Stem Cells

Regenerative therapies are on the rise in the aesthetics field, with treatments like those involving stem cells becoming the go-to for facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic services. Stem cells are special cells that can develop into different kinds of cells making them a great choice for a variety of treatments. The collagen and elastin produced by stem cells result in a more youthful and fresh appearance.

How do Stem Cells Work?

Stem cells, like the same ones used in innovative medical research and treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s, or even specific types of cancer, are now an exciting part of skin rejuvenation treatments. Stem cells can become specialized in order to repair and replace damaged tissue in specific parts of the body. In the aesthetics field, instead of using human stem cells, most serums, creams, or other products contain either plant or animal stem cells in order to provide a more youthful glow to the skin.

Stem cells contain powerful ingredients for skin rejuvenation like amino acids and peptides. While most skincare products do not contain human stem cells, the plant or animal stem cells that they do contain work in relatively the same way. They are not living cells, so they will not turn into new skin cells themselves, but they do provide growth factors and are rich in antioxidants resulting in younger-looking skin. 

Benefits of Stem Cells

Stem cells boost the production of collagen, helping to correct wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. Stem cell treatments are not only designed for the face but are applicable to other areas of the body that you would like to improve as well. Here are some other treatments offered by iGlow that stem cells can help with:

  • Hair restoration – Restore fullness to your overall head of hair and hairline.
  • Fat transfer – Stem cells can help to fill out hollow areas of your body, thus improving the texture of the skin and shape of the desired treatment area.
  • IV therapy – Prepared stem cells are administered directly into the bloodstream posing improvement to the whole body, rather than focusing on one specific treatment area.
  • Skin rejuvenation – Stem cells restore elasticity, smoothness, and softness making them a great option for enhancing and adding youth to your appearance.

When used in addition to other cosmetic treatments, like microneedling or laser treatments, stem cells can dramatically enhance the already wonderful benefits.

What are Adipose-Derived Stem Cells?

At iGlow Med Spa in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, we offer adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), or stem cells that are derived from fatty tissue. Our team can help you explore the many options available at our state-of-the-art Beverly Hills med spa.

The Benefits of Adipose Derived Stem Cells

There are many benefits to stem cell therapy, and we can help you learn about your treatment options as well as how you can combine them for maximum effect during a consultation.


Fat tissue is readily available in areas like the stomach, hips, and thighs. All that’s needed to collect it is a minimally invasive procedure like liposuction. This makes ADSCs a convenient and abundant source of stem cells for your treatment, as well as offering minimal body contouring on your donor area.


Unlike embryonic stem cells, which raise ethical concerns due to their extraction from embryos, ADSCs are obtained from adult fatty tissue, making them a non-controversial source of stem cells.

Minimal risk

The extraction of ADSCs from fat tissue is a relatively safe and low-risk procedure. It can be performed under local anesthesia, reducing the chances of complications compared to more invasive procedures required for other sources of stem cells.


ADSCs have the ability to differentiate into various cell types, including adipocytes (fat cells), osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), and myocytes (muscle cells). This versatility makes them valuable for regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and potential treatments for a wide range of diseases and injuries.

Immunomodulatory properties

ADSCs possess immunomodulatory properties, meaning they can regulate the immune response. This makes them potentially useful in treating autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues.

Reduced risk of rejection

ADSCs derived from a patient’s own fat tissue (autologous transplantation) can be used for therapeutic purposes without the risk of rejection or the need for immunosuppressive drugs. This personalized approach increases the safety and effectiveness of stem cell-based treatments.

Enhanced healing and tissue regeneration

ADSCs have been shown to promote tissue repair and regeneration by releasing various growth factors and cytokines. They can stimulate the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and accelerate wound healing, making them valuable in treating chronic wounds, burns, and other injuries.

Anti-inflammatory effects

ADSCs have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in various conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and neuroinflammatory disorders.

Cosmetic applications

ADSCs are increasingly being used in cosmetic procedures such as facial rejuvenation and hair restoration. They can promote collagen production, improve skin quality, and stimulate hair growth, providing natural and long-lasting results.

Orthopedic effects

Stem cells can be injected into wounded areas and damaged tissue to minimize inflammation and discomfort. Stem cell injections can improve wound healing, tissue regrowth, and overall function. Stem cells can boost the function of the immune system, improving the body’s healing efficiency. Stem cells have been known to repair damaged muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.


Frequently Asked Questions about Stem Cells

What should I avoid after stem cell therapy?

It is a good idea to avoid excess pressure for a few weeks after treatment. Additionally, patients should avoid heavy lifting or exercise, along with certain medications. Comprehensive aftercare instructions will be provided on the day of your procedure.

Can you be too old for stem cell therapy?

There is no right age to start stem cell treatments, and no age that is too old either. You can receive stem cell therapy at any age, though you will need a consultation before receiving approval.

How many stem cell treatments will I need?

Depending on how you are utilizing stem cell treatments, you may only need a one-time treatment. However, many patients require a yearly treatment for continued results.

What do stem cells do?

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine that can be used in multiple areas of the body to restore youth and vitality. Stem cells are commonly used in hair restoration and skin rejuvenation procedures to promote collagen production and restore physiological functions.

Is stem cell therapy painful?

Though there is some mild discomfort to be expected, stem cell treatments are mostly painless. Additionally, anesthetics are utilized to minimize any apparent pain.

How long after treatment will I feel the effects of stem cells?

The speed of your results can vary for each individualu2014some results are apparent within a few weeks while others may need to exercise patience as they wait for up to six months.

Is stem cell therapy an outpatient procedure?

Most stem cell treatments are performed at an outpatient clinic. iGlow's stem cell treatments are an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery needed.

How long will the benefits of stem cells last?

The longevity of benefits can range pretty widely with stem cells depending on the individual and treatment area. Some patients may have permanent results while other patients can experience results for a year before they fade.

Where are stem cells injected?

The injection site will vary depending on what area you are hoping to treat. Common treatment sites include the hairline, intravenous vein, and face.

Is stem cell therapy permanent?

Stem cell therapies vary greatly in their longevity as well as use. As a result, some treatments may offer permanent fixes while others require regular appointments.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you interested in learning how stem cell therapy might be beneficial to you? Or maybe you have some lingering questions before you fully commit to a stem cell treatment? Book a consultation on our website to see if stem cell therapy is right for you and take your first step toward becoming a glow-getter.

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