CURIOUS ABOUT THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT? HERE’S THE SCOOP!
- Posted on: Sep 15 2015
- You may have heard of or read about the Vampire Facelift.
Worry not! No capes or fangs are involved! And although it may sound gruesome, this non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure is very straightforward.
It is well known that cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin, making you appear younger. However, a surgical facelift may be more than what is needed…especially when loss of shape without excess skin is the main problem.
How is a Vampire Facelift done?
Basically, your own blood, in the form of platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used to rejuvenate the appearance of facial tissues…and that is the terrific benefit…PRP is a completely natural procedure.
- A small amount of your blood, usually about two teaspoons, is drawn and spun in a centrifuge which separates the platelets and plasma.
- Platelets contain growth factors that can stimulate collagen synthesis, cell growth, skin renewal and tissue regeneration.
- The platelets are chemically activated causing them to release the growth factors and collagen that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
- The PRP is is then injected into the areas of the skin where lift is needed.
- The procedure is done using multiple injections using a tiny needle.
- PRP is usually combined with hyaluronic-acid fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm.
- The filler acts as a “scaffolding” on which the PRP induced tissue growth occurs.
- PRP can also be effective when used alone.
- There may be some bleeding and pain during the procedure.
- The effects of the procedure improve over two to three months and last for at least one to two years.
- No significant side effects or long-term complications have been reported.
The Vampire Facelift isn’t for everyone, however, and as with any cosmetic procedure, it is advisable to consult with your skin specialist to determine which procedure is best fitted to your particular needs.
Call us at 630.818.7546 for a consultation, today! We look forward to meeting you!
Posted in: Aesthetic Services