It’s common to lose volume from your face as you age. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear — especially around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
Plastic surgeons will tell you the only way to remove these signs of aging is with a surgical facelift.
But that’s just not true.
Jennifer A. is thrilled with how growth factors transformed her face.
You see, there’s a more natural way to reverse the tell-tale signs of aging — with stem cells.
You’ve heard me talk about how stem cells are your personal supply of healthy “replacement cells.” They can transform themselves into any other kind of human cell. Your body assigns them to replace cells that are damaged, old or dying. In that way, they help regenerate the damaged tissue of any organ.
And that includes your body’s largest organ — the skin.
You see, when it comes to your skin, stem cells have a “secret weapon.” One that instructs your skin to constantly repair and revive itself.
I’m talking about tiny polypeptides or proteins called human growth factors — or HGFs.
Studies show that HGFs in stem cells can stimulate new collagen. They also protect skin cells from oxidative damage and UVB radiation from too much sun exposure. And they help to lighten skin by down-regulating the effects of melanin in skin cells.1
Researchers from a prestigious California university found that about 40 times more stem cells can be obtained from human adipose or fat tissue than from bone marrow.2 These ADSCs have the same life-saving qualities as other stem cells. They can be transformed into virtually every cell type in the human body.3
And when these ADSCs are injected into the skin, research shows they can increase the skin layers’ thickness and reduce wrinkles.4
In my clinic, we use this cutting-edge stem cell science to help patients take control of how they age. And, stem cell facelifts are a real game-changer.
We start by removing fat from your own body and injecting it into areas of the face that are starting to sag. It works, no question. And during the stem cell facelift, the stem cells instruct your body to produce a new supply of blood cells to feed your facial skin. And this helps the transferred fat to survive for a much longer period of time.
We’re also combining stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — and having amazing success. In fact, results can last 10 years or longer, and typically improve as the years go by. In my patients, I’ve seen the stem cell facelift:
- Smooth away wrinkles
- Replace lost volume
- Improve skin texture
- Improve discoloration
- Reduce sun damage
- Reduce acne scars
And unlike a surgical facelift, there’s absolutely NO downtime. Within hours, you’ll be back on your feet while looking and feeling your best. Your only side effect is temporary swelling.
If you’re interested in learning more about this new stem cell anti-aging procedure, please call 561-784-7852. My staff at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine will be happy to answer all your questions.
Reveal Younger Skin in Two Easy Steps
I understand that not every woman wants this procedure, but still wants younger, smoother-looking skin. For these patients, this is what I recommend:
- Revive your skin with a vampire facial. This treatment combines microneedling with PRP. Microneedling involves using a device studded with very fine needles that vibrate. The needles break some of the blood vessels directly below the surface of the skin. As the blood clots, it creates the right conditions for collagen and elastin to form.
Then we apply the PRP. Platelets contain hundreds of growth factors. They stimulate the growth of new collagen and attract even more stem cells to your face. PRP treatments are fast and relatively painless. And women get great results.
- Apply human growth factors topically. Thanks to breakthrough technology, it’s possible today to deliver stem cell-derived human growth factors directly to your skin. You see, researchers found a way to get the benefit of stem cells without using the cells themselves. They discovered that when fat stem cells are bathed in a special solution, they secrete lots of the growth factors that rejuvenate skin.
When you apply the solution containing the growth factors — without the stem cells — directly to skin it provides many of the same effects as the stem cells themselves.
One study looked at 14 patients with sun damage on their faces. They were given a facial cream containing multiple types of growth factors. They applied the cream to their face twice daily. After 60 days, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes dropped 14%.
In addition, collagen formation increased 36% and the thickness of the epidermis expanded 30%.5
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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2. Boquest AC, et al. “Epigenetic programming of mesenchymal stem cells from human adipose tissue.” Stem Cell Rev. 2006:2:319–329.
3. Heneidi S, et al. “Awakened by cellular stress: Isolation and characterization of a novel population of pluripotent stem cells derived from human adipose tissue.” PLoS One. 2013;8(6):e64752.
4. Kim WS, et al. “Antiwrinkle effect of adipose-derived stem cell: activation of dermal fibroblast by secretory factors.” J Dermatol Sci. 2009;53:96–102.
5. Fitzpatrick RE, Rostan EF. “Reversal of photodamage with topical growth factors: a pilot study.” J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2003;5(1):25-34.