The luxury aesthetics market is going through a transformation as advances in regenerative medicine procedures are becoming more available to patients seeking noninvasive cosmetic procedures.
The demand for safer, more effective, and less invasive cosmetic treatments are at an all-time high. Making fat transfer and natural alternatives to dermal fillers more popular than ever.
If these terms and treatments are new to you, here is an overview of what regenerative medicine is and how it’s being utilised in the aesthetics market:
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the scientific process that involves taking a sample of a patient’s own cells and creating living tissue to repair or place damaged cells.
It’s been used for a number of years in medical practice. Primarily to help patients recover from skin graphs, and some internal issues.
In recent years, we’ve seen the cosmetics industry start to develop cosmetic procedures utilising regenerative medicine. Such as utilising fat transfer and super enriched tissue to use a patient’s own cells and create an application to be used elsewhere on their bodies.
The reasons for doing this are that by using a patient’s own cells the body is more likely to accept the application. Some of the cells will also survive and regenerate, giving a more natural, and effective recovery process.
Fat transfer in cosmetics
Fat transfer as the name implies is moving fat from one area of the body to another. It’s also referred to as lipofilling and fat grafting and is now widely accepted as one of the most effective procedures to fill out over areas of the body.
One of the most common applications is to take fat cells from somewhere like the thigh and transfer them to the face to restore lost volume.
This adds volume to the area, helps to smooth out wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance and feel.
Around 50-70% of fat cells survive the transfer, which means the results last longer than chemical fillers.
There are a few reasons why fat transfer is a better choice than injecting fillers. First of all, this form of cosmetic procedure carries less risk than injecting man-made products such as hyaluronic acid which is commonly used in dermal fillers.
Secondly, the results are generally believed to be better and more natural-looking. Two things most people opting for a cosmetic procedure are looking for.
Regenerative medicine and luxury aesthetics
The luxury aesthetics and anti-ageing market has grown exponentially in recent years. Along with this growth, there has been a strong trend towards non-surgical, less invasive procedures.
This is where regenerative medicine and fat transfer comes in. By taking a small amount of tissue from a patient, there is a much lower risk of side effects or the application being rejected by their body.
Furthermore, cells can be stored for up to five years in an approved facility. This means patients can keep receiving the same application and experiencing the same results for years after just one sample is taken from them.
In short, regenerative medicine is a safer and more bespoke way to tailor cosmetic procedures to the individual patient.