The Safe and Efficacious Use of Secretome From Fibroblasts and Adipose-derived (but not Bone Marrow-derived) Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Skin Therapeutics

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019 Aug;12(8):E57-E69. Epub 2019 Aug 1.


Stem cell-based products are rapidly emerging in the marketplace as topical skin care and wound care products. Confusion is prevalent among healthcare providers and end-users about these products. Adipose-derived stem cells, fibroblasts, platelets, and bone marrow-derived stem cells are the most common cells used for stem cell therapeutic development, medical procedures, and skin care products. In this review, the significant advantages of adipose-derived stem cells and fibroblasts in terms of safety and efficacy are highlighted and compared to relatively risky platelets and bone marrow stem cells.

Keywords: Cancer; fibroblasts; inflammation; platelets; secretome; stem cells.

Publication types

  • Review