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FAQ - Cellf GP and Wellness Clinic
The word Cellf is a play on words. We were looking for something to bring together “cells for self”. And wallah!
The regenerative medical field truly represents a new era in medicine, one in which otherwise dormant cells from your own body are made bio-available, by way of cell therapy, IV Micro-nutrients or Low Level Laser Therapy, to replace and repair degenerative cells and tissues elsewhere in your body.
Cell Regeneration is a treatment process where dormant cells are used to help repair and re-invigorate damaged cells in your body.
Cell regeneration works by starting a series of natural developments which result in an overall change that releases Cytokines. Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma. Thereby starting the internal healing process.
The treatment is done in 4 easy steps.
- After an initial consultation with a fully trained doctor the 4-hour treatment may be advised in an approved clinic/hospital. The day of a procedure a nurse will go through all areas of the treatment.
- The next step is the liposuction to retrieve the cells. A local anesthetic will be given in the area designated as the harvest site. This harvest will be transferred to a Separation System.
- The process of extracting the cells is carried out in a fully enclosed system. Following this, Laser Therapy – Low Level Laser may be offered, which also helps the body to repair and prepare the body to receive the extracted cells.
- The cells are returned to the body through injections to the areas as discussed in your consult with the doctor.
This process only uses cells derived from your body, called Autologous Cells. At no stage are we discussing manipulating or changing these cells. This process helps to eliminate the chances of rejection and the closed system helps to eliminate cross infection. We are not discussing Induced Pluripotent Cells (IPS), or Autologous Adult Stem Cells where genes have been manipulated as these are considered not ready for patient use by many Regulators.
There are many different studies on this question and it has been proven that there is a higher concentration of regenerative cells in fat (Messers Zuk & Hedrick 2002). We are looking for the highest cell count for the best possible outcome. Also, the Separation Machine discussed is approved by “The Therapeutic Goods Association” (TGA). It is state of the art technology, being fully enclosed to limit cross infection. (We were unable to find a similar machine for bone marrow separation. This is not to say that it doesn’t exist.)
The word Stem Cell is an overarching phrase used for different cells in the body. The term Stem Cell Treatment or Stem Cell Derived Treatments is widely used by the medical profession and largely miss-understood by the local community. The word Stem Cell is often used as a generic term for different cells in the body. These cells have the capacity to assist healing by stimulating blood flow and allowing oxygen to damaged areas. In our cell treatments, we are talking about harvested fat cells which are called “Adipose Tissue” or “Adipose derived Regenerative Cells” (ADRCs) or “Stromal Vascular Rich Cells” (SVRCs)
This depends on the program that the doctor has determined best for you and your body.
The use of our low-level laser therapy device leads to a general energizing, immune enhancing and metabolic optimization by absorption through the skin. It is known that this type of treatment works on our body at a cellular level. It is non invasive and to date there are no noted side effects.
No! Blood is made up of red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. Plasma is the fluid part of the blood. Platelets are the smallest blood cells that circulate in your blood. Their best-known function is involved clot formation, which controls bleeding at wound sites. What is not so well known is that they contain many bioactive factors that initiate and regulate wound healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma from which the red cells and white cells have been removed and the platelets concentrated. It is made from your own blood. The plasma, the platelets and the bioactive factors can be used in wound healing and regeneration.
There are a lot of theories as to why people change as they get older. Some claim that aging is caused by injuries from ultraviolet light over time, wear and tear on the body, or by-products of metabolism. Other theories view aging as a predetermined process controlled by genes.
No single process can explain all the changes of aging. Aging is a complex process that varies as to how it affects different people and even different organs. Most gerontologists (people who study aging) feel that aging is due to the interaction of many lifelong influences. These influences include heredity, environment, culture, diet, exercise and leisure, past illnesses, and many other factors.
Unlike the changes of adolescence, which are predictable to within a few years, each person ages at a unique rate. Some systems begin aging as early as age 30. Other aging processes are not common until much later in life.
Although some changes always occur with aging, they occur at different rates and to different extents. There is no way to predict exactly how you will age.
Some studies have shown that Regeneration treatments have a better effect on people over the age of 35, however this has no clinical evidence to back it up. What we do know is that as we age our bodies do not renew cell turnover at the same rate as it did in our younger years. There appears to be no end age for these treatments to have some effect.
As its name suggests Cell Regeneration can have beneficial effects on many degenerative diseases. There are currently clinical trials being held all around the world for various diseases, these include but are not limited too;