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IV Adipose Cell Therapy (ASCT)

What is IV ASCT?

IV Adipose Cell Therapy (ASCT) is an innovative treatment utilising the body’s natural cell regeneration mechanisms to accelerate and enhance healing in systemic conditions and those associated with ageing.

The adipose-derived cell is safer and more easily accessible compared to other cell alternatives. Dr. Peter Lewis and the Surecell team are the most experienced PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and ASCT doctors in Australia.

What does the process involve?

The doctor will harvest the adipose cells from your belly fat using a liposuction technique. The adipose tissue is then processed to isolate the mesenchymal cells.

These cells are then mixed with PRP and activated under light. Saline is added and the cells are given intravenously in order to reach locations of injury and begin the healing and regeneration process.

How does it work?

The cells promote growth and regeneration by releasing growth factors, which stimulate cells to multiply and form new tissue. 

IV cell treatments often provide improvement in health similar to the usage of human growth hormone.

What can be treated with adipose cells?

General well-being and ageing are targeted using IV ASCT + PRP.

  • Lung damage and inflammation associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Gastrointestinal tissue damage associated with inflammatory bowel disease

  • Injuries from major trauma − Chronic wounds

  • Kidney diseases

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Cardiac failure

Pre-Treatment Advice

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Where possible, avoid sugar rich foods. Anti- inflammatory drugs (e.g. Cortisone, Nurofen) should be avoided for 2-3 days before and after treatment if possible.

It is essential that you stop taking blood thinners. Dr. Lewis recommends that you stop taking fish-oil and cholesterol-lowering medication a week before the cells are harvested. However this will be discussed in your initial consultation. We also recommend supplements such as Q10 and Vitamin D.

For better results, visit the hyperbaric chamber facility available at our Malvern PRP Clinic (9822 9996).

Post-Treatment Advice

What should I do after my treatment?

Following the IV ASCT treatment, there may be some pain and discomfort in the area of the cell collection during and for a few days after treatment. Improvement is expected to be gradual.

Some patients may experience flushing like a mild flu in the hours following the treatment. Other may also find an increase in sleeping for a few days.

Please note

As Adipose cells are taken from your own body, there are no risks of disease transmission or allergic reactions. Also, as adipose cells are adult cells, there is no chance of the cells causing cancer.

For further information on our services, such as the cost of our cell treatments, feel free to contact Surecell Australia at (03) 9822 9996 or email us at and we will ensure a staff member will assist with your query.

  • How many injections will I need?
    Frequency and number of treatments will depend on how severe the condition is. For chronic joint injuries such as osteoarthritis, we recommend a course of three sessions, one week apart, followed by annual top up sessions. For soft tissue injuries such as tendon tears, treatment involves three injections, two weeks apart. For the treatment of burns or scars, treatment frequency will depend on severity.
  • When will I see improvements after my treatment?
  • What should I do after getting PRP injections?
  • How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for PRP?
  • Are PRP injections painful?
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  • What are the costs of the various PRP treatments?
    To find out the cost of the PRP treatments you are interested in, call 03 9822 9996 or email and one of our staff members will get back to you.
  • What is the difference between PRP and stem cells?
    PRP contains natural growth factors and vital proteins that can help heal injured areas of soft tissue. PRP is used to treat conditions that often have the ability to heal themselves but may require a “jumpstart”, whereas stem cells are used in cases of more advanced conditions such as degenerative arthritis, bony defects, and in cases of spinal disc degeneration.
  • Are there any side effects of PRP injections?
    After PRP is taken from your own blood, there are no risks of disease transmission or allergic reactions. Sometimes PRP may aggravate the inflammatory response, causing a temporary increase in pain and swelling of the injured area. There may also be a local pressure effect from the injection of the fluid. These effects should subside within a few hours to days. If pain is severe, contact the doctor.
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