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Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are fundamentally the building blocks of life and have the potential to differentiate into many different types of cells within the body. Stem cells are actively involved in repairing, regenerating, and rebuilding damaged or absent tissue in the body that has been affected by disease, infection, or injury.

How do Stem Cells Heal?

Receptors on stem cells allow them to migrate to areas that need healing and effect change in that area, potentially becoming new cells in the area and create new tissue to help improve functionality. They secrete chemicals which activate and attract your body’s native stem cells to initial tissue regeneration. There are numerous scientific evidence that show amazing reparative potential of these cells.

Type of Stem Cells Used?

We use only the best source of stem cells, containing the highest therapeutic quality bioactive biomolecules of Wharton's jelly derived stem cells and its extracellular matrix along with amniotic membranes available. The main therapeutic medium used are umbilical cord stem cells, exosomes, placental stem cells, amniotic stem cells, and PRP.

The source of stem cells?

All the stem cells that we attain are from ethically obtained healthy live cesarean births. The mothers are donating willfully, and they must go through an extensive medical history questionnaire as well as several blood tests to make sure they are healthy and free from all communicable diseases. Once the umbilical cord and placental tissues are removed, the tissues are tested again, as well as the mother and infant.

Types of Stem Cells

The types of stem cells we use in our protocols are explained below.

  • Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
    Umbilical cord stem cells are retrieved from the umbilical cords of healthy, live caesarean delivered births and donated by the mothers. These are by far the most effective type of stem cells that are obtained by ethic means and available today. The young age of the stem cells makes them far more biologically active and gives them a greater ability to divide and grow tissue than older stem cells. Younger stem cells are about 10 times more potent than that of older stem cells. Umbilical stem cells contain several different types of stem cells including mainly mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. This allows for treatments of many different diseases and conditions.
    Placental Tissue Stem Cells
    These are similar to umbilical cord derived stem cells and are obtained in the same manner, but are extracted from placental tissue rather than the umbilical cord.
    Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells
    Amniotic fluid is the fluid in which a newborn baby lives during a woman’s pregnancy. There are some stem cells floating within the fluid which allow for proper development of a growing fetus, but they are few in number. There are also many different types of bioactive molecules which aid in tissue growth. This is the least expensive type of stem cell treatment available because it contains the least amount of stem cells, but it is also the least effective. Amniotic fluid stem cell treatment is best used in patients with very mild degenerative conditions or as a supplemental treatment to an umbilical cord derived stem cell treatment to help accelerate tissue regeneration.
    PRP
    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is derived from the peripheral blood of the patient being treated. PRP contains a small amount of stem cells and the healing capability is mostly due to the bioactive molecules present in the injection. PRP treatments will typically range from $500-$2000 per joint. Here at Stem Cell Rejuvenation Center we provide PRP treatments with all our stem cell treatments for free of charge. We also provide PRP treatments independently of stem cell treatments for patients with more mild conditions or those who prefer a less expensive option.
Stem Cell Types

Stem Cell Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

To find out if you are a candidate for the stem cell procedure please fill out the initial contact form or give us a call. We will send you a more detailed medical information form and review your records as a team to discuss your case and decide if you will benefit from our procedure.
We do not treat anyone with active cancer. We will evaluate each patient on an individual basis to decide if this treatment is right for you.
Unfortunately, no stem cell procedures within the United States is FDA approved nor is it covered by insurance.
Because we use “young” stem cells, age does not affect the efficacy of the treatment. No matter your age, there is a potential for the umbilical stem cells to have a positive effect on your health. Bone marrow and adipose stem cells will have a much lower rate of success with older patients.
Our stem cell treatment can often address many issues simultaneously. The extensive experience of our staff and the multiple methods of stem cell administration that we have developed provide our patients with a unique opportunity to address many issues at once.
After numerous clinical trials and thousands of stem cell treatments worldwide, stem cell therapy has been proven to be safe and an effective tool for tissue regeneration. Umbilical cord stem cells are extensively tested and, in our experience, with more than 2500 patients, we have never had a serious adverse event occur.
No, umbilical cord derived stem cells are considered immune-privileged and have no immune markers on them. They are considered neutral cells and therefore, do not result in rejections.
Everyone’s journey is different following their procedure. But most patients notice improvements around 2-12 weeks after the initial treatment with continued healing for up to one year following the procedure date.
Depending on the individual patient and their condition that is being treated, most patient’s will experience long term relief lasting several years. Progressive conditions such as MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, etc. may experience relief for periods of time and then may relapse months to years later as their condition continues to progress.
Umbilical cord stem cell treatment side effects are generally considered minor. These can include redness/rash, itching, swelling, bruising, nausea, etc. In over 2500 stem cell procedures we have never had a serious event occur.
Stem cells are administered to the patient through a variety of different methods depending on the treatment required for the patient’s condition. All our patients receive an intravenous administration in addition to any other methods decided upon by the treating physician. This may include several different types of injections and routes of administration that will be discussed in detail with each individual patient during their consultation with the physician.
FDA Regulations Regarding Stem Cells

HUMAN CELLS AND TISSUE PRODUCTS (HCT/P) REGULATIONS

According to FDA 21 CFR 1271, an HCT/P is regulated solely under section 361 of the PHS Act and the regulations in this part if it meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The HCT/P is minimally manipulated;

(2) The HCT/P is intended for homologous use only, as reflected by the labeling, advertising, or other indications of the manufacturer's objective intent;

(3) The manufacture of the HCT/P does not involve the combination of the cells or tissues with another article, except for water, crystalloids, or a sterilizing, preserving, or storage agent, provided that the addition of water, crystalloids, or the sterilizing, preserving, or storage agent does not raise new clinical safety concerns with respect to the HCT/P; and

(4) Either: (i) The HCT/P does not have a systemic effect and is not dependent upon the metabolic activity of living cells for its primary function; or (ii) The HCT/P has a systemic effect or is dependent upon the metabolic activity of living cells for its primary function, and: (a) Is for autologous use; (b) Is for allogeneic use in a first-degree or second-degree blood relative; or (c) Is for reproductive use.

To learn more about FDA Regulations, please visit the following link: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=1271