With stem cell research becoming so prevalent in modern science, there are more and more developments as to how cell rejuvenation and blood circulation can help with the aging process. Although technology keeps putting forth new developments, many are unproven and controversial. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the technologies out there and what they could mean for society in finding the fountain of youth.
The stem cells work to improve the vascularization of the skin which, in turn improves the stimulation to the collagen. The process used is as follows: stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own fat which can be taken out with a local anesthesia in about 30 minutes. It takes about 2 weeks to extract the stem cells which are then re-injected in the skin. According to Viel, this can provide results that can last up to a year in patients that lead a healthy lifestyle.
EluxeMagazine.com recommends several topical treatments that offer the technology of extracting stem cells from plants to create these serums and creams. However, Dr. Leslie Baum, a board certified dermatologist, says that stem cells topped her list.
Baum goes on to point out that the FDA is also taking a stand against doctor’s using procedures that isolate the stem cells and re-injecting them back into the patient. She said that they issued warning letters to three doctors in California, Florida and New York to stop performing these unapproved procedures immediately. “As of now, there is little to no scientific evidence that these treatments offer any benefit and they are still considered experimental,” warns Baum.
With all this being said there are facials and therapies out there including LED light therapy that is said to improve circulation of the dermis and promote healing and tissue growth. This therapy can be beneficial to people suffering from acne issues and also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The product seems to have little no side effects and is highly recommended as being beneficial to all skin types.