Stem Cell: The Innovative Filler | Look Younger In Under An Hour
Stem cells are being used in medicine for the regrowth of tissue and to help overcome certain diseases; however, an innovative use has come to light. The use of stem cells in the cosmetic industry for facial and hand rejuvenation is a relatively recent development. We know that certain types of stem cells can differentiate into tissue-specific cells when provided with the proper stimuli and placed in the right environment.
Protein rich plasma (PRP) is known to contain certain growth factors which can signal stem cells to differentiate. When stem cells are mixed with PRP and injected into skin tissues, these stem cells can then differentiate into collagen-producing skin cells. Since much of physical aging is a result of increased collagen breakdown with loss of overall collagen and elastin, collagen-stimulating substances to help restore the collagen balance in our face and hands can give a more refreshed, youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Rejuvaline uses a forefront technology to harvest stem cells from your body and re-inject them into the facial and hand tissues to restore a more youthful appearance. Various tissues in the body are an important source of stem cells, including bone marrow and fat or adipose tissue. In our practice, stem cells are harvested from fatty tissue in the stomach or hips in about 10 minutes, using a small syringe and lidocaine solution for numbing.
The stem cells are then mixed with PRP prepared from drawing just one tube of your blood and spinning in the centrifuge for 10 minutes. It’s important to realize that these are not fat injections. It’s the stem cells that are being harvested from your fatty tissue. The goal is to extract and use the stem cells rather than your actual fat. This entire process takes just 30 to 40 minutes before the stem cells are ready for injection. The stem cell filler is then injected just like any standard filler.
Another benefit of stem cell fillers, compared to the commercially available fillers, is that stem cells can be injected at various levels within the facial tissues, ranging from very superficial lines of the upper lips and crows feet, to deeper nasolabial folds and marionette lines as well as hollow cheeks and temples. Patients often notice a healthy, youthful glow to their skin immediately following treatment.
Unlike commercial fillers which typically contain some foreign component, which is not part of our own bodies, these stem cell filler preparations come from your own body without the risk of allergic reaction. As long as you have some adipose tissue in you flanks or abdomen, a fairly large volume of stem cells for filler injections can be harvested and prepared for use in a single rejuvenation injection session.