You’ve probably heard a lot of controversy surrounding the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, and you probably have an opinion on it yourself. But what about adipose derived adult stem cell research? Did you know that adult stem cells can be used for many of the same purposes as embryonic cells?
Banked adult stem cells from fatty tissue have a wide variety of uses in health and beauty procedures. Since the process is so new, exciting developments are appearing all the time! Let’s take a look at some of the great advances thus far.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working on a process to grow new organ tissue from adult stem cells. The dream is that one day, they’ll be able to regenerate or grow new organs that can be used in case of illness or an accident.
Nightline anchor Bill Weir volunteered to have the clinic biopsy skin from his arm and grow it into heart tissue. Only a few months after the sample was collected, Weir visited the hospital–and saw his own heart tissue beating under the microscope!
Researchers in Boliva have discovered that by using adult stem cells, they could nearly cure damage from strokes in rats! Stem cells can also be used to treat everything from Parkinson’s Disease to arthritis.
Reconstruction and Beauty
Stem cells are currently being used in cosmetic procedures such as the Brazilian lift, fat transfer to the face, and fat transfer to the breasts. These procedures result in a natural appearance using the patient’s own fat and stem cells!
Banking your stem cells with American Cryostem is a great way to invest in your future. Since frozen cells don’t age, you have the opportunity to bank the youngest and healthiest cells, right now, for your future. These cells can be used for beauty or potential medical purposes down the line.
If you’d like to bank your cells and get rid of some of that extra fat with liposculpture at the same time, contact our fat transfer New York specialists to set up a free consultation.