One of the largest organs of the body is the skin. While most believe that skin is there to keep off dust and dirt but it has many other crucial purposes. The upper skin layer called the epidermis, aids in Vitamin D synthesis, sensory (touch) detection, and creates the skin tone. The lower skin called the dermis has connective tissue, blood vessels, oil and sweat glands, nerves, hair follicles, and other structures that work as a barrier for protection and prevention of water loss, and works as a thermoregulatory organ.
Skin Ageing and Emergence of Beauty and Skin Care Products
Just like any other part of our body, the skin also ages and with time, the signs of aging are seen evidently. The quest for looking young and prolonging the signs of aging is what feeds the multibillion-dollar skincare and beauty products industry. The demand for anti-aging products has led to continual research on skin science. Brands offer products made from natural organic ingredients or synthetic compounds that claim effective results but most of them are temporary workarounds and may have side effects in the longer run. Moreover, every skin is different and hence responds to the products differently.
Even though the demand for anti-aging products is very high, not every product can provide lasting effects. One of the reasons speculated is that even though the ingredients are organic but they might not be compatible with the body’s natural signature. This is where the recent advancements made by scientists in the field of stem cell technology can be really helpful.
The connection between stem cell and skin care
Our body has the ability to heal itself from major kinds of injury. Stem cells act as the building blocks of the body and transform themselves to replenish the availability of any specific tissue or muscle cells. The epidermis and hair follicles on the skin are maintained and regenerated through the existence of stem cells. Certain stem cells are tissue-specific and can regularly divide to produce new body tissues for maintenance and repair. Through years of research and experimentation, scientists have found out ways to use stem cells to repair skin damage.
After a chemical peel or laser surgery, the epidermal skin is etched off. The stem cells in the dermal skin are activated and they regenerate the lost cells in a short while. By manually injecting activated non-embryonic stem cells, they communicate with the existing skin cells in the damaged area and multiply into new daughter cells that form new skin cells. These newly formed skin cells return the elasticity and firmness back into the skin. Moreover, the injected stem cells contain cytokines, exosomes, and hydraulic acid along with cellular products that have renewing functions. These additions are proven effective in fighting against the different signs of ageing such as:
- Uneven skin tone
- Dullness of skin
- Age spots
- Crow’s feet around the eye area
- Fine lines
Is the Stem cell safe?
Even though Biotech Skin Therapy and dermatological treatments are in their infancy, preliminary results are very promising. The team of physicians, performing the procedure, has to follow proper cell administrative techniques. Moreover, the patients have to be screened for treatment compatibility. Moreover, when used in beauty products, the products undergo stringent drug reviewing before being introduced in the market. Since non-embryonic stem cells are human in nature, the transplanted tissue has little chance of being rejected, especially when from the recipient’s own body.
Stem cells play a crucial role in delaying the aging process. Scientists are doing an advanced study of stem cells to better understand the functioning of the human body. Research also indicates that stem cells may prove beneficial in repairing the skin damage naturally and help revert the signs of skin aging, keeping it looking young for extended periods of time.