Stem Cell Therapy in Korea at Lydian

Stem cell therapy for weight loss has demonstrated promising results by increasing the number of healthy cells in the body, this can lead to a higher metabolism and weight loss. This innovative approach offers a new avenue for individuals seeking effective and sustainable solutions for managing their weight.


Although most of us have heard of stem cell, what is Stem Cell Therapy and what makes it different from regular liposuction?


Stem Cell therapy is a medical treatment that uses stem cells to promote the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues in the body. During the procedure, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body, cultured, and injected into the target area, where they can promote the growth of new tissue and blood vessels, and help to repair and regenerate damaged cells.


For example when irregular or damaged hormones contribute to a slowed metabolism, stem cells can repair the underlying mechanisms directing hormone release. This results in a healthier and faster metabolism for patients facing a slow metabolism. 

Issues stem cell therapy can target: 


  • Improved skin texture (injected into face)
  • Brain issues (injected into neck)
  • Weight gain issues 
  • Improving immune system


It is also important to note that stem cell therapy is still a relatively new area of research, so it is crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced medical professional who can help you understand the risks and benefits of the procedure, and guide you through the process, and guide you through the process while pursuing a great result with long-term safety and effectiveness.

What is Stem Cell?


What is Stem Cell?

Cells are the basic component of our body, and various cells exist in our body. After a certain period of time, cells die and new cells are created again.

These cells are born through the differentiation of stem cells that have the ability to differentiate into specific tissue cells. Stem cells have the ability to help regenerate damaged tissue or cells and proliferate indefinitely.


Type of Stem Cell

Stem cells can be classified into three main categories: embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and adult stem cells. Among them, adult stem cells licensed in Korea and used for therapeutic purposes can be differentiated into specific tissues in the body such as bones and organs, and can be extracted from bone marrow, adipose tissue, umbilical cord blood, and peripheral blood.

Adult Stem Cell serves to supply new cells to replace dead cells by external shocks or aging.

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Mesenchymal/Hematopoietic Stem Cell

Hematopoietic Stem Cell

Types of Stem Cell Therapy in Korea at Lydian

Stem Cell Therapy is a medical treatment that involves using stem cells or their derivatives to promote the repair response of injured, dysfunctional, or diseased tissues. Stem Cells have ability to differentiate into various types of cells in the body, they can also self-renew and replicate to produce more cells. This makes Stem Cell Therapy a promising tool for treating a variety of medical conditions.




IV Injection for Anti-Aging
Anti-aging with Stem Cell-Enhanced Blood Purification

The human body possesses the remarkable ability to heal itself through continuous cell division and regeneration. However, as we age, this renewing process slows down and is unable to keep pace with the demand for new cells, especially when compounded by poor lifestyle habits.

Our blood vessels are critical pathways that ensure the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to every nook and cranny of our body. For cells to travel and function efficiently, these vessels must remain clean and healthy. Since over 70% of vascular diseases only display symptoms after significant damage has occurred, Lydian Clinic offers preventive care, managing conditions early or when faint signals arise to aid in the prevention of illnesses. We focus on conditions such as hair loss, asthma, kidney dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and critical limb ischemia.

When blood within the vessels clots, it forms blockages known as “thrombi,” which can lead to various symptoms and ailments. If these clots obstruct the blood flow to the brain, strokes can occur, and if the affected vessel bursts, hemorrhages may follow. Similarly, blockages in the vessels leading to the heart can induce heart attacks, myocardial infarctions, and arrhythmias.

Ideal Candidates for Stem Cell IV Injection

– For those who are seeking to prolong their healthspan
– For those concerned about hereditary health issues
– For those who are experiencing chronic pain that interferes with daily life
– For those who are exhibiting allergic reactions due to acquired factors
– For those who have been on long-term antibiotics for frequent colds, rhinitis, or inflammatory diseases
– For those who are seeking to mitigate the health effects of life’s numerous stressors

How It Works

Stem Cell IV Injection is the most popular stem cell treatments at Lydian. Here are the detailed description of treatment process.


Before the Treatment: The stem cell treatment process begins with an initial assessment of the client’s needs and whether they are currently in a condition suitable for stem cell treatment. This involves completing a simple preliminary medical questionnaire prior to the visit, followed by a comprehensive online consultation or an in-person consultation with Dr.An to determine the appropriate pre-treatment tests. These pre-treatment tests may include basic blood tests, NK immune function tests, nutritional status tests, telomere chromosome tests, genetic tests, and cancer screenings. Not all tests are mandatory; they will be customized based on individual needs.

  • initial assessment
  • medical questionnaire
  • online consultation
  • tests request


During In-person Consultation: During the consultation with the doctor, the type of stem cells to be used – whether from blood, fat, bone marrow, or a combination of these – will be discussed, along with the quantity of stem cells, the IV injection schedules, number of treatment sessions and frequency required. If there are no specific health concerns, a one-time treatment following our standard program will be available, or a customized plan is also possible according to the client’s preference.

  • details about type of stem cell to be used
  • quantity of stem cells to be used
  • number of treatment sessions and frequency


IV Injection Treatment Schedules: Same-day in-person consultation and procedure is mostly possible, if there is additional test required, the session may be available after we have the test result which may take 2 to 7 days. For all of the Stem Cell therapy IV Injection treatment sessions, we require 4-8 hours of fasting.

  • same-day consultation and procedure available
  • 4-8 hours of fasting required


After the Treatment: Stem cell therapy at Lydian does not require hospitalization, allow for same-day discharge, ensuring a swift return to your daily activities. However, if you undergo liposuction surgery and stem cell treatment together on the same day, an overnight hospital stay is mandatory. The duration of the treatment varies from 2-4 hours, blood and bone marrow stem cell procedures take approximately 2-3 hours, while those involving adipose-derived stem cells typically require 3-4 hours.

  • same-day release
  • duration varies from 2-4 hours


Follow-up Visits:When it comes to recovery after stem cell treatment alone, you can expect the following post-treatment timeline. A custom nutritional injection on Day 3, a wound check-up and dressing change at the incision site (doctor check-up) on Day 7, and a progress checking follow-up on Day 30 if you are able to visit the clinic for an in-person follow-up with Dr. An. Rest assured that if you are traveling to Korea for treatment, we are always available online to answer any questions you may have, so do not worry too much about the 1-month follow-up.

  • Day 3: nutrition injection 
  • Day 7: incision site check-up
  • Day 30: 1-month follow-up (optional)


Stem Cell Injection for Disease Prevention
Turn Your Body’s Red Flags to Green Signals with Stem Cell

At Lydian Clinic, we harness the power of adult stem cells, capable of differentiating into various cell types, to replace cells that have reached the end of their lifespan or to regenerate damaged cells. This process stimulates a delay in aging, helping you maintain a healthy and extended lifespan.


Brain: Diseases like Parkinson’s disease is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that arises due to the damage of nerve cells in the brain. With symptoms like tremors in the hands and arms, unstable posture, and difficulty with simple tasks like walking, Parkinson’s disease makes independent living a significant challenge. The progressive loss of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra of the brain is the underlying cause. This is where stem cell therapy shows promise. By transplanting stem cells that have the ability to regenerate, we can address the problem of cell depletion, thereby maintaining healthier cell function and potentially offering a beacon of hope to those suffering from Parkinson’s. Benefits include:

-brain cell regeneration

-brain cell activation

-cerebral vascular regeneration


Cartilage: The damage to cartilage from excessive exercise or poor posture may not immediately trigger pain, as cartilage lacks nerve endings. Furthermore, once damaged, cartilage struggles to regenerate owing to its lack of blood vessels. Transplanting autologous stem cells can reduce inflammation and help in the regeneration of damaged cartilage and muscle tissue. Benefits include:

-Chondrogenesis: The restoration and rebuilding of damaged cartilage

-Myogenesis: The repair and growth of muscle tissues

-Ligamentous fortification: The enhancement and reinforcement of ligament strength and function

-Anti-inflammatory effects and analgesia: Alleviation of inflammation and the reduction of discomfort or pain


Stem Cell Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation for Aged and Damaged Skin

In the universal battle against the visible signs of skin aging, while many resort to an array of skin laser treatments and cosmetic procedures, the use of autologous stem cells stands out as a natural, clean, and resilient approach to not only maintaining but also delaying the aging process. Reactive oxygen species – key agents of aging – are implicated in chronic fatigue, insomnia, and a myriad of skin disorders. Aging skin is marked by decreased abilities in DNA repair, cell renewal, wound healing, barrier protection, moisture retention, sebaceous and sweat secretion, vitamin D production, and defenses against physical and chemical damage, impairing immune and sensory functions as well as thermoregulation.

As we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner. The hydrating layers diminish, while skin tissue loses its tightness, leading to enlarged pores and the breakdown of elastic fibers, which in turn results in the formation of wrinkles. The increasingly thinning skin can be rejuvenated and plumped up again through stem cell regenerative treatments. Unlike traditional antioxidant injections that provide limited defense against the march of time, autologous stem cell therapy penetrates the root of the aging dilemma by regenerating blood vessels and tissues in the dermal layer, boosting both antioxidant and anti-aging effects.


Skin Layers

To illustrate by analogy, collagen serves a role akin to reinforced steel bars that support the skin, while elastin acts like the springs that connect these steel bars, affording the skin elasticity and resilience.  


If You Have Enough Elastin or Not

Without elastin, skin loses its elasticity, succumbs to the effects of aging, and diminishes in its regenerative capacity. Therefore, it’s crucial to replenish not just collagen but also elastin to maintain the skin’s youthful resilience.

Generate New Collagen and Elastin

Activate Cells to Fortify the Health of Collagen and Elastin

Lydian Stem Cell Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation treatment not only activates elastin and collagen for firmer skin but also promises an enhanced, brighter skin tone – a testament to the power of cellular rejuvenation in turning back the clock on aging skin. 

Ideal Candidates for Stem Cell for Skin Rejuvenation 

– For those finding laser treatments too harsh due to thin skin
– For those longing for more elastic, resilient skin
– For those aiming to enhance overall facial firmness
– For those seeking to refine pores and smooth fine lines
– For those desiring deeply hydrated, supple skin


Stem Cell Therapy for Hair Loss Treatment
Hair Loss Treatment

At different stages of hair loss progression, the approach to treatment must vary.

Traditional hair loss therapies mainly focus on providing nutrients to the hair follicles, be it through laser treatment, follicle injections, or anti-hair loss shampoos. However, merely nourishing dying follicles can lead to the eventual loss of every last hair strand. Unlike these methods, Lydian Clinic introduces a paradigm shift: we don’t just nourish cells—we create new follicles. Our sophisticated stem cell therapy system rejuvenates follicular stem cells, ensuring they fully mature into healthy hair.


Solid Ingredients –  By employing stem cells in hair loss treatment, we enrich aged hair cells with an abundance of nutrients, implanting follicular cells that form new hair cells. This not only strengthens hair shafts and increases hair density but also promotes a healthy scalp. Our key components include autologous follicular stem cells, known for their high potential to differentiate into hair cells, and autologous blood stem cells, which stimulate capillaries to encourage hair growth and density. Additionally, exosomes are used, which contain a myriad of active ingredients essential for scalp health.


Only Three Visits – Typically, hair loss treatments require up to 20 visits to a clinic. At Lydian, our innovative procedure cuts this down to 3 or fewer visits, significantly saving you time.


No Pain – Many fear the pain of hair loss injections, as they involve deeply piercing various areas of the skin down to the dermis with a needle. Some patients experience such acute discomfort that they halt treatment or request anesthesia. Lydian minimizes procedural pain with our non-sedative pain care, eliminating the need for recovery time associated with sedation anesthesia. Our patients can comfortably return home within 30 minutes post-procedure. Furthermore, during treatment for hair loss, we utilize the breathing relaxation system AIRNOX, a precise blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide that reduces pain sensitivity.


Treatment Process

1. Harvesting Hairs: Hairs are harvested from the occipital area behind the ear under local anesthesia using a minimally invasive technique that extracts autologous follicular cells, minimizing scarring with only a 2.5mm extraction.
2. Performed by Top 100 Stem Cell Physicians: Dr.An is one of the Top 100 selected stem cell physicians, at Lydian we are combined with next-generation hair loss treatment device,  follicular cells are isolated using the advanced hair loss treatment device ‘Regenera Activa’.
3. Go Back Home Within 30 Mins: Painless procedure with our breathing relaxation system AIRNOX significantly reduces the discomfort, allowing you to go home within 30 minutes after the procedure.


Ideal Candidates for Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment

– For those who have just started experiencing hair thinning or hair fall
– For those tired of time-consuming weekly conventional hair loss treatments
– For those apprehensive about hair transplantation surgery
– For those for whom hair transplant surgery has not provided full coverage
– For those seeking treatments for female-pattern hair loss




Stem Cell Therapy for Fat Grafting
Maximize Your Fat Grafting Result

Stem cell fat grafting differs from conventional fat grafting procedures whereby only fat is transferred, as stem cells contain numerous growth factors. The anti-aging procedure can achieve a higher engraftment rate than the existing autologous fat transplantation. In addition, it can invigorate the body by directly resolving nutrient deficiencies that can promote aging and deal with various factors such as scars and effects of aging.

Benefits: Stem Cell Fat Grafting benefits strengthened immunity, cell regeneration through tissue differentiation, healing of wounds, bioregulation, and a high engraftment rate of fat.


Stem Cell Fat Grafting Results

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How It Works

1:1 Customised Treatment Plan from Professional


five things to know about stem cell therapy


3 to 4 hours

no stitches removal

sleeping anesthesia for

bone marrow blood collection

(15 minutes)

same day release

average 3-4 visits

(may vary)

                              How Can I Tell The Difference?                              

Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. One way to determine if stem cell therapy is effective is by measuring the activity level of natural killer (NK) cells before and after treatment. NK cells are cells that are part of our natural defense system and play an important role in controlling tumors and infections.


To understand how stem cell therapy affects NK cell activity, it’s important to note that not all NK cells have the ability to fight abnormal cells like cancer cells. Some NK cells lack this ability. Therefore, it’s the activity level of the NK cells that matters rather than the number of cells.

By monitoring NK cell activity before and after stem cell therapy, we can assess whether the treatment has improved the patient’s immune system. This information can help doctors determine the effectiveness of the treatment and make adjustments as needed. Overall, measuring NK cell activity is an important way to evaluate the effectiveness of stem cell therapy and ensure that patients are receiving the best possible care.

Why at Lydian

At Lydian, our extensive experience in surgical procedures over many years has enabled us to develop a deep understanding of how to select the most appropriate stem cells for each patient’s unique situation, as well as determining the optimal quantity of stem cells to use.

Customized Treatment Plan

1:1 customized treatment plan through a stem cell expert therapist. 

Safefy and Promising Results

Stem Cell Therapy at Lydian, which involves the intravenous injection of autologous stem cells, is completely safe.

One thing we take great pride in at Lydian is the promising results we have achieved

Same Day Procedure

At Lydian, we offer same-day Stem Cell Therapy, ensuring that our patients receive prompt treatment without delay.

Approved Procedure

At Lydian, we exclusively perform Stem Cell procedures that have been approved by the Korea Food and Drug Administration, as well as all other relevant regulatory authorities.



For those living in Seoul or Korea, Dr. An is readily available for in-person appointments. However, we also welcome international patients with our multilingual service. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is happy to schedule video conference calls with Dr. An through the telephone, email, or the below consultation form.


Meet With Dr.An

After completion of the consultation, Dr. An will guide you to the correct procedures and operation day. The cost of each procedure depends on the individual and will be discussed during the meeting. Dr. An will not only discuss the price, but will also clearly explain each step of the procedure, as well as provide a list of everything you’ll need to prepare before the operation.


Before the procedure takes place in Seoul, Dr. An will once again discuss the details of the procedure. This is particularly important for those who had online consultation and have not had a chance to meet Dr. An in person.


Important to know

It is very important to not only understand your entire procedure for a sense of safety and security, but to also recognize what to do post-procedure. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic ensures that the results of all procedures last longer and recover quickly through our post-care system. We provide the best post-care service through state-of-the-art aftercare equipment as well as vascular nutrients, drug therapy, and lymphatic massage. We also provide our patients with IV nutrients and medication.


It can be a major decision to get a treatment abroad. We also understand that our patients may not be natives of Korea and therefore may feel uncertain about whether or not to follow through with the procedure based on location and price. This is why Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a complimentary consultation to each patient. Remember, we’re with you every step of the way!

Start Your Journey 

Stem Cell Therapy is a very safe procedure when in the hands of trained professionals such as Doctor An. However, we understand that you may have questions regarding your unique situation, price of the procedure, and so on.


Interested in having Stem Cell Therapy in Korea? We have got you covered! Each initial consultation is free; you only have to use our convenient email form to get started.


We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Stem Cell therapy is a medical treatment that uses stem cells to promote the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues in the body. During the procedure, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body, cultured, and injected into the target area, where they can promote the growth of new tissue and blood vessels, and help to repair and regenerate damaged cells.

Where should I get Stem Cell?

Stem cells can be obtained from a variety of sources, with fat cells and bone marrow being particularly popular options. If you’re considering liposuction, you could collect your own stem cells from the extracted fat.

How can I use stem cells?

Stem cells can be utilized in various procedures, such as fat grafting, Brazilian Butt Lift, scar revision treatment, breast augmentation, and even skin regeneration. In addition to using stem cells in cosmetic procedures, they can also be injected into the bloodstream, where they can naturally migrate to areas in need of cell regeneration or differentiation, a process known as the Homing Effect in the medical field.

Why Stem Cell Therapy is so expensive?

As a liposuction clinic with experience in extracting stem cells from fat cells, we can tell you that the equipment required for this process is expensive and not widely available, only limited number of doctors have access to them, creating a high entry threshold. Furthermore, due to the meticulous care required during the extraction process, the cost of stem cell extraction is comparable to that of bespoke tailoring or handmade goods. As a result, only a limited number of people have access to these machines.