People who want to achieve enhanced facial volume and reduced signs of aging on the face may consider fat injections in place of dermal fillers. This treatment will involve fat harvested from the patient’s own body which can then be re-injected into the depleted areas of the face to increase fullness, smooth out creases or build up shallow facial contours.
However, a fat injection procedure will be a little more extensive compared to ‘off the shelf’ soft tissue dermal filler injections.
The treatment provider will explain about fat injections during the initial consultation with the patient. Dr. Gregg Reger of Reger Vein and Skin Specialists provides fat injections medical spa procedure for the face to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other cities and towns in this part of the awesome state of Texas.
Different from Dermal Fillers
In case of dermal filler injections, the volumizing gel is prepared with biocompatible synthetic substances such as hyaluronic acid, PLA or calcium compound microspheres. This gel is simply injected sub-dermally into the targeted areas of the face to create anti-aging benefits. But a fat injection procedure is quite like liposuction in reverse.
A donor area must first be identified in the patient’s body, which could be the abdomen, buttocks or another site with surplus fat tissue. Liposuction will be used to draw out the fat cells. The suctioned fat cells are then purified and finally transferred to the face as a graft. The grafted fat through injections will then re-develop a blood supply in order to sustain. The amount of fat that survives with this medical spa procedure will last forever – unlike dermal fillers, which have a limited longevity.
Facial fat injections are considered as an important advance in cosmetic non-surgical procedures related to the face. The procedure is less invasive than a traditional cosmetic surgery, and involves minimal risk, discomfort and downtime. Patient’s own tissue is used, which eliminates the risk of allergies.
Patients with a gaunt or hollow facial look with sunken cheeks and depressions below the eyes can achieve substantial restoration of facial volume with fat injections. Unlike the limited efficacy of dermal fillers, it is possible to restore the youthful curves and fullness to the cheeks, temples and under the eyes in a significant way with fat injections.
An experienced treatment provider will be able to safely reverse the gaunt facial look and restore a fuller, rounder looking face. Volumizing will help to mitigate the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and facial folds, which can take a few years off the patient’s face.
The first step in the fat injection procedure is to collect a few ounces of fat from donor sites in the patient’s body. The collected fat tissue is then spun through a centrifugal process to purify it. The purified fat is carefully placed in small syringes.
Injections or specially designed instruments called micro-cannulas may used to inject this fat skillfully in tiny volumes. An experienced provider will be able to sculpt the desired shape of the cheeks, jaw line, temples and eye area with this procedure. The prolific and accomplished Dr. Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other cities and communities in this part of the country for this medical spa treatment.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.