Stem cells, once widely mired in a quagmire of ethical quandary and mass confusion, are now rising to the forefront of the wellness and health industries, and the boost in popularity and profile is long overdue.
For a myriad of reasons, stem cells offer often non-invasive and potentially life-changing ways to tackle everything from aging to illnesses to catastrophic injuries that were once thought to be at best irreversible and at worse completely hopeless. Stem cell therapy can be the key to unlocking your body’s own genetic potential and harvesting your innate cellular makeup to improve your appearance, health, and general well-being to levels never before thought possible.
The Magical Mystery of Stem Cells
Forget the idea of stem cells harvested from embryonic tissue; that idea is severely outdated, not to mention outlawed in a number of countries. Stem cells today are often harvested from fat, following their discovery in the byproducts of a routine liposuction procedure. Increasingly, stem cells used for treatment come from the very person they’re used to treat, an easy workaround for potential ethical issues as well as concerns about cell compatibility or rejection.
The real magic of stem cells lies in the fact that they are at once nothing and everything, meaning they have the ability to differentiate themselves into all kinds of cells that exist throughout the human body. They’re penchant for transformation translates into almost limitless applications, from the aesthetic (a cutting-edge alternative to traditional injectables and fillers) to the life altering and amazing (organ regeneration and spinal reconstruction).
While it’s easy to assume something as seemingly magical as stem cells would only be used in the most unusual or dire of circumstances, part of their brilliance is that they are essentially a renewable and unflagging resource. Because they’re harvested from your own fat, it’s difficult to come across a shortage, and you have an immediate source for whatever procedure or treatment you’re interested in undergoing.
Some conditions or protocols currently considered for use with or treatment involving adult stem cell therapy are:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Critical Limb Ischemia
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Auto Immune Conditions
- Inflammatory Conditions
There are also a number of uses for stem cells that are slowly replacing traditional anti-aging and aesthetic rejuvenation techniques:
- Joint Pain & Restoration – The typical aches, pains, and creaky limbs associated with aging were once accepted as necessary facts of life, but the evolution of stem cell therapy means this may no longer ring true. Stem cell injections may be able to restore joint function of the hips, knees, elbows, or shoulder as well as aiding in pain reduction and treatment of correlating soft tissue damage and musculoskeletal injuries.
- “Face Lifts” – Forget incisions and unnatural results. Stem cell face lifts use an innovative combination of your own fat and stem cells to restore your face’s natural contours and youthful appearance.
- Breast Augmentation – While invasive breast augmentation procedures involved the placement of a silicone or saline implant, national breast augmentation is now possible thanks to stem cell therapy. The result is a pair of breasts that look and feel exceedingly natural without stitches, scarring, discomfort, downtime, or the exorbitant costs of traditional implants. Similar results can be achieved for patients seeking buttock augmentation, as well, wherein injections of fat infused with stem cells can restore volume lost due to aging or weight loss.