Stem cells injection is a non-invasive procedure that uses your pluripotent stem cells contained in your own fat to stimulate your skin cells to improve hydration, increase cell turnover, collagen production and elastin for firmer, younger, brighter skin.

Benefits of stem cells:

  • Improved hydration, shine and texture of the skin on the face and neck and rejuvenation of the dermis and epidermis
  • Treatment of acne scars, fine lines and pigmentation spots
  • Improvement of the coloring of dark circles


First, a fat sample is taken (abdomen, inner thighs) under local anesthesia. Then, the fat is prepared by a series of centrifugations in order to recover the stromal fraction of the eSVF (enhanced stromal vascular fraction) rich in stem cells. An adapted anesthesia is performed on the face and then reinjection of the stem cells through micro-cannulas in the superficial and deep dermis.


Time to final results: 3-6 months
Longevity of results: 5-10 years

Before surgery:

Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery
Do not take Aspirin 10 days before surgery, inform Dr. Lucas of any anticoagulant medication (Sintrom, Coumadin, Eliquis, etc..) to arrange for its discontinuation or replacement.
Take Arnica capsules 5 times a day for 5 days before the operation if you are prone to bruising.

Intervention :

Pain: the pain during the intervention will be quasi-inexistent, with an adapted anaesthesia
Duration of the procedure: 60-90 minutes
Anesthesia: topical with cream or local with nerve blocks
Location: operating room
Outpatient (without hospitalization)

After surgery:

Post-operative pain: no
Social eviction: no (sometimes small hematomas for a few days)
Return to work: immediate
Return to sport: 2-3 days

Instructions :

Take Arnica capsules 5 times a day for 5 days after surgery to prevent hematoma
Control Dr Lucas 3 weeks, 3 months, one year.


Infection, hematoma
Nerve or vessel damage

Alternatives and operations that can be combined:

Stem cell injections have overall the same effect as PRP or lipofilling but with a more intense and longer lasting effect over time.
Stem cell injections can be combined with a face lift.