Facial Plastic Surgery: Edward Szachowicz, MD
4999 France Ave. S., Suite #210
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Phone: (952) 835-5665
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Nanofat – Regenerative Medicine for Aging Skin

Nanofat contains stem cells from your own fat that are implanted into the upper layers of the skin to stimulate new collagen. These treatments smooth away fine lines and improve the texture and color of the skin. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Szachowicz uses state-of-the-art nanofat treatments in Edina, MN, to rejuvenate the skin—especially areas where the skin is thin such as the crow’s feet, lip lines, neck, chest, and hands.

A New Treatment to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Dr. Szachowicz is excited to offer this new regenerative medical treatment for aging the skin.

For some time, I have been following the novel work of two doctors in Belgium who have found a way to purify stem cells from your own fat. These purified stem cells can be delivered into the upper layers of the skin via a specialized type of microneedling technique. The benefit? The purified stem cells rejuvenate the aging skin without volumizing the treated areas. I now feel the background science and the results of the trials justify offering the treatment to my patients. I am excited about all the possible applications for this technique.
-Dr. Szachowicz

How are nanofat treatments performed?

The process begins by harvesting about 4 to 6 tablespoons of fat from the belly area (similar to a mini liposuction). The harvested fat is then processed to concentrate your body’s own stem cells. Over a treatment period of 15 to 20 minutes, Dr. Szachowicz uses a special type of microneedling device that creates thousands of micro channels in your skin and injects your own purified stem cells into the upper layers. Over the following 2 to 6 months, the purified stem cells cause the skin to rebuild its collagen layer.

What are nanofat treatments used for?

Nanofat treatments, much like microneedling, increase collagen production to soften fine lines and improve the texture and color of the skin. It is especially useful in areas where the skin is delicate and thin, such as:

  • Face, especially lip lines, cheek lines, and crow’s feet
  • Crepey neck skin
  • Chest (décolletage)
  • Backs of the hands

Dr. Szachowicz feels that “nanofat” stem cell regeneration will help treat signs of aging where traditional treatments such as laser, dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments have not been as effective because the skin was in need of a regenerative boost. Dr. Szachowicz also feels that “nanofat” stem cell regeneration may be particularly effective soon after a Fraxel® CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, when the skin has already been conditioned and primed to receive the stem cells.

What is recovery like after a nanofat treatment?

The procedure does involve from 48 to 72 hours of downtime, after which you may need a concealer for any redness.

Recovery timeline:

  • Redness, swelling in thin-skin areas or areas needing more treatment
  • Pinpoint bruising from the microneedling
  • Apply “nanofat cream” to the treated areas for 3 days to optimize results
  • Camouflage makeup may be worn after 3 days
  • Collagen building occurs over 2 to 6 months

Call Dr. Szachowicz at (952) 835-5665 or request a consultation to discuss nanofat stem cell regeneration in a consultation. The procedure is offered in-office, under local anesthesia for most patients.

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