Putting YOU Back into You
Bringing you new information that makes a difference is what makes our practice thrive. We find
the best solutions available to solve your aesthetic concerns, taking great care to provide you with
cosmetic treatments that yield natural-appearing results. We research treatments at the forefront
of medical science striving to find those that are less invasive and shorten your recovery time.
Our newest treatment is a vast improvement on facial volume enhancement. It’s a big step forward
from both manufactured dermal fillers and fat transfer treatments. We’re calling this new
treatment Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with an enhanced Micronized Cellular Adipose Matrix
(MCAM). Now you can begin your facial rejuvenation plan by putting you back into you!
What is 3D fat transfer and how does Dr. Lensink use it in his practice?
3D fat transfer is the extraction of fat from one source in the body and transferring it to another
area for revolumizing purposes. Dr. Lensink uses mini-liposuction that only requires a needlesized
incision to extract adipose tissue (fat) from around the bellybutton. We then centrifuge (spin
out) specific components of this tissue as the first step in crafting your own revolumizing serum.
At the same time that we extract adipose tissue from the bellybutton, we also take a vial of blood
from the patient and add it to a centrifuge. Spinning the blood allows us to draw out the Platelet-
Rich Plasma (PRP) cells that are known for their healing abilities. This PRP from your own
blood is added to the processed adipose tissue to contribute growth factors, thereby enhancing
tissue viability. This prepared medium is reinjected into the face requiring cannulas somewhat
larger than those used for dermal filler injections.
The New Hybrid Facial Volume Enhancer: PRP-MCAM
Adipose tissue is now known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells, those cells that act as stem
cells responsible for cellular regeneration throughout the body. Because we know durable stem
cells contain important regenerative ingredients, we can liquefy adipose tissue to preserve the tissue-
regenerating stem cells. This restorative, liquefied component created naturally by the body,
is combined with PRP to form a super-serum called PRP-MCAM. Syringes and cannulas, the
same size as our dermal filler counterparts used today, are loaded with the mixture. We inject
this serum into the areas that require rebuilding. As PRP growth factors and MCAM regenerative
cells start to infuse into the subdermal layers and surface skin, the process begins to restore
volume and lost youth.
A new discovery for the cosmetic industry and plastic surgeons everywhere, PRP-MCAM injections
are created from our natural tissues and therefore do not carry the risk of introducing foreign
manufactured substances into the body. We no longer need to rely on foreign substances to
rebuild or maintain healthy, young facial tissues.
What is new about this approach to volume replenishment is that we no longer have to look toward
large injecting cannulas for this simple task. We can use small syringes
equal in size to dermal fillers for convenience, and we also avoid the need for reinjection of
those fillers along with associated side effects and recurring cost. Our patients will only need a
reduced local anesthetic because this treatment is minimally invasive. There is little to no discomfort
during this 3D fat transfer treatment.
3D fat transfer using PRP-MCAM is revolutionary and will change the face of cosmetic volume
enhancement in facial tissues. Instead of making appointments for treatments every few months
or every year, this new technique is long-lasting and permanent because it’s all you, all of your
unique tissues that are processing and restructuring your facial appearance.
How Dr. Lensink is Going to Use it in His Office
Right here in our surgical center, we do intend to bring forward a storage system for all natural
fat cells for future use in patients that wish to take advantage of this volumizing treatment. Dr.
Lensink will have a cryopreservation freezer in the clinic that can preserve these viable fat cells
for long periods of time for any future treatments you require as you age and lose volume
throughout your face. We will be storing 10-20 mls per patient in our clinic. This process will be
smooth for everyone since your natural cells are ready for you when you need them.