The 411 on Fat
Posted on July 6, 2018
Fat is not a glamorous topic. Many people don’t want to talk about it, want to get rid of it, and more often than not, it’s deemed unattractive by our society. But, did you know fat is important? It helps to cushion and insulate our bodies. Did you also know that fat has the powerful ability to heal? Park Avenue Stem Cell uses personal cells taken from fat to help treat people living with tissue damaged by injury, disease or illness.
The Benefits of Regenerative Medicine
Personal cells help heal damaged tissues because they can regenerate without limit until tissues are repaired. In addition to their ability to divide without end, they also can differentiate into many different types of tissues. This makes them versatile in treating a wide range of conditions, especially those that do not have conventional medical treatment or for individuals who do not respond to traditional treatment methods.
These cells also have the ability to decrease inflammation and can help to repair the immune system, an added benefit for people living with autoimmune conditions.
Yes, fat. While there are personal cells found in other tissues and areas of the body, they are not as abundant as the number of cells found in fat.
Personal cells from fat are also easier to access than those found in other areas. Instead of invasive procedures, personal cells are harvested through minimally invasive liposuction. They are most frequently collected from body areas such as the thigh, lower back and abdomen.
The quantity of personal cells and their easy accessibility means increased healing benefits and less pain for patients.
Once Harvested, Then What Happens?
Once your personal cells are removed, they are spun and separated from blood and other tissue. After this step, they are deployed back into your body typically through an IV or an injection.
Yes, that’s right. You get your cells back. Once returned to you, the cells begin to go to work to heal damaged tissues.
How Do They Know Where to Go?
Personal cells know where to go and what to do because they are able to receive signals from the damaged area. Cells in the wounded or diseased tissue send out alerts through chemical messengers known as growth factors. These messengers alert the body to send help, blood, nutrients and oxygen necessary for healing.
What Happens Next?
After the cells begin their work healing injured tissues, patients report seeing improvements in their condition within two to three months after their procedure. Commonly reported benefits include pain reduction, reduced inflammation and improved quality of life.
Learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine today. Call Park Avenue Stem Cell Center at 844-903-PARK (7275).