Stem cells are literally the building blocks of life. They are capable of multiplying into innumerable cells along with transforming into multiple types of specialized cells. These cells are present in our body from when we are born and are spread throughout the body tissue. They are found in organs such as bone-marrow, brain, blood, blood vessels, skin, skeletal muscles and the liver. They have the amazing capacity for self-renewal and repair.
However as we age, the pace of new stem cell production in our bodies slows and hence the body’s ability to repair and renew itself declines. At the age of thirty five, stem cell production drops by 45%; at the age of fifty, it drops by 50% and at the age of sixty five, it drops by almost 90% from the baseline levels.
Consequently, as we grow older, stem cells are no longer as effective in combating aging and diseases of various kinds they are when we are young. That is exactly why we face such drastic changes while we age ranging all the way from skin wrinkles and fine lines to mood swings, pain in several areas of the body, hair loss and even insomnia.
How can stem cell therapy help with aging?
The process of aging brings drastic changes in our body in mental and physical terms and this has huge emotional implications on several people. While plastic surgery can help fix one’s external appearance by lifting the skin and removing wrinkles and fine lines, it cannot help with the other signs of aging, several of which are felt internally due to physiological changes deep within the body.
This is where stem cell therapy comes to the rescue.
Stem cell therapy helps promote the production of stem cells in the body which, in turn, replenishes the regenerative capacity of the cells and combats several degenerative diseases which develop with the onset of aging. Stem cell therapy, by boosting the presence of stem cells,helps restore stamina, flexibility, skin firmness and elasticity to a great extent.
How is stem cell therapy for anti-aging carried out?
It is a non surgical and painless method.
Stem cell therapy proceeds by collecting a sample of adipose (fat) tissue from the patient. Post collection of the adipose tissue, it is put through a centrifuge which separates the stem cells from other components of the adipose tissue. This process is likely to take about 30 minutes. This process helps create a high concentration of stem cells and also activates them. These concentrated stem cells are the main ingredient of a serum that is then injected into the patient. There are no restrictions on lifestyle once this process is completed.
Once these activated cells are injected into the body, they start behaving the way stem cells are supposed to. They start multiplying into similar kinds of cells and, often, transforming into other types of cells that help with renewal, repair and fighting damage. As a result, they help in reversing signs of aging and promote overall well-being.
The therapy promotes production of collagen which helps restore the texture of the skin to make it more firm and free of wrinkles. As a result, you start noticing that your skin looks much younger with a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.
A specialist doctor needs to study your health condition thoroughly and, accordingly, develop a tailored stem cell therapy treatment plan which will detail the number of sessions that will be required for you to notice visible results.
What are the benefits of stem cell therapy for anti-aging?
Stem cell therapy can deliver a plethora of benefits including the following:
- Delivers increased strength and stamina.
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- It helps eliminate constipation and improves digestion.
- Promotes an even skin tone and reduction of spots.
- Helps reduce sun damage.
- Can produce a considerable reduction in aches throughout the body as well as increased muscular strength.
- Helps facilitate growth of new blood vessels which promote improved blood flow in tissue.
- Can promote overall well-being – patients report a newly found vitality and sense of rejuvenation.
- Can increase libido.
- Helps strengthen the immune system, thereby protecting you from several diseases.
- Can help reduce inflammation that typically results from the aging process.
- Helps improve the quality of hair.
What are the advantages of stem cell therapy for anti-aging?
- No need for anesthesia since it is a non-surgical method.
- The biggest advantage of this treatment is perhaps the fact that one’s own stem cells are used for the therapy. Therefore, there is almost no chance of rejection of the cells by the body and virtually no other side-effects.
- No pain as it is a non-surgical treatment.
- Relatively long lasting results.
How many sessions are required for anti-aging stem cell therapy and what is the cost?
You may require about 5-7 sessions depending on your condition and as your specialist finds fitting. You may start noticing change in your skin as well as internally after 3-5weeks from the time you undergo a session. It is however important to remember that much depends on how your body reacts to the therapy. It is well possible that two different people will see different levels of improvement after having undergone the same treatment.
The cost of a treatment package can range anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000. This will however vary from one country to another as well as from one specialist to another, depending upon how they create your treatment plan.
You may require 5-7 sessions at the most. Your consultant will examine your condition and accordingly tailor a treatment plan for you. The gap between each session is typically around 10 days. You are likely to start seeing results only after 3-4 weeks after which point you might continue to see improvements.
The results of the stem cell therapy last for many years to come as the treatment methodology goes right to the root of the body’s self-repair and rejuvenation capabilities rather than making superficial changes or fixes.