SVF Therapy in Pasadena, CA
Imagine using your own fat cells to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, as well as other signs of aging. Michael Schwartz, M.D., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, treats people living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, and the surrounding communities, with SVF therapy to regenerate healthy skin tissue resulting in a smoother and healthier complexion.
What is SVF Therapy?
Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) therapy is an advanced process that uses stem cells to treat many degenerative conditions. It is now being used as a cosmetic treatment to diminish and erase the signs of aging. It involves deploying stromal vascular fraction, which are rich in mesenchymal stem cells to the targeted area of the skin. When done, they seek out damaged skin cells and work to heal the treated skin by increasing collagen to make new skin. The result is a smoother complexion with fewer lines and wrinkles and added volume.
Benefits of SVF Therapy
SVF therapy has been used to treat chronic and degenerative health conditions like arthritis and autoimmune disease. It uses a patient’s own stem cells and growth factors to treat the skin and offers the following benefits:
- No risk of an allergic reaction
- Faster healing
- Minimally invasive
- Little recovery
How is SVF Therapy Performed?
When performed, fat is harvested from a patient’s body via liposuction to the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. Mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors are then separated from the fat cells and introduced to the targeted area. The cells have the ability to actually change into the tissue into which they are introduced – in this case, collagen – to smooth the skin by adding volume or diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment takes about three hours to perform, with another one to two hours for pre-operative and post-operative care for a total of four to five hours for the entire process.
SVF Therapy Recovery
With SVF therapy, the recovery involves two areas that must heal – the site where the fat is obtained and the injection sites. We recommend patients rest for a couple of days but can perform light activities. Within a couple of days, normal activities may be resumed. Depending on from where the fat was taken, vigorous exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a week. Some results are immediately noticeable but the full effects of SVF therapy are visible within about three to six months and last for at least two years.
How Much Does SVF Therapy Cost?
The cost of SVF therapy varies with each patient depending on the extent or number of areas to be treated, how much fat is harvested and whether it is combined with other treatments. During a consultation, we can discuss the cost, as well as our payment and financing options through Prosper® Healthcare Lending to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Do I Do Next?
If you are interested in finding out more about SVF therapy and if you are a candidate for this new skin rejuvenating treatment, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz. During this appointment, he evaluates your skin, medical history and current health status, then goes into great detail about this new therapy. Additionally, he addresses any questions or concerns you have about SVF therapy. It is important to remember that SVF therapy uses a patient’s own fat cells to obtain stem cells.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Michael Schwartz, M.D., uses Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) therapy for skin rejuvenation on people living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, and surrounding communities, who want a smoother, healthier complexion. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.