Aging of the face is a multifactorial event. There is surface ageing, manifested in complexion changes, fine lines, overall loss of elasticity and dryness. Then there is ageing mediated by loss and redistribution of volume and structure, presenting itself in deep nasolabial folds and sunken eyes. Furthermore the weakening of muscle tone results in jowls and a sagging neck.
Our approach to facial rejuvenation is thus multifaceted and guided by our credo of "less is more."
(Structural Adipose Reconstruction- STAR)
A person's own fat is a natural choice when considering filling substances for facial rejuvenation. Did you know that it can be used to create a fuller, more youthful appearance? And that your own fat offers no chance of an allergic reaction and can be used in greater quantities to maximize enhancement?
Through injections of your own fat into the deep layers of facial tissue or the back of your hands, Dr. Weissmann and Dr. Mehrel can reestablish your face's and hands youthful appearance.
Fat Injection Treatment or STAR is a multi-step process that requires several office visits. First, the fat must be harvested from your own body, typically from the abdomen, thighs or hips through in-office tumescent liposuction, and then it must be prepared for injection. The physician will inject part of the harvested fat and save a portion for touch-ups at a later date. All unused fat is frozen and securely stored.
The longevity of injected fat varies, with some patients reporting outstanding long term results. Much of this depends on age and other individual factors. Fat contains stem cells which may explain the longevity.