Tag Archives: stem cells

AQ Skin Solutions

AQ Skin Solutions was developed by Dr Ahmed Al-Qahtani, Professor, scientist and immunologist, Dr. Al-Qahtani. AQ Skin Solutions products are based on Growth Factors (GF) – cells that are found within our own body – to repair and renew ageing and damaged skin. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin and our skin becomes thinner and lines and wrinkles are formed. Growth Factors are  essential to regulate cell renewal to keep skin healthy and hair strong. They help to increase the production of collagen and elastin and regular topical application has been shown to improve skin texture and slow…

Dr Ali Ghanem

Renowned consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon and regenerative medicine expert Dr Ali Ghanem MD PhD FRCS (Plast) is a multi-award winning aesthetic plastic surgeon. In addition to his expertise in the field of surgical, injectable and laser aesthetic treatments, Dr Ghanem is one of the world’s leading specialists in the innovative new area of regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England, and has a PhD in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology from University College London. He qualified in aesthetic plastic surgery from Queen Mary University with distinction and…

Could fasting improve your skin?

We hear lots about the benefits of fasting diets, including that they can help you live longer, but new research shows they can help rejuvenate your skin as well. With Summer upon us you might be thinking now is the time to pull yourself together and shed some extra pounds. Diets like the 5:2 diet, which involves fasting for two days out of 5 are gaining popularity, and those who’ve done them often say they help with losing weigh and keeping it off and have the added benefit of making them feel more alert and improving their concentration. But, could…

Plant stem cells in skin creams – the key to eternal youth?

Stem cells in skincare products – should we believe the hype?  Dr Haran Sivapalan takes a look at the science behind the claims.  Ever wonder how a single cell, formed when a sperm fuses with an egg, manages to grow into a fully formed human, replete with a muscular, beating heart, a brain full of nerve cells and cased in skin and hair?  How does an embryo, made of just a few identical cells, eventually give rise to such a wide variety of tissue types? The answer lies in stem cells. But you won’t find these ‘human embryonic stem cells’…