Stem cells

Stem cells


By definition, stem cells are precursor cells that can self-renew or duplicate with the capability of transforming into more cells of the same type or multiple other types of cells. This multipotentiality allows them to become adipocytes, chondrocytes, myocytes, osteoblasts and neurocytes among other cell lineages. In essence, it represents “blank slates” that can evolve into whatever the body needs and replenish the dead cells of various organs in adult human body. Accordingly, they play a fundamental role in inducing the regeneration and regrowth of diseased, dysfunctional, injured or aging body tissue. That is why Stem Cell Therapy is globally-believed to be a scientific breakthrough, promising potential treatment for many diseases and touching just about every area of medicine.

It could be hard to believe, but the cure to the problem that has been daunting your health could already be inside your body.  Welcome to the all-new era of Stem Cell Therapy, in which scientists from all over the world are currently exploring the potentials for growing new body organs and healing ailing or aging ones.


How does it work?


All the proces is consist of three stages:

  1. Collection of Fat Cells in local anesthesia
  2. Adipose Derived Stem Cells Extraction and Expansion in Laboratory
  3. Personalized treatment including Expanded Adipose Derived Stem Cells


Example of Stem Cells Therapy for Wound Care


Possible treatments in Plastic Surgery:


Hair Loss

Stem Cells Therapy in hair loss is a very simple procedure that requires the collection of a small amount of adipose tissue
that can be harvested in a simple outpatient session. After twelve days the ADSC, extracted from fat,
are injected into the micro-environment surrounding the hair bulb. The injected cells release specific
growth factors that prolong the duration of the anagen phase and improve the regeneration of the

With it is now possible to treat progressive weakening of the hair bulb, miniaturization of
the hair and resulting hair loss. It is an innovative, effective and safe method, based on the
use of stem cells derived from adipose tissue harvested from the patients themselves.
Initial results are visible in 1 month and they gradually increase over time. The adipose derived stem
cells therapy makes Hair Transplants easier because it strengthens and prepares the scalp before the
transplant, and stimulates engraftment in the bulb. It is a biological product and the results vary from
patient to patient according to biological age of the patient.


Skin aging
Fine lines

Age skin care is a process that stimulates our personal supply of collagen-producing cells and growth factors to
reverse the effects of skin aging. It works by collecting a very small amount of fat tissue, extracting the
Adipose Derived Stem Cells and injecting them directly into the skin tissue.

It is a natural method that does not rely on injecting any artificial components into the skin.
Treatments such as Botox can reduce the effect of wrinkles, but they cannot restore youth to your
skin. Botox will smooth out the wrinkles, but still leave you with ‘old-looking’ skin, so if you would like to change it, think about ADSC therapy  even before a Botox treatment or about combining it with other surgical procedures.


Fat transfer

Stem Cells + Fat considered a natural body shaping treatments instead of using artificial
implants. Many patients prefer the idea of using their own Adipose Derived Cells instead of
introducing foreign materials into the body. Using one’s own cells lowers the chances of infection or
other complications. The procedure works by collecting a small amount of fat, extracting and
expanding Adipose Derived Stem Cells, and finally using them for volume restoration and body

There is a dual aesthetic advantage as the patient can reduce fat volume in a specific area (e.g.
abdomen and thigh) and, at the same time, augment the volume in a different area of the body such
as the breasts or buttocks. Also it can be used to correct asymmetries or damages caused by previous
plastic surgeries and trauma.

The soft tissue augmentation feels completely natural, no different from your
body. The tissue will have the same kind of softness as its natural counterpart, making it far more
appealing than an artificial implant. In the case of breast augmentation treatment will typically
produce an increase of one or two cup sizes.

Non-healing wounds and ulcers 

When healthy skin gets wounded, the proteins and growth factors in the skin stimulate the body to regenerate new skin.
This is the normal wound healing process. However with certain diseases (like diabetes and circulatory problems), the skin is missing these biological substances, and the healing cycle is broken. This leads to the development of non-healing ulcers and wounds. (Chen et al., 2008; Walter et al., 2010)

The cell therapies based on skin cells to date have not yielded important results due to the lack of extracellular matrix in the wound bed that prevented the engraftment of new implanted cells.
The Adipose Derived Cells have their ability to:
• reconstitute the extracellular matrix that represents the scaffolding on which to organize the cells from the wound edges to rebuild tissues and play
• active role by delivering to the wound living cells, proteins produced by the cells and collagen, which are important for healing.

In studies, Adipose Derived Cells has been proven to heal chronic wounds significantly faster than standard wound care such as moist dressing, compression therapy, debridement, off-loading and compression therapy. Clinical studies have also shown that Adipose Derived Cells can help close many severe wounds that have been resistant to standard therapy.  This is due to their potentials and also because they are very accessible within the body. ADC can be isolated through mini liposuction technique from fat tissue and then processed in a series of isolation and purification steps in the laboratory.


If you are interested in or want to know about Stem Cells Therapy book consultation with dr Szymon Kolacz at Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital.