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Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks “worn”, or “tired” or “droopy.”
There is a new, noninvasive treatment designed to achieve similar results of a facelift, without the surgery required in traditional facelifts. This is done by extracting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood and injecting it directly into the face.
The body uses the platelets to naturally generate tissue, stimulate cells, collagen, and blood vessels. This restores your face shape, improves tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenates new and younger tissue!
Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make a person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem).
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But, HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face.
The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture whereas the Vampire Facelift uses your own blood to regenerate and repair. After the procedure your body develops new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to "repair" the skin. The result is younger-appearing skin!
Women who have had the procedure notice the results within the first week or two. The full results can typically be felt after three months.
The growth factors and proteins that are released activate stem cells and stimulate cellular repair and regeneration wherever they are applied in the body. Collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels occurs and further aids in tissue repair.
A small amount of blood is drawn in the office at the time of the procedure. Your blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood. The platelets are isolated and injected back into the face. It's a painless procedure that takes about an hour.
Results may vary but most patients will see the best results after 3 treatments, a month apart, although one treatment can be adequate for some patients. Results can last 1-2 years.
Since PRP is extracted from your own blood there are few and only minor potential side effects. These could include minor bleeding or bruising, swelling and very rarely infection. The PRP shot uses your own blood so the PRP Shot is not FDA approved because the Food and Drug Administration NEVER approves procedures.