The human body has the miraculous ability to heal itself by various means. Injured skin, in particular, can mend and regenerate itself given time and proper care. Throughout history, scientists and doctors have sought ways to understand these healing processes and harness their strengths.
Regenerative medicine therapies induce a self-healing response in the body. These advancements in science and medicine have opened the door to new treatments that can revolutionize the way we treat cosmetic and functional concerns, greatly improving patients’ quality of life. At Hazen Plastic Surgery, we provide a wide array of regenerative treatments to help patients look and feel their best.
Here are some of the treatments that we offer:
Nano Fat Transfer
Nano fat is a natural bio-stimulatory product that combats the effects of aging, scarring, and other concerns in the soft tissue. When used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, nano fat can achieve incredible cosmetic results, whether used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other aesthetic modalities. Nano fat is inherently anti-inflammatory; it also causes your body to stimulate collagen production for firmer skin.
Even smaller than “micro-fat,” nano fat is a triple-refined version of your body’s natural fat. After the fat is harvested from the body, it is heavily filtered using a sterile device to extract the “liquid gold” particles. Nano fat contains a large amount of your body’s stem cells and other nutrients, which aid in regeneration and repair.
Fat is most often harvested from small pockets in the buttocks, abdomen, or flanks. Patients are given a local anesthetic to ensure they are comfortable throughout the procedure. The fat is drawn out of the body using a new minimally-invasive liposuction system with specialized cannulas.
The harvested fat is then processed in a sterile filtration system to isolate the nano fat from other substances. To increase the regenerative benefits, the nano fat may be mixed with PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Dr. Hazen will then use the nano fat mixture to deliver several subdermal injections to the area of concern.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
The powers of PRP can elicit some incredible changes in the skin. This is mostly due to the plasma’s inherent ability to trigger the skin’s healing. PRP, used alone or with other modalities, effectively treats several other issues. Some of these include:
- Acne scarring
- Volume loss in the face
- Overly large pores
- Rough skin texture
- Thinning hair
When combined with nanofat, this specialized mix of platelet-rich plasma and natural growth factors targets multiple anti-aging concerns from deep within the skin’s tissue.
Ellacor Skin Tightening
A cutting-edge technology for addressing everything from lower facial aging to fine lines and skin laxity, Ellacor has quickly become one of the most powerful minimally-invasive rejuvenation tools. The device was invented by world-renowned Dermatologist and the creator of CoolSculpting and laser hair removal, Rox Anderson, and was tested in trials at Harvard-Mass General Hospital. Ellacor is used to give patients a better way to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin without surgery. Dr. Hazen is one of a select group of advanced practitioners in the country who provide this procedure for her patients.
Unlike other anti-aging treatments, Ellacor is not a microneedling or energy-based device. It works by using hollow needles to extract portions of excess tissue from the skin without causing any scarring to the skin’s surface. An FDA-approved treatment, Ellacor is suitable for patients 22 years and older.
What makes Ellacor so unique is its customizability. The device’s settings can be adjusted based on the patient’s skin thickness, as well as the percentage (or volume) of overall tissue removed. This allows patients to experience incredible anti-aging effects without having to undergo surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Hazen?
Board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jill Hazen has provided her patients with the most innovative procedures for years. A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, she utilizes her expertise to curate individualized treatment plans that ensure patients reach their cosmetic goals to the fullest. Dr. Hazen is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Hazen always prioritizes communication, as patients’ goals and concerns must be taken into consideration with their treatment. Her commitment to cosmetic excellence and patient satisfaction has helped her build lifelong relationships with her patients. She has been happily helping patients achieve their dreams for over 20 years.
Contact us today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about our innovative regenerative procedures.