Its about time that stem cells heal acne scars. Not sure why it is not happening.
This doctor actually uses dermapen with prp and acell. Should give good results.
It's very expensive and very time consuming, which is why it's not as widespread as it is. Cost, IIRC, is $3000-$5000 for a few injections. It takes a few months for the stem cells to sufficiently grow, and it's costly storage. It takes about 6 months to a year to fully see results (like with any potential stem cell treatment; it's a known downside to osteoarthritis regeneration).
Compared to lasers/light treatments and chemical peels, they are more cost-effective for now.
Also, people not using sun protection as often as they should would delay or decrease the effectiveness of the treatment.
Maybe it'll be cheaper within a decade. Difficult to say, really, with the rate of improvement in technology and how interested pharmaceutical companies are in it.
I think you are talking about Laviv. This is acell which is a stem cell powder. They are already using it in the military.
Edited by Binga, 01 March 2014 - 03:42 AM.