If you’ve elected to receive a stem cell treatment, you’ve likely done your research. You know all about the condition you need to treat, and your doctor knows the appropriate treatment—in this case, stem cell therapy. There are many kinds of stem cell therapies, just as there are many kinds of stem cells. Here at Stem Cell International, we offer adipose-derived and bone marrow stem cell therapy. Here is what you can expect from both treatment options.
Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy
Adipose-derived stem cells have been found to provide therapeutic effects for the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues in our bodies. This specific type of stem cell is found in abundance throughout fat tissues in our body. Large amounts of adipose stem cells can be extracted from this tissue and easily expanded in vitro.
The first step of this process is harvesting adipose tissues from your body. We will then separate the adult stem cells from the fat cells in your adipose tissue. The stem cells are then isolated and added to your platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The stem cells are activated by a low light laser and administered back to you. The procedure takes close to 4-5 hours and you will be treated with a small amount of a local anesthesia.
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy
Inside our bones is where we find this soft, sponge-like material called bone marrow. This bone marrow is filled with blood-forming stem cells that can either divide and form more blood-forming stem cells, or they can transform into three types of blood cells: white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets.
There are two types of bone marrow transplants: autologous and allogeneic. An autologous bone marrow transplant is when the stem cells are taken from your own body, while an allogeneic process will use the stem cells from a healthy donor.
The procedure starts with anesthesia being administered before a doctor begins harvesting the bone marrow from the hip bone, or sometimes, the sternum. The bone marrow is then moved through a process that removes blood and bone from the marrow. The stem cells are isolated and will be released into your bloodstream, like a blood transfusion.
If you would like to learn more about either of these therapies and what they can do for you, get in touch with us today. 419-214-1860