“A sick organ which is tired or stressed can be treated or stimulated by a young cellular tissue coming from a similar organ.”
Some consider that the theory of Cell-Therapy dates back to the dawn of time. For others it comes from Paracelsus, the Swiss alchemist and doctor, who, in the 16th Century, suggested that the heart should be treated with the heart and the liver treated with the liver.
Dr Alfred Pfister – ‘CellVital’ Method
‘If fresh cells were put into a cream, they would die instantly.’
The story of Cellcosmet & Cellmen begins with the discovery of the ‘CellVital Method’ by Dr Alfred Pfister in 1955. This new method, allowed cells to be extracted from host tissue without immediate deterioration. In hindsight, this was a watershed moment for what was to come, and opened the door for incorporating ‘breathing cells’ into cosmetic creams. For many years, the very first Cellcosmet & Cellmen creams, exclusively available to the patients in Dr Pfister’s revitalisation centre, were based on this CellVital Method.
In 1987, Alfred’s son Roland C. Pfister led the push to improve on the existing process and a new method was developed by doctors and biologists for better adaptation to dermocosmetics. It was named the ‘CellControl Method’. Thanks to a specially developed stabilising liquid, cellular material was able to be maintained in an active state for months – much longer than previously thought possible. The cellular material extracted using this process is known as stabilised active bio-integral cells, and it has proven to be the ideal material for cosmetology.
Since 1989, these cells, characterised by their extraordinary vital energy have been integrated into all Cellcosmet & Cellmen products. This process is done exclusively at Cellap Laboratories, which incidentally also opened its doors for the first time in 1987.
Today, the only difference is that the active stabilised bio-integral cells are now obtained through biotechnology. This enables a large number of cells to be sourced from a single cell-culture. It is no longer necessary to directly extract cells for every application. As a result, transmission of any animal disease is impossible.