and Cell Therapy
GROWCELL FAT | GROWCELL PRP
Our services include some of the latest developments in regenerative medicine and cell therapy which is sometimes coined as the “next revolution in medicine”. All our therapies fall in the frame of our overall goal and that is to try and maintain and improve our patients health and well being, be it by improving form or function. Due to my early involvement in the use and application of fat for regenerative purposes, I get numerous requests for therapies that are still experimental and if there is evidence showing their effectiveness and if clinical trials are underway to prove this, I offer this service to my patients.
I am working with adipose derived stem cells since 2011 and I have applied them in a variety of clinical cases and scenarios.
Fat tissue is an extremely rich source of mesenchymal stem cells. The regenerative attributes can be used to promote wound healing and improve blood supply in tissue. The biggest advantage of fat is that it is readily available, easy to harvest and most importantly autologous. Using the patient’s own fat and stem cells, makes this process easier and safer. There are no ethical issues involved as with embryonic stem cell therapies or by using cells from other donors. The use stem cell enriched fat transfer has been popularised by plastic surgeons for soft tissue filling and augmentation. It allegedly improves graft take during fat grafting procedures. Many breast cancer patients suffer of post radiation skin and tissue damages and it has been shown that treatment with cell enriched fat, even with non enriched fat or stromal vascular fraction can improve tissue quality and promote healing.
Adipose derived stem cell therapy is one of the new “hot topics” in medicine and it seems that implications in medicine will be revolutionary and far reaching. Suggested applications for adipose derived stem cell therapy are increasing and regenerative medicine has evolved as a new field to translate and apply stem cell therapy to restore or establish normal function and health. Some proven indications for stem cell therapy are tissue regeneration in wound healing, radiation injuries, improving skin quality and skin rejuvenation in cosmetic surgery, neurodegenerative disorders, Crohn’s disease and for osteoarthritis of knee and hip joints. Depending on the area that will be treated we select a specific method for isolating the regenerative fraction, also called stromal vascular fraction. For larger quantities we use the bodyjet equipment to gently remove fat with a water assisted liposuction technique. The fat is immediately cleansed and rinsed and ready for reinjection. An additional mechanical or enzymatic process can be applied to better isolate the stromal vascular fraction which includes the stem cell fraction and a mixture of cells with strong regenerative qualities. The most important aspect of stem cells is not the potential to differentiate into different cell types but to produce growth factors that act as messengers which in turn promote wound healing and regeneration.
We offer our signature treatments:
We use platelet rich plasma (PRP) to get high concentrations of growth factors. The process of isolating PRP is easy and cost effective and it can be done as a quick office based procedure. Platelet rich plasma can be injected directly into the skin or applied with modern skin carrier techniques that penetrate the skin without pain or downtime. Microneedling with very shallow penetration is another method we recommend to apply PRP to the skin. We use PRP for a multitude of cosmetic and regenerative conditions and treatments. From facial rejuvenation to treatment of hair loss and alopecia, genital rejuvenation and degenerative disorders. Most of the treatments can be performed by an experienced skin therapist.
We offer our signature treatments:
- genital ( O-shot and P-shot)