We’re excited to offer another biologic method in our practice – Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injections (ALMI™) ¬– that uses your own tissues to turn back the clock on aging. This unique and innovative procedure offers an all-natural alternative to traditional fillers for our patients who want to add more than just fullness to cheeks or hands. It’s also used to restore volume to hair and rejuvenate vaginal tissues.
In the ALMI procedure we harvest your body’s adipose cells (fat) along with the concentrated platelets and cells. This solution is rich in regenerative cells which “trigger” your body to regenerate, restore and repair the surrounding tissues wherever they are injected. Your body then gets to work doing what it’s made to do: regenerating capillaries (bringing back a rosy glow to your skin), increasing hyaluronic acid (returning moisture for a dewy complexion), and growing the fibrin matrix (adding skin thickness as well as new elastin and collagen). Now you understand why we’re so excited about ALMI! It’s more than a filler or volumizer, it regenerates and repairs, turning back time.
Even better? The entire procedure occurs in-office, takes only 45-60 minutes and has minimal-to-no downtime. In addition, it has shown to be longer-lasting that traditional injectables in some cases. If you’re looking for a natural solution to aging, ALMI is your “go-to” biologic for DNA-based rejuvenation!
What is the difference between ALMI and PRP?
Good question! The procedures are very similar in that both use your body’s own cells to stimulate deep regeneration of tissues and the important biologic elements that “reverse” aging like collagen, hyaluronic acid and capillaries. ALMI is different in that we include your own adipose fat cells in order to generate fullness in areas where many patients want it, most often to plump sunken, drawn cheeks and vein-y aging hands. We often re-inject the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that comes out when we harvest the fat cells after we re-inject the fat. We don’t want any of this good stuff to go to waste!
Why are some doctors still recommending injectables if this is such a good, all-natural option?
While I can’t speak for any other doctors, in my practice we choose to offer a variety of solutions we consider effective and safe – whether they are biologic or manufactured – because each of our patients has unique concerns, budgets and needs. In addition, some doctors may not be trained in ALMI so they aren’t able to recommend it in their practice. I took intensive courses in both the ALMI and PRP procedures to stay on the cutting edge of what I believe is an amazing area of DNA-based rejuvenation.