One of the hottest treatments for facial rejuvenation now involves the stem cell facelift, which is a controversial treatment. In fact, as a recent article in the New York Times explores, the new treatment is one that does not have much evidence based research backing it up.

Many treatments simply involve fat harvest from your body, which is then re-injected into the face, a procedure that has been done for decades. More recently, physicians have begun to notice improvements in skin after fat transplantation, and much of this is theorized to be the result of stem cells living in the adipose (fat) tissue.

The major question is whether stem cells really do make your face appear more youthful again. Unfortunately, we don't yet have the absolute answer. But you can learn more about it by seeing your facial plastic surgeon for a consultation.