Micro Fat Transfer in Indian Wells

Achieving your ideal appearance doesn’t always require invasive cosmetic surgery. At Desert Med Aesthetics, our Indian Wells team specializes in helping patients discover their best look without invasive treatment. For those who want to improve skin texture, smooth away wrinkles, and revive dormant hair follicles, cosmetic specialist Dr. Doriana Cosgrove recommends fat transfer treatment. This versatile procedure can effectively address a number of cosmetic concerns.

What is Micronized Fat Transfer?

Conceptually, micronized (“micro”) fat transfer is a form of skin rejuvenation. However, unlike laser skin therapies or dermal fillers, this treatment takes a more holistic approach to cosmetic care. This technique uses your body’s own fat tissues and regenerative cells to improve collagen production, add volume to the face, and provide optimal conditions for hair growth.

The term “fat transfer” is slightly misleading. Rather than targeting just excess fat, this technique uses regenerative cells that exist within fat tissue. During each treatment session, this combination of cellular material is transferred from the abdomen, love handles or buttocks to areas that have lost volume or have been damaged. By using this combination of regenerative cells and fat tissue, this procedure effectively helps stimulate collagen production and provides much needed support for sagging skin.

While traditional hyaluronic fillers are effective in adding volume to deficient areas, some patients may find that these injectables do not sufficiently stimulate collagen regeneration. In addition to eliminating the need for surgery, micro fat transfer uses your own tissues to restore volume and tone to the skin, making it very natural.

The use of your body’s regenerative cells and fat tissue also offers the added benefit of promoting new blood supply and collagen growth. These are key benefits, particularly for patients looking to address textural or tone problems. Likewise, the regenerative cells provide optimal conditions for hair growth and can revive dormant follicles, restoring beautiful, healthy hair. Compared to traditional cosmetic procedures for addressing these issues, the micro fat transfer technique is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime.

While older methods of fat transfer required several visits spaced a few weeks apart, the stem cells included in micro fat transfer help “trick” the body into accepting the transferred fat. This improves results and decreases the amount of fat that is reabsorbed by the body.

Who Is a Candidate for Micro Fat Transfer Rejuvenation?

Weight loss, sun damage and the aging process can all transform the appearance of your face. As collagen production slows and volume decreases, skin also loses its structural support. This creates the appearance of sagging or premature aging, factors that can keep patients from feeling completely confident in the way they look.

At Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Cosgrove has successfully used this stem cell fat transfer technique to address a myriad of issues. Patients seeking this procedure often exhibit the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Uneven skin texture, tone or scarring
  • Sunken or thinning cheeks
  • Sun damage
  • Thinning lips
  • Thinning hair

During your consultation with our Indian Wells cosmetic specialist, we’ll use advanced VISIA imagery to identify which areas could be best addressed with this procedure. Dr. Cosgrove will then create a custom treatment strategy that comprehensively addresses your concerns and improves your appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Doriana Cosgrove

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Doriana Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing men and women with comprehensive, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Starting with your initial consultation, you’ll be welcomed by a staff that is genuinely committed to helping you achieve your goals. For new patients, your first visit is focused on identifying problem areas that are keeping you from feeling confident about your appearance.

Whether you’re visiting Dr. Cosgrove for the first time or returning for touch-ups, the team at Desert Med Aesthetics looks forward to providing you with the aesthetic care you deserve.

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

Because this procedure uses your cells for treatment, the process is a little different from other rejuvenating procedures, as the regenerative tissue must be collected to inject it. At the start of your fat transfer session, Dr. Cosgrove will harvest a small amount of tissue from the abdomen or buttocks using a blunt-tip cannula. This needle-sized instrument is gentle and creates less swelling and bruising than a traditional hypodermic needle. For your comfort, our cosmetic specialist will apply a local anesthetic. As you relax, the tissue is refined of unwanted particles and the remaining fat is micronized, or liquified. This process makes it possible to inject your tissue into the treatment areas.

When it’s time to place the tissue, Dr. Cosgrove will numb the treatment areas with a local anesthetic. The material is then injected much like any other dermal filler. After the fat transfer is complete, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be injected in similar locations to promote better healing. The technique usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour, from start to finish.

What Is the Recovery and How Long Do The Results Last?

Given the minimally-invasive nature of this treatment, there is minimal downtime associated with micro fat transfer. Most of our patients take the rest of the day to recover and return to work and their usual routine the next day.

Like other injection-based rejuvenation treatments, patients who choose this technique enjoy nearly immediate results. As PRP is injected, individuals also benefit from gradual collagen production and progressive rejuvenation in the treatment areas. The results of this treatment can last anywhere from several months to two years.

Schedule a Micro Fat Transfer Consultation in Indian Wells!

Achieve your ideal appearance without resorting to invasive surgery with micro fat transfer treatment. Call 760-777-8772 today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Cosgrove today! Located in Indian Wells, Desert Med Aesthetics is proud to offer this advanced service for patients throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Call today!

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Doriana Cosgrove

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Doriana Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing men and women with comprehensive, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Starting with your initial consultation, you’ll be welcomed by a staff that is genuinely committed to helping you achieve your goals. For new patients, your first visit is focused on identifying problem areas that are keeping you from feeling confident about your appearance.

Whether you’re visiting Dr. Cosgrove for the first time or returning for touch-ups, the team at Desert Med Aesthetics looks forward to providing you with the aesthetic care you deserve.