Amnion for Aesthetics
Amnion membrane holds many different characteristics, but it shares two common features: in the appropriate environment of the body, amnion membrane cells are able to self-renew and they have the ability to become more specialized cells such as bone, blood, or muscle. Amnion Membrane (AM) and Amnion Fluid (AF) therapy involves the harvesting of amniotic tissue and fluid from a woman at birth, processing to remove impurities to avoid rejection by another body and then re-implanting them, specifically in the area of pain or aging skin, in order to regenerate damaged tissue and eliminate pain.
Amniotic products are used to heal acute and chronic wounds, burns, ulcers, corneal injuries, and numerous orthopedic applications. Although they have not yet been used extensively in cosmetic surgery, their success in these other applications suggests that there are many ways in which these products will enhance results and speed healing times for cosmetic patients.
Our products are derived from human amniotic fluid (AF) that is obtained from the placenta. The layers of the placenta are rich in collagen types III, IV, V, and VII, contain structural matrixes (ECM) like fibronectin, laminins, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans, and have high concentrations of growth factors. These attributes provide an excellent structure for skin cellular migration and proliferation that help heal injured tissue, while preventing inflammation and scarring.
Besides suppressing pro-inflammatory cytokines, amnion secretes large amounts of B-defensins, and elafin, all of which reduce microbial activity. Tissue regeneration is helped by the mix of cells, electrolytes, growth factors, lipids, amino acids, enzymes and hormones present in the AF. These components work together at the site of the problem so new cells can form, and the injured tissue can be repaired, remodeled and rebuilt back to its normal state.