Though the use of your own stem cells to naturally and safely rejuvenate your aging tissues may have sounded like science fiction just a few short years ago, new advances in medical technology have made the use of stem cells harvested from your own body fat a reality. Now, your own stem cells can be used to restore your youthful appearance in a safe and natural way.
Previously, it was believed that a painful bone marrow transplant was the only way to obtain the donor stem cells that are crucial to rejuvenation and treating disease. However, it has recently been discovered that the highest concentration of these non-embryonic adult stem cells are found in fat. These adult stem cells remain unspecialized, waiting to assist the body when injured by disease or tissue trauma. Once activated, these stem cells can divide and become any number of specialized cells, such as muscle, fat, bone, or cartilage. Not only do these cells help replace cells lost to disease or injury, but they also release growth factors that spur the healthy regeneration of tissues in the surrounding areas.
When these stem cells are harvested from the fat and concentrated, the resulting material becomes the best filler material for anti-aging applications. Not only is it natural, but it is completely safe and there is no risk of your body developing an allergic reaction. The results are permanent, as your body then assimilates these stem cells into the injection sites for rejuvenating purposes. During a Stem Cell Face Lift, this fat can be used to recontour, replenish lost volume, and help aging skin gain back its youthful buoyancy.
In a Stem Cell Facelift procedure, the donor site of fat for the stem cells is first decided upon by the doctor and you. Then a local anesthetic is applied for patient comfort, and a maximum of 120ccs of fat, depending upon your procedure, will be extracted. The liposuction procedure takes about 40 minutes to an hour. The extracted fat is then separated into two; one is used to isolate stem cells. About 60 million stem cells are extracted and concentrated for this procedure, and then they are reintroduced to the other syringe of fat. The harvesting procedure takes about 90 minutes, during which the patient can rest. This fat then becomes your own body’s “perfect filler,” and is injected by the doctor into the treatment areas to recontour, revoluminze, and rejuvenate the skin.
The injection procedure typically takes an hour, for a total of about 3 hours. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and the patient returns to their daily activities the same day. There are immediate voluminizing results due to the fat filler, and results can only continue to improve as the stem cells develop into new young skin. The procedure results are permanent, and last as long as a traditional facelift, without the surgical consequences.
Watch a testimonial from Dr. Humble’s patient If you are looking for a natural, safe way to get permanent rejuvenating results, please contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Gail Humble. Dr. Humble has extensive experience with this procedure and can walk you through the various steps and set reasonable expectations. Her patients have been thrilled with their results, and we are confident that you will be too. Our Redondo Beach office is conveniently located for many in the Los Angeles area, so please do not hesitate and get your anti-aging process started today!