What is Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation?
Stem cell skin rejuvenation therapy is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation technique. It makes use of the naturally restorative properties of stem cells to provide fullness and softness to facial skin by promoting collagen growth. This therapy is also commonly referred to as stem cell facelift.
With the passing years of our life, we gradually lose the beauty of our faces. But fortunately stem cells in our body are capable of self-renewal, allowing tissue regeneration and repair. This new and successful method helps combat three key concerns: flaccidity, loss of volume, and the aging of the face itself.
It is a better alternative to dermal fillers, which have been the traditional treatment for increased facial volume.
How does Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation work?
Before understanding the process of stem cell skin rejuvenation, it is important to know why our skin loses its youthfulness. The effects of aging become visible because our cells start to die after a certain age. Connective tissues under our skin keep it tight. Fibroblast cells found in connective tissues produce collagen that keeps our skin looking soft and young. Although the skin constantly renews itself, as we age, the regeneration slows down, and more cells die than are being regenerated. The lower collagen production causes the visible effects of aging – loose, sagging skin, wrinkles, creases, etc.
What stem cell skin rejuvenation therapy does is it replenishes the collagen that is lost due to the natural aging process. When new stem cells are injected into the face, they stimulate collagen production and help to restore the lost youthfulness, volume, and skin elasticity.
How is it performed?
The stem cell skin rejuvenation or stem cell facelift procedure is fairly simple. It is quick, minimally invasive, and minimally painful. It is usually done under local anesthesia.
The procedure has 3 stages:
- Extraction – Fat/ adipose tissue is extracted by the doctor from another body part – abdomen/ buttocks/ back/ thighs – as agreed by the doctor with you.
- Separation – Extracted fat cells are sent to the lab, where they undergo a series of processes to separate out the stem cells.
- Injection – Subsequently, these stem cells are injected into your skin, in the pre-agreed areas, where they nest and begin to renew the skin in a deep and intense way, giving it a much fresher and younger appearance.
Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation Therapy
Smaller pores: When stem cells are used, pores shrink, and facial skin appears much smoother.
Better texture: Although fat grafting on the face is still unpredictable, when it is mixed with stem and regenerative cells and injected into the deeper layers of the facial skin, it is possible to achieve volume in some areas. The appearance of the skin shows visible results after a couple of months.
Even skin without blemishes: A few weeks after the stem cell procedure, you will begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of the skin on your face because it effectively has the potential to rejuvenate the face.
Anti-wrinkle: Stem cells fill in facial wrinkles, nasolabial fold, and crow’s feet. They are sometimes useful for treating certain facial deformities as well.
Why should you opt for Skin Rejuvenation with Stem Cells?
As compared to other skin rejuvenation therapies, stem cell skin rejuvenation is performed with your own living cells that work to restructure, repair, and revitalize the skin tissues. Even though it is impossible to stop the normal aging process, stem cells help in containing, slowing down, and even reversing the natural wear and tear of the tissues.
Skin rejuvenation is not the only utility of this technique, as it also serves to restore volume and shape that have been lost in certain areas of the body over time. Through the same procedure, the fat cells are enriched with stem cells and subsequently injected into these areas in order to enhance volumes with a much longer effect.
The extracted cells can be stored for years so that the patient can use them whenever they want, having their own elixir of eternal youth at their fingertips.
The therapy can be repeated to continually get its advantages.
What are the risks and side effects of Stem Cell Therapy?
The research on skin rejuvenation using stem cells is still young and evolving. Side effects of the therapy could include infection, bleeding, inflammation, and pain. You may need more than 1 session to get the maximum impact. The full results may not be immediate but may gradually show over a period of few months.