Facial Fat Transfer, The New Revolution In Facial Rejuvenation

Everyone wants to have a skin that looks fresh, rejuvenated, and young whatever age they are in. Is there a possible way to achieve all three at the same time?

In this episode of Good Morning Texas, Dr. Bill Johnson talks about the latest technologies available at Innovations Medical to keep aging at bay and bring back that youthful glow in one’s skin.

First, what causes facial aging? Skin ages because of collagen loss and fat loss. As a person gains numbers in his or her years, decrease in collagen production and loss of volume in terms of fat inevitably follow. This leads to sagging, deep creases, crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Procedures that can help with these skin problems associated with aging are skin resurfacing, fillers, and facial fat transfer.

Skin resurfacing is a noninvasive, nonsurgical technique of regenerating a new surface on the skin by removing its uppermost layer. A more modern skin resurfacing technique called Fractional Resurfacing uses lasers to treat just a small area of the skin but still achieving the same effects of the old skin resurfacing technique. This procedure effectively produces great results in the eradication or improvement of melasma, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. One important advantage of resurfacing is that it has a very minimal downtime, so the patient can resume his or her daily activities without any delay brought about by the procedure. Moreover, when Fractional Resurfacing is combined with Thermage, the improvement of the skin is even greater. Skin is renewed with Fractional Resurfacing, while skin tightens with Thermage.

Another anti-aging technique is the use of fillers. Fillers injections, such as Restylane, are extremely effective in temporarily bringing back the lost volume, and the effects are immediate. The disadvantage, on the other hand, is that filler injections are relatively expensive, and the effect it provides only lasts a number of weeks. Filler injections around the mouth may last up to an average of six to nine months.

For those who want results that stay longer, Facial Fat Transfer will be the perfect choice. In this procedure, fat is harvested from another site of the body and is transferred to the face to bring back the fullness to it. The major disadvantage of this procedure is the longer downtime. Recovery from bruising and swelling may take a couple of weeks. In addition, it is only during the six-month period from the treatment will one will be able to see the amazing results of having a Facial Fat Transfer. Nevertheless, Facial Fat Transfer remains to be one of the new modern techniques that effectively address volume loss in the face.

Have questions?

Email us at questions@innovationsmedical.com with any questions that you may have or if you want to know what special offers that Innovations Medical may have regarding fat transfer, liposuction and their other cosmetic procedures. Contact our Dallas branch at 214-420-7970.

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Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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