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Applications of Microfat and Nanofat in Aesthetic Medicine

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Microfat and nanofat have gained significant traction in the field of aesthetic medicine.

These advanced techniques involve:

1. Harvesting small amounts of the patient’s own adipose tissue or Adipose Tissue Complex (ATC) and standardizing the injectability of the tissue. This is microfat and is a natural filler and volumizer.

2. Sizing the microfat down to Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction (tSVF) or nanofat. Nanofat is regenerative in nature (not volumizing) and can be injected intradermally with a needle as small as 30g.

Tulip has a long history of working with aesthetic dermatologists in the area of fat grafting. Through years of working with researchers and private practice physicians, Tulip Medical developed technology that simplified obtaining microfat and nanofat in an office-based environment.

These specialized fat grafts are employed in various aesthetic procedures to enhance facial rejuvenation, skin texture, and volume restoration.

Microfat and nanofat are becoming recognized for their ability to provide a more natural and subtle outcome compared to traditional aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers. The regenerative properties of this Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction (tSVF) contribute to tissue repair, collagen synthesis, and overall skin revitalization. Aesthetic practitioners utilize microfat and nanofat in procedures such as facial contouring, scar revision, and skin rejuvenation, offering patients a minimally invasive approach with little to no downtime and impressive cosmetic results. As these techniques continue to evolve, they hold promise for further advancements in the ever-expanding realm of aesthetic medicine. (See studies below.)

Working with researchers and private practice physicians led Tulip to develop technology that simplifies the process of obtaining adipose (once done as a surgical procedure in the operating room) to a simple office-based fat draw.

Aesthetic Medicine Uses for Microfat & Nanofat

Microfat and nanofat obtained with the Tulip Nano System can be used in a wide variety of office-based procedures:

  • Aging and Sun-Damaged Skin

    Aging and
    Sun-Damaged Skin

  • Barcode Lip

    Barcode Lip

  • Under-Eye Discoloration

    Under-Eye Discoloration

  • Body Contour

    Body Contour

  • Facial Rejuvenation

    Facial Rejuvenation

  • Hair Restoration

    Hair Restoration

  • Hand Rejuvenation

    Hand Rejuvenation

  • Microneedling


  • Neck & decolletage rejuvenation

    Neck & Decolletage

  • Prejuvenation Treatments

    Prejuvenation Treatments

  • Scar Revision, Including
    Acne Scars

Understanding the Differences Between Microfat and Nanofat

Microfat and nanofat are adipose fat tissues that maintain the regenerative properties of native fat. Microfat can often be delivered through blunt needles or cannulas that range from 18g to as small as 25g in diameter, depending on the fibrosity of the patient’s fat. Microfat is injected subdermally and adds volume and structure to the recipient site.

Nanofat’s primary benefit is regeneration. Nanofat consists of a regenerative matrix, which is key to tissue repair and skin rejuvenation. It is usually injected intradermally but can also be applied topically. True Nanofat™, obtained with the Tulip system, is validated to be injectable with needles as small as 30g.

Together, microfat and nanofat have a wide potential to treat your patients without the need for invasive surgical procedures. They can also work in tandem with traditional surgical intervention to promote wound healing and scar mitigation.

“Filler Fatigue” is a growing concern to aesthetic practices and patients. More patients than ever are looking for a more natural alternative to manufactured fillers. Since microfat and nanofat are obtained from the patient’s own fat, they are a natural and sustainable alternative that patients can opt for in a same-day, office-based procedure. In addition, younger patients can be free of the concerns associated with long-term use of fillers.


Incorporating Regenerative Microfat and Nanofat into Your Aesthetic Practice

Whether you are new to regenerative aesthetics or have performed microfat and nanofat treatments in the past, Tulip’s patented technology makes your experience with microfat and nanofat safe, easy, predictable, and cost-effective. As the leading company in fat transfer for over 30 years, Tulip has the expertise to help you expand your scope of practice in the use of adipose regenerative therapies.

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Everything You Need to Obtain Nanofat: The Tulip GOLD Kit

Tulip’s GOLD (Gentle Office-Based Lipoaspirate Delivery) kit provides everything you need to harvest and prepare microfat and nanofat for use in an office-based setting.

Using a closed syringe lipoaspiration system, our GOLD kits provide a less traumatic and more efficient approach to acquiring Adipose Tissue Complex (ATC) as a structural or regenerative graft without surgery.

  • The protocol and the kit have been clinically validated for safety, ease of use, viability, and consistent output, leading to more predictable outcomes.
  • Tulip’s “Soft Harvest System” provides a safe and efficacious low-pressure acquisition of ATC.
  • The harvested fat can be used as microfat (which is not sized down) or sized down into nanofat.
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Profitability of Microfat and Nanofat

With our GOLD kit, your patients achieve the volumization and rejuvenation they want, and you reap the financial benefits.

  • The single-use Tulip GOLD kits allow you to avoid the time and expense of reprocessing and sterilizing instruments. You can schedule back-to-back, office-based appointments and know exactly what your cost for each treatment will be.
  • With a low consumable cost, the Tulip GOLD kit provides a profitable way to increase your revenue while delivering superior patient results. Practices are seeing anywhere from an additional $500–$2,000 of revenue per physician hour, starting with their first patient.
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Tulip GOLD Kits Provide These Advantages for Aesthetic Medicine

  • Safe and easy-to-use closed adipose tissue harvesting and sizing
  • Validated process resulting in consistently high concentrations of regenerative ATC and nanofat that is validated to be injectable with needles as small as 30g
  • Increased patient safety by using their own tissue
  • Setting your practice apart by providing treatments with the regenerative benefits patients are looking for

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