Adipose – Derived Cells
(Micro-Fat and Nano-Fat)
What are Adipose (Fat) derived cells, Micro-Fat and Nano-Fat?
The subcutaneous fat (under the skin) in your body contains a high concentration of special cells known as multipotent stromal cells, which means that these cells are very effective at stimulating the growth of many new tissues in the body. This procedure involves harvesting a small amount of subcutaneous fat from the tummy region, and then preparing this fat in a way that releases these specialised cells, where they can be injected back into the area of treatment.
There are two ways of preparing these fat cells, and the resulting treatments are called either Micro-Fat or Nano-Fat therapy. Micro-Fat means that the extracted cells remain in a slightly larger state that can be used particularly effectively for building new subcutaneous tissue for things such as aesthetic concerns, like increasing volume in the cheeks or rebuilding lost volume in other areas, as it contains adipocytes, which are very useful for building supporting tissue. Nano-Fat involves breaking these cells down even further, to around 400 – 600 microns, which releases more of the regenerative and healing factors, which are essential for the growth and repair of muscle, ligament, tendon, bone, degenerative tissue, inflammation and other orthopaedic and musculoskeletal issues.
The extraction process is very simple and is performed under sedation.
Only a small amount of fat is needed to harvest a large number of cells.
What can it be used for?
Adipose (Fat) derived cells are used as a regenerative treatment, and as such, can be used to repair cells and tissue all over the body. Micro-Fat is used most effectively for aesthetic concerns, restoring lost volume, wrinkles and lines and so forth. Nano-Fat is more commonly used for sports injuries, muscle pain, bone and cartilage repair, joint regeneration and complaints of that nature.
Some of the more common uses for Adipose-Derived cells:
– Sports injuries (muscle, tendon, ligament repair)
– Joint Pain
– Cartilage and Bone healing
– Skin Rejuvenation
– Wrinkles and Lines
– Volume Loss in the face
– Male Sexual Enhancement Procedures
– Female Sexual Enhancement Procedures
While it can be extremely effective for many people in treating certain conditions, it is very important to note that this should not be considered as a lone replacement for all other procedures. For example, in some cases of injury, Adipose derived cell therapy may eliminate the need for procedures such as surgery, however in other cases it may not. A comprehensive consultation with the practitioner, and a cooperative approach with all of your healthcare professionals is vital to establish these indications.
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