What Is Regenerative Cellular Therapy and What Can Be Treated With It?
Biltmore Restorative Medicine and Aesthetics is the leading practice in WNC in “Regenerative Medicine” — the use of safe, approved, regenerative cells and tissues in disease prevention, pain control, joint therapy, aesthetics, and sexual wellness.
Since “Regenerative Cellular Therapy” is such a new and ground-breaking therapy, we will cover a few items that can be confusing or misleading.
Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P’s) are regulated by the FDA, and Biltmore Restorative Medicine and Aesthetics strictly adheres to the FDA guidelines on the use of such products.
These HCT/P products are also referred to as “361 products.” These products should not be referred to as “stem cells” but are often thought of as such as their uses in clinical settings often lead to practitioners referring to them as such.
The HCT/P’s that we use qualify as 361 products:
Our tissue is processed in a way that is considered minimally manipulated.
Minimal manipulation means:
- For structural tissue, processing that does not alter the original relevant characteristics of the tissue relating to the tissue’s utility for reconstruction, repair, or replacement
- For cells or nonstructural tissues, processing that does not alter the relevant biological characteristics of cells or tissues.
Our products are intended for only homologous use. Homologous use means:
- For the repair, reconstruction, replacement, or supplementation of a recipient’s cells or tissues with an HCT/P that performs the same basic functions in the recipient as in the donor.
So what does all that glossy-eyed stuff mean? We at BRMA are at the forefront of regenerative medicine and meticulously choose our protocols and products. We are proud to be the first provider of HCT/P’s from Regenerative Labs, providers of the first and only Wharton’s Jelly products to be recognized as 361 HCT/P’s by the HCPCS!
So why are HCT/P products so important? Think about how your body “heals and
regenerates” when you are injured. Your body has cells that are triggered and released when an injury occurs. These cells have growth factors and other properties that help heal the tissues. Unfortunately, as we age, our cells have lost a large number of the growth factors and properties that we had in youth. So, essentially, healing and regeneration aren’t as robust as it was when we were younger. When these HCT/P’s are administered, they aid your body’s own regenerative and repair system. Think of this as having millions if not billions of ultra-powerful and strong “friends” helping you fix whatever your body is asking to repair or improve!
Where do HCT/P products come from? These products come from Wharton’s Jelly of donated umbilical cord tissues (never from embryonic products!) and contain the most concentrated, powerful, properties that all of us had at birth! Far more powerful than middle-aged or older regenerative cells!
How are HCT/P’s used? Think of any place in your body that could use repair and regeneration…
● Sexual enhancement (O-Shot, P-Shot)
● Facial aesthetics
● Joint pain and repair
● Surgery prevention
● Overall wellness
● Scar reduction
Are all HCT/P’s that we offer the same? No. We offer several levels of HCT/P’s.
Think of this as how gold is graded. 11 karat gold is far better than no gold at all! 18 karat is even better. And of course, the best is 24 karat! Each karat has more and more of the “valuable” material. So do our products. So while all HCT/P’s are like gold, we have products for everyone’s budget. Rest assured, all are the “gold-standard” in today’s regenerative cell and tissue products!
As always, we at Biltmore Restorative and Medicine and Aesthetics will be on the cutting edge of the newest and best technologies, procedures, and products, used only after careful consideration and research!