Stem cell therapy helps with wrinkles

Facelift with stem cells

Courtney Love shows how it is done and stars like Kim Kardashian already seem to have taken a liking to this method. At the Facelift with stem cells these important building blocks of life are put at the service of beauty. There are many advantages to this. The method is not only considered to be very effective. Rather, stem cells are also very well tolerated because they are the body's own cells and not foreign substances. Whether it's wrinkles, age spots or thin skin, stem cells can go a long way in the fight for a more youthful appearance. They are first obtained through liposuction and then injected to rejuvenate the face. The complexion also looks fresher.

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Treatment preparation for the facelift with stem cells

Local anesthesia is also required if the facelift with stem cells is carried out on a minimally invasive outpatient basis. This is injected into the patient at the appropriate points. Before this happens, the stem cells for the facelift are first obtained. To do this, the doctor sucks fat off the patient. This is cleaned so that it is suitable for injection in the facial area. Some of the fat is used in the laboratory to isolate the stem cells from it. It takes about two hours until the stem cell preparation for the injection is available. The actual facelift uses a mixture of fat and stem cells. Incidentally, liposuction also takes place under local anesthesia in a kind of twilight state. Either a small or a large amount of fat is removed. This depends on whether only fat is obtained for the facelift or whether this procedure is combined with general liposuction.

Stem cell facelift - the procedure

The actual treatment hardly differs from a wrinkle injection. The enriched mixture of fat and stem cells is injected directly onto the areas to be treated using fine cannulas. However, the procedure is always combined with liposuction. At the same time, many patients choose to have liposuction performed on a problem area on their body.

Chances of success with a facelift with stem cells

The facelift with stem cells prevents the outward signs of aging. This method is recommended for patients who suffer from the following problems:

  • wrinkles
  • less elastic, voluminous skin
  • thin skin
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • sagging, tired complexion

Stem cells are helpful in two ways in combating the external signs of aging. On the one hand, the cells stimulate the formation of new cells. On the other hand, they help with healing. Compared to pure autologous fat injections, this method has proven to be significantly more effective.

By using stem cells, a larger part of the volume achieved can be retained longer. As a result, the patient's face no longer looks so sunken, but appears fresh and youthful. This is because the stem cells are involved in the formation of mature fat cells.

However, it should be said at this point that this method is not useful for all patients. This is due to the fact that only limited beauty effects are possible. Extremely deep wrinkles cannot be completely corrected in this way. A classic facelift is then the logical, much more invasive alternative.

Risks and Aftercare

Since this is an outpatient procedure, the patient can leave the clinic quickly on the same day. As soon as the twilight sleep has subsided, this is possible. Swelling and bruising are common and are one of the risks of such a procedure. They subside within 14 days. If the treating doctor does not understand his trade, uneven, less aesthetic results are possible. The natural symmetry of the face can be out of balance, for example, if too much fat and stem cells are injected into one half of the face.

In addition, liposuction has its own dangers. Although it is one of the most common aesthetic interventions in Germany, it can lead to unsightly bumps, adhesions and dents. This is especially true if too much fat has been sucked off. This risk increases with the suction of a larger amount of fat. Liposuction causes bruises and usually more pain than the actual wrinkle injection. Swelling is also common. It should also not be kept secret that there have been isolated deaths in the past as a result of liposuction.

For follow-up care, it is best for patients to drink a lot after such an operation. A corset may have to be worn. Follow-up appointments with the doctor must be kept. Both the puncture points on the face and the fat removal points on the body are best cooled. Patients should not drive a car after the liposuction facelift. An attendant can pick up the patient shortly after the procedure. Exercise should be avoided for the first four to six weeks. It is essential to protect the skin from direct sunlight.

Treatment alternatives to the facelift with stem cells

A facelift with stem cells does not always lead to the desired results for very deep wrinkles. Therefore, patients with deep frown lines look for other alternatives, such as the classic facelift. This is a surgical procedure that is associated with scarring and greater risk. At the same time, this method promises more visible results. A facelift with stem cells is not the best choice, especially for older patients with advanced skin aging. If you carry out a facelift with stem cells at an early stage, you can achieve very good results and prevent further skin aging. After all, the stem cells have a revitalizing effect.

Artificial fillers or pure autologous fat can be used to treat small wrinkles. However, the problem with fillers is that they can lead to rejection reactions. This is not the case with autologous fat, just like with stem cells, since it is the body's own substances. However, autologous fat breaks down faster than the stem cell-fat mixture. A facelift with autologous fat must therefore be repeated within a shorter time in order to achieve the same effect in the long term as the facelift with stem cells. The durability of the results is one of the main arguments in favor of the minimally invasive facelift with the patient's own stem cells.

What does a facelift with stem cells cost?

A traditional facelift that involves surgery is more expensive than a stem cell facelift. Only local anesthesia is required for this procedure. The exact cost will depend on how much fat is sucked out and the size of the area to be treated. The more complex the liposuction, the higher the costs. Generally with a cost of at least 1500 euros to be expected.

A classic facelift, on the other hand, can cost 5,000 to 10,000 euros or more.