Using Your Body’s Stem Cells to Rejuvenate and Refresh
At 111 Harley St. we are able to offer the latest facial rejuvenation technique using stem cells. As the face ages, it loses volume resulting in a hollowing of the cheeks, eyelids, and temples. This revolutionary new treatment, direct from the US, replaces this loss of volume with the body’s own stem cells or ‘fat’ to achieve dramatic results.
It is a popular misconception that stem cells only occur in embryos. In fact, they occur throughout the body, including within fat cells. It is now possible to extract fat stem cells (Progenitor cells), separate them from unwanted matter and create a stem cell rich solution that can be injected into the face for a stem cell facelift.
Not only do these stem cells fill the face out naturally, but they also encourage healthy development.
This procedure can be performed either under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the size of the area treated. Fat transfer/injection surgery usually takes an hour, depending on the extent of work required and if you have decided to have more than one procedure done.
The treatment uses a tiny needle and requires a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon with a good eye to perform the procedure. As with fine art, the desired appearance is meticulously created. As such fine needles are used, bruising is minimised, as is the stress on nerve endings.
The amount of fat put in each area is always more than needed. The reason for this is that initially about 40-50% of the fat will be reabsorbed by the body, and the rest of the fat will remain.
The resulting facial fullness is that to be expected in someone much younger whilst at the same time the quality of the skin is improved due to the release of growth factors and hormones from the newly injected cells.
The restorative effect of stem cell rejuvenation will last for a number of years and for some people it can last forever.
Healing is a gradual process that varies from patient to patient. You may notice some bruising in and around your treated areas which is to be expected and should subside in approximately seven to fourteen days after surgery. The sutures will be removed after seven to ten days after your surgery, depending on your healing.*
*Please note all healing times are unique to the patient and their current state of health. The above period is indicative and may not specifically apply to you.