Important Facts to Know About a Vampire Facelift
When it comes to the world of cosmetic skincare, there are seemingly a number of new and unique facial therapy procedures to help patents in order to restore and rejuvenate your facial complexion and keep your face free from unwanted blemishes, bumps and more. And while there are constantly new procedures that claim they can offer these types of results, all too often, they will however, end up working for only a handful of patients, and even then, only for a few types of facial issues. The best facial therapy procedures are those that not only work on a all types of skin tones, types and textures, but also those procedures that work on a wide variety of skin conditions, blemishes and more. One such procedure that ha caught the eye of a number of different patients and doctor’s alike for its highly effective nature, but also because it seemingly markets itself – we are talking about the ever-famous, Vampire facelift.
Often known as the PRP facelift or the platelet-rich plasma facelift – the vampire facelift is a cosmetic procedure that uses the patient’s blood, as well as their naturally restorative nature, to potentially fight the signs of aging.A similar facial therapy procedure, known as the vampire facial, garnered a lot of attention back in 2013 when Kim Kardashian posted a selfie on Instagram of her face covered in blood. But how does it work? As with all PRP or vampire procedures, blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, the medical professional will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood using a centrifuge (a machine that spins quickly to separate fluids of different densities). The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be injected along with hyaluronic acid filler, such asJuvéderm or Restylane filler in order to treat the patient’s facial appearance.
The procedure is known to offer a wide number of benefits, including:
· The reduction of fine lines & wrinkles.
· Add much-needed volume and help to plump up the skin.
· Help to diminish the appearance of unwanted acne scars.
· Help to brighten dull skin, discolored skin.
While the vampire facelift is safe for all types of patients, the fact of the matter is that it is vital that you make the team at Alluring Image aware of any medication you might be taking – as some meds can thin the blood, and cause other issues. For those who might be taking a blood thinner, have skin cancer, or any medical condition related to blood, such as HIV or hepatitis C, a vampire facelift isn’t recommended.There’s limited research on vampire facelifts, but one studyfound that the skin’s texture improved significantly more with PRP than it did with saline injections.The efficacy of a vampire facelift is because of plasma, which is yellow. Plasma is protein-rich, and it carries nutrients, protein, and hormones to the rest of the body.Plasma also contains growth factors, which can increase cell turnover, collagen production, and elastin for firmer, younger-looking skin.
Most vampire facelifts will follow the same steps:
· First, the doctor will clean your skin. They’ll likely also apply a topical numbing cream.
· Then, they’ll draw blood (as little as 2 teaspoons) from your arm. Some doctors may choose to first inject the face with filler, targeting areas with deep creases or wrinkles.
· The blood will go into a centrifuge. This separates the PRP from the rest of the blood.
· Using a small needle, the PRP will be injected back into the face.
The fact is that with a procedure like the vampire facelift, you can expect to have far brighter, more youthful looking skin – without any unwanted bumps, bruises, blemishes or discoloration. And despite these amazing benefits, you may notice some redness on your face after a vampire facelift, but the procedure itself is noninvasive, and it should require minimum downtime.Try to avoid touching your face in the hours after the procedure. If your doctor says it’s OK, you can use an ice pack or take Tylenol to calm swelling and alleviate any pain.You’ll see immediate plumping results from the filler, and the glow and evenness from PRP will be visible after 2 to 3 weeks. Results aren’t permanent and will typically last for 1 year and as long as 18 months. For more information on the vampire facelift or the health of your skin as a whole, be sure to contact Alluring Image Medspa today.