Why does fat (adipose) stem cell therapy take more than one week?

Intravenously administered adipose-derived stem cells will tend to migrate back to the fresh wound site if it is not given an adequate time to heal. Therefore, it is essential to allow about one week after the mini-liposuction before administering any stem cells intravenously. Otherwise, there is a likelihood that the treatment will not be as…

Fat Stem Cells are not affected by weight or age

Mojallal et al. Aesthetic Plast Surg. Fat represents a potent source of autologous stem cells. Historically, the majority of research using autologous stem cells involved stem cells collected from the bone marrow. This source is associated with a painful extraction procedure and relatively low concentrations of mesenchymal stem cells. In contract, mini-liposuctions represent a less…

Fat Stem Cells Turn to Muscle: A Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy?

New research published in the journal Biomaterials by University of California, San Diego researcher Adam Engler suggests fat-derived stem cells that are developed on a stiff surface transform into mature muscle cells. This remarkable discovery could lead to new treatments for muscular dystrophy in the future. Fat stem cells and bone marrow stem cells were…

Dallas doctor uses stem cell injections in cosmetic surgery

  Dr. Jeffrey Caruth, a Texas OBGYN who is performs cosmetic surgery has started using adult stem cells to increase the effectiveness of "fat grafting".  The use of fat as a filler has been used in plastic surgery for decades.  The only problem has been that as time passes, the fat gets resorbed by the…