re-nu - Stem Cell Treatment - Jackson Heights, NY
re-nu - Rejuvenation & Wellness Center

Stem Cell Treatment

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Stem cells are the body's way of repairing itself after sustaining injury or encountering disease.   In a perfect world, our bodies would be able to fully heal themselves.   But for many of us, full recover is hardly ever achieved and for some of us, our conditions only get worse or at most slightly better.    Recent research has found that stem cells can be activated to be more effective at repairing the body.  In addition, studies have also shown that adipose or fat has much higher concentration of stem cells than previous sources for stem cell  harvesting.

What are Stem Cells? 
Stem cells are primitive or primordial cells that have the potential to change into other types of cells.  There are basically two types of stem cells:  embryonic and adult.  Embryonic stem cells form early in fetal development and are primitive undifferentiated cells.  As the fetus develops further, embryonic stem cells transform into specialized cells to form individual organ systems in the body.   

What conditions can be treated with Stem Cells?
Stems cells can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including the following:
Neurological Conditions- Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Autism, Stroke, Neurodegenerative hearing loss, Multiple Sclerosis.
Hyper-immune or Auto-immune conditions- lupus, arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, vasculitis, nephritis, scleroderma and others.
Cardiovascular conditions - stem cells promote neo-vascular development and can improve peripheral vascular disease, Beaurger's disease. They also can differentiate into cardiac muscle and help improve cardiac function after myocardial infarction or dilated cardiopathy. 
Cosmetic enhancement - stem cells when combined with fat transfer procedure can be used to restore lost facial volume and rejuvenate the skin.  Also stem cells have been used to enhance the size of the breast or buttocks.
Hair Restoration - stem cells can be used to induce follicular activity and promote hair regrowth.
Erectile Dysfunction - which is often due to compromised circulation related to diabetes and other cardiovascular disease can improve with stem cell treatments
Infertility- which is related to scarred fallopian tubes or damage to other reproductive organs can be treated with stem cells to repair the damaged organs and restore fertility.
Pulmonary Diseases- including pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema where the lung tissue is damaged can improve with stem treatments which help regenerate lung tissue.

The Stem Cell Procedure
At re-nu, we utilize the stem cell treatment pioneered by Adistem®.  The process begins with harvesting  adipose tissue using minimally invasive tumescent liposuction technique in which a small cannula is inserted into the superficial belly fat to remove about 60 ml of fat with little or no discomfort.  The fat is then processed in the on-site laboratory to extract the adipose-derived stem cells.  Also a small amount of blood is drawn and processed to extract certain promoters from the blood.  The isolated stems cells are mixed with the special promoters and further stimulated to achieve maximum activity in the stem cells.  The activated mixture is then reintroduced into the body either intravenously, intra-articularly (into the joint), subcutaneously, or intra-nasally.  The treatment takes about 4 hours in total and the patient is able to return to normal activity immediately.  Results are noticeable within 1-2 months and continue to improve.  Depending on the severity of the condition, a patient may require additional treatments.

Benefits of Stem Cell Treatments
For many medical conditions, there do not exist treatments that actually improve a patient's condition.  Most conventional treatments or medications only temporarily improve the patient's symptoms or at best slow down the progression of the condition.  On the flip side, some of these treatments and medications can also cause unwanted side effects which may be just as bad as the original condition they were meant to address.  While no treatment is 100% effective for 100% of patients treated, stem cell treatments offer a glimmer of hope for many who had none.  The results different patients get vary from slight improvement to 100% recovery.  For more serious conditions or diseases in more progressed stages, more than one treatment may be necessary to obtain optimal results.  Stem cell treatments are not considered medication but rather autologous tissue transplant and hence do not require special FDA approval.  Also because the entire treatment is done in one session and does not involve tissue banking/storage, it does not fall under FDA regulation.  Unlike most medications, there have been no reported unwanted side effects of the treatment- after all it is your own body.


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