What Is A Vampire Facelift?
The vampire facelift (PRP) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the re-injection of PRFM (platelet rich fibrin matrix) that is derived from the patient’s own blood, hence the name, back into the skin in the patients facial area to rejuvenate the skin.
Recently this treatment has been made famous by Kim Kardashian who was quoted as saying ‘I love trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful,’.
Why Should I Get A Vampire Facelift?
If you are showing any of these typical signs of aging then this treatment is for you:
1. Your face has a grey tinge to it due to a lack of blood flow in the facial area.
2. Your facial shape appears more droopy as the muscle and collagen are decreasing in the skin
3. You have fine and course wrinkles
4. Your skin is lacking elasticity
5. Thinning of the dermis
6. Pigmentation asymmetries
There are other types of treatments to rejuvenate the face so why should you choose the Vampire Facelift apart from it has a really cool sounding name?
The main and key reason is that the procedure uses the patients own blood meaning that the treatment is 100% natural and safe. Surgery is one option that can have some pretty impressive results but it is usually a bit excessive for what is usually needed and has risks associated with it.
Who Should Get The Treatment?
The Vampire Facelift is ideal for anyone who would like to:
• Regain their youthful appearance
• Improve the texture, colour and look of their skin
• Reduce/remove fine line and wrinkles
• Improve skin tone.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Firstly the physician will use a Hyaluronic Filler to fashion a more youthful appearance whilst keeping the shape of the face natural.
The physician then extracts blood from the patient – around 2 teaspoons. Using a centrifuge the platelets are isolated from the blood in around 10 to 15 minutes. These platelets are then activated to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that is normally used to heal damaged tissue.
Finally Numbing cream is applied to the patients face and with a small needle the extracted growth factors are injected back into the facial area. This is where the magic happens – the growth factors activate multipotent stem cells that are already located in the skin and trick them into thinking that there has been a facial injury and that new tissue should be created. As a result these stem cells develop new collagen, blood vessels and fatty tissue to repair your skin that was never damaged. Clever huh?