n modern anti-aging medicine, there is a wide range of strategies and therapies to address the early detection, prevention and treatment of age-related diseases. Since the back of a hand reveals a lot about a person's age, it is of great interest.
What is the importance of our hands for us and the aging process?
Dr. Salama: Hands sometimes speak more than words. We touch the tiny toes of a newborn with them. We wipe away tears. We lovingly stroke a head. For all of us, the instruments at the end of our arms are the key to our work and passion. Surgeons, dentists, pianists, gardeners, cooks, masseurs, writers - they all depend on their hands. Because they are so important to our daily lives, hands are more stressed and tend to age faster than other parts of our bodies. We get age pigmentations and chalky skin due to the sun. In addition, bones and veins in our hands become more prominent over time. This is because as we age, fat deposits in our hands and collagen production decrease. As a result, the skin loses elasticity and substance and seems to become thinner and thinner on the back of the hand.
Does the solution to the problem lie in our stem cells?
Dr. Salama: Stem cells are the most fascinating category of all cells. They are among the few cells in the body that are able to transform into another cell type and have the potential to become a needed cell type, replacing worn-out and damaged cells that they meet. We have a large number of stem cells in adipose tissue. When stem cells are transplanted with fat into the different parts of the body, the majority of them multiply and henceforth exist in these new areas, helping to form new tissue at the transplanted site. By using the regenerative properties of stem cells together with the transplanted fat, there is a significant improvement of this tissue. When stem cells are used alone or combined with micro-needling or laser as a skin stimulating therapy and injected into the skin, they act primarily as mimics.They begin to co-produce collagen for the skin. The procedure can help smooth the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin elasticity.
How to make use of Nanofat?
Dr. Salama: A filler Treatment with nanofat is performed in a single session. The removal of autologous fat and the injection are done in the same session. The treatment is individualized. The procedure is performed on an ambulatory basis and under local anesthesia. Downtime is minimal, and the immediate reaction to the injection may be redness, swelling, and bruising, which can be easily concealed with concealer and disappear in a few days. After autologous fat is harvested, it is processed into either macro-, micro- or nano-fat, which is used according to the indication of the treatment. A patented, closed sterile system for fat removal, preparation and re-injection is imported by LBCL Surgery & Vein Practice directly from the UK.
What are the actual advantages of using stem cells and nannofat?
Dr. Salama: Stem cells can improve the offer patients many benefits. They can lift the volume and texture for a more youthful appearance of the skin and help repair and rejuvenate the skin for up to 18 months. This is possible because stem cells have the amazing ability to recognize and repair damaged tissue.