The Cell Spa was created to give every person the opportunity to experience the latest developments in biologic medicine. Our treatments harness the innate ability of the body to heal itself. Each treatment focuses on solving a problem which, in most cases, has been previously viewed as an unavoidable consequence of aging or genetics. Many people currently suffer with these problems silently. We want people to know that they no longer have to accept the status quo. By restoring the appearance and function of the body, we give our patients back the confidence and capability written in each of their cells.
Dr. Wade McKenna, The Cell Spa’s Chief Medical Officer, brings his experience with biologics from the operating room to address the cosmetic industry.
We believe the best way to produce the appearance of health and vitality, is to produce the reality of health and vitality, with as little pain and risk involved as possible.
Importance of Biologics
At The Cell Spa we utilize treatments derived from cutting edge biologic medical research and surgical application. In order to understand how this makes us unique, it is helpful to understand what biologics are and how they differ from other, more traditional treatment methodologies.
What are biologics?
Biological products include a wide range of products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenic, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic proteins. Biologics can be composed of sugars, proteins, or nucleic acids or complex combinations of these substances, or may be living entities such as cells and tissues. Biologics are isolated from a variety of natural sources – human, animal, or microorganism – and may be produced by biotechnology methods and other cutting-edge technologies. Gene-based and cellular biologics, for example, often are at the forefront of biomedical research, and may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions for which no other treatments are available.
Biologics vs. conventional drugs?
In contrast to most drugs that are chemically synthesized and their structure is known, most biologics are complex mixtures that are not easily identified or characterized. Biological products, including those manufactured by biotechnology, tend to be heat sensitive and susceptible to microbial contamination. Therefore, it is necessary to use aseptic principles from initial manufacturing steps, which is also in contrast to most conventional drugs.
Biological products often represent the cutting-edge of biomedical research and, in time, may offer the most effective means to treat a variety of medical illnesses and conditions that presently have no other treatments available.
All of our treatments are based upon our proprietary injectable decellularized allograft. Our allograft derives from the amnion layer of placentas donated in the process of healthy childbirth. The amnion layer provides us with the right tissue and growth factors to aid in the regenerative healing process.
Benefits of amniotic graft?
Due to its role in protecting the child from the immune system of the mother during pregnancy, amniotic tissue is completely immune privileged, which is to say it presents no possibility of immune reaction when administered to someone other than the donor. The amnion membrane also contains many kinds of special cells involved in the body’s healing process along with the beneficial compounds which the cells in the tissue produce. This collection of compounds secreted by the cells of the amniotic membrane are referred to as the secretome of the cells. The allograft itself is made up of morselized (broken into separate particles), metabolically active tissue filled with secrotome compounds suspended in purified amnion fluid. These secretomic factors, recent research has shown, are the most important element involved in observed effects of amnion based therapies. The end result is a 2cc vial of suspension allograft which possesses regenerative capabilities which cannot be found anywhere else.
Why is our allograft better?
All other current biologics treatments rely on the presence of, at most, twenty to thirty growth factors in low concentration. Our decellularized allograft on average possesses eight to ten times the concentration of all of the growth factors and secretive components present in any other treatment, in addition to hundreds of varieties of beneficial compounds not found in any other agent. In addition to this our allograft contains high, third party verified, concentrations of secretome and exosomes which are not consciously utilized in any other treatments. Another unique property of our allograft is its ability to localize and continue acting upon a desired area. Because of the moralized tissue in suspension, the secretome components and metabolically active cells will remain within a desired area and continue to act for nearly twenty weeks. All other injected biologics are composed of fluid alone, leading to the majority of volume injected dispersing from the target area within forty eight hours. Finally, our allograft is administered using a narrow 27 gauge needle, comparable to those used for Botox or insulin injections, allowing us to use our suspension allograft for sensitive applications.
To see how our allograft is used in the treatment of specific problems, click here.