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A male asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Stem Cells are Legal: Stem cell research and treatments are currently legal in the US. The issue now is that the pharmaceutical industry is pressuring the fda to classify stem cells as drugs, making it illegal for doctors to harvest stem cells in the office. We would only be able to purchase cells from the industry. Stems cells are expensive now, in a couple of years the cost will go up astronomically.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Younger cells: We all have dormant stem cells all all over our bodies. Adult stem cells can be harvested from bone marrow or fat. These are great resources because it comes from your own body. Older, sicker people have less stem cells and these cells are not so healthy. The good news is, you can use cord stem cells from donors because these cells are so immature that they are not rejected by your immune system
A female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Although it is much easier to put in than to take out, the fat can be gently removed with a micro liposuction cannula. The fat can also be sculpted using ultrasound (Ultherapy) or radio frequency(ThermiTight).
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A female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Technology costs: With delicate procedure like fat transfers, you are better off not doing it at all than going to the cheapest surgeon. In order to maximize the survival of the fat, the fat has to be harvested and processed properly. Maintaining sterility is also very important. All this requires sophisticated equipment and facility. Don't risk your health and life by going cheap!
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A female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Should be permanent: Although fat transfer is permanent, not all of the fat that is transplanted survives. New techniques of processing the fat has significantly improved the viability of transplanted fat. The fat cells that survive the transplant are living tissue and should act like native fat. Generally, what you see left after 3 months is your final result.
A female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
It may not be fat: It is not unusual to have some leakage of fat for a day or so, but if you continue to have leakage or if there is any redness or strange odor or if you have any fever, it may actually be puss, in which case you will need to get medical attention immediately.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Might be too strong: If you are using it for general anti-aging or acne, you may want to try backing off a little bit to every other night or you can ask your doctor to prescribe a lower dose. Of course, you would have to weigh the dryness vs the clinical response with the lower dose.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: None of the vitamins and supplements listed above are contraindicated with Botox. The krill oil may thin your blood increasing the risk for bruising. Some form of birth control is recommended while getting Botox treatments since Botox is not recommended during pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Extract: Many times the hair will work its way out, but sometimes, it will need to be extracted with a sterile needle by a physician or nurse. If an infection is present oral antibiotics may be necessary. Warm compresses and topical antibiotics like Bacitracin or neosporin could help for mild cases. I don't think Noxzema will help. Laser hair removal is very effective for preventing ingrowns.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: The swelling typically lasts a few days but can last a couple weeks.
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