You may have heard of the Vampire FaceLift™, a procedure that rejuvenates the facial skin and helps people achieve a more youthful appearance. It isn’t really a facelift, but it does help smooth the skin in much the same way a facelift does. The more formal name of this treatment is PRP therapy. During the treatment, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is skillfully injected into certain areas where severe wrinkling, discolorations or age spots exist. After the treatment, the skin gradually becomes smoother and more evenly toned. The wrinkles eventually lessen. The benefits of this type of treatment are many and include treatment without surgery or abrasive skin resurfacing, an increase in collagen production and of course a more confident you.
Why is It Called a Vampire FaceLift™?
The client’s own blood is used as the rejuvenation kickstart. Only a small amount of blood is needed to perform this procedure. We simply draw the blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the red cells from the platelets and plasma. The platelets contain special growth factors, including certain proteins. After the gel is formulated from the PRP, it is injected into the areas where wrinkling or rough skin texture exists.
This introduction of concentrated platelets causes a reaction by the body. Since platelets form clots when bleeding occurs, the body senses that an injury site exists. Nutrients are rushed to the site, and new skin tissue creation accelerates beneath the existing epidermis. Injectable treatments like Restylane® or Juvederm® may be used in conjunction with the PRP, depending on the situation. Over the following months, newer, healthier, collagen-rich skin replaces the old skin.
The Vampire FaceLift™ is performed in the comfort of our office. No special post-treatment regimen need be undertaken. It takes time for the facial skin to show improvement, but the results can last for quite a long time.
Properly performed, the Vampire FaceLift™ is not only safe, but it is also free of side effects. There isn’t any surgery involved, so there’s virtually no recovery time. You can resume most all of your normal activities at once. Your rejuvenated face means a boost in self-confidence whether you’re at home or out in public.
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