Points of Discussion
- How Dr. Tonnard got involved with NanoFat
- The beginning of the collaboration with Tulip
- How Tulip is different
- The future of nanofat procedures
Interviewer: I’m here with one of the pioneers behind Tulip NanoFat, Dr. Patrick Tonnard. Thank you so much for joining us.
Dr. Tonnard: Thank you.
Interviewer: So you have published a lot of literature about the use of nanofat, 200 plus scientific, peer-reviewed papers, publications. You’re a speaker as well. Can you tell us a little bit about how you got involved in facial rejuvenation and specifically also using nanofat?
Dr. Tonnard: Well, we did a lot of fat grafting procedures, as everybody had the experience that you see an improvement of the quality of the skin after a fat grafting procedure. And a lot of people thought it was because of the stem cells that were present in the fat. And our idea was, if we have that effect with grafting the fat in a deeper layer in the subcutaneous level, why don’t we try to have a more liquid product and put it more closer to the skin so it can have a direct effect on the quality of the skin? So that’s why we thought of emulsifying, liquefying the fat. And we talked about this with the Tulip company, and they were willing to cooperate and develop the techniques and the instruments for that.
How His Collaboration Began With Tulip
Dr. Tonnard Describes The Process
The Benefit of Using Tulip NanoFat
The Future of NanoFat Procedures
Interviewer: So you’ve been behind obviously this amazing procedure and pioneering this. What’s to come? What’s the future gonna look like?
Dr. Tonnard: Well, the future is always evolving. The newest thing is the needling that we do together with the nanofat before we injected the fat. And if we do large surfaces like full-face or decolletage, it’s difficult to have an even depth of delivery of the product because of the different angulation of the needle.
Now, we’re using a needling device, so we are sure that we deliver the nanofat evenly in an even distribution on the whole surface of the skin. And on top of that, it’s a combination, the needling alone, dry needling has already a regenerative effect. It stimulates collagen as the information. If you put the stromal vascular fraction from the nanofat in it, it gives an extra potency. And that is very interesting.
And I think most of the patients understand that we have to look at aging… The aging of the skin is a continuous process. There is not one magic treatment that will make you stop aging. It’s like cutting your hair. If people go to the hairdresser, some people every week, every month, every two months. Well, if you boost your skin with stem cells every few years, this will definitely slow down the aging process. We don’t know yet to what level but if we can eventually stop the aging process, that will be very fine.
Interviewer: Yeah, well, thank you so much for taking the time to explain some of this and share your expertise. We really appreciate it.
Dr. Tonnard: Okay. Thank you.