The cosmetic enhancement industry in the United Arab Emirates is seeing an increasing trend in patients requesting less invasive procedures, as new developments and techniques in the field mean that “surgery” does not now necessarily always mean going under the knife, according to a recent article in UAE newspaper The National.
With a stronger customer emphasis on achieving more natural-looking results and a shorter post-procedure recovery time, it has been predicted that regenerative plastic surgery, potentially involving the use of stem cells harvested from liposuctioned fat, will experience greater popularity in future years. UAE-based Doctors, including Dr Matteo Vigo of Dubai’s American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital and Dr Maurizio Viel of LCAS, have cited the significant potential of stem cell in future cosmetic enhancement and are already preparing for a greater number of non-evasive procedures based on both the possibilities afforded by the manipulation of stem cells and increased patient demand for less invasive procedures.
UAE-based private equity firm Grace Century is the project partner of Provia Labs, a biotechnology company dedicated to stem cell bio-banking and other fields of regenerative medicine. Provia has already successfully developed a dental stem cell storage system “Store-A-Tooth”, which facilitates the storage of dental stem cells and are actively branching out into other related areas of regenerative medicine. Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf commented: “Stem cells are now entering every part of medicine. Provia labs is keenly aware of this and positioned.”