In recent years, stem cell treatment has become a buzzword among the skincare community. People are always looking for the newest high-tech way to improve the look and health of their skin. The sun’s ultraviolet rays, dehydration, lack of sleep, and other life and environmental factors take a toll on the skin over the years.
As people also become more health-conscious about what they put into their bodies, some are looking for a more natural alternative to dermal fillers to rejuvenate their skin. Stem cell treatments for skin provide patients with a more natural option to improve skin health and rejuvenation.
When you hear about stem cells, it’s probably about how they’re used to treat cancer or certain diseases. However, more people are discovering the benefits of stem cell treatments for skin health. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons have turned to stem cells to treat sun-damaged skin, fight wrinkles, and improve skin turnover for overall rejuvenation.
Stem cells in skincare are becoming increasingly popular for their powerful ability to regenerate damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging. Scientists and doctors believe that stem cells gathered for treatments such as PRP and stem cell therapy lead to the growth of new blood vessels and ultimately heal damaged skin and produce a more youthful look to the skin.
If you’re considering stem cell treatment, we’ll provide an overview below of stem cell treatment and how it can benefit your skin’s health and appearance.
What is Stem Cell Treatment?
In order to understand how stem cell treatments can help your skin’s health and overall appearance, it’s essential to know what stem cells actually are. Stem cells are among the few cells in the body that can transform between cell types. This means that stem cells have the ability to become a needed cell type and replace any worn or damaged cells they encounter.
Typically with a stem cell treatment for the skin, cells are taken from blood or fat tissue, separated and prepared, and then injected into the patient’s face. As a result, the injected stem cells improve skin health by repairing damage, increasing healthy blood flow, encouraging collagen production, and increasing skin elasticity. Ultimately, this results in healthier, younger-looking skin.
By using the regenerative properties and healing benefits of stem cells, doctors are able to provide patients with plumper, brighter, younger, and healthier skin without the use of fillers or an invasive surgical procedure.
How Does Stem Cell Treatment for Skin Work?
Stem cells are widely used in various skin treatments to help improve the health and look of skin. However, two types of treatments are most popular for improving skin health and overall appearance. PRP facials and stem cell facial rejuvenation or sometimes called stem cell facelifts.
Sometimes called vampire facials, PRP rejuvenation involves drawing blood, collecting the platelet-rich plasma, and injecting it into your skin or spreading it across your face during treatment. PRP therapy is typically used in combination with mirconeedling and significantly cuts down the recovery time while speeding up the collagen production process.
Besides increasing collagen production, PRP therapy also:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This is one of the most common reasons people ask for a PRP facial. These signs of aging are treated as the old skin cells are recycled, and new skin cells, collagen, and elastin are formed from the PRP absorbed into the skin.
- Tightens and firms skin. PRP facials can be used to plumps areas of the skin that have become thin or are sagging.
- Improves moisture retention. The stronger and thicker your skin is, the better protected the deeper layers of your skin are from outside irritants. PRP facials help enhance the barrier of your skin, retaining moisture and keeping skin better protected from environmental damage.
- Enhances skin tone and texture. If you have acne scars, surgical scars, hyperpigmentation, or sun damage on your face, PRP therapy will help replace old, damaged cells with new healthy cells and dramatically improve the appearance of your skin.
As long as you are healthy, you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy since it uses blood from your own body. If you’re looking to improve the look and health of your skin naturally with no downtime and aren’t ready for a facelift, PRP therapy may be a good option for you.
Stem Cell Facelift
A stem cell facelift is considered a more advanced treatment than PRP therapy or facials. Stem cell facelifts are a natural and less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts. This non-surgical facelift rejuvenates the face by taking cells from fat tissue and blood and injecting them into various areas of the face.
The total effects of a stem cell facelift are not instant like a traditional facelift. The effects of this stem cell treatment will gradually and naturally take place as the face becomes enhanced by the new healthy cells.
A stem cell facelift provides many benefits to patients, such as:
- Enhancing volume and structure for a more youthful or contoured appearance
- Diminishing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and injury scars
- Reversing the signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines
- Promoting faster healing of damaged skin cells
- Increasing collagen production
- Regenerating sun-damaged skin
- Improving skin tone and texture quality
Stem cell facelifts also aid in the continued enhancement of the skin’s health and appearance because stem cells have the ability to recognize and repair damaged tissue. This can result in continuous repair and rejuvenation for up to 18 months after the initial treatment.
A stem cell facelift is ideal for anyone who shows early or mild signs of facial aging or skin damage and wants to rejuvenate their skin without a surgical procedure. This is an amazing alternative to surgical procedures or other injectables for patients who wish to address multiple skin concerns and see long-lasting results.
Unlike fillers that are temporary and need to be reapplied often, the effects of a stem cell facelift can last up to 10 years. In reality, stem cell facelift results are virtually permanent since it uses your body’s own regenerative potential to create long-lasting rejuvenating and health effects for your skin.
In addition to the longer-lasting and continuous effects compared to fillers, one of the most significant benefits of a stem cell facelift is its ability to improve the health of your skin. As the stem cells help speed up cell turnover rate and replace old, damaged, unhealthy cells with new, healthy cells, you can potentially see an improvement in damaged skin. Since the stem cells continue to regenerate and repair up to 18 months after the initial treatment, you can also potentially see various health improvements in your skin over time.
The Bottom Line
While many patients are opting for the power of stem cells in their skincare treatments for cosmetic improvements, it’s clear that stem cell treatment provides an added benefit of improving your skin’s health as well. Whether you want to reverse skin damage or promote skin cell regeneration for stronger and healthier skin, a stem cell treatment is a good, natural, and long-lasting option.
If you’re looking to reverse the sign of aging and improve your skin’s health in a natural, non-surgical way, one of our stem cell treatments may be right for you. Ready to get started? BLUSH is the premier destination for cosmetic medicine. Our medical professionals have decades of experience in various procedures, including stem cell treatments. If you’re interested in learning more or booking an appointment, reach out here.