Updated: Oct 9
Stem Cell Facial Therapy
As we grow older, our natural stem cells gradually and inevitably diminish, along with the ability to reproduce new replacement cells throughout the body including our facial structure. At the epidermal level, skin becomes thinner, more sensitive to irritation, and more prone to wrinkles, freckles, and age spots.
Thanks to the uncanny ability of Stem Cell Therapy to repair this damage by reintroducing living, high-quality Stem Cells into the body, this process can be slowed or even reversed. Stem Cell treatments are essentially regarded as a miraculous breakthrough within the medical community, clinically proven to successfully rejuvenate existing cells for more efficient productivity and self-propagation. The aesthetics field, in particular, has successfully applied the use of stem cell in anti-aging treatment procedures to virtually turn back the hands of time with outstanding results.
Stem cells are the body's raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Given the right conditions stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells either become new stem cells (known as self-renewal) or become specialized cells (a process called differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells, or bone cells. No other cell in the body has this natural ability to generate new cell types.
At a fundamental level, Live Stem Cell Therapy assists the replacement of old cells with the reproduction of healthy new cells. Using new stems cells recharges the ability to repair older cells within the body or on a recipient area such as on the face and skin. The result in younger looking skin, improved complexion, and brighter skin tone.
Are there different types of Stem Cells?
Yes, there are several varieties of stem cells. The main differentiation is made based on where the cells come from.
Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) As the name suggests these cells come from already formed(adult) tissue but is not about the age of the donor for example newborn babies have ASCs just the same as you and I, in fact they have 10 times more than your average teenager and 100 times more than a middle aged person! ASCs generally already have a specific function and can be divided into 5 groups 1. Hematopoietic Stem Cells (for making blood) 2. Neural Stem Cells (make your brain and nerve cells) 3. Epithelial Stem Cells (these form the 'skin' for you internal organs, etc.) 4. Skin Stem Cells (fairly self-explanatory) 5. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (universal stem cells but more about that later) Pros - no destruction of an embryo - moderate cell division - may have a specific function - can be drawn from the host (autologous) which reduces rejection chances Cons - Not able to create as many daughter cells which means the treatment may fail (not enough cells to succeed) or take too long
Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) In the first few days after an egg is fertilized, the blastocyst (that will eventually become an embryo and then a baby), is filled with the stem cells that are needed to build a human body. ESCs are drawn from blastocysts that have been created in a laboratory for research purposes, never from a woman's womb! Pros - unlimited cell division - can serve any function (pluripotent) - little chance of rejection Cons - destroys an embryo - may not become the right type of cells - may cause tumors
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) iPSCs are man-made stem cells, created in a laboratory by genetically reprogramming other cells (like skin cells for example) to act like stem cells. This procedure shows great promise but is still relatively new, only being discovered in 2007. Pros - no destruction of an embryo - unlimited cell division (in theory) - can serve any function (pluripotent) - can be drawn from the host (autologous) which reduces rejection chances Cons - may not become the right type of cells - may cause tumors
How can Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) make you look younger?
MSC are stem cells which have the remarkable ability to transmute into various types of cells in the body. They are considered universal donor cells, which can be used for transplant into any patient without risk of rejection, and are thus perfectly suited for Cell Therapy treatments.
For aesthetic rejuvenation treatment, Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) can act as the initial building blocks for Connective Tissue, which include collagen and elastin, as well for blood vessels and fatty tissue. They can help the skin become more resilient, feel smoother, and appear brighter.
Stem cell therapy effects
Slows or even reverses visible signs of aging
Revives skin cells, lessening fine lines and wrinkles
Return of natural moisture to skin
Return of resilience and firmness to skin
In some cases, blemishes and freckles become less visible
Visible results start from 2-4 weeks and become outstanding within 2-3 months after treatment
Repeat treatment recommended every year
Recovery time 1-3 days
Cleanse the face and neck
Apply numbness cream for 45 minute to reduce discomfort during the treatment
The stem cell will be injected in the specific skin layer all over your face to reverse ageing effect
Stem cell therapy for facial after care
Avoid direct contact to high temperature for example sauna for 2 weeks
Minimal redness and mild swelling can occur and will resolve within 3-5 days,
Usually you can resume regular activity the day after treatment Avoid strenuous exercise on the same day with treatment
Dr. Chontirot is the founder of Revival Clinic, is experienced in the fields of stem cell science, gene therapy, molecular biology, immunology and clinical research. She is Board Certified and has a background of study with the University of Queensland and Stanford University. Having published articles in numerous medical and scientific forums she can be considered an expert in this field.
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