It sounds like something that you would see on the Sci-Fi Channel. Injections of fat and stem cells are “harvested” from your butt and love handles and injected into areas of your face that need rejuvenation. Not only does the fat fill out areas that lost volume (eg cheecks and under eye hollows) the adult stem cells are supposed to generate healthy new collagen. Really?
Here’s how its done. Fat is extracted from your body and is processed with chemicals or lasers to concentrate the stem cells– in a process that is news to the FDA. Then this stuff is injected into the face. You can see immediate resuts from the fat while the new collagen growth is supposed to show firmer skin over the next few months.
Does the stem cell face lift work? According to just about every expert, the stem cell facelift is not a facelift nor does it … Continue Reading… →
The first time I went for a Pelleve treatment with Dr Prasad, I was anxious that it would be painful. I’m just not a “no pain, no gain” type of person. I was delighted that Pelleve was a very comfortable, even relaxing procedure– and was even more pleased with the improvements I could see. This time I was pretty mellow when I went to my second Pelleve appointment. It was just as painless and I saw even more improvement. In the pair of photos above, the profile on the left was before any treatment and the profile on the right was just after my second Pelleve treatment. My cheeks and chin are clearly firmer and less flabby. Its not nearly as extensive a change as I would see with a surgical lift, but I don’t want to go there. What you can also … Continue Reading… →
When I started exploring anti-aging options I really wasn’t aware that my neck looked, well looked old. After I used tools like Retin A and IPL, I could see a big difference between the texture and color between my neck and face– as if I was wearing a heavy foundation. On the neck there was that bumpy “chicken skin”, thick horizontal lines and lots of fine lines. I’ve been using Retin A and sunscreen on my neck but apparently its nowhere near as effective for the neck. Not good news.
There is a short list of anti-aging tools for the neck. Top of the list is the full facelift ( Check out recent pix of Madonna. Some experts believe that she has had a facelift because her neck is … Continue Reading… →
These photographs were taken at the time of my first treatment with Dr Prasad. ( Before on the left and after on the right) I was a little disappinted that the changes that I saw in the mirror were not completely captured in these pix. I saw “girlish” contours that had been missing for many years. Pelleve changes are in millimeters while surgical facelifts alter centimeters of facial contours. Personally I much prefer the subtle changes of less invasive procedures, rather than the unaturally tight and altered appearance of a full face lift.
According to Dr Prasad, Pelleve helps to restore volume and reduces crow’s feet around the eyes and smokers lines around the mouth. I don’t have the latter two problems, but by adding volume to the understructure of my … Continue Reading… →