Could this stem cell cure for wrinkles end the endless hunt for the perfect skin cream?

British firm is trialling new method by injecting patient's own stem cells to restore skin's youthful elasticity

By Tamara Cohen

PUBLISHED: 10:40 EST, 9 September 2012 | UPDATED: 02:12 EST, 10 September 2012

Scientists will begin clinical trials in 12 months, using stem cells harvested from a blood sample from the patients

Scientists are working on a new weapon in the war against wrinkles.

There are not many things women have not tried in the quest for a youthful complexion from lotions and potions to Botox and cosmetic surgery.

But a British firm is trialling a new method which involves injecting the patients own stem cells to restore skins youthful elasticity.

Researchers believe they will spur the growth of new skin cells, called fibroblasts, which make the elastic ingredient collagen which is produced in large quantities when we are young, but declines as we age.

The company Pharmacells, based in Glasgow, plan to begin clinical trials in 12 months, using stem cells harvested from a blood sample from the patients.

They believe the procedure could be commercially available in just three years, potentially revolutionising the market for anti-ageing treatments.

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