At a Glance
- Treatment duration: 30 minutes to 2 hours (outpatient)
- Anesthesia: Exclusively local anesthesia (tumescent anesthesia)
- Sport: After several days at the earliest (according to the extent/type of area treated)
- Socially acceptable activities: The day after treatment at the earliest (according to the extent/type of area treated)
- Preliminary examinations: Blood test, further examinations depending on the patient’s state of health
- Compression garments: Normally not needed
- Incapacity to work: Generally no restrictions
- Check-ups: To be arranged on an individual basis
Deficiency symptoms and physical deficiencies are often the cause of unwelcome external signs of aging in the face (e.g., sagging cheeks). By applying the modern methods of regenerative medicine, we can determine these causes and treat their external symptoms on the face and body.
Stem Cells from Fat: Your Body’s Own Fountain of Youth
The body’s own stem cells open up a large potential of regenerative treatment options. Introduced locally in the face, neck and décolleté stem cells regenerate the tissue and give face and skin freshness and elasticity.
According to our experience, almost everyone has sufficient reserves of fat, but would rather prefer to get rid of it. Autologous fat contains so-called adult stem cells, offering encouraging and gentle treatment options for the rejuvenation of your face without artificial foreign materials (e.g., silicone).
Conventional surgery using scalpels and general anesthesia for facelifts and lid corrections, for example, which involve cutting away skin tissue is avoidable in many cases. The therapeutic approach to stem cell treatments consists of replenishing a loss of volume and skin damages in a gentle and natural way by means of autologous tissue and stem cells. Your skin and your subcutaneous tissue regenerate.
Treatment with stem cells or stem cell-enriched autologous fat can be used for facial rejuvenation, the treatment of wrinkles and correction of dents, unevenness and volume deficits in the face, thighs, bottom, abdomen and other parts of the body. In this way, even hands and cleavage can be rejuvenated.
What Happens During a Stem Cell Treatment?
A small amount of your body’s own fat is harvested manually. Stem cells are extracted from the autologous fat obtained and are then used in the form of stem cell-enriched autologous fat (Cell-Assisted Lipotransfer, CAL) or as a stem cell suspension for facial rejuvenation and the treatment of wrinkles.
Stem cell enriched autologous fat is suitable for the natural restoration of lost subcutaneous volume. The advantage it has as “filler” in comparison to conventional autologous fat transfers without stem cell enrichment is its longer durability due to the higher stem cell content.
The main purpose of carrying out treatment with a stem cell suspension is to regenerate existing tissue. The rejuvenating effect of the stem cells injected spreads into the surrounding tissue.
Local stem cell treatment can also be combined with other types of treatment. Should you not only want to replenish lost volume in your face, but also suffer from small unwanted fat pads (e.g., double chin), this could be remedied with combined liposuction using thin facial microcannulas. For general regeneration and tissue strengthening, we recommend a cure of several months’ duration using bioidentical hormones and strengthening substances.
Unlike all other filler materials (“fillers”, such as silicone), autologous stem cells have a regenerating effect on the areas treated. In addition, a regeneration and tightening of your face can be achieved using stem cells, whilst allowing you to retain your own unique, natural facial expressions.
The Period after Treatment
Treatment with stem cells or stem cell-enriched autologous fat transfer is carried out on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. You are discharged to go home on the day of surgery.
Depending on the extent of the treatment given to each area, you should only have to wear a plaster or a bandage until the next morning. Normally, you should be able to work as normal on the day after treatment. There may be some bruises, reddening or swelling.
In order that nobody notices your little secret, you can put make-up on any bruises you may have on the day after facial treatment, if necessary. If dents or a loss of volume in your (facial) skin have been balanced out with stem cell-enriched autologous fat, you should avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes for a time after treatment, so that no pressure is put on the areas treated.