Your stem cells are your body's natural healing cells. They are recruited by chemical signals emitted by damaged tissues to repair and regenerate your damaged cells. Stem cells derived from your own tissues may well be the next major advance in medicine. Dr. Hanna and La Nouvelle Medical Spa have the technology to produce a solution rich with your own stem cells. Under investigational protocols these can be deployed to treat a number of degenerative conditions and diseases.
Stem Cells are tiny "progenitor" cells. They have the potential to recognize tissue injury and repair injured cells. In the right environment, these stem cells can change (differentiate) into bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, collagen, neural tissue, blood vessels, and even some organs. Stem cells may also effect healing by secreting special chemical messengers that repair damaged tissue. Adult stem cells appear to be particularly effective in improving painful joints, repairing cartilage and ligaments, and even painful conditions along the spine!
There are many clinical trials with stem cells going on right now. In one example, patients suffering from heart attacks have been given their own fat derived stem cells so they could speed up repair of the heart muscle and indeed, these patients have shown quicker healing compared to to those not given real stem cells. Such studies have encouraged the use of stem cell deployments for ischemic and idiopathic cardiomyopathy. There have been reports of improvements with MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's, ALS, and stroke. Stem cells may be effective in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Crohn's disease and numerous pulmonary conditions such as COPD, asthma, and fibrosis. Stem cells are now used for patients with kidney failure and in the treatment of critical limb ischemia. There are many common conditions that may benefit from stem cell therapy.
We specialize in the use of fat derived stem cells. With our current technology, we can harvest your own fat cells under a local anesthesia, break down the collagen that binds the fat and stem cells and then separate out a solution rich in your own stem cells. The process used by La Nouvelle originated in Korea and yields extremely high numbers of stem cells.
Fat can be harvested from any area on your body that has an adequate fat supply, but we prefer to harvest it from the areas that will give you the best cosmetic result. The mini-liposuction, done under local anesthesia, takes less than twenty minutes. This procedure is done under strict sterility and the processing of the cells is done under a completely closed system that is not even exposed to air. Viable cells are then counted and photographed for your record. One of our experts from our multidisciplinary staff – such as an orthopedic surgeon, will inject the cells according to the most appropriate route. This is called "deployment." Because it's your own DNA material, there can be no rejection. A solution rich with your tiny stem cells are administered through injection into tissues, joints, arteries or veins. The entire procedure takes less than two hours.
You may be considering stem cell therapy for a particular condition or your physician may be treating you for a condition that he/she feels might respond to stem cell therapy. Our website has a list of the protocols we have that are currently active for the investigational use of stem cells. At your initial consultation with Dr. Hanna to determine whether stem cell therapy might be appropriate for you. Your decision to proceed with treatments will need to be made between you and your doctor. Patients who have active infections or cancer are not candidates for stem cell treatments.
A stem cell is basically any cell that can replicate and differentiate. This means the cell can not only multiply, it can turn into different types of tissues needed to heal damaged tissue or organs.
This is a low cost alternative to stem cell therapy that uses growth factors from your own blood to aid in the healing process. This is great for joint and soft tissue injuries and is ideal for younger people who have mild joint and soft tissue injuries and are looking for a preventative option.
These adult stem cells are undifferentiated dormant cells. This means they will do nothing unless they witness some level of tissue injury. It's tissue injury that turns them on. So, when a person has an injury or a degenerative type problem, the stem cells are drawn to the area of need and stimulate the healing process.
No, they do not come from fetal cells, therefore there is no moral or ethical issues related to stem cell therapy in this country. Fetal cells are not available for private clinics like ours.
The fat is proven to be the best source of stem cell. As you know fat is hard to eliminate when you are on a diet, which is why they are also the best source of stem cells. The fat is extracted through mini-liposuction procedure under a local anesthesia. Our process is documented and strictly regulated. We are accredited by the Institute of Medical Quality.
NO. However, the Cell Surgical Network's surgical procedures fall under the category of physician's practice of medicine, wherein the physician and patient are free to consider their chosen course of treatment. The FDA does have guidelines about treatment and manipulation of a patient's own tissues. Here at the office, we meet these guidelines by providing same day treatment with the patient's own cells that undergo no manipulation and are inserted during the same procedure.