Holiday Blog Draft 2

Facial Fat Transfer & Dermal Fillers

The holidays are fast approaching – which means you want to make sure that you look your best for that photo on your Christmas card, when you are visiting family, and attending holiday parties. You several options when it comes to freshening your face for the end of the year festivities – two of these options include a facial fat transfer, or FAMI, or choosing dermal fillers. Both of these treatments are offered by Dr. Johnson at Innovations Medical. Find out some of the benefits and differences between facial fat transfer and dermal fillers in this blog.

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer is a dynamic procedure – it can do a lot to improve one’s appearance, minimize wrinkles, and reduce the signs of aging. Fat is smooth and supple. This factor is essential as the fat can easily fill in places in the face that volume may be lacking. The volume of fat that we have in our face decreases as we age, which can leave many people looking dull, or may give them an “older” appearance.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also used to restore volume. There are several types of fillers in use – including natural options like those with hyaluronic acid or collagen. Other types of dermal fillers are synthetic, like silicone. They are injected under the skin of the face in order to fill lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars, and plump up areas that are lacking volume from fat loss or degeneration. Fillers are fairly easy and quick and give immediate results. Dermal fillers can be quickly administered, which is something that many people like. Most fillers last six to nine months. While this means repeated treatments are necessary, it also allows for adjustment over time as our faces age and change.

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

Patients who opt for facial fat transfer procedures typically need only one procedure – as results of facial fat transfers are very long-lasting (a decade or more).  The facial fat transfer represents a bigger initial investment in time and money but gives a better, and longer-lasting result than dermal fillers. Fat transfer can also deliver much more volume which can also give a more youthful result. Facial fat transfer is natural coming from your own body.  Additionally, fat transfer also gives patients the added benefit of improving the skin’s quality, as transferred fat signals the body to send more blood and nutrients, like collagen, to the face. This leaves the skin looking toned, healthy, and tightened.

Call Dr. Johnson now to make your holiday appointment for a fat transfer, and put your best face forward this holiday season and many more. Call 214-643-8665 today!