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The future of anti-aging has arrived in Kirkland, WA: Introducing stem cell therapy

Dr. Tseng of Kirkland, WA is a renowned plastic surgeon. Yet, surgery is not his first recommendation in most situations. Instead, he believes the best treatment is the least invasive way to achieve the desired results. As aesthetic science advances, anti-aging is becoming increasingly noninvasive or minimally invasive. Stem cell therapy, also called FAMI (Fat Autograft Muscle Injection), is among the most promising new techniques developed in recent years. Dr. Tseng believes that it is the future of antiaging.

What is stem cell therapy?

Fat transfer, or fat grafting, has been used in aesthetic medicine for decades. You could think of FAMI as fat transfer 2.0, with enhanced fat processing and injection techniques. It restores muscle volume, which augments the target area without synthetic fillers or implants. The procedure can be used on the face or body, for aesthetic enhancement and correction of volume loss caused by age or injury.

About the procedure

  • Preparation – During your pre-treatment consultation Dr. Tseng will explain exactly what is going to happen, discuss any potential risks, provide aftercare instructions, and answers your questions. For a couple of weeks prior to treatment, you will be asked to avoid certain products that can increase bruising, such as aspirin and green tea.
  • Procedure – Dr. Tseng begins with liposuction, removing fat from unwanted areas. He then processes the donor fat, harvesting therapeutic stem cells, which are then injected into facial muscles to improve fullness and volume.
  • Risks and side effects – Expect some bruising and swelling for the first week or two after treatment, though it is generally mild. You may experience some discomfort, which can typically be controlled with over the counter pain medication. Any medical procedure caries some risk of complications, though that is rare with FAMI. If you have any questions, please ask.
  • Results – Once post-treatment swelling has subsided; you will see a high degree of augmentation. Over time, the injected fat will diminish by an average of 30 percent, with 70 percent of initial volume lasting long-term.

Experience the benefits

FAMI stem cell therapy has many benefits, including long-lasting results, reduction of fat from problem areas, and avoidance of synthetic materials. If you would like to experience the benefits for yourself, call (425) 414-8553 and schedule an appointment.