The unspecialized cells of the human body are called stem cells. These stem cells can help with self-renewal; that is why they are used for cosmetic treatment for reducing wrinkles, regenerate damaged cells, and reverse aging. It is what we call stem cell aesthetic therapy. As we age, wear and tear on our bodies starts to appear. The wrinkles in our faces become visible because the production of collagen in our body slows down drastically. Our exposure to sunlight and lifestyle can significantly aid in the appearance of the signs of aging on our faces, and that is why the stem cell aesthetic is believed to reverse these signs by regeneration.
Where Are These Stem Cells Extracted?
The regeneration occurs with the use of the umbilical cord, which comes from stem cell therapy. And because stem cells contain abundant mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), it can develop into specialized cells through cellular differentiation. MSC is capable of producing skin cells that are needed to replace damaged skin with new skin cells. And these MSC are stored in different areas in our body, like bone marrow. A sample of stem cells that will be collected in these areas can develop into an anti-aging serum.
How Is Stem Aesthetic Stem Cell Treatment Done?
Stem cells are injected into the skin through IV (intravenous) after the micro-needling procedure or subcutaneous injection. These stem cells contain cellular products that are involved in the regeneration process. As clinically proven, the stem cell applied through IV could reduce scar size and enhance contour restoration. Other than that, patients who undergo aesthetic stem cell treatment through subcutaneous injection experienced improved skin elasticity, skin hydration, increased production of collagen, and increased elastin density, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles and enhanced skin appearance.
Benefits Of Stem Cell Treatment
Other than wound healing and skin enhancements, aesthetic stem cell treatment has other benefits. And these are:
- Decrease the occurrence of hyperpigmentation because of the natural production of skin essentials
- Enhance skin radiance, and this therapy stimulates plumpness of skin
- Reduced scars
- Improves skin texture
- Minimizes pore size
- Reduces signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases
- Repair damage follicles
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
- Skin rejuvenation through micro-needling
How Does It Work?
When the patient chooses the area to undergo treatment, the healthcare determines what stem cell therapy is the most appropriate for that site. The procedure will only take a few hours, including the extraction of stem cells from the patient’s body. Anesthesia extracts the sample from the patient. The stem cell sample can either be collected from stored fats in the hips or buttocks, abdomen, or thighs. The whole procedure is done in a sterile environment to avoid contamination.
Once the sample is collected, it will undergo centrifugation, which separates the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) from the fats. After this, the serum will be injected into the desired area. The patient can go back to her regular activity after two days from the treatment.