Your Own Stem Cells Can Revitalize Your Face

There seems to be some confusion between traditional fat transfer and a stem cell facelift. Though there are similarities between the two, such as volumizing the face, the processes and end results of a facelift involving fat transfer vs. stem cells at Santa Monica’ YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery are very different. A traditional fat transfer involves harvesting the fat from one area of the body (such as love handles) and transferring it to another area (such as the face or buttocks). This only volumizes the area where the fat is placed.

A procedure using stem cells consists of separating harvested fat into two groups. One group is processed to yield activated stem cells by rupturing the fat cells, then concentrating and activating the only cells that remain: stem cells. This activated group is added back into the intact group to enrich the fat cells so that the final graft has a higher rate of survivability and the new activated stem cells can create new tissue in the face that a regular procedure could not. A typical fat transfer only gives volume from fat. Because of the activated stem cells, you get new skin growth, new fat cell formation, and volumization in addition to the existing fat in the transfer. The stem cells can also create new elasticity and collagen fibers, new tendon fibers, and new blood vessels to give a more youthful look.

Jemela D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
Excellent very honest and knowledgable.

Paluzi D.

Submitted on 06/01/2018
There are not enough words to express how pleased I am with every procedure I’ve had done. Dr. Youssef is an amazing surgeon, not only is he caring but also a perfectionist. All I can say is that it was a life changing experience.

Suzanne R.

Submitted on 08/01/2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Mark for over 10 years and have had MANY procedures done by him and Michelle. I absolutely love their work, and they are also wonderful people! I credit Dr. Mark for making me always look youthful and never overdone. I recommend Younique to everyone I know!

Dina A.

Submitted on 15/03/2018
Michelle is amazing. She takes the time to explain everything and has patience.

Valerie P.

Submitted on 24/03/2018
Always great with Michelle.

RuthAnne G.

Submitted on 13/03/2018
Seriously couldn’t imagine going to any other doctor. The best!