To restore both the youthful contour and shape with marked improvement in skin quality, tightness lost over time by the aging process, by “seeding” the skin with new, healthy stem cells.
Our Stem Cell Facelift is a complete facial rejuvenation procedure without involving any surgery, avoiding any incisions. The objective is to naturally revitalize the skin using a combination of the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell tissue known as corecocytes, activating the body’s natural ability to replace, repair and restore the areas in need of supportive tissue.
The Stem Cell Facelift uses PRP and transplanted cell tissue delivered into areas of the face, cheeks and brow with a device specially designed to deliver tissue of a precise dose and depth ensuring site specific accuracy. This procedure does not distort or alter facial features. Instead of stretching or filling, it stimulates the facial tissue to naturally restore the youthful plumpness once present. There is no cutting, scarring or stretching as with a conventional facelift’s cut and suture method.
This procedure is the ideal foundational treatment before other collagen-inducing procedures, as the transplanted stem cells become new, fresh collagen-producing fibroblast cells. So, when these fresh cells are stimulated by lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency, or electromagnetic energy, the collagen-boosting benefits are exponential.
How long does the procedure take?
We schedule about 1 hour for your IV Meyer’s Cocktail and IV Stem Cell Infusion, then 1 hour for the injection portion of the treatment. Your face will be cleaned and numbing cream applied. The actual procedure will take 30 minutes depending on which areas you elected to have treated. After treatment, Biogel will be applied to soothe the skin. A specific skin care regimen will be recommended to optimize your results.
What will I look like after the treatment? What is the recovery time? When can I go back to work?
Total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most people are able to return to work the day after treatment.
Most patients should expect the following:
Day 1: (Day of Treatment). Mild to moderate redness with possible mild swelling, mild bruising. Your skin may feel tight and warm.
Day 2: Fading but some persistent redness easily covered with makeup. You may note skin dryness and slight flaking.
Day 3: Most redness and swelling should be nearly gone.
The treatment process is repeated twice over a 90 day period. Continued improvement occurs for up to a year. The second and third PRP growth factor boost injection at approximately weeks 6 and 12 ensure stimulation of the transplanted stem cells.
Many patients completely recover within 24 hours. If you had your neck treated, it may take longer to heal. If you have a darker skin type, pigmented areas may darken before they grow lighter.
On the day following your treatment, you may begin a skin cleanser, moisturizer and zinc oxide sunscreen. We recommend the Post-Procedure Protocol Package, as it contains everything you will need for your skincare the next 6 weeks. You may purchase this in our office. Avoid sweaty exercise and sun exposure for 3 days after treatment.
Avoid exfoliating agents for 2 weeks.
How do I get the best results from my treatment?
Best results are a multi-step process, including the 2 Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments included with your Stem Cell Facelift, plus aftercare with goal-oriented products.
Your goal is to increase the amount of collagen in your skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and to improve skin tone, texture and laxity. Your treatment triggers a healing response in your skin that will build more collagen. After your treatment, continued daily skin care with products that contain skin repair and age defense ingredients will help maintain your results. We can recommend a simple daily plan of professional strength, effective products to keep your skin looking its best.
How long till I see results? How many treatments will I need?
Most see brighter healthier skin within a few days following their treatment. If you are just wanting to brighten an already healthy complexion, you may need only 1 treatment but depending on the health of your skin and the amount of pre-existing damage, you may need future treatments get the level of improvement you desire. You will continue to see improvement in your skin for 6-12 months after treatment as new collagen grows, giving your skin a more youthful and healthy appearance. To maintain your results, continue with medical skincare and any other laser procedures you normally would do.