Lipogems® Adipose Tissue Therapy is when small amounts of fatty (adipose) tissue are taken from areas of the body, such as the stomach or thighs. Using a special process, cells are extracted from this tissue and injected into the face to contour and sculpt providing a natural face-lift. This treatment is ideal for facial rejuvenation providing a natural face-lift with minimum downtime.
The Lipogems® Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
Unlike other chemical skin anti-aging treatment options, it is more natural and it has a shorter recovery time. It is also suitable for all skin types and tones. As the harvested cells are injected, the facial skin will begin to regenerate. Patients will notice:
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles on face and décolletage
- Rejuvenated aged and sun-impaired skin
- Reduced hyper-pigmentation marks
- Removal of marks and scars left by acne, rosacea, and chicken pox
- A natural contoured face-lift
Recovery time is kept to an absolute minimum with this procedure. Patient’s often report going out in the evening post their operation and can resume normal day to day activities almost immediately. The fat can be harvested from areas where the patient is happy to lose volume and re-injected into areas where volume has been lost.
The healing power of fat
As we age our skin becomes rougher and loses elastic tissue causing the skin to hang loosely. Loss of fat below the skin in different parts of the face can lead to loose skin and sunken eyes.
But we can take steps to assist skin in staying young and healthy throughout our lifetime using the healing power of fat. Lipogems® facial rejuvenation will restore volume and improve skin tone making your appearance fresher and brighter.
The healing power of fat
Fat plays a number of roles in our body, including how we heal. Studies carried out over many years have explored this healing potential, which was recognised as early as World War 1, when fat was used to speed up the healing of soldiers’ wounds.
Fat as part of a balanced diet is essential for our health and has many benefits alongside providing energy, including cushioning the joints and repairing damaged tissues.
The advantages of using fat to help with healing include:
- There is plenty of fat in the body
- It can be easily ‘harvested’ using a minimally invasive procedure carried out using a local anaesthetic
- Fat contains cells that help to heal damaged tissue
- Research has shown that, no matter how old you are, fat is still able to retain its healing properties
How does it work?
The cells that are stored in your own body fat (or adipose tissue) are able to respond to problems in other areas of the body that are causing pain or dysfunction, providing natural ‘tools’ to help with healing. Your cells can help to:
- Repair damaged tissue (for example, after an injury or operation)
- Speed up tissue growth and regeneration
- Reduce inflammation, helping tissues to heal more quickly
- Improve blood flow by creating new blood vessels
- Reduce areas of internal or external scarring
Lipogems® and MSCs by the ‘father of the mesenchymal stem cell’
Professor Caplan is widely regarded as the ‘father of the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC). In this video, aimed primarily at healthcare professionals, he explains that MSCs are really ‘natural drug stores’ for sites of tissue damage. Talking enthusiastically about the Lipogems® process – invented by Professor Tremolada – and the results/clinical outcomes that are being achieved, Professor Caplan explains how the Lipogems® process enables MSCs, taken from your own fatty tissue, to be injected directly into sites of tissue damage, so boosting their local presence and aiding recovery. Professor Caplan is convinced that MSC technology will change the way medicine is practised. A naturally occurring ‘product’ rather than a drug, he describes how MSCs have the entire human geno at their disposal to pick out and heal a problem, as well as additional properties that kill bacteria on contact – a helpful, natural safeguard in any clinical setting. See the video.