Greg Chernoff, BSc, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), was an invited faculty lecturer at the Combined Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery meeting, to share clinical and basic scientific research. The meeting was held in Orlando, FL April 10-14, 2013.
The Societies represented include: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Head and Neck Society, American Laryngological Association, American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, American Rhinologic Society, and The Triological Society.
Dr. Chernoff’s lecture focused on injectable fibroblast therapy and adipose derived stem cell treatment. He presented 15-years of his research, clinical experience, and patient outcomes.
Head and Neck Stem Cell Surgery Lecture Overview:
Breakthroughs in science now allow us to repair or heal ourselves with our own tissue. Fibroblasts, stem cells, and other forms of regenerative medicine are paving the way for numerous anti-aging, aesthetic, and other health improving treatments.
Fibroblasts are cells that produce collagen and play a critical role in maintaining the health of your skin. As we age, our fibroblasts and collagen break down, resulting in wrinkles and lost skin tone.
Fibroblasts are used in a new treatment called LaViv Personalized Cell Therapy to improve skin tone, lines, wrinkles, acne scars or other areas of lost volume. LaViv uses your own tissue to produce your own rejuvenated fibroblasts. The treatment works by extracting and multiplying a person’s own collagen producing fibroblast cells. Once gown and multiplied the cells are injected into your skin to permanently improve lines, wrinkles, scars, or other skin imperfections. Other applications include non-healing wounds and burns.
Investigational Stem Cell treatment uses adult stem cells from your own fat cells to create living, functional tissue. This new tissue can repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to damage or injury. An adult stem cell is a stem cell that already resides in your body within different tissues. Adult stem cells have the ability to replace dying cells and regenerate damaged tissue. These special cells seek out areas of injury, disease and destruction where they are capable of regenerating healthy cells and enabling a person’s natural healing processes to be accelerated.
Adult stem cells appear to be particularly effective at repairing cartilage in degenerated joints. Many reputable international centers have been using stem cell therapy to treat various chronic degenerative conditions as diverse as severe neurologic diseases, renal failure, erectile dysfunction, degenerative orthopedic problems, and even cardiac and pulmonary diseases. New research is underway to use stem cells to regrow hair.
Dr. Chernoff will continue to advance the field of regenerative medicine and present his research at upcoming scientific meetings.
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