Christopher the treatment that you described is NOT exactly what was supposed to happen. The Kerastem treatment is supposed to go like in the diagram of the female silhouette in the below link:
When you open the above link scroll down to the female silhouette and follow the arrows. The arrows move across then downward and then back upward to the top of her head. Firstly, they were supposed to harvest the fat tissue from your hip, not your belly. Secondly, they were not supposed to inject part of the harvested fat into your scalp right from the start. Thirdly, they were NOT supposed to simply centrifuge the harvested fat to separate the adipose derived stem cells out of the fat and then inject the adipose derived stem cells into your scalp. NO. Fourth, They were supposed to separate ALL of the adipose derived stem cells from ALL of the harvested fat and then put ALL of those harvested adipose derived stem cells into a purified fat product called PUREGRAFT to create a final mix and then implant that final mix into your scalp.
If what you’re saying is true they didn’t do it right. This could be why their success rate isn’t as good as other researchers are saying it should be. The clinic maybe took short cuts so they could cut expenses, but instead they should have charged you a little more and did it correctly.
Christopher injecting adipose derived stem cells on their own is not very successful because the injected adipose derived stem cells migrate out of the injected RAPIDLY. They can’t help you if they don’t stay in the target area. That is why those adipose derived stem cells were supposed to be put into the proprietary product called PUREGRAFT. You see, PUREGRAFT is designed to STAY PUT in the target area.
The below 4 steps tells you what was supposed to happen. The below 4 steps are the same as the steps in the female silhouette diagram in the link above.
They harvest fat from the patient’s hip.
They extract adipose derived stem cells from the fat harvested from the patient.
They put the adipose derived stem cells into a purified fat product called PUREGRAFT and this combination forms the final treatment mix.
They implant the final treatment mix (adipose derived stem cells taken from the patient’s own fat and put into a specific product called PUREGRAFT) into the patient’s scalp.
From what you’re saying it looks like they did it wrong. It looks like when they injected your own fat back into you they were trying to use your own fat in place of the PUREGRAFT. But that shouldn’t work as well. The researchers running this treatment through FDA trials are using the PUREGRAFT for a reason Christopher. It looks like the clinic you went to is trying to cut a key corner on you. They were NOT supposed to inject your own fat back into you like that. They were supposed to get all of the adipose derived stem cells from all of you your fat, and then put all of those adipose derived stem cells into a product called PUREGRAFT, which is designed to stay in the target location. They’re corner-cutting could explain why they are having a poorer success rate than other researchers are achieving.
You need to kick up a fuss and you need to report them for cutting corners and not selling you what they are advertising. There are strong consumer laws in Switzerland and if you want to get the treatment done properly you need to scold them big time and you need to report them. We all need for you to make a big issue of this because when a business cuts corners in this manner the success rate can be adversely affected.
Also, can you please put me in touch with the clinic you went to? I want to let them know that I’m angry at them for not giving you what they are advertising.