Joseph Grzeskiewicz, MD, FACS, the medical director of Luminesse Medical Spa in Poway, Calif, sees great promise in the “Frozen in Time” treatment, which uses stem cells to help old skin transform itself into a fresh and radiant complexion. The treatment was discovered by Swiss scientists, who found that a young cell coming into contact with an old cell can reprogram it by sharing the genetic information contained in its DNA.  

The “Frozen in Time” treatment uses cells medically extracted from bovine amniotic fluid; they are filtered and separated to create a population of stem cells. The cells are then frozen, allowing them to stay alive and maintain their enzymes, proteins, and other functional molecules. The cells are thawed before application and applied to the skin over the face, neck, and eyelids in a cold liquid. The young cells share their youthful genetic information with the older cells in the skin to improve skin health and erase fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types. A series of six treatments at weekly intervals is recommended to obtain the desired results.