If you’ve ever wanted a facelift but were too afraid to go under the knife, a vampire facelift can be a great solution for you. And no, it’s not as scary as it sounds! For example, does your face look a little tired and your skin a little dull? Maybe you just want your face to look younger and more refreshed. Would you like to try something a little unconventional to help you deal with these problems?
The Vampire Facelift is a non-surgical facelift in which a mixture of natural fillers and plasma from the patient’s own blood is injected into specific areas of the patient’s face. It smoothes out lines and wrinkles in your face, using natural products from your own body as well as hyaluronic acid. The vampire facelift is a relatively new procedure and is very popular with celebrities. This kind of procedure is used by people who don’t want to use Botox and would prefer a more natural approach. So now you’re probably asking yourself, how does this work? Does the Vampire Facelift really work? Are there any side effects associated with the Vampire Facelift? How long does it take to see a result?
In this treatment, the healing platelets from blood plasma separated from a patient’s own blood are reinjected into the body to enhance healing.
Platelets are tiny blood cells that are important in the clotting process. As the clot is formed, the platelets release enzymes that promote healing and play a role in tissue regeneration by attracting stem cells to aid in the repair of a damaged area. As a result of the Vampire Facial treatment, the patient’s skin is naturally refreshed with little downtime.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The vampire facelift takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to perform. Before the procedure is performed, the surgeon needs to first draw blood from the patient (with a syringe), then separate the platelets from the blood. The platelets and various fillers are then injected into the areas the patient has requested, such as the cheeks, mouth lines, under the eyes, etc. As for recovery time, your face may be a little red afterwards, but it will go away in a few hours.
HOW THE VAMPIRE FACIAL WORKS
Before any treatment, you will have a thorough consultation with your physician. This is your opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the treatment and he or she will ask about your medical history. Whether it is on the same day or at a future date, the treatment will follow the same steps:
1) Patients skin is cleansed.
2) Professional will then apply Lidocaine ointment to numb patient.
3) Patients blood is drawn, the same way you would have a blood test.
4) PRP is then isolated.
5) Patients skin is then covered using the derma pen treatment and PRP is then injected into the patients skin.
6) Best results are obtained after about three treatments spaced about a month apart, though a single treatment will be affective.
7) Watch and wait: Growth factors contained in the plasma stimulate the release of the skin’s stem cells. The skin is being tricked into believing that it has been injured and must heal itself with new, fresh tissue. This somewhat sneaky process allows the skin to create new collagen, new blood vessels, and new cells. The results will not be immediate, so while you patiently wait a few weeks and even a few months, your skin will begin to transform itself.
There are many benefits to the vampire facelift, cosmetically and financially. The vampire facelift is a lot less expensive than other, similar types of skin tightening procedures. There are no known side effects, and your body easily accommodates the filler because it’s made from your own blood. Also, using your own body tissues will cause your tissue to regenerate collagen.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
PRP therapy is autologous, which means it comes from one’s own body. Therefore, in theory, we should all be good candidates for this treatment if we want to improve the quality and appearance of our skin. Specifically, the Vampire Facial can be used to treat:
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-Dark circles around the eyes
-Fine lines around the mouth
-Dull, rough, or grey skin tone and texture
-Sun damaged skin
-Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas
This procedure is not recommended for those with blood-related conditions, anemia, or blood or bone cancers. Patients who take blood thinning medication or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) should discontinue their medication for a few weeks prior to their treatment and for a few days afterwards according to physician instructions.