What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are remarkable in that they are essentially progenitor cells that can give rise to new, more specialized cells. Dr. Langdon uses stem cells to regenerate and repair dysfunctional, damaged, or injured tissues to revitalize your skin’s appearance and improve dark hollows under your eyes.
Stem cells are the only cell in the body with the natural ability to become a new cell type. Using stem cells in cosmetic medicine can potentially revolutionize many treatments, including rejuvenation of the skin.
How Does Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation Work?
Dr. Langdon begins stem cell skin rejuvenation by harvesting about 20 CCs of fat from your abdomen, thighs, or flanks.
This fat sample contains stem cells (technically, adipose-derived stem cells), that are separated from the fat cells and placed into a specially designed injection system. The prepared cells are then strategically injected into areas of your face where you have dull-looking skin, under the eyes to improve dark circles, and around the nose and mouth to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Stem cells develop into the cells that the treatment area lacks to improve skin health, lost volume, and your overall tone and complexion. The injections contain only donor material from your body, so there’s almost no chance of rejection or complications from your skin rejuvenation treatment.