BeautiFill Can Simplify Treatments like Medicinal Signaling Cell (MSC) Therapy for Knees
Knee pain is one of the most common ailments we treat. It can occur as a result of injury or other medical conditions, like degenerative joint diseases. No matter the cause, the result is almost always inflammation, pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. In our practice, we have seen excellent outcomes with the use of medicinal signaling cell (MSC) therapy for knee pain. With the BeautiFill, we are able to easily harvest healthy fat tissue in order to extract MSCs for re-implantation/injection.
What Are MSCs?
MSCs are a type of therapeutic treatment that involves harvesting fat from your body (liposuction) and then grafting it back into areas needing support. Your MSCs contain powerful growth and healing factors – the body’s way of repairing damage. Using the BeautiFill laser assisted liposuction system, we harvest isolated fat cells from unwanted areas like the abdomen, buttocks, and love handles. After additional minimal manipulation, MSCs are grafted/injected into injured parts of your body to provide support and to promote healing, tissue growth, and repair. Post injection, patients may experience some soreness and swelling for at least several days, however this most often does not preclude regular activity. As the body repairs the area, these side effects will dissipate. Peak results usually occur between 3-4 weeks and 6 months post injection.
MSCs For Knees
In conditions like osteoarthritis, weight bearing joints like the knee are profoundly affected by the degeneration of cartilage. As the cushioning between the bones wears away, pain and stiffness occur. Over time, symptoms become progressively worse. Eventually a knee replacement may be performed depending on the age, health, and lifestyle of the patient. Our goal is to treat knee pain early on with therapeutics that promote healing and tissue growth. As a result of MSCs, patients can have better quality of life longer and possibly avoid surgical interventions.
When the body cannot repair the damaged cartilage on its own, we provide additional support in the form of medicinal signaling cells. This type of treatment has numerous benefits:
- Quick, in-office procedure
- No artificial fillers or drugs like corticosteroids
- The all-in-one BeautiFill system also removes unwanted fat tissue while harvesting blood.
Typically only a single course of MSC harvesting followed by grafting/injection reduces pain and increase mobility in our patients. Many of them had tried other forms of treatment that stopped working, or they wished to try a more natural approach. Whatever your reason for exploring MSC therapy for knees, we can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.