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Q: What is a stem cell facelift?

What our experts say:

This has to do with terminology. It's more of a buzzword and details vary tremendously depending on the physician and what technique they are using. The way I look at it, a stem-cell facelift really means a surgical lifting and some physicians go about using some type of stem cells placed in specific areas to accelerate healing. Some are using this terminology to describe something that's not really a facelift, nothing to do with surgery or an actual lift, but using stem cell products to replicate what we might expect with an actual facelift. Research shows that fat used for a fat transfer may well include some stem cells that can be regenerated on the skin. We are on the cusp of understanding these procedures well.
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