In our first post on the future of anti-aging, we talked all about collagen – what it is, why it matters, and most importantly, the amazing breakthroughs in technology that we’ll start to see in the not-so distant future.
Today we’re going to be continuing with that theme, covering what may be the most exciting breakthrough in all of medical technology – stem cells.
Chances are, unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you know what stem cells are (or at the very least, you’ve heard of them).
But what you may NOT know is that this revolutionary treatment isn’t just great news for people suffering from diseases – it’s also going to change the game for those of concerned with anti-aging.
Stem Cells And Aging
Think of stem cell treatment, and you probably think of the revolutionary and transformative medical treatments that are on the horizon, from alzheimer’s to heart disease.
The same technology that makes these potential treatments so effective for these conditions also does the same for anti-aging.
And while there may not be any direct stem cell procedures specifically for skin care, having the ability to slow down the aging process is something that will effect all areas of your health and wellbeing, and will dramatically improve your life.
Now, it’s important to understand that, like a lot of the research into this particular domain, most of the potential treatments are still in the developmental phase. But with that said, a lot of the research is VERY promising, and these technologies may be on the market a lot sooner than you think.
One therapy in particular that shows a lot of promise is the use of stem cells collected from the fat of adult humans. Researchers have discovered that these cells tend to be quite stable, making them suitable for use in therapies involving chronological aging (the natural lifecycle of cells).
What’s even more impressive, they’ve discovered that these cells are robust even when taken from the fat of elderly donors.
Another anti-aging treatment that’s been showing a lot of promise as of late is the possibility of a direct injection. It’s an idea that’s been floated around for some time, but has constantly been bogged down by technical issues.
Fortunately, researchers have cleared a lot of the hurdles, and many believe that this is something that will be a possibility in the near future.
Specifically, this potential injection will likely involve the use of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow. This particular type of stem cell has been shown to be incredibly effective at repairing inflammation and damage in the human body, encouraging cells to repair themselves over time.
But more importantly, mesenchymal cells have shown themselves to be a lot more stable and well tolerated than previous attempts, leading researchers to believe that this little procedure is just what they’ve been looking for.