted stem cells and become muscle and skin cells, thereby filling up wrinkles, lost space and lost tissues on the back of the hands from aging.
Similarly, in orthopedic conditions, the stem cells become tendons, cartilage, and ligaments of the joints and repair the damaged structures without surgery.
Q: How fast can I expect the results to occur ?
Answer: The appearance of the back of your hands is immediate after the transplant. The wrinkles , dents and lost spaces disappear instantly post procedure. However, it will take 6 months to 9 months for the stem cells to become muscles, collagen, and skin.
That rate depends on the most important factor of all – your quantity and quality of stem cells collected from your peripheral blood and adipose tissues. Your blood levels of Growth Factors are the best predictor of this status. Next, it depends on wether or not: a. you are a smoker , b. you have occult infections in your body (such as parasites) that you are not aware of , and /or c. you have autoimmune inflammatory conditions