Stem cell therapies are a type of cell therapy in which the cells used are either stem cells (as in the case of bone marrow transplantation) or are derived from stem cells, as is this case with some stem cell therapies that are currently being investigated for their therapeutic potential in areas such as regenerative medicine.
Stem cells in fat are very powerful releases of growth factors that enhance tissue healing and can induce the growth of new blood vessels in the tissue. This results in collagen formation and new tissue growth.
It can either injected or be extracting it by using a liposuction to harvest fat from a place that has extra (that can later be injected into a place that doesn’t have enough (like the hollows of the cheeks, lips or around the eyes).
The function of the procedure is based on the regenerative capacity of a group of cells called ADULT STEM CELLS.
They are among the few cells in the body that are specialized and have the potential to become a particular cell type and replace worn and damage cells.
When stem cells are isolated and then transplanted either with or without fat into parts of the body, then they grow and survive in these new areas helping to form new tissue at the transplanted site. By using the regenerative properties of stem cells either alone or along with transplanted fat, a marked improvement of survival of these tissues occurs.
What makes the stem cell facelift unique and different from other fat transplant procedures is the fact that the autologous (from self) isolated stem cells can be placed into areas that have had transplanted fat, and/or autologous Growth Factors (PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma), and/or Hyaluronic acid.
This can help the stem cells and adipose tissues survive and grow into the needed tissue to restore lost fat, enhancing the volume of the face, and skin elements which would improve both the quality and texture of the skin.
Stem cell therapy is used in our practice for skin regeneration at the same time for volume replacement in areas like smiling lines, chin, under eyes, forehead lines, hollow cheeks, etc.