I’ve heard that when performing a fat graft, if the growth factors are used, the results are amazing. Do you perform this?
More growth factors are present in harvested fat than in any other location, including bone marrow. We utilize the Puregraft system to process our harvested fat. Puregraft is a specialized filtration bag that leaves the living fat cells and the growth factors to be transferred while removing nearly everything else (red blood cells, white blood cells, ruptured fat cells etc.) The transferred fat and growth factors then graft to the areas of the face in which they are placed restoring the volume which has been lost with age. The growth factors perhaps have an added benefit over fat alone, however this has not been proven scientifically.
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