ALMI™ (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) ALL ME = All-Natural Solution
ALMI™ is a revolutionary rejuvenation procedure using your own tissues to restore volume, texture, and tone. The all-natural procedure is a simple outpatient treatment that can turn back the clock in less than 60 minutes with minimal-to-no downtime.
ALMI™ is different than traditional injectables, which do not offer the capability of tissue regeneration and restoration. Instead, ALMI™ is a minimally invasive procedure that has a long-lasting effect without the worry of potential side effects. It is turning the industry upside-down and changing patient’s lives for the better.
The ALMI™ procedure utilizes adipose cells (fat) and their stem and stromal cell components, along with platelet concentrates, which are then carefully placed directly into targeted tissues. These cells are unique because they have the potential to develop into many different types of cells and seek out areas of injury that need rejuvenation or restoration.
By inserting the cells into the affected area, this amplifies the body’s healing capabilities for more efficient restoration/regeneration of the tissue. Depending on where the tissue and cells are inserted, the ALMI™ procedure has been proven to spark hair follicles, rejuvenate collagen, provide structural support for volume loss, and help improve a variety of health conditions. Our body’s natural healing process is fairly efficient, but modern science can accelerate the process.
Photo Courtesy of Dr. Tess Mauricio
Photo Courtesy of Ellen Mahoney M.D. FACS
HOW IT WORKS
ALMI™ (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation procedure that uses your own tissues to restore volume, texture, and tone. The all-natural procedure is a simple outpatient treatment that can turn back the clock in less than 45 minutes with minimal to no downtime for face, hands and hair, and can restore and reinvigorate your sexual health.
When people get older and lose collagen, or even experience weight loss, volume is depleted and the structural support to your skin is lost.
Your body slows collagen production in the mid-to-late-20’s. By age 40, most people have up to 20% collagen loss and 30% collagen loss by the age of 50. In order to restore this lost volume, the structure must be rebuilt to have a more youthful appearance. Using a combination of the body’s regenerative cells and fat tissue, ALMI™ offers complete rejuvenation and natural-looking results without having to go under the knife.
The ALMI™ procedure is a non-surgical treatment program that uses your own regenerative cells and fat tissues to address aging skin. Each ALMI™ provider has been specially trained in the techniques and methodology to maximize optimal results safely.
ALMI™ offers a complete rejuvenation with natural-looking results, as the entire procedure comes from YOU!
The entire process is typically done right in your provider’s treatment room, and usually takes about an hour or less. A small amount of tissue (fat) is harvested using a needle-sized cannula under local anesthetic. This is usually done in abdomen, or flank, depending on the patient’s fat stores.
The fat is then processed to remove the unwanted material, and the remaining viable fat is micronized (liquified) to be used with needles and syringes similar to that of other facial injectable materials.
A small amount of blood may be drawn for PRP injections, and the area to receive the ALMI procedure is numbed with local anesthetic (usually numbing gel, and/or numbing injection). The patient is injected in a similar manner to that of receiving other injectables, based on the desired outcome and area to be treated.
Once the patient and physician are satisfied with the injected fat, the PRP is then injected in similar locations. Once finished, the patient is then able to leave the physician’s office and resume their daily activities, following any post-procedure instructions provided by the physician.
The ALMI™ (Autologous Micronized Lipocyte Injection) Procedure is used to treat a multitude of medical and aesthetic applications using bio-cellular components. Autologous means “from the patient”. Lipocyte means it is using fat. These components include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction (AD -tSVF), and stem/stromal cells, harvested from the patient, processed (micronized, as shown in photo) and injected back into the areas of treatment, using a syringe similar to that used in facial fillers.
The procedure itself is performed in an outpatient, point-of-care clinical practice or treatment room, and does not entail general anesthesia. A local anesthetic is used for the small amount of fat which is harvested using aspiration, from either abdomen or flank. The procedure will take about an hour to perform, and there is very little downtime following it. You and your physician/clinician will determine the areas you wish to have treated and they will discuss with you the process and time frames to see results. Some results, such as facial or hand treatments, are seen immediately and improve over time. Other treatments, such as for hair, may not be immediately seen, but rather during the next follicle growth cycle.
The state-of-the-art techniques and technologies used to allow physicians to treat the following areas and issues:
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