The Vampire Facelift® is actually not a surgical facelift at all, but rather a type of skin treatment using the body’s own natural healing and growth factors that are derived from your own blood (hence the name The Vampire Facelift®), combined with a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler (such as Juvederm and Restylane). It is used to treat areas such as:
The reason we call it a facelift, as opposed to a facial, is that HA filler goes under the skin and lifts the skin away from the skeleton of the skull creating that beautiful natural shape you had as a child, or a teenager, or closer back to that shape by lifting the skin away from the skull. The first step is to inject the hyaluronic acid fillers to help restore volume in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance that can last from 6 months up to one year. The Hyaluronic Acid injections fill the deeper lines and wrinkles, while the PRP helps improve skin tone, texture and fine lines.
After injecting the HA filler, the Platelet Rich Plasma is prepared for the next part of the procedure (for a Vampire Facial®, we would start here). A sample of blood is collected from the patient and then spun in a special centrifuge to help isolate the PRP cells containing many growth factors and healing properties. After which the platelets are then injected back into your skin, especially your deeper lines, to stimulate new collagen and tissue growth. With this procedure you will have noticeable results the same day and they will continue to improve for 12-18 months.