The rise of stem cells in skin rejuvenation: A new frontier

Clin Dermatol. Jul-Aug 2020;38(4):494-496. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.04.003. Epub 2020 Apr 11.


Stem cells have recently garnered increased attention, especially pertaining to their use in cutaneous rejuvenation. Their popularity has continued to grow with patients and consumers alike, which has followed the substantial marketing bolstering them. Although limited, studies have begun to demonstrate promise in the field of esthetics. We review the prominent studies in the literature to shed more light on the use of stem cells for cosmetic practitioners.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / cytology
  • Bone Marrow Cells
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Self Renewal
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermatology*
  • Esthetics*
  • Humans
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Rejuvenation / physiology*
  • Skin
  • Skin Aging*
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena*
  • Stem Cells* / physiology