Is this the end of Botox? New all-natural treatment promises to target wrinkles by freezing and re-injecting fat cells to rejuvenate skin
- The London clinic is launching a new all-natural treatment that could replace Botox
- Non-invasive treatment promises to treat wrinkles without any recovery time
- The procedure uses living tissue that has been preserved by freezing for skin rejuvenation
- The treatment was developed by Dr. Olivier Amar and costs more than £ 7,500
A new treatment shows promise to address wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging by using a patient’s own frozen living tissue to rejuvenate the skin.
Uvence is the first quality-controlled facial fat transfer injection developed by Dr Olivier Amar for the Cosmetic Treatment Company in London, which claims it is ‘the future’ of non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
The procedure, which is 100 percent natural and costs over £ 7,500, uses living tissue from a patient that has been frozen and preserved to replenish their skin.
Doctors remove fat cells from an unwanted bag of fat on the body through some form of micro or mini liposuction before they are purified and re-injected into the skin.
A new treatment offers the possibility to extract and re-inject the patient’s own fat cells into the skin to erase the signs of aging (photo: left: before, right: after)
The first step is to have the small amount of fat removed from an area such as the outer thighs under local anesthesia.
The appointment can take up to 30 minutes and while somewhat uncomfortable afterwards, Dr. Amar said the recovery period is minimal.
Meanwhile, your tissue is then placed in a medical-grade Uvence box and sent to the lab for processing and frozen in a Cryyo chamber.
When patients are ready for treatment, the frozen cells are injected into the face with a syringe.
The treatment can be applied proactively or when obvious signs of aging have occurred. It claims to erase wrinkles and bring back the elasticity of the skin.
The treatments then take several months.
Meanwhile, the company can store ten injectable vials taken from the patient for future use for up to five years, allowing for multiple uses for doctors and patients with a single extraction.
The procedure can be done proactively, in response to signs of aging, or used to repair a failed filler treatment.
The procedure has been adopted by other cosmetic consultants as a way of offering their customers 100 percent natural services.
Dr. Maryam Zamani, a leading oculoplastic surgeon, said: “Uvence is an innovative way to harvest small amounts of fat in a short procedure and then prepare it into super-enriched tissue to help improve skin quality.
“It can be used in conjunction with injectables, energy-based treatments and surgeries to enhance collagen production and maintain youthfulness.”
Dr. Amar, one of Europe’s leading aesthetic consultants with 15 years of experience in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, said this new treatment is the future of cosmetic procedures.
A patient is before (left) and after (right). The treatment does not require recovery time, which means the patients can have it and go about their day
Dr. Amar said, “This is really the future of cosmetic skin treatments, it is very exciting to see the next step in standardization and quality for these types of treatments.”
The Uvence offering provides access to regenerative and personalized treatments and represents the industry’s greatest advancement for nearly 15 years.
This new treatment is in line with the increasing trend of tweakments or non-invasive, subtle non-surgical procedures that bring minimal changes to the skin.
He said, “In terms of accessibility and convenience, this has never been seen before, the cryopreservation allows both plastic and cosmetic surgeons to offer this treatment to their patients on a consistent basis without the need for further liposuction or tissue extraction.”