Because restoration of facial volume is a key component of the process to create a more youthful appearance, Dr. Laufer may recommend stem-cell enriched fat grafting to fill in wrinkles and to rebuild the contours that characterize a younger face.
Due to an erosion of facial fat which becomes pronounced as we enter our 40s, the face becomes more lean and hollow in its structure, so that the cheeks, temples and underye areas often become more sunken and hollow in appearance. This loss of fat causes the skeletal structure of the face to more visible, and the skin sagging and wrinkling increases because it has less underlying support to maintain a supple firm structure.
In the stem cell-enriched fat-grafting procedure, fat is liposuctioned from areas such as the buttocks, thighs or abdomen. Dr. Laufer uses a special process to concentrate the stem cells in the fat. This stem-cell rich fat is then injected into the areas where volume enhancement is desired.