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We at Russell Health would like to share an article written on June 15, 2020 by Eliza Cabana published by Dermatology Times in regards of the live demonstration of our Stem Cell Recruitment Facialat the 2020 South Beach Symposium in Miami this past February. 

The Live Demo

Yula Indeyeva, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon in Gulf Shores, Ala., demonstrated the Stem Cell Recruitment Facial™ in a non-CME session at the meeting.

“I’m here to demonstrate my approach and technique to skin rejuvenation using Stem Cell Recruitment Facial™ in conjunction with microneedling and radiofrequency,” she told the audience, explaining that her patient had already been prepped by washing off makeup, applying a topical anesthetic and performing a perioral block.

The facial protocol:

Stem Cell Recruitment Facial

Not to be confused with exosomes, “It’s acellular embryonic fluid, which contains a lot of growth factors, cytokines, but it’s not exosomes.” – Yula Indeyeva, MD

Exosomes are extracellular messenger vesicles containing mRNA.

The treatment is called stem cell recruitment because the aforementioned agents recruit the endogenous stem cells and set off a regenerative cascade, she explains.

“It’s a complex set of molecules such as proteins, growth factors, cytokines, hormones that are secreted or shed off the surface of stem cells that are responsible for creating the regenerative microenvironment that supports the reparative and regenerative cellular mechanisms that ultimately lead to skin rejuvenation.” – Yula Indeyeva, MD

Stem Cell Recruitment Facial™: Second Pass

For the second microneedling pass, Dr. Indeyeva says she increases the needle depth.

“I like doing it in two sessions spaced three weeks apart. I found that to be to be effective in my practice but there really is no clear particular formula. I used to do it six weeks apart. And then I’ve had to do it closer together for some patients just because of timing constraints. And I actually found that they did better with decreasing the interval between treatments, so now I recommend 3 to 4 weeks apart for all of my patients.” – Yula Indeyeva, MD

Post-Procedure Protocol

Dr. Indeyeva’s post-procedure protocol includes a topical antioxidant and sunscreen. For the first 24 hours, the patient is instructed not to wash the face or apply any product. Starting at 24 hours after the procedure, she instructs patients to wash with a gentle soap and apply a topical antioxidant twice daily, followed by 100% mineral sunscreen.

After 72 hours, patients can return to their regular skincare regimen, she says.