Plastic Surgery Channel expert Dr. Peter Rubin from Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania explains the marketing term – Stem Cell Facelift and enlightens viewers on what they should know about the procedure.
Recently there was an article in American Health and Beauty about Stem Cell Facelift. The news about stem cell research and its uses has become more and more popular and recently its publicity has gained more momentum as it has become known that the body’s fat tissues are a very rich source of adult stem cells. These stem cells show a lot of potential as they are harvested from one’s own body and may be used to treat a variety of diseases at some point in the future.
Dr. Peter Rubin is a renowned plastic surgeon who is a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also at the forefront of cutting edge research in the field of tissue reconstruction and its application to plastic surgery. Dr. Rubin has been at the forefront of the research on stem cells.
However, even though the technology is promising, there is a limitation as to what these cells can do and achieve. More importantly there are safety concerns and government regulations in place and which will be put in place to regulate the usage of these stem cells. Dr. Rubin cautions that while this is a technology which may have far reaching impact, at this point of time, there is not a single FDA approved use for this technology in aesthetic treatments or procedures in the US. There are also a number of devices that are available internationally to harvest and produce stem cells, yet none of these are approved in the US as of this post.
Dr. Rubin predicts that stem cell technology will most likely play a very important role in aesthetic surgery and procedures in the future. He advises that there must be careful and cautious steps taken towards the implementation of this technology. For this proper research and studies will have to be carried out and researchers and surgeons will have to work alongside the FDA to ensure that the safety measures are in place so as to achieve the best results possible.
Patients should be aware that terms such as “stem cell facelift” are marketing terms and not based in science at this time. Hopefully with god research in the future the use of stem cells in facelifts may be able to be defined.