What is Stem Cell Therapy?
According to J. Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Plastic Surgery, stem cells are small cells that live within the tissues of our bodies that serve a very important purpose. They are a supply pool of cells that can replenish and regenerate the tissue of the organ in which they live. Stem cells are capable of releasing healing growth factors that can participate in the healing process.
There are several ways stem cells are used in plastic surgery treatments. One way is to inject isolated stem cells into different tissues of the body and try to have a rejuvenation effect. Another way is to use the stem cells to enhance fat transfer. Currently, it is recommended that this is done under an approved clinical trial.