What is a Stem Cell Facelift?

It’s a telling event when we start noticing fine lines, wrinkles, or loose facial skin in the mirror. It may be the first time we thought of seeking cosmetic help outside of makeup to hide our facial flaws. Perhaps a facelift began to surface in our thinking, but the idea of surgery is too drastic. You want to maintain your youthful appearance, but with a less invasive solution in mind.

Fortunately, aesthetic medicine has an advanced technology which can help us find the result we are looking for without the risks of surgery. A stem cell facelift is an aesthetic procedure which uses the patient’s existing tissue to deliver a youthful, radiant and rejuvenated facial appearance.

A stem cell facelift utilizes your body’s fat to add volume to your face. It is not a facelift at all, but rather a process extracting fat cells (which contain stem cells) via liposuction and then positioning them to enhance facial contour and fullness in areas like under-eye hollows, lips, temples, and cheeks.

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj uses precise amounts of fat from a donor site like the abdomen or thighs and injects them in target areas to enhance facial beauty.

No Controversy

Workable adult stem cells are not embryonic stem cells which carry too much controversy for many patients. These stem cells live in the patient’s fatty tissues which are the building blocks for all cells in the patient’s body.

After injections, these cells become active through internal growth which triggers new collagen and blood vessel production.

The Procedure

A stem-cell facelift requires oral sedation with local anesthesia. Dr. Slupchynskyj will then use a small syringe to remove the subcutaneous fat from a predetermined donor site which has high stem cell concentrations. This fat is not centrifuged as in traditional techniques but uses a non-traumatic, blotting process which leaves the cells undamaged and removes blood and other fluids from the extracted fat. Next, he adds growth factors to the stem cell-rich fatty tissue.

To position this tissue into the treatment site, Dr. Slupchynskyj enacts a multi-planer technique to place stem cells and fat at different levels. He starts with bone, then muscles and finally your skin’s surface to regenerate your skin’s growth mechanisms. Lastly, a chemical resurfacing will remove damaged skin and fine lines and stimulate underlying stem cell growth.


Recovery time varies from patient to patient with most experiencing redness and mild swelling for a week to ten days. After swelling subsides, the skin will show exceptional improvements in tone and texture.

Dr. Slupchynskyj recommends another injection four or five months after your initial treatment to encourage cell stimulation. He will also suggest a topical DNA cream to use for the first six months to a year to optimize skin regeneration.

Why Dr. Slupchynskyj

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Slupchynskyj has extensive training and expertise in facial anatomy to perform aesthetic procedures which enhance facial beauty safely and effectively. He has thousands of satisfied and loyal patients in NYC and New Jersey, as well as many accolades and awards.

To learn more about how he uses stem cell plastic surgery to rejuvenate facial beauty and improve self-esteem, call for a consultation today.

Call us at (212) 628-6464 or Contact Us Today!