Stem Cell Injections
Wellness on the Cutting Edge at the Los Angeles Area's Cosmetic Surgery Institute
One of the newest and most exciting areas of medicine involves the study and application of stem cells. The Los Angeles area's Cosmetic Surgery Institute physicians are proud to work with this cutting-edge technology, which creates versatile, healing cells from a person's own fat, then applies them where needed to address the symptoms of systemic issues.
Stem cells are essentially blank templates that can develop into any number of specialized cells found throughout the body. In the human system, these "raw material" cells naturally progress into anything from heart muscle cells to brain cells. This evolution can also be replicated in a medical laboratory, where medical professionals encourage the cells to change. While these cells are associated with human embryos, they are also found in certain adult tissues—including fat.
What to Expect from a Stem Cell Treatment
Before any stem cell injection process begins, patients will have a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Institute in order to determine whether a particular condition can be addressed by the treatment.
With the appropriateness of these injections confirmed, a physician will start by taking fat cells from a donor area on the body—such as the flanks, where love handles develop—and processing them. This step takes about an hour and a half. Great care will be taken to position the incisions required for fat cell removal so that any resulting scars are camouflaged or otherwise difficult to see.
Once the cells are properly processed, the stem cells will be removed and analyzed under a microscope to ensure that there are enough to suit the desired treatment. Properly identified stem cells can then be injected where needed in the body to rejuvenate tissue and provide a regenerative benefit.
Of particular interest is these specialized cells' ability to help with the symptoms of systemic and chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and lungs inflamed due to an ongoing cough. This is because stem cells fight inflammation.
Cosmetic Surgery Institute
At Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert, we approach each patient with imagination and artistry in mind.
Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and health care professionals offer the latest treatments for beauty and aesthetic enhancements in a safe, welcoming atmosphere.
Our Approach to Stem Cell Injections
Patients living with chronic conditions and seeking relief to constant symptoms of inflammation naturally have numerous questions when it comes to treatments that can offer potential relief. Cosmetic Surgery Institute is grounded in rigorous study and medical science, with a team of physicians and other medical professionals prepared to answer any and all questions about stem cell injections and any other available options. Patients are encouraged to explore this option as thoroughly as possible so that they feel comfortable moving forward with the treatment. Our goal is to help, which includes being a trusted resource in Palm Desert.
More Wellness Options
The Cosmetic Surgery Institute team is committed to offering extremely advanced and effective treatments to improve the lives and wellbeing of patients in and around the Los Angeles area and beyond. In addition to stem cell injections, we offer ALMI™ rejuvenation treatments and IV infusions to treat a range of problems.