FOR Rejuvenating Skin
RCS-01 is an autologous cell therapy utilizing non-bulbar dermal sheath (NBDS) cells - a type of fibroblast cell - isolated from the hair follicle to repair and regenerate tissue.
Though several cell types are involved in generating and maintaining healthy connective tissue, fibroblasts play a critical role by expressing many types of tissue-building proteins. The NBDS cells which are the focus of RepliCel's patented technologies, are the most prolific generators of collagen (Type 1 and 2) of any fibroblasts found anywhere in the body. These cells are responsible for generating the fast-growing tissue of the hair follicle every time a new follicle is generated as part of its regular cycle.
These cells are isolated from a small tissue sample taken from the back of the patient's scalp and used to grow millions more of these cells which are then reintroduced into areas where tissue has degenerated such as that layer under the skin which thins as we age or damage it due to sun, environmental factors, smoking, etc. The cells are injected to generate new, healthy tissue under the skin to improve its appearance.