Frequent Asked Questions

What are stem cells?


The term 'stem cell' refers to any cell that can not only replicate, but also differentiate to form several types of tissue. Stem cells may be categorized depending on their origin.

 

How do adult stem cells work in the healing process?


Adult stem cells remain dormant as so called 'progenitor' cells until they register tissue injury. Then they embark to the lesion and stimulate the healing process. Whether these multipotent cells develop into the original tissue themselves or induces the repair by another mechanism is still unclear, but multiple animal models and a plethora of human evidence irrevocably prove their usefulness in the reparation process.

 

Which conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy?


Due to the ability of stem cells to differentiate into and reconstruct multiple types of tissue when damage occurs, their application in the treatment process of almost every disease or injury is warranted. However, stem cell therapy is better researched for some diseases than for others. In addition, as with every treatment, the chance for success depends largely on the patient himself. This includes progression of the disease, if it is acute or chronic, and to what extent other organs and functional systems have been compromised. Age, body type, as well as general well being of the patient also play a role.

 

At Zignagenix-R3, it is possible to determine if a patient is a potential candidate for stem cell therapy. Although the procedure is minimally invasive, all patients are medically cleared in advance.

 

The honest answer to this question is, there is no guarantee for success in any medical treatment. This is no different for renown or novel treatments, such as stem cell therapy. A number of factors determine success, such as the state of the patient


Are there any guarantees that stem cell treatment works for me?

 

The complexity of the disease, as well as the interaction of the stem cells with the patients' immune system. However, stem cells are well researched by now, and thousands of successful applications worldwide prove their meaningfulness in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases.

 

What kind of stem cells are used at Zignagenix-R3 Stem Cell Clinic?

 

All currently available stem cell treatments that are offered at Zignagenix entail the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), obtained from Placenta and Umbilical Cord. We use a combination of live cells from structural Wharton’s Jelly of the umbilical cord as well as amniotic matrix allograft from the amniotic membrane. Further details can be provided upon request during the consultation.

 

Is the application of stem cells at Zignagenix-R3 Stem Cell Center safe?


Numerous phase I and II studies have proven that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are safe for medical application, while several phase III studies are currently carried out. Neither tumor formation nor a threatening immune response could be observed. 

 

How many StemCells are used in each treatment?

 

Usual Anti-Aging treatment contains 50 - 80 Million StemCells (treatment varies)