You may have heard of the Vampire Facelift but aren’t sure of what it really is. First of all, it’s not a real facelift procedure. It’s often referred to as a facelift because the results sometimes mimic those of a traditional facelift or mini-lift. The skin is smoother, sags are gone, and wrinkles are much less visible. How is this accomplished without surgery? The answer is blood, hence the vampire reference.
The procedure involves the use of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. When injected beneath the skin, concentrated blood platelets acts as a stimulation for the creation of healthy tissues. The results can be quite dramatic with improved skin tone, better overall skin texture, and fewer discolorations on the face.
How Does PRP Work?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy was originally developed to accelerate the healing of tendons and ligaments following an injury. Today, it’s just as popular as a facial treatment. Blood platelets, when exposed to oxygen, mesh together and form small clots, and this is a good thing when we experience a cut or other injury that penetrates below the skin.
Platelets are also good at contributing to the growth of tissue that replaces damaged or destroyed cells. They contain growth factors including important proteins. When concentrated in a small amount of plasma, the platelets act as the first-line building blocks when the body needs to grow new muscle, skin, tendons, or other tissues.
Ideal Candidates for a Vampire Facelift
The ideal candidate will be an adult who is experiencing brittle, dull skin that contains wrinkles. Aging factors combined with environmental pollutants and sun exposure are the main culprits when it comes to dull skin, enlarged pores, more pronounced freckles, and scarring that has become more visible over the years.
These are all conditions that can be corrected with a Vampire Facelift. It doesn’t work miracles overnight, but in the weeks and months that follow the procedure, more smoothness and less discolorations are the delightful result.
Advantages Over Other Procedures
A Vampire Facelift doesn’t involve surgery and won’t discolor the skin surface. Some other treatments carry the risk of bleaching or darkening the skin surface. Properly performed, PRP therapy carries none of these risks.
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With a Vampire Facelift, you won’t be bitten by a vampire, but your blood will be put to good use. To get more information about this revolutionary procedure and to find out if you are an ideal candidate, talk to our specialist at Artful Aesthetics in Oakland. Contact us today to book your consultation.