As a result of aging in our skin, 20% of our cells die every 10 years. These cells, which give youth to our skin, can be reproduced in special laboratories and restored. The FDA-approved method has been applied in thousands of people worldwide as a skin rejuvenation method without any alternative for the last 17 years.
In Turkey, these cells have been reproduced in stem cell laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health and applied since 2016.
At the age of 28-30, a time when we begin to age, our body cells begin to die. Cells that keep the skin young die by 2% every year. Organs like heart, eye and liver begin to deteriorate at 40s.
Connective tissues give a young look to our skin and hold it upright, while tissues producing collagen give smoothness to the skin. These tissues are comprised of cells called fibroblasts.
Fibroblast cells are cross-linked like a net. When these cells begin to die, the net begins to break; in short, the connective tissue begins to descend. The collagen-producing tissues are also deformed and our skin easily wrinkles and assumes an older appearance. Because cell death continues as our age progresses, our skin increasingly looks older.
In rejuvenation treatment with stem cells, dead fibroblast stem cells are regenerated in special stem cell laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health and conveyed back to the skin. This method was actually discovered in the 1960s.
The number of fibroblast cells which the skin can accept in 1 year is the number of fibroblast cells that died over 8-10 years. No matter how many cells you give within 1 year, you cannot change the self-repair speed of the skin and the skin may take itself back for maximum 8-10 years in 1 year.
It's recognized worldwide as the only method that provides rejuvenation by restoring a cell that has died as a result of aging.
To reproduce cells, a small piece of biopsy (4-6 mm) is taken from the region behind the ear without deforming the appearance of the region. As a result of the culture (within 4-6 weeks), fibroblast stem cells are replicated in special stem cell laboratories. The specialist transports the new cells to the region where the cells have died by injection method.
After stem cells are replicated in the laboratory, they are injected to the patient's face, neck and cleavage area by the doctor 3 times in total 30-45 days apart. This process takes an average of 1.5 -2 hours. The patient can return to their daily life immediately after the application and does not require hospitalization.
Fibroblast Stem Cell method is capable of rejuvenating the skin by 8-10 years at most in 1 year.On the other hand, as the aging process continues, the cells continue to die at the rate of aging. But the advantage of this method is that it can be applied again after 1 year to give the skin the amount of cells that died over the course of 8-10 years.
In this Ministry of Health-approved method, the patient is only given fibroblast cells derived from their own tissue without any added foreign material so these cells cannot turn into another cell. Since no foreign cell is administered, after it was demonstrated that it does not turn into a cancer cell, the method was approved by the FDA.
The self-repair process of the skin takes place slowly so the maximum effect is achieved 9-12 months later. In some patients, this process may take up to 18 to 24 months.
Gestures and mimics do not change after treatment. The patient does not lose their expression. It's a method used not only for rejuvenation but also for the treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous skin problems such as acne-acne pit, sunspots, large pores, cuts and scars, skin sagging, etc.
In the past, stem cells were thought to be located only in the bone marrow. However, it was discovered that the number of stem cells in adipose tissue is 4 times more than the number of those in bone marrow.
To obtain svf stem cells from adipose tissue, fat is collected from the patient by liposuction method and then processed using various methods in Ministry of Health-approved stem cell laboratories, and finally SVF is obtained.
Svf stem cells contain many different types of cells present in adults. Some of these are: mesenchymal stem cell with the ability to be transformed into different cells, endothelial stem cells, which can treat the vascular system, hematopoietic stem cells, which can be used to treat blood diseases, keratinocytes, which can be used in the treatment of skin surface region, fibroblast stem cells, which form the connective tissue in the skin, and many other types of stem cells.
Svf stem cells, which have also been used in esthetic surgery recently, are used to prolong the life of fat fillings applied to face and breast and thus a permanent filler is obtained from a person's own fat. A permanent fat filler allows all filling procedures to be performed.
It can also be used in treatment of burns and some skin problems such as non-closing wounds.
In cases where the upper skin is damaged such as very deep acne scars, scars or surgical scars, it is possible to produce only the upper skin and give it to the desired area. In today's technology, all layers of the skin can be produced in stem cell laboratories.
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It consists mainly of cells called "keratinocytes". In order to restore the epidermis layer that is lost in the case of very deep acne scar spots or suture marks caused by caesarean section, it is also necessary to treat the outer layer of the skin. In treatments performed for this purpose, after keratinocyte cells are replicated in Ministry of Health-approved stem cell laboratories, they can be injected to the patient's necessary region by the doctor using a special method in 3 sessions 30-45 days apart.