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Our newest treatment is a vast improvement on facial volume enhancement. It’s a big step forward from both manufactured dermal fillers and fat transfer treatments. We’re calling this new treatment Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with an enhanced Micronized Cellular Adipose Matrix (MCAM). Now you can begin your facial rejuvenation plan by putting you back into you!
What is 3D fat transfer and how does Dr. Lensink use it in his practice?
3D fat transfer is the extraction of fat from one source in the body and transferring it to another area for revolumizing purposes. Dr. Lensink uses mini-liposuction that only requires a needle sized incision to extract adipose tissue (fat) from around the bellybutton. We then centrifuge (spin out) specific components of this tissue as the first step in crafting your own revolumizing serum.
At the same time that we extract adipose tissue from the bellybutton, we also take a vial of blood from the patient and add it to a centrifuge. Spinning the blood allows us to draw out the Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) cells that are known for their healing abilities. This PRP from your own blood is added to the processed adipose tissue to contribute growth factors, thereby enhancing tissue viability. This prepared medium is reinjected into the face requiring cannulas somewhat larger than those used for dermal filler injections.
The New Hybrid Facial Volume Enhancer: PRP-MCAM
Adipose tissue is now known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells, those cells that act as stem cells responsible for cellular regeneration throughout the body. Because we know durable stem cells contain important regenerative ingredients, we can liquefy adipose tissue to preserve the tissue- regenerating stem cells. This restorative, liquefied component created naturally by the body, is combined with PRP to form a super-serum called PRP-MCAM. Syringes and cannulas, the same size as our dermal filler counterparts used today, are loaded with the mixture. We inject this serum into the areas that require rebuilding. As PRP growth factors and MCAM regenerative cells start to infuse into the subdermal layers and surface skin, the process begins to restore volume and lost youth.
A new discovery for the cosmetic industry and plastic surgeons everywhere, PRP-MCAM injections are created from our natural tissues and therefore do not carry the risk of introducing foreign manufactured substances into the body. We no longer need to rely on foreign substances to rebuild or maintain healthy, young facial tissues.
What is new about this approach to volume replenishment is that we no longer have to look toward large injecting cannulas for this simple task. We can use small syringes equal in size to dermal fillers for convenience, and we also avoid the need for reinjection of those fillers along with associated side effects and recurring cost. Our patients will only need a reduced local anesthetic because this treatment is minimally invasive. There is little to no discomfort during this 3D fat transfer treatment.
3D fat transfer using PRP-MCAM is revolutionary and will change the face of cosmetic volume enhancement in facial tissues. Instead of making appointments for treatments every few months or every year, this new technique is long-lasting and permanent because it’s all you, all of your unique tissues that are processing and restructuring your facial appearance.
If you’re ready to get started with our state-of-the-art PRP-MCAM, all-natural, 3D fat transfer, cosmetic treatment, we’re taking appointments now. Call Dr. Daniel B. Lensink’s office for more information and to book your spot at (530) 229-7700.