The 'Vampire' FaceLift
Yes really! The name catches many people off guard. Maybe the younger generations view vampires as sexy and desirable, but for those with a few more years under their belts (and needing a little help with facial lifting), this procedure name seems to lack appeal. It's all good. Your cosmetic healthcare professional is
going to "suck" a little of your blood into a sterile tube ... but you're going to get it all back in a most amazing way.
The Vampire FaceLift, a trademarked term, is a clever new cosmetic biological procedure that has created a lot of buzz because it takes facial enhancement to a new level. The "why" is actually based on very interesting scientific principles listed on the Vampire Lift website (http://vampirefacelift.com/): 20 published papers from medical literature that back the theorized unique benefits of this process.
This new wrinkle solution utilizes the patient's own blood-derived PRP (platelet- rich plasma) to stimulate skin-regenerating stem cells. These platelets are loaded with a plethora of growth factors and must be applied in a very precise ratio; more not necessarily being better.
Blood is drawn like a basic lab test then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The PRP is then carefully extracted. It is blended with an activator, transforming it into a gel that can now be injected into areas of the face that need improvement. This is the perfect filler for people who want something truly natural. The patented Vampire procedure can also include some commercial hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvederm) for additional structural support.
PRP consists of at least eight growth factors that vamp up rejuvenation by activating unipotent stem cells in the skin to regenerate new healthy skin. These unipotent stem cells are responsible for repairing the skin when it is injured. When introduced cosmetically, skin repair response is stimulated. PRP can even be applied topically after laser resurfacing procedures to enhance healing. Circulation to the skin is improved, collagen production is increased, and new dermis is formed. Dermal thickness improves and reduces wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, healthier epidermis.