Joint Regeneration

Stem-Cells

Stem Cell rejuvenation

Joint Treatment :

A new study in Ireland has just completed phase 1 trials and shows exciting potential cure and treatment for osteoarthritis. Please click on this link to see the article http://www.newstalk.ie/Irish-scientists-grow-closer-to-finding-arthritis-cure

How it works :

Fat or adipose tissue contains the highest concentration of stem cells in the body. This is removed from you by a mini liposuction usually from the lower abdomen, and then stem cells are purified and activated from the fat extracted. This is then activated with platelet rich plasma (from your own blood) and injected into the joint with or without ultrasound guidance. Studies have shown that patients destined for joint replacement have been able to resume activities such as walking with little or no discomfort. For a copy of the case studies please click on the links below.

Mouse Study     Canine Study     Human Study

Further studies have shown cartilage regeneration in joints http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24449146
and European Stem Cell Joint Study
Who is suitable ?

Patients with chronic osteo arthritis or mechanical damage and degeneration in their joints.

What are the risks ?

The long term effects of the treatment are as yet unknown as are the long term risks.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

Future plansFuture plans

Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.

TrainingTraining

Training

Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic surgery and medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.