Vampire Face Lift
We all desire radiant, skin with a smooth, youthful presence. Utilizing a Vampire Facelift provides a new approach to repairing the telltale signs of damaged, aged skin. The aging process causes the loss of volume, wrinkles, droopy sallow skin tone and a old appearance result. If this is what you see when you look in the mirror, then you are the best candidate for the benefits that the Vampire Facelift provide through the PRP growth factors.
What is a Vampire Facelift?
The term Vampire Facelift refers to a medical procedure in which platelet-derived growth factors obtained from a person’s own blood are injected back into the skin of their face in specifically defined areas to enhance appearance and health. The fluid that is injected, platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), is obtained by activating the platelets that are acquired from the blood sample. This procedure can be used to treat “smile lines” (the nasolabial folds that run from the bottom of the nose, around the corners of the mouth and down to the chin) and other unwanted folds and wrinkles on the face in a similar fashion to dermal fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm. It differs from them in that it does not involve the injection of a foreign substance into the skin. As a result, the rare, but potentially serious allergic reactions seen with these products, do not occur following the injection of PRFM.
Details of the Procedure:
Blood is removed from a vein in the patient’s arm (approx. 2 vials). The blood is centrifuged (approx.15 minutes) to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from other blood components. The platelets are then removed from the remaining red blood cells. The PRP is then injected back into multiple locations on the face in specific areas that define the Vampire Facelift to induce growth of new collagen, skin tissue, and blood vessels in the skin around each injection site. Collectively, this activity lifts the skin, creates skin volume and new blood flow, thereby sculpting the face and creating a more youthful and aesthetically appealing appearance. This improvement continues for approximately 12 weeks and lasts several months. But improvements are better seen when done approximately every 3 months, accompanied with Restylane or Juvederm injections that can be done within the same appointment. There is NO downtime and only a little redness on treated areas for 24 hours.
The Vampire Facelift procedure is based on the natural role that platelets, one of the cells present in blood, play in tissue healing, combined with ideas on how to improve the shape of the face. Normally, in response to tissue damage, platelets aggregate near the site of injury and begin releasing at least seven different growth factors. These growth factors are embedded in a gel-like material called a “matrix” (also made under the direction of the platelets) that hold the growth factors in place so healing can begin. Without the matrix, the growth factors would simply wash away in the blood stream and be of little use. However, when held in place, these factors stimulate multi potent stem cells to develop into new tissue and blood vessels to repair that tissue. Because these multi potent stem cells have the capacity to develop into whatever cell type is required to repair the injury, the body is able to redevelop the necessary cells to regenerate healthy tissue. By instigating growth of new tissue in planned areas of the face, in the absence of actual injury, an overall “new” appearance is created.
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Seacoast Rejuvenation Center is New Hampshire's premier MedSpa & Laser Center conveniently located in Newington NH. We offer expert non-surgical wrinkle injections, skin tightening, laser skin services, and permanent fat reduction as well as spa services.