Isolagen anti wrinkle treatments remove a patient’s collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts), which are known for giving skin its plump appearance. The cells are artificially reproduced and re-injected into the patient to areas of the body such as crow’s feet, deep wrinkles around the eyes and lips, and scars from acne etc. The process can also involve freezing any unused cells for future use.
An initial tissue sample is taken from behind the ear.
The cells from this sample are cultured in a laboratory for up to 90 days, during which time millions of fibroblast cells are made.
Once the cells are ready, the surgeon will re-inject the fibroblasts back into areas of your skin with deep wrinkles.
You will need around three sessions, spaced five weeks apart.
Swollen, red skin where the injections have been made.
Disappointment with results – sometimes the treatment can be ineffective at treating deep wrinkles.
Cell rejection: the risk of new cells being rejected by your immune system is unlikely as the treatment consists of your own cells.
NB: A warning to all patients who have undergone Isolagen treatments:
In one of our latest, groundbreaking cases, we won a case against clinics and doctors offering Isolagen treatments. We found that the product literature was deceitful, claiming that only patient’s skin cells were used in the treatment, when in fact, it contained animal material (foetal calf serum). Doctors and clinics offered this material to patients without making a disclaimer. It is believed to be the first reported case in which doctors have been liable for the contents of a product manufacturer’s literature.
For more information, please refer to the S.A.F.E. Choice Guide for key information, including advice and guidance, regarding the things you need consider before deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery.
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