Non-surgical Aesthetic Therapy & Dermatology
Regenerative medicine allows the body to repair or regenerate aging cells. Stem cells have garnered interest based on their therapeutic potential in anti aging effects, collagen renewal and scar reduction. Stem cell therapies can be used in many non-surgical aesthetics applications including skin anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation, hair loss and wound healing.
How do stem cells work in aesthetic medicine?
Stem cells generate large amounts of growth factors and cytokines (peptides). Growth factors deplete with age, by using stem cells growth factors can be replenished.Growth factors and cytokines are included in many cosmetic products intended for skin rejuvenation because of their ability to promote collagen synthesis for healthier skin.
Stem cells in anti-aging & repair
Stem cells from donor umbilical cords are young and multipotent, this means they are able to take on the characteristics of any tissue they come into contact with.
When stem cells are injected into the skin they act as copycats. They start to produce collagen which may improve the skin’s texture, tone, wrinkles, fine lines and skin elasticity.
Combining injectables with stem cells may help your skin regenerate collagen, this means by the time your fillers wear off, your skin looks plumper naturally.
An infusion of stem cells may be able to help improve the elasticity and thickness of skin, as well as addressing the environmental damage.
"There is a strong potential for stem cells being the leading rejuvenation treatment in the future."
Prof Ash Mosehebi - Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Fat cells put to use
The aesthetic industry widely uses adipose (fat) tissue for dermal fillers, to improve the appearance of scars and skin texture.
Autologous stem cell procedures allow doctors to extract and harvest stem cells from your fatty tissue, these cells are then grown to increase the quantity to much larger volumes ready for aesthetic treatments.