Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetician widely known for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and non-surgical anti-ageing treatments. Dr Sturm began her medical career as a member of the orthopaedic team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis; The team’s invention was the “Kobe Procedure,” named after the late NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, which uses proteins produced by a patient’s own blood cells to treat osteoarthritis, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Later, Dr. Sturm applied his scientific knowledge of clinical research and orthopaedic practice to the field of aesthetics and opened his clinic in Düsseldorf. As she has continued to innovate and change the field, she has become one of the most sought-after aesthetic doctors in the world. In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed the famous plasma-based MC1 cream exclusively for patients in his clinic, which uses the body’s own proteins in a skin-treating formula to eliminate visible signs of inflammation.