Stem cell facial: Efficacy in preventing skin aging
To have remarkable healthy skin, a growing number of people are using stem cell facial skin care regardless of age and skin type. It enables the facial skin to regenerate itself naturally and safely creating a smoother, beautiful and young looking skin.
What is the composition of facial skin?
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and it protects us from microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria, it assists in controlling body temperature and allows the responsiveness to touch, heat, cold and external conditions.
The skin is made up of three layers:
a) The epidermis; this is the outermost layer of the skin and it offers a waterproof barricade and it creates the skin tone.
b) The dermis; found beneath the epidermis, the dermis has tough connective tissues, sweat glands, and hair follicles.
c) Hyper-dermis; this is deeper subcutaneous tissue that is made of fat and connective tissue. Some key factors that produce facial skin aging
Facial skin is at the mercy of multiple factors as people age; lifestyle choices, smoking (smoking produces free radicals that destroy cells which later leads to premature wrinkles), nutrition, and exposure to the sun and natural elements, all contribute to premature skin aging. But we can take steps to assist the skin in staying young and healthy throughout life.
Here´s a list of common key factors that contribute in getting wrinkles and spotted skin:
• Normal aging
• Photo-aging (exposure to direct sunlight); the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light destroys elastin fibres in the skin. The damage of elastin fibre makes the skin sag, stretch, gets bruised more easily and heals slowly
• Loss of subcutaneous support
• Obesity sleeping position
• Daily facial movement
As people age, the following changes will come naturally:
• The skin becomes rougher
• Skin grows lesions like benign tumours
• Skin loses the elastic tissue causing the skin to hang loosely
• Due to thinner blood vessel walls, the skin becomes more fragile
• Loss of fat below the skin in different parts of the face can lead to loose skin, sunken eyes
How stem cells are applied in anti-aging treatments
The new frontier in regenerative medicine and skin aging treatments is stem cell therapy. Stem cells are currently being used to treat several medical conditions, diseases and severe health disorders. Regenerative medicine is used to reverse aging; several studies over the years report that anti-aging stem cell treatments help in slowing and reversing the facial skin’s aging process.
Also medically known as Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), stem cells are the basis of all regenerative elements in the human body; whenever a body system or organ requires repair or rejuvenation, stem cells are instrumental.
MSC´s produce the type of skin cells the face needs to repair facial skin cells damaged, replacing them with fresh skin cells.
The body stores MSCs in different areas of the body such as the bone marrow, and sites that lie just below the skin named Adipose Derives Stem Cells (AMSCs).
This procedure works by tapping this rich, natural resource located in your own body. It collects a small sample of stem cells, and an anti-aging serum can be developed for you. This means, no chances of rejection since the AMSCs used are yours.
How stem cell facial skin care works
The regenerative medical team at StemCells21 starts by carrying out an initial assessment that examines the primary site you want repaired and then determines what stem cell treatment is the most appropriate to treat your condition.
The entire treatment can be completed in a few hours; this includes harvesting the stem cells from the donor sites. Typically, using local anaesthetic a small sample is collected from the patient´s fat store found either in hips/buttocks, abdomen or the thighs. The procedure is done in a completely sterile environment, making sure there is no air particles and contaminants.
The sample undergoes centrifugation which separates the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the fat, it purifies and concentrates the cells. Then the cells are administered back into the desired area. This high concentration of cells makes an effective anti-aging serum that battles wrinkles, lines, and discoloration that becomes more evident as you grow older.
Stem cell facial skin care is done in a few hours and patients can resume daily activities after a day or two. Unlike other chemical skin anti-aging treatment options, it is more natural and it has a shorter recovery time. It is also suitable for all skin types and tones.
As the stem cells injected into the facial skin begin to reproduce patients will notice:
• Positive difference in energy levels
• Reduced fatigue, enhancement in muscular strength and reduction
• Reduced fine lines and wrinkles on face and décolletage
• Rejuvenated aged and sun-impaired skin
• Reduced hyper-pigmentation marks
• Removal of marks and scars left by acne, rosacea, and chicken pox