Bio-Insurance with your Adipose Stem Cells
Step into the near future of medicine and stem cells. The cells in your adipose tissue can regenerate new, healthy cells for cosmetic benefit, but they also have significant value in a new field of medicine called Regenerative Medicine, where doctors use your own cells to help regenerate or repair parts of your body. Adipose Stem Cells can differentiate and become many different type of cells. (see below)
Today, although there are currently no FDA approved treatments with stem cells, exciting advances are taking place in the use of Adipose Stem Cells for regenerating bone, tendons, and cartilage. Doctors are seeing early success with Adipose Stem Cells in regenerating healthy heart tissue following a heart attack.
Having your own cells available has been referred to as a type of 'bio-insurance' for other health problems, and the cells should remain useful for decades. While regenerative medicine is still in the clinical trial stage in the US, your adipose tissue can be preserved now for your use in future treatments. Storing your cells now is important because younger, healthy cells are more vigorous than cells collected later in life, so storing today is better than tomorrow.
Caption: Stem cells from Adipose Tissue are pluripotent and can differentiate into tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, cardiac, nerve, muscle, blood vessels, fat, and liver tissue.