Adult Autologous Adipose-derived Stem Cells (ADSC’s) are known as “progenitor” cells. This means they remain dormant (do nothing) until they are signaled by tissue damage. That’s when they get to work. They hone in on areas of injury or degeneration and turn on the healing process. They may simply change into the cell type the damaged area needs for repair, and they also appear to reduce inflammation and signal growth factors and other mechanisms of tissue regeneration. Suffice it to say that there are multiple animal models and a plethora of human evidence indicating significant reparative effects of adult stem cells.