What Is the Vampire Facelift?
As we age, changes in the skin, such as loss of volume and loss of support, lead to telltale signs of aging, like dull, gray skin, drooping eyelids, jowls, and saggy neck skin or “turkey neck.” The Vampire Facelift® is an innovative way to naturally combat the skin’s loss of volume and support, as well as signs of aging. The Vampire Facelift, a non-invasive facelift, is not really a surgical facelift at all; rather, it’s a method of skin treatment to restore volume and support to the skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Vampire Facelift?
Individuals with less advanced signs of aging who are non-smokers are ideal candidates for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Vampire Facelift. Additional factors attracting patients may be the approach, which is non-invasive (non-surgical) to address fine lines and wrinkles.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and How Does It Work?
The key to the Vampire Facelift is the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. PRP is obtained by taking a small amount (a few teaspoons) of the patient’s own blood (hence the moniker “Vampire Facelift”) and spinning it in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the other formed components of the blood. PRP contains not only the liquid portion of blood, but also natural skin healing and growth factors in the form of stem cells. PRP treatment is responsible for skin rejuvenation through improving quality, increasing collagen production and blood flow, and regenerating fat and skin tissue.
What Can I Expect During the Vampire Facelift Procedure?
Depending on the practitioner, the first step of the non-invasive facelift may be the injection of a hyaluronic acid filler to sculpt a more natural shape of the face and provide a more youthful appearance, which is why the procedure is sometimes referred to as a filler facelift. This is followed by the isolation and injection of the PRP treatment. Other practitioners will combine the HA filler and PRP into one treatment. Regardless of the regimen, the PRP has to be activated (most commonly with calcium chloride) to release up to 8 known growth factors from the platelets.
The injection(s) is/are administered after local anesthesia (usually a numbing cream) is applied. The treatment mimics injury, which sends messages to the newly injected stems cells to unleash their one-of-a-kind skin healing and reparative properties. The entire process takes a little less than an hour, is an outpatient procedure (which means there is no required hospitalization), and has virtually no side effects. The effects of the Vampire Facelift are immediate and continue to improve over the course of 2 to 3 months and can last for 1 to 2 years, making it a highly effective wrinkle treatment.
Benefits of the Vampire Facelift
Benefits of the Vampire Facelift procedure include:
- Non-surgical improvement in skin quality (better complexion and fewer fine lines, folds, and wrinkles)
- Quick, simple procedure
- Minimal downtime
- No long-term side effects
Unfortunately, the procedure is not for everyone wanting a non-invasive facelift. Contact Precision MD today to see if you’re a good candidate for the Vampire Facelift procedure.
*individual results may vary