Silhouhette-to-scalp Liposuction (NEW)
A Better Silhouette with better hair
Two of the most common tell-tale signs of advancing years are loss or thinning of the hair and stubborn weight gain (the dreaded ‘middle-age spread’). For those looking to maintain a more youthful appearance, Dr Lemierre and Dr Dumas at Epilium & Skin have developed a special treatment to deal with both issues at the same time.
‘Silhouette-to-scalp’ liposuction offers all the advantages of traditional liposuction without the drawbacks. As a more quick and convenient option, fat can be removed via ‘soft liposuction,’ which is performed under local anaesthetic without the need for down time. It’s ideal for treating small amounts of excess fat on areas like the ankles, arms, stomach, the inside of the thighs, chin or bottom.
What is innovative about this treatment is that instead of throwing away the fat after liposuction, it is re-injected into the scalp. The patients’ own fat cells are used to repair or regenerate the scalp tissue and in turn stimulate the production of hair growth.
This regenerative technique began a few years ago with PRP (platelet rich plasma or ‘vampire lift’) treatments, which consist of taking blood from the patient, isolating stem cells from the plasma in the blood. This is then injected into the patient’s scalp to treat hair loss and thinning. As has been proven by electron microscopy research, there are a thousand times more stem cells and growth factor in fat than in plasma, which is why silhouette-to-scalp liposuction is a more effective method of boosting hair growth, while ‘trimming’ off stubborn areas of fat at the same time.