Over the last decade, stem cell therapy and PRP have become far more accessible to cosmetic and medical practices.
Some treatments provided by stem cell therapy and PRP include facial rejuvenation, liposuction, hair replacement and breast or penile enhancement.
But just as the treatment is becoming more common – and the ability to provide that treatment more accessible – so too are the amount of small-to-medium clinics that are taking advantage of patients with unregulated and insufficient equipment.
The Importance Of Professional Technology
If you are planning to use stem cell therapy to rid yourself of wrinkles, or you are looking into PRP penis fillers to increase libido and heal erectile dysfunction, then it’s essential that you utilise clinics with the right technology.
If a clinic is providing any treatment that takes stem cells from one part of the body and uses them to restore another part – or using injections of a patient’s own platelet to accelerate cell growth – then the equipment they use must be highly specialised in order to avoid complications and lower the risk of serious side effects.
Concerningly, this isn’t always the case. So what should you look out for in a clinic, and how do you know that the tech being used is safe, specialised equipment?
The Tech Behind Stem Cell Therapy And PRP
The first thing to note is that stem cell therapy and PRP are two different forms of regenerative medicine, despite the fact that they are both used for similar cosmetic treatments.
While stem cell therapy uses specialised cells – known as the “first cells” – PRP uses platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to boost tissue repairs and stimulate growth. In essence, they come from different sources but are used for the same means.
The technology used to assimilate them is the same too.
To get stem cells or platelet-rich plasma ready for tissue engineering, they are placed into a centrifuge and separated into their unique components.
The centrifuge does this with a motor that spins liquid samples at high speed – measured by either RCF or RPM – until the particles settle out of the medium and become distinguished from the heterogeneous mixture.
For the most part, the centrifuge will rely on gravity for separation, but if the density of the liquid does not change, then the centrifuge can create a “centrifugal force” to separate the particles themselves.
The Next Step
After this is carried out, the serum is then injected back into the patient.
The procedure is normally very safe – although there can be side effects – and in some cases, the effects can last for longer than a year.
As mentioned previously, however, not every stem cell or PRP clinic offers approved treatments with the appropriate technology.
These unregulated stem cell clinics are growing and can endanger patients and risk complications during and after the procedure.
For this reason, if you are planning on utilising stem cell therapy or PRP treatments, it is essential that you only utilise this procedure with a professional clinic that can talk you through every step and offer the best when it comes to safe, approved technology.
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