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Stem Cell Facelift + IV: Beauty from the Inside Out

Apr 29, 2018 06:38PM

Melanie Icard, NMD

There’s a new anti-aging procedure that uses a patient’s own DNA as a facial filler. Coined the “stem cell facelift”, this breakthrough treatment combines three all-natural ingredients: stem cells extracted from the patient’s own fat; platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the patient’s own blood; and free hyaluronic acid.

This “holy trinity” of rejuvenating properties is then infused under the skin of the face, hands, neck and décolleté using a cannula for minimal bruising. Once injected, the solution immediately adds natural volume, restores moisture and stimulates collagen growth.

Dr. Melanie Icard, a naturopathic physician in Phoenix, also administers a stem cell intravenous (IV) injection during the same visit, which intensifies the effects of the procedure. “When paired with a simultaneous stem cell IV, the stem cell facelift is actually a whole-body rejuvenation,” she explains. “Patients experience a beautiful, healthy glow—from the inside out.”

The secret to this treatment’s success lies in its use of the body’s own stem cells. Stem cells are “super” cells found naturally in the body that heal damaged areas. When infused under the skin, those cells go straight to work to repair lost collagen and elastin. The best part is that, unlike commercial fillers, these stem cells are alive and continue to rejuvenate indefinitely. In other words, the effects of the stem cell “facelift” improve over time and last for years.

When injected intravenously, stem cells produce an anti-aging effect at a molecular level. The cells rush to areas throughout the entire body that are in need of healing and rejuvenation.

For optimal results, Icard advises that first-time patients have this treatment completed twice a year. After this, patients should repeat the procedure every three years for maintenance.

Melanie Icard, NMD, is the owner and medical director of Anti-Aging Clinic in uptown Phoenix, located at 5350 N. 16th St., Ste. 107. Anti-Aging Clinic specializes in stem cells; natural and conventional aesthetics; ozone therapies; and holistic treatment of the whole person, body and mind. For more information, call 480-599-8370 or visit



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