WHERE ARE STEM CELLS USED?
Stem cells are applied wherever there is tissue damage or inflammation. Your body therefore acts as its own doctor and looks after itself.
Stem cells are responsible for the regeneration and repair of tissue, so that cells such as those found in connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, the heart, nerves and the skin are regularly renewed and repaired.
If there is tissue damage that the body cannot repair itself, or that cannot be reversed using other forms of treatment, stem cell treatment supports the healing process by introducing the body’s own stem cells from fatty tissue (autologous mesenchymal stem cells) in a targeted manner.
Thanks to the strong anti-inflammatory and regenerative characteristic of the body’s own stem cells, stem cell therapy is a huge opportunity for the medical field.
"Stem cell therapy is a pioneering development in medicine" (Professor Hermann Sailer).
STEM CELL THERAPY AT KLINIK PROFESSOR SAILER
Improving the skin’s appearance:
Stem cells are nature’s fountain of youth. During our lives, our body’s cells age or die and must be replaced. As the cell renewal process increasingly slows down with age, the rate of cell breakdown and renewal becomes unequal. Although this process cannot be stopped, it can be visibly slowed down with anti-ageing procedures using modern stem cell therapy. The goals include renewing the subcutaneous fatty tissue and improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity, as well as promoting hair growth and improving hair structure.
The fat stem cells work as follows:
- They promote new growth of blood vessels and improve the blood flow to the area
- They can reduce cell death due to UV radiation
- They protect connective tissue cells from free radicals
- They reduce the activity of proteolytic enzymes which break down structure
- They increase cell survival in the upper skin layers
- They reduce the development of pigmentation problems
- They increase the skin’s collagen and elastin content
- In the subcutaneous tissue, a proportion of the fat stem cells develop into new fat cells and thus create more volume
SCAR AND WOUND HEALING
The basic function of stem cells is repair and regeneration by means of cell replacement. When specific tissue becomes inflamed, weakened or damaged, stem cells carry out their regenerative properties in this area.
STEM CELL THERAPY USED ALL OVER THE WORLD
The causes of knee arthrosis can be very diverse and are influenced by a number of factors. Knee arthrosis is the final stage of cartilage damage when the bone is exposed.
The symptoms vary depending on how advanced the condition is. The symptoms start as pain with stress-induced and start-up pain, particularly after rest periods, as well as swelling and effusion in the joint. At advanced stages, the condition can lead to “pain at rest” in the affected joint. This is pain which occurs without use and even overnight. Stem cell therapy can be used for knee arthrosis in its early stages to prevent further damage to the tissue cells and promote increased growth of healthy tissue.
Hip arthrosis is a wear-related condition of the hip joints. In a healthy hip joint, the cartilage prevents direct friction between the femoral head and the hip socket. Due to stress, injury or misalignment, the cartilage can be worn down, in the worst cases causing bone to rub against bone, which is very painful for the patient. By inserting the body’s own stem cells from fatty tissue in a targeted manner, the progress of this disease can be halted quickly and, if used promptly and consistently, can sometimes even avoid the need for an operation. More on stem cell therapy for hip arthrosis.
Shoulder joint arthrosis is wear and tear to the shoulder joint caused by cartilage damage and destruction. In severe cases, the humeral head and socket bash together. This leads to intense shoulder pain with joint swelling and limited movement.
A common cause of this problem is joint wear and tear over a number of years (primary arthrosis). Even in the primary stage of this illness, stem cell therapy can be used to prevent further damage to the shoulder by using the anti-inflammatory characteristic of the body’s own stem cells. This can avoid the need for long-term treatment or possibly even expensive operations. More on stem cell therapy for shoulder arthrosis.
MUSCLE AND TENDON INJURY
Muscle and tendon injuries often produce symptoms such as intense pain, localised swelling and limited movement of the affected area.
Such injuries can be caused by accidents, everyday distress or sport. Stem cell therapy supports the regeneration of the affected tendons and muscles. Chronic conditions, such as tennis elbow or golf elbow and other tendon and muscle complaints, can be successfully treated using stem cell therapy. More on stem cell therapy for muscle and tendon injuries.
Parkinson’s disease is a life-changing diagnosis. Whilst some symptoms are difficult to recognise, others are difficult to ignore. The unrelenting progress of this disease can rapidly change the patient’s life by causing cognitive impairment, loss of motor control and irregular sleep patterns.
Lots of experts in adult stem cell therapy have focused on treating Parkinson’s in the past years because the body’s own fatty tissue contains some of the body’s most potent and easily accessible sources of adult mesenchymal stem cells.
Fatty tissue is the best and most highly-concentrated source of mesenchymal stem cells. After enzymatic processing, these cells can cross the blood-brain barrier and directly enter the nervous system to improve blood flow to the brain and possibly repair some nerve damage that causes Parkinson’s symptoms. Adult stem cells can slow down the degenerative nature of the disease by repairing or replacing damaged neurones and brain tissue. This can lead to increased quality of life, including:
- More energy
- Improved gait
- Improved coordination and motor control
- Reduced trembling
Although stem cell therapy cannot cure Parkinson’s, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that it contributes to improving quality of life and slows down the degeneration associated with the disease.