Adipose Autologous Micrograft and Its Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Bio Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid Scaffold for Correction Deep Wrinkles, Facial Depressions, Scars, Face Dermis and Its Regenerations: A Pilot Study and Cases Report

Medicina (Kaunas). 2022 Nov 21;58(11):1692. doi: 10.3390/medicina58111692.


The aim of this clinical study was to demonstrate that through a micrograft of viable adipose tissue cells microfiltered at 50 microns to exclude fibrous shoots and cell debris in a suspension of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, we were able to improve visible imperfections of the dermis and to improve clinically observable wrinkles, with a beneficial effect also in the extracellular matrix (ECM). Background and Objectives: With the passage of time, the aging process begins, resulting in a progressive impairment of tissue homeostasis. The main reason for the formation of wrinkles is the involution of the papillary dermis, as well as the loss of stem cell niches with compromise of the extra-cytoplasmic matrix (ECM), and the loss of hyaluronic acid, which helps to maintain the shape and resistance and that is contained in the connective tissue. Materials and Methods: This study involved 14 female patients who underwent dermal wrinkle correction and bio-regeneration over the entire facial area through a suspension containing 1.0 mL of viable micrografts from adipose tissue in a 1.0 mL cross-linked hyaluronic acid. To verify the improvement of the anatomical area concerned over time, the various degrees of correction obtained for wrinkles, and in general for texture, were objectively evaluated by using a Numeric Rating scale (NRS) 10-0, a modified Vancouver scale and a Berardesca scale. Results: The Berardesca, NRS and Modified Vancouver scales showed that with this technique it was possible to obtain excellent results both when the suspension was injected into wrinkles with the linear retrograde technique, and when it was injected with the micropomphs technique to correct furrows, with the intent to revitalize the tissue through progenitors with adult stemness markers. Conclusions: The combination of microfragmented and microfiltered adipose tissue and cross-linked hyaluronic acid at 50 microns is safe new method to treat soft tissue defects such as deep wrinkles.

Keywords: adipose autologous micrograft; cluster of differentiation (CD); dermal regeneration; hyaluronic acid; side population; tissue progenitor.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adult
  • Cicatrix
  • Depression
  • Dermis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid* / therapeutic use
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells*
  • Pilot Projects


  • Hyaluronic Acid

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding.