Frequently Asked Questions
Stem cells are the body's raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.
These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells.
No, we see this as unethical and unsafe. Since embryonic stem cells carry pluripotential capacity, the cells can differentiate into any type of cells in the body.This could cause the undesired cell types in the implanted organs.
Our cells are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs),extracted from donated human placenta & umbilical cord.
Autologous Cell treatments include the use of patients very own (Autologous) stem cells. These types of stem cells are mainly obtained from Peripheral blood, Adipose Tissue (Fat), Dental (Decidous) tooth pulp or Bone Marrow.
Enhanced Allogeneic treatments including the use of matched donated stem cells to help treat a disease or disorder. These types of cells are obtained from donated cord tissue, placenta, amniotic fluid, dental pulp or bone marrow.
Villa Sukhothai prefer the use of autologous derived stem cell with early harvest, high quality and well screened stem cells offer greater therapeutic benefits. HLA matched donated and cultured stem cells are often a better choice than autologous stem cells.
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. MSCs contain immunoprivileged property, resulting in anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation of human body.
Yes, they are harvested from the thehuman body, and cultivated the laboratory under optimal condition in order to maintain their stemness property. Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent adult stem cells that are present in multiple tissues, including umbilical cord, bone marrow and fat tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells can self-renew by dividing andcan differentiate into multiple tissues including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells, and connective tissue.
Our cells are from Thailand’s finest hospitals with the signed informed consent and then directly transferred to our partner laboratory at iWellness Youth and Health Center, certified by the Laboratory of Cell-Based Assays and Innovations of Suranaree University of Technology. The cells are validated and tested with stringent condition to ensure that they are safe from mutation, infection, and allergy. Thereafter, the cells will be processed at Thailand Institute of Technological & Scientific Research (TISTR) under GLP facility with clean room and sterilization environment in order to prepare the effective cells for further infusion into the patients. The cell processing facility is complied with the guidelines of FDA and ISCT standard. Under the strict supervision of our Lead Scientists at our key partner laboratory at Suranaree University of Technology, our market leading laboratory. Approved will then commence collection of the cells from the donor source.
We only used early harvest cells (not over the 4th passage), it’s important to deliver the best results for our clients that only the best cells are collected and used. We do not endorse, use or substitute cells beyond this point.
Adhering to strict protocols, cross check procedures and audits to ensure quality and safety. Our experienced team extracts only the finest cells, entering records into our system in relation to medical history, donor age and gender for recipient suitability.
We then perform the first series of tests to screen for a number of bloods and cell checks and quality validation. Further series of testing continues through the process and if cells are flawed or pose risk at any indicator they are disposed of and not used to final formulation.
Only our stem cell scientist team harvest the cells and perform the screening testing for our regeneration and rejuvenation solutions.It is important all protocol and safety guidelines are followed. Hence we only permit our team to perform all stages of cell extraction, testing, verification and storage.
We have a number of check points and milestone processes where team members are required to meet safety points with a secondary cross check by another Scientist is performed. Only after secondary verificationis performed at each stage can the cells advance to the next step.
We do not purchase cells already extracted by third parties to ensure the high quality and standards are met.
Stem cell like all medical treatments have an element of risk, success rates and possible adverse reaction.
As all humans are different, so are our reaction and adoption of cells, medicines, treatments and potential outcomes.
Technology and adoption of use cells in regeneration and rejuvenation continues to be a growth and learning area.
Stem cells are a natural/human source of regeneration and rejuvenation that is well screened, tested and verified multiple times during the process.
Benefits and outcomes have to be reviewed and discussed verses the risks of any medical treatment. We always encourage clients to seek a second opinion from a qualified source. A well-balanced review of the treatment options in all form of medicine is encouragedat all times.
Our Doctors welcome a to face to face if possible or offer remote (online) meetings with clients to discuss the treatment options, potential outcomes, risks as wellas possible discomfort that may or may not be experienced.
We have many happy clients selecting cell rejuvenationrather than ongoing pain medication, chemical injectionuse or surgery.
No, you cannot receive disease or cancerous cells from us due to our multi layered tested and verification process.
Our screening methods identify any irregular cells and that sample is then disposed of and not used.
We pride ourselves on only the finest cells, make the finest solutions to meet the best health and rejuvenation outcomes.
Yes, all donors are screened for their medical history. We evaluate and screen based on possible therapeutic use and ensure multiple testing is conducted to check cells are cancer risk free, infection free and mutation free.
We offer a number of different cells for various regeneration and rejuvenation treatments.
Typically, some cosmetic procedures are 6-10 months duration to replace i.e., Botox injections.
Other configurations for other stem cells for longer terms solutions for can last years or give indefinite solutions.
Various therapy methods require different approached and also are based on the severity or treatment outcomes you are seeking.
We invite you for a no obligation meeting with a Qualified Doctor/Health Care Professional in Rejuvenate Medicine to discuss this at our centre.
Depending on the application, it can work within minutes for certain skin applications but we advise allowing 8-12 weeks for best outcome indications. Human’s are all different and response improvements vary but we can share with you past clients and expected outcomes with timelines
Stem cell treatment for joints is non-invasive, and studies suggest that side effects are minimal. After the procedure, some people may experience temporary increased pain and swelling. However, the overwhelming majority of people who get stem cell injections have no adverse side effects.
Stem cells. The most common side effects after transplant are fatigue, lack of appetite, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Many patients also continue to deal with hair loss, skin rash, swelling, weight loss or gain, fatigue, change in taste/appetite, ordecrease in sexual desire
In the rare cases of side effects, you may experience one or two of the following symptoms; headache, chills, flushing, nausea, urticaria (hives) or pruritus (itching). However, it is important to emphasize that our patients have experienced very minimal side effects, if any at all.
We invite you to schedule a session with our doctors and health experts to discuss your health goals at Villa Sukhothai Youth & Health Center in Pasak 8, Phuket. Make an appointment with one of our friendly team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Our team will ask for a brief form to be completed and returned
- Any medical history, reports or scans you might have for the Doctors to review to prepare for your discussion
- What are the outcome you would like to achieve?
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- Preparing and cleaning the body is key to best levels of success
- Book in a suitable time to meet one of our doctors.
- Face to face meetings are preferred at Villa Sukhothai, so any questions can be answered on the day.
- We offer Zoom Appointments on requests if clients can not attend Villa Sukhothai or live in Phuket.
- Our team will ask for a brief medical history form to be completed and returned prior to your appointment.