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Renuva Adipose Matrix synthetic fat grafting is an innovative approach to treating indentations and irregularities in the skin, as well as restoring lost volume. Board-certified dermatologist and facial and body sculpting expert Dr. Jason Emer performs Renuva synthetic fat grafting at his Beverly Hills practice to restore his patients’ natural beauty and showcase their best features.

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What Is Renuva?

Renuva is an injectable dermal filler made of purified donor fat. Like autologous fat grafting, this synthetic alternative provides permanent volume restoration and effectively treats indentations and depressions in the skin.

Scars, divots, hollows, and defects in our skin can put a serious dent in our self-confidence. Whether they are the result of aging, volume loss, injuries, acne, cellulite, prior surgeries, or botched procedures, these textural irregularities can detract from our natural beauty and adversely affect our overall appearance.

For years, patients have sought out Dr. Emer’s unrivaled expertise with non-surgical cosmetic enhancements to obtain smooth, indentation-free skin and youthful contours. Dr. Emer is renowned for his innovative treatments, and he has developed highly effective facial and body sculpting and skin rejuvenation protocols that combine Renuva Adipose Matrix synthetic fat grafting with various devices, technologies, and methodologies to achieve dramatically improved contours and skin texture.

Renuva can be combined with other procedures for maximum impact in creating your desired outcome. For this patient, Dr. Emer used a combination of Renuva + Sculptra to provide a beautiful Brazilian Butt Lift and eradicate cellulite without surgery. Learn more about Renuva + Sculpra here.

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Why Choose Renuva Fat Grafting?

While dermal fillers and autologous fat grafting are both popular injectable treatments for small-volume irregularities and textural improvements in the skin, these methods are not ideal for some patients. Dermal fillers are only a short-term solution, and autologous fat grafting (using fat from your own body) is not an option for those who are too lean or athletic or those who are apprehensive about a Hi-Definition Liposuction procedure. Thanks to advancements in regenerative medicine, Renuva Adipose Matrix is an effective, FDA-approved, permanent solution that uses purified fat derived from donors.

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Right for you?

Am I a Good Candidate for Renuva Adipose Matrix?

To determine if Renuva is the best option for you, schedule a formal evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist and fat grafting specialist like Dr. Emer, who can assess your needs and create a long-term treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals. While Renuva has a wide range of applications, synthetic donor fat is primarily intended for small-volume improvements, such as atrophic scars, cellulite, and stubborn dimples.

For those seeking high-volume enhancements, Dr. Emer may propose alternative solutions, including autologous fat transfer via a Hi-Definition Liposuction procedure and/or surgical implants for significant improvement. A combination of Renuva with Sculptra or Bellafill may also provide a greater degree of volumization.


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What Can Renuva Treat?

Renuva can effectively restore volume and improve indentations and irregularties throughout the face and body. Dr. Emer often incorporates Renuva in treatment plans for:


  • minor defects, divots, or indentations in the skin
  • cellulite or dimpling in the thighs and buttocks
  • facial volume loss, hollows, and folds
  • facial contouring and sculpting, including augmentation of the temples,
  • heeks, and lips
  • atrophic acne scars
  • hand rejuvenation
  • muscular definition, contouring, and volumization in the chest, shoulders, abdominals, biceps, and calves
  • natural breast augmentation
  • non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
  • non-surgical penile enlargement
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How Does Renuva Work?

Renuva is an allograft (i.e. a tissue graft from a donor) adipose matrix specifically designed to treat small-volume aesthetic irregularities. The product is derived from cadavers’ fat cells, which are meticulously tested, screened, and purified. The fat cells are also hydrated in fluid to ensure smooth administration to the desired treatment areas.

Once injected, Renuva forms a matrix or supportive framework beneath the skin and recruits your existing surrounding fat cells to repopulate and build volume in the area. The result is an instant plumping effect, enhanced long-term collagen production, and improved skin texture and tone over the course of three to six months.

After that period of time, Dr. Emer can determine if additional treatments would be beneficial to further improve the results. Dr. Emer often combines both Renuva Adipose Matrix and autologous fat grafting with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Sculptra injections to provide additional volume and collagen production.

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How Long Do Renuva Improvements Last?

When injected properly, both synthetic fat grafting and autologous fat transfers offer permanent improvement in skin tone, texture, volume, and contouring. A series of treatments are often needed to adequately produce the desired textural and volume enhancements. Dr. Emer recommends that his patients schedule Renuva treatments every 6 to 12 weeks until optimal improvement is achieved.

The Dr. Emer Difference

How Does Dr. Emer Do Renuva Differently?

Non-surgical treatments require innovative combination approaches to achieve visible, long-term improvements. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer is a pioneer of countless combination procedures that pair groundbreaking products like Renuva with new modes of treatment, advanced technologies, revolutionary techniques, and state-of-the-art devices to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance.


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Dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer joins The Doctors to share about a long-term injectable that increases volume in your face. Renuva is regulated by the FDA, and it’s a fat injection that acts like your own fat. It can be used anywhere you have volume loss. Dr. Emer performs this live on his patient in her smile lines.

Dr. Emer develops a customized approach for each unique patient. He often performs Renuva injections as part of his advanced, multi-faceted treatments for:

Non-surgical facial sculpting and contouring

Dr. Emer uses strategically placed fillers (such as Voluma, Radiesse, and Bellafill), silicone injections, Sculptra, autologous fat grafting, and/or Renuva synthetic fat grafting to correct volume loss; fill indentations; improve under-eye hollows and dark circles; augment the cheeks, temples, and lips; and improve overall facial balance


For patients with cellulite and/or dimpling on the buttocks or thighs, Dr. Emer creates a patient-tailored treatment plan that typically includes Cellfina for cellulite; Renuva Adipose Matrix or autologous fat injections; injectable fillers like Bellafill; Sculptra for large-area collagen production; energy-based devices like Exilis Ultra and Venus Legacy for skin tightening; and shockwave therapy devices (Cellutone, eVIVE, or ZWave) for further textural improvement.

Brazilian Butt Lift

As part of his highly popular Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure, in which fat is injected into the buttock for contouring and lifting, Dr. Emer often complements fat grafting with semi-permanent fillers, such as Bellafill, and Renuva synthetic fat grafting for added volume and definition as well as improvement in cellulite and indentations; Sculptra injections to stimulate collagen production and create additional volume and lift; non-surgical thread lifting with Silhouette InstaLift; radiofrequency (RF) energy treatments (such as Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra, Thermage, and InMode Forma/Contoura) to promote skin tightening and stimulate collagen production; and vibration/shockwave therapy treatments (Cellutone, eVIVE, and ZWave) to improve the skin’s texture and aid in cellulite reduction.

Hand Rejuvenation

Volume restoration in the hands is best achieved with a combination of dermal fillers (such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero), autologous fat grafting or Renuva Adipose Matrix, PRP, chemical peels, and non-ablative laser skin resurfacing.

Acne Scarring

Dr. Emer’s volumetric treatment for atrophic or depressed acne scars includes Renuva Adipose Matrix for deep volume improvement and semi-permanent dermal fillers (such as Bellafill) to help fill the scar over time. These injectables are combined with a procedure called subcision, in which a sharp needle or cannula is used to break apart and elevate tethered down scars.

Non-Surgical Breast Implants

For women seeking a natural breast augmentation without implants, Dr. Emer combines Renuva Adipose Matrix or autologous fat grafting with PRP to provide minor lifting and volumization of the breasts. Dr. Emer’s expert plastic surgeons and breast augmentation specialists also use fat injections in conjunction with surgical breast augmentation procedures to provide additional fullness and roundness to the upper breasts.

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What to Expect

RENUVA Recovery

As with any injectable treatment, there may be some sensitivity, discomfort, or redness in the treatment area, but there is minimal downtime following the procedure. Although swelling may persist for up to two weeks after injection, patients can resume everyday activities immediately following the treatment.

How Much Does Renuva Cost?

The price of your Renuva procedure will depend on the number of injections needed to achieve your desired outcome. Dr. Emer will review your recommended treatment plan and all associated costs at your consultation.

Contact Our Office to Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Emer provides many non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation solutions, including Renuva at his West Hollywood practice. He has dedicated his life to helping patients look and feel their best, and he is meticulous about finding the best approach for each individual he treats. If you’re ready to get the aesthetic contours you’ve always wanted, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Emer.