Don't be scared off by the name. A vampire facelift can be very effective in getting rid of wrinkles, scars and other types of skin damage. Plus, it offers some amazing benefits you may not be aware of. Here are three benefits to consider.
Despite its rather unfortunate (but memorable) name, the vampire facelift is super popular, and it can offer plenty of benefits for both women and men. Vampire facelifts derive their nickname because they use injections of your own blood to stimulate natural healing, so wrinkles, creases and scars are reduced. Here’s how they work.
The vampire facelift procedure
Even though it’s called a facelift, the procedure itself isn’t surgical. Instead, it uses injections of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to jump-start natural healing inside your skin. During your treatment, a small amount of your blood is extracted — about the same amount of blood taken for a routine blood test. The blood is placed in a special machine that spins it rapidly, separating the platelets and the plasma (the liquid part of your blood) from the rest of your blood. The concentrated platelets are reinjected into the treatment zones in a session that typically takes less than a half-hour.
The vampire facelift gets results because it works with your body’s natural healing process to repair and regenerate. That means it can take a few weeks to a few months before you’ll see the results of your procedure. At Avante Laser and Medispa, we combine PRP with dermal fillers to gently lift and fill wrinkles, lines and scars so you can see those benefits right away.
3 big benefits
Aside from battling signs of aging and other skin damage, vampire facelifts offer other advantages as well. Here are three of the biggest benefits:
1. It promotes healthy skin regeneration
The vampire facelift works in a couple of key ways to refresh and repair your skin. First, the PRP contains special growth factors that promote healing responses in your skin. Those growth factors stimulate the formation of new, healthy cells that replace old, damaged cells so skin looks and feels firmer, and fine lines and scars are diminished. Second, the injections themselves create tiny areas of “controlled injury” that also promote healing in the injection areas. These two mechanisms, working together, mean your vampire facelift can be doubly effective in fighting the signs of aging and other skin damage. Plus, faster cell renewal improves your skin texture, and ramped-up collagen production means your skin will look and feel firmer and more resilient.
2. No allergies
One of the biggest benefits of the vampire facelift is that because it uses PRP derived from your own body, you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions that can occur with medicines and other topical or oral formulations. PRP is “made” using your own blood drawn in a sterile setting, and then it’s processed in a sterile instrument, so you don’t have to worry about it being adulterated either. Plus, because PRP comes from your own blood, it’s safe to say the formulation of your PRP will be customized specifically for your skin and your needs.
3. Quick recovery
Since the vampire facelift is minimally invasive (meaning it just uses injections and no incisions or surgery), you don’t need to worry about anesthesia and the risks it can pose, and you also don’t have to worry about a long recovery period. Yes, your skin will be pinkish after treatment, and it might be extra sensitive. But those side effects are minimal, and they’ll resolve soon after your treatment. The only thing you need to do is keep your skin protected from the sun during the early stages of healing to promote optimal recovery and results.
Start enjoying a more beautiful, more youthful complexion
At Avante Laser and Medispa, our unique combination of PRP and dermal fillers helps patients achieve optimal results so they can feel and look their best. Whether you’ve got wrinkles, lines, scars or rough-textured skin, a vampire facial could be just the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about the vampire facelift, book an appointment online today.