The Skinny On Stem Cell Facelifts

Stem cells have been under investigation for years for their potential to treat numerous medical conditions. With the most recent findings, the use of stem cells for aesthetic purposes is gaining a lot of attention and popularity. Once specific procedure that patients are requesting is the stem cell facelift.

Although studies are still underway to prove the efficacy of stem cells for facial rejuvenation, many doctors are already offering this procedure. During the procedure, fat is removed from another part of the patient’s body and purified. After purification, the surgeon will inject the fat into different areas around the face.

The fat will plump the face in areas with skin is sagging, leaving it looking younger and refreshed. Stem cells also have the possibility to regenerate elastin and collagen, which in turn can help the skin bounce back to it’s original form. Even though this sounds promising, most anti-aging stem cell research is in its infancy.

For a long time, stem cell research was unable to be processed due to legal restrictions. Since stem cell research originally focused on embryonic cells, there was a lot of controversy surrounding how they were harvested. More recent research has found that stem cells are existent in human fat and has opened more doors for new studies.

Another benefit of stem cell facelifts is that no scalpel or incision is made in the face therefore there is no scarring and no need for general anesthesia. This results in minimal downtime for the patient. If you are a Bakersfield resident who has questions about the stem cell facelift, our knowledgeable staff at the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery is available to address your concerns.

To Your Health & Beauty,

Vipul R. Dev, M.D.

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