Can Autologous Cell Therapy be the Fountain of Youth?
Autologous cell therapy is a new breakthrough in the therapeutic intervention. It utilizes a patient’s cells that are cultured and propagated outside the human’s body. After this cultivation, the cells are reintroduced in the patient’s body. This kind of therapy minimizes the risks of systemic immunological reactions and incompatibility issues. Another advantage of autologous cell therapy is that it reduces the possibilities of transmitting diseases since the grafts or cells are not cultivated from another person rather they come from the patient himself.
This kind of cell therapy has proven its success to bioengineer skin substitutes, thwarting chronic inflammation and treatment of burns and pressure ulcers. In addition, autologous cell therapy is proven effective in aiding wound healing and improving postoperative healing.
The walls of medicine does not limit autologous cell therapy to treating diseases but it even extend to cosmetic procedures that uses this type of therapy in corrective surgery or cosmetic enhancement since it has been recognized as a laudable form of treatment for a reduction of the risk of rejection. Moreover, its effects are even longer lasting as compared to conventional cosmetic treatments. The possibility of autologous cell therapy as a replacement to the traditional form of plastic surgery is also being developed and seen as an aid in improving the repair process of broken tissues and even extends to impeding the process of aging.
Therefore, autologous cell therapy is researched and improved to assist in the achievement of a younger and vibrant look by smoothing out deep creases and wrinkles that have formed on the faces. This therapy aims to replace the temporary fillers used in easing out facial lines that are also absorbed and wear off eventually. But with autologous stem cell treatment, facial rejuvenation becomes long term and no foreign substances are involved.