The process of injecting the cells produced in a special laboratory environment by using a skin sample taken from the person’s own skin is called ‘stem cell’ therapy. They are cells called ‘fibroblasts’ used in stem cell therapy.
These cells are found in the middle layer of our skin. Fibroblasts lead the production of collagen and elastic fibers that provide flexibility to the skin. Thus, they provide rejuvenation of the skin. Fibroblasts also help to make some substances that help the skin to be repaired. With these properties, they cause skin restructuring and healing of skin damage.
FOR WHICH SKIN PROBLEMS STEM CELL TREATMENT IS APPLIED?
Stem cell therapies are used in many areas of medicine. In recent years, it has also been used in dermatological diseases and in the field of cosmetics. It is most commonly used in skin rejuvenation treatment, in the treatment of acne scars, in the treatment of vitiligo and in wound healing.
HOW IS STEM CELL APPLICATION TECHNIQUE
For stem cell therapy, a skin sample with a diameter of 3mm is taken from an area that is not exposed to sunlight –behind the ear. This part is centrifuged in a special centrifuge device and diluted with physiological saline. The fibroblast cells obtained are injected into the middle layer of the skin with special needles. A total of 3 sessions are applied once a month.
ARE THERE RISKS TO STEM CELL TREATMENT?
In stem cell therapy, there is no risk of allergy as substances obtained from the person’s own skin are injected. No special allergy test is required prior to injection. At the end of the application, slight redness, bruising and edema may occur, but these effects disappear in 1-2 days.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR STEM CELL TREATMENT
Stem cell therapy can be done alone in skin rejuvenation treatment. It can be applied together with laser and radiofrequency treatments in skin rejuvenation treatment.
It is a very effective method in skin rejuvenation treatment.
Stem cell therapy is very effective in the treatment of pit-shaped acne scars.
Stem cell treatments are also an extremely good treatment method for leg wounds that do not heal and do not respond to other treatments.
HOW IS THE EFFECT OF STEM CELL TREATMENT ON SKIN REJUVENATION AND WHEN IT BEGIN
The cells used in stem cell therapy are fibroblasts. These cells are responsible for the production of collagen and elastic fibers that provide flexibility and tension to the skin. New and fresh collagen fibers renew the skin, making it look younger. The production of new collagen does not occur immediately. A certain period of time is required for the injected stem cells to settle in the middle layer of the skin and for the formation of new cells. For this reason, patients are expected to be patient. The results are quite encouraging.
HOW IS THE EFFECT OF STEM CELL THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE TRACES?
Acne scars occur due to poor healing of acne occurring during puberty. Stem cell therapy repairs this damage in the middle layer of the skin. Fibroblasts used in stem cell therapy enable the production of substances that repair this damage in the middle layer of the skin. These substances treat scars by leading to the formation of new and healthy cells.
How long does the effect of stem cell therapy last?
Stem cell therapy has just begun to be used in cosmetic dermatology. In studies, the duration of effect is 2 to 3 years on average. The structure of the skin, age, habits such as smoking may change the duration of the treatment. If stem cell treatments are performed together with other cosmetic applications (such as laser, radiofrequency), the duration of effect is prolonged.