There are as we have said many, and one that is becoming ever more popular is the creepily named Vampire Facelift which not as horrific as it sounds. This procedure is a non-invasive method of restoring youthful looks to the face, and you will get a good idea of how it got its name when we start to describe it.There are so many cosmetic procedures aimed at rejuvenating the skin and making our faces look younger. Botox is a great way of getting rid of those lines on your face, and if you really are concerned you could choose to undergo a facelift. Of course, many people don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure of this type, so what is the alternative?
Following we will explain what the procedure involves, how it works, and why many women are choosing this option over others. We’ll begin with a brief explanation of what the vampire facelift is.
What is the Vampire Facelift?
The Vampire Facelift is considered a non-invasive procedure, that is there is no surgery involved. You will need injections into the face, and the procedure can be undertaken in a short time. Among the main benefits of this routine is a lack of downtime following the facelift, and it also offers quite a lengthy time of rejuvenation unlike some of the options.
The Vampire Facelift combines the use of dermal fillers – substances that are safe for such use and put into the skin to plump it up and remove lines – with a procedure known as PRP. There has been a lot of press given to PRP of late, so let’s explain what is involved.
What is PRP?
If you want to see PRP explained in depth that link is a good start. So, what does PRP stand for and what is involved? PRP is short for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Your blood consists of various elements. You are likely aware of the presence of red and white blood cells. Also, there is plasma – a carrier and a nutrient – and platelets, both of which play a large part in the rejuvenation of the skin by way of encouraging the production of collagen.
Collage naturally repairs the skin and makes it look younger. As your platelets and plasma are in a standard ratio in the blood it may come to a point where they are not doing a good job. But what if we could increase the ratio of plasma and platelets in the blood in areas where we need rejuvenation and exaggerated collagen stimulation? That’s precisely what PRP is about, so now we need to look at how the process works.
PRP is obtained by taking a sample of the patient’s own blood. This sample is then put into a special device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at a set speed for a short time. This has the effect of separating the blood cells – both red and white – from the plasma and platelets. What the doctor now has is plasma that rich in platelets – more so than is usually the case.
The next step is that the PRP solution is injected back into the patient’s face where the rejuvenation needs to take place. This enhances the level of platelets – the collagen inspirers – in that area of the body. The result is that collagen begins to work more thoroughly and soon the patient will see the effects. This can in fact happen in the first week to an extent, and here is what they should expect to see:
- Almost immediate more youthful “glow” to your skin
- Brightening of sallow, dull, or graying skin
- Diminishment of facial scarring, including acne scars
- Overall reduction of facial creases and wrinkles
Most patients are back at work immediately thanks to the lack of downtime, and the procedure itself can be completed in perhaps an hour or a little more. Combined with the use of dermal fillers the Vampire Facelift does not in fact give you fangs and make you crave blood, but will make you look younger, more vibrant, and fresher in very little time. Let’s move on to talk about safety and how long the treatment will last.
Is this Procedure Safe?
Now that you know how the process works we need to mention safety and side-effects. While this routine is considered entirely safe there are risks with any procedure that injects into the body. However, the beauty of the Vampire Facelift is that it uses blood taken from the individual being treated which is then re-injected. This eliminates any possibility of the patient receiving contaminated PRP and enhances the safety of the process.
The possible side-effects of the Vampire Facelift are as follows, and will fade away in a short time:
- Swelling in the area treated.
- Bruising thanks to the injections.
- Itching in the face.
- A tingling or slight burning sensation.
If your procedure involves dermal fillers, it is possible that there can be an allergic reaction to these, although this is notably rare.
Overall, then, we can conclude that this non-invasive procedure is safe for all to undergo. However, we strongly recommend that when you see your consultant about the routine you mention to them any conditions you suffer from or medication you are taking as these can have an influence on whether or not you should undergo the Vampire Facelift procedure. Let’s close by talking about how long the effects of the procedure should last.
How Long Will the Vampire Facelift Last?
Unlike some procedures that need to be repeated every few months, the Vampire Facelift – while not permanent – does remain for between 12 and 18 months. During this time collagen production continues to be encouraged thanks to the PRP routine and you should remain looking healthy and useful for the duration. Once you feel the need or start to see the effects fading you simply make an appointment at the Vampire Facelift Clinic at Woodlands, and you can do it all again.