Dr. Quiroz just returned from the latest medical conference to discuss the newest technology in facial rejuvenation: stem cells.
“Just to be perfectly clear, these are not embryonic stem cells,” explains Dr. Quiroz, board certified plastic surgeon at CosMed Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. “The stem cells are taken from adult fat cells.”
He went on to explain that fat cells are already being used in may rejuvenation procedures, but the latest technology infuses a higher concentration of stem cells into the fat to essentially “super charge” the rejuvenation process. The goal is to provide you with longer-term results, as well as the need for less fat filler so you’ll look less puffy and heal faster after the procedure.
The rejuvenation process is already being used to enhance facelifts, facial fillers and other facial rejuvenation procedures with dramatic results.
You can learn more about this new procedure in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar or by contacting CosMedClinic.com
We’d like to hear what you think about this new procedure. Post your comments or questions here.
#1 by LN on September 12, 2010 - 4:18 pm
A few months ago Dr Fuentes transferred some fat for me after liposuction, to my face & hands. Was the stem cell process used then, or is it something you’ve recently acquired?
#2 by Dr. Fuentes on September 13, 2010 - 6:10 pm
In the fat grafting that you got for the hands and face, I do use the stem cells from your own fat tissue, the process to isolate more stem cells is the spinning process that we use after harvesting the fat, then that fluid tissue has more stem cells, and it is mixed with the fat cells to inject. This process it will enhance the taking of the fat cells and the results giving the patient a better skin texture and tone.
#3 by LN on September 13, 2010 - 4:04 pm
If you fat injected, you had some stems cells also injected, not in a very purified form but stems cells are extracted in the same fashion.
#4 by mileybaker on November 4, 2010 - 5:10 pm
Technology never seizes to amaze me! I love reading about advances in new skin care treatment to keep us looking beautiful. Thanks for posting and keep the information coming
#5 by Fallingstar 2'Night on November 8, 2010 - 11:06 pm
A repeat client over the years of several procedures, including a facelift, I have just returned from Cosmed Clinic. Dr. Quiroz used this method of fat stem cells as a filler for both my face and hands. As a 50+ year old woman, in good shape, excellent health, and who takes care of herself, still the inevitable signs of aging, i.e., lines and hollowness in my face gave me a “tired” look. While the initial healing process is not yet complete, already my face has taken on a more youthful freshness as my cheeks look fuller and the area under my eyes looks less “crepy.” By far the most dramatic result has been to the back of my hands. All my life, the bones, tendons and veins were very prominent and ever more so as the years passed by. Dr. Quiroz pointed out, your hands show your age even though your face is youthful. Today, my hands look smooth and young as they never have before. With this method, I will not have to have repeated filler injections in the future and feel completely satisfied about using my own tissue instead of chemical concoctions. Thank you Dr. Quiroz and staff for your support and enthusiasm in helping me continue to look my best!