Treatment

Stem Cell Banking

Stem Cell Banking

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Stem cells or ‘mother cells’ are present in the organism and have the unique capability of transforming into any other cell line depending on the local need or stimulation.

About Stem Cells Therapy

stem cells can be transformed into cartilage, heart tissue, hepatic tissue, etc when exposed to the appropriated growth factors.

Type of Stem Cells & Methods of Treatment.

Totipotent

Those that can be transformed into any tissue are called totipotent

Pluripotent

Those that can transform into several tissues are called pluripotent 

Unipotent

Unipotent if they can transform into one specific cell type.

Aesthetics surgery

Stem cells can be harvested from the adult fat through a very light procedure called liposuction. Harvesting the fat is normally performed under local anaesthesia in an ambulatory basis. The sample of fat is then sent to the Swiss Stem Cell foundation located in Zurich in order to separate the cells from the fatty tissues.

Aesthetics

Time of work

The purified cells can then be stored under a freezing process during ten years.

The results

The cells can also be used in association with fat to improve certain skin affections as burns, skin atrophy, scaring, etc. Thanks to research, science is advancing at promissing speed in the use of stem cells.

Type of Anaesthesia and Hospitalisation

Stem cells are classified in two: embryonic and adult

Embryonic stem cells are responsible for the formation and development of all the organs during the embryonic and foetal phase of development. They are totipotential. At the moment, they can be harvested during foetal live or obtained from the umbilical cord right after birth. Then new lines of cells and tissues can be developed in vitro (in a laboratory) for further use.

Adult stem cells are present in the organism after birth. They objective is to maintain and / or repair tissues when needed or damage. As the individual age, the amount and power of these cells to repair decreases leading to non-reversible tissue damage. . Stem cells can differentiate into a new line of cells as a response to growth factors secreted by several other cells and glands.

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