Fibrocell stem cell therapy is a renovating treatment in which collagen synthesizing cells known as fibroblasts obtained from the patient’s own tissue and cells are reinjected into the individual.
Collagen is the building block that keeps our bodies young and attractive-looking. Fibroblasts are a kind of cell that produce and synthesize collagen. Fibrocell application involves the injection of autologous cultured fibroblasts. Since these are produced from the patient’s own tissue, they cause no foreign body reaction or allergy.
A piece of tissue must first be taken from the patient. This is generally taken from behind the ear, although areas that are not exposed to sunlight such as the inner arm or groin can also be used. The specimen taken is usually around 3 mm in size. Local anesthetic is applied to the area, and the specimen is placed into special materials and sent to the manufacturer. Approximately 60 cc of blood is also taken at the same time. Stem cell fibroblasts for synthesizing collagen are produced in an average 4-6 weeks in a laboratory environment and allowed to multiply.
The cultured fibroblasts are administered to the patient once they are ready. A stem cell group approximately 5 cc in size is prepared for the procedure. That volume contains an average of 10 million fibroblasts in every 1 ml. These cells are applied to the area in question with a small injector. The procedure is performed in the same way as a filler injection, and is repeated 3 times at 2-3 week intervals.
The effect depends on why the procedure has been performed, but it generally appears after the 2nd application and continues growing for up to 1 year. Cultured fibroblast transfer is permanent for 3-5 years, during which time collagen production continues.
Areas where stem cell therapy are used;
In cosmetic facial rejuvenation
In reducing facial wrinkles
In the treatment of deep lines in the skin such as nasolabial lines, clefts between the eyebrows and crow’s feet
For adding volume to the face
To bring life and brightness to the face
For tissue loss and to close chronic non-closing injuries (such as diabetic foot and venous ulcers)
In the treatment of freckles and acne scars.