Age-related volume loss in the skin can be difficult to manage. As much as we might not want to admit it, there is no collagen-rich moisturizer in the world that is powerful enough to fully reverse the effects of volume loss in the skin. This means that the best way to restore your appearance is through aesthetic treatments. At MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL we know that revolutionary injectables like Renuva® can be the anti-aging solution you’ve been looking for.
What Is Renuva®?
Renuva is a one-of-a-kind injectable treatment that can be used to restore the appearance of volume loss in the face, hands, and body. Unlike other dermal fillers, this unique filler approaches age-related volume loss by replacing fat in the skin, not structural molecules like collagen or hyaluronic acid. That’s right – this is the only filler that works as a functional alternative to a fat transfer.
Traditionally, fat transfers are used to graft fat from one part of the body to another where fat loss has created hollow areas, such as beneath the eyes or in the cheeks. But traditional fat transfers are difficult surgeries that involve prolonged recovery time and have a high risk of scarring. With Renuva, you can rejuvenate your appearance by injecting purified fat into hollow areas of the face or body to restore a more youthful appearance.
What Can This Treat?
As we age, we lose a lot of volume in the skin from a variety of sources. Sometimes, volume loss is related to less collagen production, which makes the skin less firm; other times, volume loss is related to low hyaluronic acid, which makes the skin less hydrated and thinner. And of course, some volume loss is related to natural fat depletion in areas of the face or body that were once naturally rich with fat.
Over time, the fatty areas of our skin, such as the cheeks or the backs of the hands, begin to slim down. Similar to how we lose baby fat through puberty, older adults also lose fat in the skin as they age, which can cause hollow areas or even fat displacement that causes the skin to droop, such as in the jowls. This revolutionary filler can be used in areas such as:
- Nasolabial folds
- Back of the hand
- Cellulite dimples
This filler is also commonly used to correct irregularities from certain surgical procedures. In fact, one of the most common uses of this filler is to correct deformities that happen as a result of liposuction. Sometimes after liposuction, the body heals from mass fat removal in a way that creates surface irregularities, like dips and bumps. This filler can be injected in these areas to create a smoother surface for the skin so liposuction results can look more natural.
Additionally, this treatment is also used for those who want to add volume to areas of their body but who do not have enough fat of their own to transfer. For example, this filler can be used to add volume to the hips or the buttocks to contour the body into your desired shape.
How Does Renuva Work?
The key to this filler is the unique formula, which is made with purified donated fat tissue. The filler contains collagen, proteins, and other growth factors that are found in adipose tissue, and because of the way the filler is purified and processed, your body will not consider this formula a foreign substance. In other words, the purified fat formula essentially skips the grafting step of a fat transfer and mimics the effects of a filler – just with longer-lasting results.
The goal of this filler is to help your body create new fat tissue to restore volume in areas of the body where natural fat already exists. In fact, that’s one of the important aspects of this treatment – the filler can only be used in areas of the face or body that have existing fat, even if that fat is depleted. This filler works best when it can bond to existing fat and help restore natural fat growth.
Renuva Frequently Asked Questions
Am I A Good Candidate?
This filler is an ideal alternative to body contouring surgeries like fat transfers. If you are in good physical health and you have realistic expectations on how you can enhance your appearance, then you are likely a good candidate. This filler is perfect for patients who want to restore facial volume related to aging or weight loss, as well as patients who want to contour various areas of the body or smooth the appearance of cellulite.
Are Results Permanent?
No. While the results of this filler will last longer than other dermal fillers, the results are not permanent. Naturally, because this filler will help your body make its own fat, your results will generally last for as long as the natural fat in your body stays abundant or at the same level. If the fat loss in your face or body is related to the aging process, then you can expect to enjoy several months or years of your desired results before the natural aging process begins to break down fat again.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is safe. In addition to being approved by the FDA for aesthetic use, all of the donated fat tissue used to create this filler comes from donors who have been tested and screened by standard donor tissue protocols. Additionally, because this filler will contain growth factors familiar to your body, there are virtually zero risks of an allergic reaction after your treatment.
Will I Need to Take Time Off Work?
No. Unlike a surgical fat transfer, you will not need to take any time off work after your treatment. Most of the time, this treatment can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes, just like any other filler. After your treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine, including going back to work.
Can It Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes, this filler can be combined with other fillers. In fact, because this filler can’t be used under the eyes, it’s common to layer this filler with others to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Renew Your Appearance With Renuva
In general, dermal fillers can be used to restore your appearance on virtually every area of the face. But sometimes, your restoration may have better results if you correct the root of your age-related concerns by renewing the natural fat in your cheeks, hands, or body. Renuva is a revolutionary fat-based filler that can enhance your overall appearance. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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