Much like how the building block of all matter is the atom, it is roughly analogous that the building block of all life in the human body is the stem cell. But what is a stem cell? Simply answered, a stem cell is a special kind of cell in the body that all of the body, skin, hair, organs, muscles and bone developed from.
Unlike the specialized cells of the various parts of the body however, stem cells can divide and replicate into many other copies of themselves, or grow into replacements for specialized types of cells. This replacement treatment is also known as “induced pluripotent cell” treatment and has shown to be effective for healing damaged tissue as these cells become differentiated into cells for the muscle, skin, heart, bone and brain.
This treatment is a new frontier for a field of medicine known as “regenerative medicine”. These stem cells are currently being used in lieu of rare organs and expensive transplant procedures to grow new organs in a lab as a replacement for donated organs, which are in short supply.
These stem cell treatments however can also, as mentioned earlier be used for other reasons such as skin and hair, and stem cell treatments for cosmetic purposes is a practice that is alive and well in Korea. A large number of foreign travelers have come to Korea to utilize these treatments, which are cost efficient and effective.
Here at Seoul Cosmetic Surgery we have a team of licensed physicians with expertise in stem cell treatments as well as other procedures ready to serve you in a number of renowned clinics across Korea.
Our warm and friendly team of experts is waiting to hear from you and can’t wait to serve you for all of your cosmetic needs.