Aging actress Melanie Griffith has turned to unproven and risky science in a desperate bid to turn back the clock!
RadarOnline.com has learned plastic surgery junkie Griffith recently returned to the mysterious ACQUA Klinik in Germany for the second time in six months for stem cell treatments.
The clinic claims the procedure "will bring back the fullness and elasticity of your skin, minimize wrinkles and activate hair growth on your head."
"Melanie is crazy about the treatment!" a source close to the Working Girl star — who turns 60 in August — revealed. "She's convinced that the clinic's special therapy actually turns back time! She believes it replenishes and rejuvenates her skin, using her own cells, so she looks young again!"
The clinic offers the Hollywood Aesthetics program developed by Dr. Augustinus Bader, a professor of stem cell technology, who's reportedly developed a miracle cure for aging.
The program is touted as a groundbreaking system that reactivates "endogenous stem cells" and renews the skin via a "miracle" hydrogel.
"Using an ointment instead of a scalpel to turn back the hands of time sounds tempting, especially for Melanie, who has been a victim of botched cosmetic procedures for years," one insider revealed.
The once fresh-faced actress has admitted to having a breast lift and collagen injections.
But Griffith, who has battled drug and booze demons, appears to have done much more, according to experts.
"I believe she's had both her upper and lower eyelids done, plus a brow lift and chin implant," said plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt, who has not treated the star.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, who has also not worked with Griffith, believes the four-time divorcée also had cheek enhancements, as well as plumping that's left her with "duck lips."
Griffith has insisted she quit going under the knife years ago, and she has tried to claim she had no clue how drastically cosmetic procedures had changed her face.
"No, I didn't realize until people started saying, 'Oh, my God! What has she done?' I was so hurt," Griffith recalled.
"I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this s--t that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more normal now."
However, expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who hasn't treated the star, warned Melanie could be sorely disappointed: "Unchanged stem cells by themselves have not been proven to cure disease or prolong lives."
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