Introducing the “Stem Cell Facelift”
A Revolutionary and Cost Effective Approach to Facial Rejuvenation
Are you thinking about having a facelift? Have you looked in the mirror and been discouraged by the wrinkles, sagging skin and rough texture of your skin? Have you been put off by the pain and costs of actual facelift surgery? Do the effects of fillers like Botox simply seem unnatural?
The miracle of Stem Cell Therapy is now available to address these issues. The first so-called “Stem Cell Facelift” was presented by the world renowned anti-aging physician and plastic surgeon Vincent Giampapa, MD, FACS. The procedure was presented in Paris in 2008 at the World Academy of Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Medicine.
The “Stem Cell Facelift” brings together an established technique of transplanting a small amount of a patient’s body fat with their own adult stem cells. This combination has demonstrated striking results. A patient’s face fills out naturally, looking youthful, fuller and fresh – all without surgery or artificial drugs or filler.
What makes this technique all the more remarkable is that the miracle of stem cells is found in our own bodies. The procedure is simple and can be accomplished in a doctor’s office. The physician uses liposuction to remove a small amount of fat. The fat is then centrifuged and treated to separate out the fat from the stem cells. Because these stem cells come from a patient’s own body, there is little danger of any side effects or rejection. Both the fat and stem cells are then re-injected into the skin of the face.
Adult stem cells possess remarkable qualities -- ability to create new cell growth to heal and rejuvenate our bodies’ own tissues. Though the theoretical basis is still emerging, stem cells are considered a progenitor type cell that has the ability to transform into different kinds of cells. The action of these stem cells stimulates the skin and fatty layers to produce more of their own cells. And unlike older procedures – such as surgery and fillers that are a cosmetic fix - stem cell therapy actually helps the body turn back the clock as the face becomes more youthful.
The procedure is accomplished under local anesthesia in about an hour in the office setting – no hospital stat or general anesthesia. Recovery time takes about a week.
How long do Stem Cell Facelifts last? This is a good question, as the cosmetic of fillers and even many surgical procedures are temporary. There are many factors that can affect the overall staying power of any cosmetic procedure, including, age, genetics, environment, smoking, etc. However, there is data showing that fat transference by itself has a longevity of about 7 years.
Stem Cell Therapy is changing the face of medicine. The medical establishment is quickly accepting new procedures that have the potential to create miracles in many facets of our health. If you have any questions about the science and safety behind Stem Cell Facelifts you may want to consult with your primary care physician.
If you want to learn more about Stem Cell Facelift Therapy, please call us. The consultation is free. And whatever your decision, your understanding of what your body is capable of will be changed forever.