Stem Cell Therapy is used as a minimally-invasive alternative for anti-aging treatments. The treatment works by taking stem cells from one part of the body and injecting them into a part of the body, such as the face or breasts, to restore volume. Stem cells can also be used to treat scars, wrinkles, and aging skin.
What is Stem Cell Treatment?
Stem cells are unspecialized cells which are located throughout the body, and high concentrations can be found in the capillaries within body fat. The cells function by dividing and developing into different types of specialized cells, in order to repair or replenish damaged cells or tissues.
Stem cell treatments involve extracting the fat with a small amount of liposuction, usually extracting fat from the abdomen. The fat is then treated in a laboratory to isolate the stem cells and then re-injected to create more volume in some areas of the body. The injected fat adds volume, while the stem cells work to create new blood cells which helps to keep the fat alive and prevent it from being absorbed, creating longer lasting results.
The treatment can be used as a non-surgical facelift, by injecting the fat into the face into the areas which have damaged skin or little fat. The injected fat creates more volume and a younger look. As a wrinkle treatment, stem cell treatment creates more natural looking results than treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. The body usually re-accepts its own cells without any side effects. The treatment can help to fill in fine lines and repair the skin which is damaged due to age and sun exposure.
Some patients may opt to have more liposuction performed for aesthetic reasons, as well as for using the fat for aesthetic stem cell treatment. The liposuction may be performed under general or local anesthetic, depending on how much fat is being removed.
What is Stem Cell Treatment Recommended for?
Fine lines and wrinkles
Non-surgical alternative to a facelift
Breast augmentation or reconstruction