My last blog got into some of the powerful, age defying benefits of fat grafting for hollow, aging cheeks. This post will give you a mini crash course on why structural fat grafting is superb…to reverse aging in the hands.
FAT GRAFTING has been around for a few decades and we now understand the powerful, life changing advantages of using your own fat. Fat Grafting, as it’s being done today, offers long term results for rejuvenating the skin, creating thicker skin and better quality skin.
AGING HANDS become more noticeable as fat disappears, skin gets thinner and veins, joints and tendons become easily visible. Contrast this with youth between the ages of 16 to 25 years old…the hands are softer and the skin is thicker.
FILLERS versus FAT GRAFTING: Today’s fillers are fabulous and each has its own virtue and uses in the world of anti aging aesthetics. They offer immediate results, most encourage collagen renewal, they are natural substances readily accepted by the body, they can last up to two years with maintenance and if done by an expert injector…liquid facelifts can achieve fabulous results. FAT GRAFTING, on the other hand, is proven very effective because healthy fat contains a high quantity of mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells are almost exactly like those found in bone marrow. The stem cells found in autologous fat functions to: 1) repair tissues, 2) improve blood supply to the injected area, 3) prevent and often reverse scarring.
ACTUAL RESULTS: Fat grafting injections can achieve 100% thicker skin!
We now know these results are due to neocollagenesis. Hence, thicker, rejuvenated skin from fat grafting injections is proven to be more important than just filling for volume replacement. The Goal is to create an integrated layer of fat to look like the outer skin but with more fullness. Over time, this repairs and rejuvenates the overlying skin, for years of amazing results.
FAT GRAFTING….HOW IT’S DONE 1) Harvested fat (concentrated offers 50% more stem cells and growth factor) is carefully injected into the back of the hands to correct atrophy. 2) I position the fat between the skin, veins and tendons using special techniques to prevent vein damage and to preserve them 3) my technique cause little to no tissue disruption, 4) the fat is woven into the subcutaneous layer for longterm advantages. 5) my patients experience minimal swelling and usually no bruising.
NEW, MORE YOUTHFUL HANDS…as swelling resolves and the fat/stem cells/ growth factor settles in and grafts…wrinkles become less visible/softer, skin is visibly healthier, veins and tendons are less obvious.
BOTTOM LINE on FAT GRAFTING for REJUVENATING AGING HANDS = our own body fat contains stem cells and growth factors that is capable of repairing and rejuvenating. Your own body fat can help you defy aging!
OK….this is when patients start getting ready for the holidays. Mommy Makeovers, Daddy DoOvers, Grandma/Grandpa Anti Aging treatments…mini facelifts, injectable fillers, rejuvenating body procedures….check out my website to start dreaming then come on in and we will custom design your own program. Http://www.davinciplastic.com.
Anti Aging means to defy aging everyday!
Steven Davison M.D.
“DAVinci…where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”