Nanofat: Explore the anti-aging and regenerative properties of fat

By: Dr. Sean Delaney


Nanofat and Its Revolutionary Application in Facial Aesthetics

The quest for youthful, radiant skin has led to significant advancements in cosmetic procedures and treatments. Among these, using nanofat in facial aesthetics has emerged as a groundbreaking technique, offering natural rejuvenation with impressive results. This article delves into the preparation of nanofat and its transformative applications in facial aesthetics.

What is Nanofat?

Nanofat is a refined form of fat obtained from liposuction procedures, typically from areas like the abdomen or thighs. Unlike traditional fat transfer techniques that involve larger fat particles, nanofat consists of a liquid emulsion containing a high concentration of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), growth factors, and regenerative cells. These components are crucial in promoting tissue regeneration and enhancing skin quality.

Preparation of Nanofat

The preparation of nanofat involves a meticulous process to ensure the extraction of a potent, cell-rich solution suitable for facial rejuvenation. Here's a step-by-step overview of how nanofat is prepared:

1) Harvesting Fat Tissue:

Initially, a small amount of fat tissue is harvested from the patient's body using a gentle liposuction technique. The fat is collected using a specialized cannula, ensuring minimal trauma to the adipose tissue.

2) Mechanical Emulsification:

The harvested fat is then processed using mechanical emulsification techniques. This involves passing the fat through a series of filters and centrifugation steps to break down the adipose tissue into smaller clusters.

3) Filtration:

The emulsified fat is further processed through filtration to isolate the nanofat component. This step helps in separating the liquid fraction rich in ADSCs, growth factors, and regenerative cells from larger fat particles and impurities.

4) Concentration of Stem Cells:

The isolated nanofat is enriched with a high concentration of ADSCs and growth factors, making it a potent solution for facial rejuvenation. The concentrated nanofat solution is then ready for application in various aesthetic procedures.

Applications in Facial Aesthetics

The unique composition of nanofat makes it highly beneficial for a wide range of facial aesthetic treatments, including:

Facial Rejuvenation:

Nanofat injections can be used to restore volume, improve skin texture, and rejuvenate the face's overall appearance. The regenerative properties of ADSCs and growth factors stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Scar Revision:

Nanofat can be employed to treat atrophic scars, including acne scars and other facial imperfections. The regenerative capabilities of nanofat help in remodeling scar tissue, improving skin texture, and promoting a smoother complexion.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles:

Nanofat injections are effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles by promoting tissue regeneration and enhancing skin elasticity. The growth factors present in nanofat stimulate cellular repair mechanisms, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin.

Lip Augmentation:

Nanofat can be utilized for natural lip augmentation procedures, providing subtle volume enhancement and improving lip contour. The regenerative properties of nanofat help in achieving natural-looking results with long-lasting benefits.


Nanofat represents a revolutionary advancement in facial aesthetics, offering a natural and effective solution for various aesthetic concerns. At FPSA, we are proud to be one of the few practices in Houston, TX to offer nanofat treatments. Through its unique composition rich in ADSCs, growth factors, and regenerative cells, nanofat provides unparalleled benefits in facial rejuvenation, scar revision, wrinkle reduction, and lip augmentation. As technology continues to evolve, nanofat remains at the forefront of innovative aesthetic treatments, promising remarkable results with minimal downtime and optimal safety. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.