At a Glance
- Stem cells: Skin regeneration with your body’s own stem cells from autologous fat
- Growth factors: Skin regeneration using growth factors
- Platelet-rich plasma: Skin regeneration with your body’s own blood
- Bioidentical hormones: Skin regeneration through restoration of the hormonal balance
Why Is Our Skin so Important?
Our skin is an extremely important and multi-faceted organ. It protects our insides by providing a cover for our body and is responsible for preventing pathogens entering our organism. The skin also fulfills other important roles by regulating body temperature, in the area of metabolism, and for our sensitivity to touch and stimuli.
In addition, our skin also contains a large quantity of autologous stem cells (so-called adult stem cells). Autologous stem cells are on the one hand relevant for the external appearance of the skin, and on the other hand they offer a great deal of positive therapeutic potential in the area of regenerative medicine.
If we bear in mind what kind of functions our skin has, it becomes obvious why we should be paying special attention to its health.
Already in the traditional European medicine there was the tenet “As inside, so outside.” Even in modern science we know that it is important to distinguish between “cause” and “effect” and that many degenerative processes inside the body manifest externally.
For example, various factors can lead to a massive acceleration of the per se “normal” skin aging: Stress, overload and unhealthy diet can cause hormonal dysfunction, which in turn leads to premature aging and tissue slackening. Certain lifestyle habits such as tanning booths as well as smoking can cause skin damages over time, which can often make people concerned look more than 10 years older than they actually are.
Our therapeutic approach is not only to treat the symptom (= premature aging of the skin), but the cause (= e.g., hormone deficiency) as far as possible. Combinations of both the therapy of the cause and targeted local treatments can be useful, especially when a large distress is present and/or the skin damages are very advanced.
Stem Cells, Growth Factors, Platelet-Rich Plasma, and Bioidentical Hormones
We use the autologous substances for our skin treatments. We never use artificial “fillers” (e.g., silicone) or Botox, because their side effects often lead to a worsening of skin quality.
When we are young, the body still has enough stem cells and produces sufficient growth factors and hormones, however, as the years pass, the body produces less of them. This wear process can be accelerated by stress, overwork, poor nutrition and certain lifestyle habits. The external signs of premature aging appear, such as wrinkles, slackening of tissue, sagging cheeks and “greying” of the skin.
All types of treatment offered by our clinic serve the purpose of giving your skin back a certain amount of quality, elasticity and “freshness” by targeted application of the autologous substances or substances similar to the body’s own.
All after photos show the results actually achieved by the treatment. To protect the anonymity of the depicted persons individual physical characteristics (e.g., moles, tattoos) might have been removed.