Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
CLAUDIO-DA-SILVA, César et al. Autologous mesenchymal stem cells culture from adipose tissue for treatment of facial rhytids. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2009, vol.36, n.4, pp. 288-291. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912009000400003.
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from adipose tissue on the dermal filling for nasolabial rhytids correction. MEHTODS: 50 cc of infraumbilical fat and 20 ml of peripheral blood were harvested to isolate MSC and autologous plasma from 15 female volunteers, respectively. The volunteers were grouped in according to the following strategies of intra-dermal injection: Group (I) only hyaluronic acid; Group (II) only MSC; Group (III) MSC combined with hyaluronic acid. For this qualitative and prospective study photographic monitoring was done monthly. RESULTS: In the group (I) we observed an immediate effect of filling; in the group (II) the effect of filling was reached after approximately two months. In the group (III) filling occurred more efficiently and progressively, probably due to the combination of the short and long-term effects generated by the hyaluronic acid and MSC, respectively. CONLCUSION: MSC when combined with hyaluronic acid were able to fill in deep folds, with progressive improvement of skin tone and decreasing lines of expression.
Keywords : Mesenchimal stem cells; Adipose tissue; Rejuvenation.