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.

Bella Buonvicino

Submitted on 11/02/2019
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Jenna Ziegler

Submitted on 13/12/2019
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Meghan O’Sullivan

Submitted on 28/02/2020
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Bella Buonvicino

Submitted on 26/01/2019
Love Dr Mark! He's a kind and gentle artist - the best!!!

Sabrina Lalani

Submitted on 01/03/2019
Doctor Youssef and his staff are just wonderful, very professional. You won't be disappointed with the results, very natural and painless!!! I highly recommend him.

Estela Besosa

Submitted on 12/03/2019
My skin has never looked better! Excellent service. Not being able to find a trustworthy team that provided the tx and support I needed was very frustrating. So glad I found Younique Cosmetic Surgery! Katie, Nicole, Dr Youssef amd the entire team are simply the best. Definitely 100% recomended🤗