Scientists have been working in using stem cells to cure disease, decrease baldness, help alzheimer’s patients and also the benefts to skin care. Stem cells come in many forms, embryonic, fetal and adult stem cell harvesting are a few that are used most frequently. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) are one type; they form a key part of the human body’s defense against injury and stress. These have been used in skin care research to lessen the signs of aging.
When you hear about products that contain stem cells, you should ask several questions. First, you should research the particular stem cell that is being advertised(such as plant stem cells – hint, they do not work). Some creams have nothing to do with stem cells whatsoever except using it as a deceitful marketing term (e.g. Biologic’s Stem Cell Cream). You can filter these out right away. That only leaves human stem cells. There are not any cosmoceutical products on the market that contain human stem cells. That would be considered “biologic” by FDA standards, and would be regulated like a drug or device. The reason is that whole cells contain (other people’s) DNA, and may also carry disease. For this reason, we do not recommend any skin care using stem cells. There is just not enough research that has been done to show they work and most importantly, they have not been FDA approved.
We have many other FDA approved treatments available in our office to eliminate the signs of aging. We offer Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and many skin care products. Give us a call today and we can help you with your skin care regime.