Stem Cell Injections Vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Is Best for You?
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As we age, our facial skin loses some of the essential proteins (collagen and elastin) that keep the skin healthy, strong, and firm. When this happens, our skin looks weathered, worn down, and older than we actually are (and definitely older than we feel).
Wrinkles and fine lines form, and the skin often loses volume, causing it to sag.
If you suffer from any of these age-related facial concerns, then you know how frustrating it can be.
Fortunately, several non-surgical cosmetic procedures are available to help correct many of these age-related facial problems. Two of the most common and effective of these procedures are stem cell injections and dermal fillers. However, is there a better option between the two?
In short, the answer is yes!
Below, you will find out more about stem cell injections to the face and why they are a better option for you!
Why Are Stem Cell Injections Better Than Dermal Fillers?
Both stem cell injections (also known as a non-surgical facelift or a stem cell facelift) and dermal fillers help address aging in the face by restoring volume to areas that have become thin and gaunt (such as the cheeks and under the eyes).
While these are both minimally invasive injection treatments, there are several differences between the two cosmetic procedures that are important to consider when deciding what type of procedure you should undergo.
Dermal fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® line of fillers, work by injecting a hyaluronic acid (HA) solution into the face. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and attracts and retains moisture, which helps to rejuvenate areas of the face that have suffered volume loss. However, portions of the injected HA are synthetic, which means that you are still having a foreign substance put into your body. This can be problematic, especially if your body rejects the filler solution.
On the other hand, the solution injected into your skin with stem cell injections comes completely from your own body, which means that there is no chance of your body having any adverse reactions to the treatment.
Another difference between these procedures is that stem cell injections last longer than dermal fillers. While the results from dermal fillers often last about six to eight months, the results of stem cell injections can last anywhere from five to 10 years!
So, while it may seem that dermal fillers are more popular than stem cell injections, especially when you look at the 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report and see that over 2.5 million dermal filler treatments were performed that year, the reality is that there were more treatments because the results were not as long lasting.
How Is a Non-Surgical Facelift Performed?
The non-surgical facelift is performed under local anesthesia to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure.
First, stem cells are harvested from your fat cells. This is achieved with liposuction that extracts the fat from an area of your body with fat to spare. An enzymatic process is then used to separate the stem cells from the fat. This stem-cell-rich fat is then injected into various areas of your face. The stem cells in the fat help to fill in areas of volume loss and help kickstart your body into healing itself by creating new blood vessels and helping to promote collagen and elastin production.
Because of this, you can achieve long-lasting improvements to the look and feel of your skin.
What Benefits Will I See After My Non-Surgical Facelift?
Stem cell injections to the face can help rejuvenate the look and feel of the skin. No matter how old you are, you can achieve a more youthful facial aesthetic that can help you feel more confident and comfortable.
Many patients have reported feeling more confident in social and professional settings, without the feeling of needing to hide their appearance under makeup, clothing, or accessories. Instead, they feel proud of their smoother skin and fuller facial contours.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are interested in having a non-surgical facelift with stem-cell-rich fat, then contact us today. You can call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Milan, Italy, office at +393494662323 or by filling out our online contact form.