If you feel aging has taken away your youthfulness or the apparent change in the facial features is making you over conscious about it and you are looking for a totally harmless way to rejuvenate your facial skin, you are at the right place. Stem Cell Facelift is the solution for all your worries.
What is Stem Cell Facelift?
Stem Cell Facelift is one of the best techniques being used around the world for facial rejuvenation. The procedure is aimed at the retrieval of the youthfulness by eliminating wrinkles and creases from the patient’s face and reinstating the facial features by lifting the facial skin. It also treats the pigmentations in skin which are usually caused by the exposure to sun and harsh conditions and also because of aging.
The procedure involves, injecting a stem cells mixture, fat (obtained from patient’s body) and growth factors into the skin which helps damaged cells to heal. The procedure results in not only repairing the damaged cells but catalyzing the process of generation of new skin cells. The stem cells have been found helpful in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin which are naturally produced within the body to make the skin soft, supple and firm.
How is the procedure performed?
First the patient is given local anesthesia which could be with or without sedation (depends upon the patient’s threshold for pain). The face and the donor area of the patient would be locally anesthetized. The lower abdomen and inner thighs are mostly used as donor areas because they have healthy fat deposits. After few minutes a needle is injected to suck subcutaneous fat from the donor area. Then by using a special blotting technique, the stem cells and adipocytes are separated from oil and other blood elements which are present in the adipose tissues, which will be re injected in the patient’s skin. The process is designed in such a way that it doesn’t harm or damage the cells in any way.
Now the stem cells and growth factors are mixed into each other to get them transplanted into the face. The purpose of growth factors is to keep the stem cells and fat stimulated. The transplantation of cells is also done through a special technique which is structured in three layers. Firstly the mixture is injected at the bone level in the mid face then it gets transplanted into the facial muscles and finally in gets transplanted just below the surface of skin. This multi-layer technique allows the face to completely rejuvenate itself and also enhances the quality of the skin and its texture. The process is followed by chemical skin resurfacing which also stimulates the injected cells and fat.
How does the technique work?
The cells which have been transplanted in the skin, release proteins which help in healing any wounds or generating new cells. Mostly the cells get damaged because of aging or exposure to harsh and rough conditions or because of sun burn. This technique stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, which are responsible for keeping the skin tight and firm. Furthermore it is also very helpful for increasing facial volume which could be lost because of age or excessive weight loss.
When will I get the results?
You will start to see the results after 4-6 weeks of the procedure and it will be continually improving over the couple of months. You will see drastic changes in the tone and texture of your skin. Usually the results of this procedure last for about 4 to 6 months. However it is different for everybody, for many people the results have lasted for almost a year also.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Anyone who is looking for a non-surgical way for facelift can opt for this procedure. It is an ideal procedure for the people who have got wrinkles and sagginess on their skin and want to get rid of it. People who have gone through a surgical or non-surgical facelift can also go through this procedure. With all that, you have to be physically and mentally in good condition to go through this process. Anyone with the realistic expectations about the outcome of the process is an ideal candidate.
What are the risks associated with Stem Cell Facelift?
Stem Cell Facelift doesn’t cause any damage or allergic reactions within your body because the fat is transplanted from your own body. It may cause a slight swelling, bruises or redness at the places of needle puncture but there is nothing serious about that. The side effects will subside within 12 to 24 hours and there is no medical attention needed. In order to get optimum results it is suggested that the procedure should be carried out by the experienced professionals.