Another more natural option for replacing lost volume is Facial fat transfer. This beneficial treatment uses your own body fat to volumize the face or hands and can produce longer lasting filler results. Fat is usually obtained from the lower abdomen or from the thighs, then is delicately washed and placed into the specific areas of the face using blunt cannulas. A microinjection technique is used and the micro fat droplets are placed in different layers. Facial fat transfer has the added benefit of adding stem cells to the face. These stem cells are responsible for long term rejuvenation and their effects extend further than just adding volume. They also can produce growth factors that awaken ‘sleeping cells’ and stimulate them to produce new collagen and can stimulate healing and increase growth of blood vessels to the area which can further rejuvenate the skin and delays the aging process.

*Individual results may vary.

Fat Transfer can also be performed to the back of the hands to soften the appearance of aging by hiding exposed veins and tendons that become prominent over time.

At CHG, we believe in combining the best of available therapies. Our Aesthetic Care Plans commonly include the use of PRP along with Facial Fat Transfer to further enhance the skin rejuvenation effects. The PRP adds growth factors to both the transferred fat cells and to the overlying skin to enhance both the volume replacement of the fat transfer and the skin rejuvenation effects. Another common treatment that is combined with fat transfer is laser skin resurfacing. This has the additional advantage of both volumization and providing skin rejuvenation at two levels. The laser skin resurfacing rejuvenates the skin’s superficial layers by causing controlled micro injuries resulting in a healing and collagen producing response; which improves the tone, texture and evens the color of the skin. The fat transfer adds stem cell to the deeper layers, further contributing to the stem cell rejuvenation of the skin as described above.

*Individual results may vary.

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