Regenerative medicine and surgery
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Clinic at Cologny
Dr Pierre Quinodoz
Chemin Boissier 19
1223 Cologny – Suisse
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During the visio-consultation, Dr. Quinodoz will use an ultra-modern computer imaging program to visualize the results of a procedure from your photos. He will provide you with his specialist’s comments so that you can make an informed decision.
Regenerative medicine and surgery
This recent field is a real revolution in cosmetic surgery to treat skin and skin aging in a completely natural and sustainable way. It is one of Dr. Quinodoz’ main recent passions. Regenerative medicine, also known as regenerative medicine or surgery, is “a field of research and clinical applications focused on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells, tissues or organs to restore impaired function” of the human body. Regenerative medicine (or surgery) is applied to many fields, such as cosmetic surgery, degenerative diseases, trauma or congenital malformations, notably through the use of stem cells (see link below).
The stem cells or “mother cells” that interest us in plastic and aesthetic surgery are present around the fat cells in certain special areas of the body. These stem cells have the unique ability to transform into any other cell line depending on local needs or stimulation. Stem cells, if injected into the skin, can be transformed into all of its components, such as elastin, collagen, etc. Moreover, by a mechanism that is still not well understood, the injection of stem cells can reduce brown spots associated with aging. In practice, in the operating room, the cells are taken from the fat of certain specific areas of the body by gentle liposuction, without great pressure, using a mini cannula connected to a syringe.
The fat removal and stem cell injections are normally performed under
anesthesia with sedation on an outpatient basis, but often during a similar blepharoplasty or facelift procedure in order to take advantage of the anesthesia. The fat sample is then worked on: first we mechanically fragment the fat cells by moving back and forth between two syringes connected by two microfilters in order to emulsify and selectively destroy them. The stem cells are located around the fat cells but are very small in size, so they pass through the filter without being damaged and it is only the fat cells that are affected and destroyed and are separated from the stem cells.
The stem cells are then injected all over the face and in certain parts of the body using a mesotherapy-type device, but in a sterile manner. This technique makes it possible to use our own body cells to rejuvenate the skin and remove brown spots related to aging. This treatment is totally natural since everything comes from the patient himself without any added chemicals.
The isolation of stem cells by chemical means is prohibited.
LINK FOR STEM CELLS
In cell biology, a stem cell is an undifferentiated cell capable of both generating specialized cells by cellular differentiation and maintaining itself in the organism by symmetric or asymmetric division. Stem cells are present in all multicellular living beings. They play a central role in the development of organisms as well as in the maintenance of their integrity throughout life.
Mouse embryonic stem cells in culture.
The study of animal stem cells is a very active field of research, particularly because of their applications in medicine. This field of study has recently undergone a rapid expansion with the development of techniques allowing the generation, in culture, of pluripotent stem cells from any cell of the body, these stem cells are called induced. However, stem cells are also present in other forms of multicellular life such as in the meristems of plants.