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The Growing Trend of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

The Growing Trend of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments
Uvence extracts can be stored for up to five years. (Credit: Uvence)

After Platelet Rich Plasma injections, another innovative cosmetic treatment called Uvence uses the patient’s own cells to rejuvenate the skin, tackle wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. The popularity of these kinds of natural treatments reflects the growing trend of people choosing non-invasive technology over face lifts and other surgical procedures. 

The Uvence treatment involves injecting the skin with live tissue from a patient that has been frozen and preserved in order to smooth and plump the complexion. Once the cells have been extracted from the patient, they are filtered through a purification system and then injected back into the targeted area to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. 

The thirty-minute procedure costs a minimum of $8,600 and can be used to rejuvenate skin on the face, neck, hands and décolletage. 

Extracting the Cells

The first step is to extract fat cells from an area of the body such as the thighs or buttocks using a type of micro liposuction carried out under local anesthetic. The tissue is then put in a sterile medical box and transferred to a cryotherapy chamber where it is frozen. Doctors are able to extract up to ten vials of cells from one extraction session, which can be preserved for five years if the patient wishes to have regular top-ups. 

The frozen cells—which represent a personalized super-enriched tissue—are then injected into the face using a syringe. Patients will experience some discomfort after the procedure but the effects last for several months.

Though most commonly used to reduce signs of aging, the procedure can also be used to fix filler treatments that have gone wrong. 

Natural Alternative to Synthetic Treatments

Uvence was pioneered by a team of experts in London with backgrounds in cosmetic surgery, biochemistry and logistics. It is the first natural alternative to synthetic treatments with no chemical or other modifications, prepared and supplied under strict Human Tissue Authority (HTA) regulations and laboratory tested for purity. It can only be performed by Uvence-approved plastic surgeons and cosmetic doctors.

Dr. Reece Tomlinson (left) and Dr. Olivier Amar, members of Uvence's team. (Credit: Uvence)
Dr. Reece Tomlinson (left) and Dr. Olivier Amar, members of Uvence’s team. (Credit: Uvence)

Dr. Maryam Zamani, a leading oculoplastic surgeon and a founding member of the Uvence team, said: 

“It is an innovative way to harvest small amounts of fat in a short procedure to then prepare into super enriched tissue to help improve the quality of the skin. It can be used in combination with injectables, energy-based treatments and surgery to bolster collagen production and a more youthful preservation.

A 25% Annual Reduction in Face and Neck Lifts

The popularity of the Uvence treatment reflects the growing trend of women choosing non-invasive technology over face lifts and other surgical procedures, declining year on year as non-invasive technology advances.

The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection—a natural and non-surgical treatment that uses the healing power of an individual’s own blood to regenerate the skin and encourage new collagen—is another example of this trend.

Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ annual audit reported a 25% reduction in face and neck lifts. A separate survey conducted by The Private Clinic, found that over half of respondents felt the future of cosmetic enhancement is non-surgical facial treatments, and almost a quarter said that natural body-shaping procedures, such as fat transfers, were a key trend. 

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