A new procedure, called the "Stem Cell Facelift," has debuted in France at last week’s World Academy of Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Medicine. On November 2, it will be performed in the United States at the American and International Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in Miami.
The "Stem Cell Facelift" is a complete facial-rejuvenation procedure without involving any surgery. The procedure, which its creator, Vincent Giampapa, MD, has been performing for the last 4 years, reportedly restores the youthful contour and shape of the face as well as skin tightness, and evens out color irregularities caused by the aging process and environmental sun exposure.
Although fat grafting to the face has been known and utilized for over a decade with a varying amount of success, this new approach, of transplanting adult stem cells and fat from the lower abdominal area, is a new technique in facial rejuvenation, according to Giampapa.