After studying the biology of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), doctors designed a way to rejuvenate the face using this natural product (from the person’s own body). It is called the Vampire Facelift®.
With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way? Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what is 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 or even foreign to this planet. HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture. Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift® offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as, literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue!
First, the injector (1) uses HA fillers to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the physician isolates growth factors from the patient’s blood. (3) When these growth factors enter the face (injected by the physician), multipotent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness) and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).
In the first part of the Vampire Facelift® procedure, the physician uses a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face–while still keeping the shape natural.
Providers of the Vampire Facelift® procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research (starting with the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci) to avoid at all costs creating an unnatural shape. These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons and constitute part of the intellectual property protected by the trademarked name (Vampire Facelift®).
After creating a younger, natural shape, then the physician harvests from the woman’s own blood (hence the name Vampire) growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
First, the physician draws blood (around 2 teaspoons).
Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)–all within a short time in the office!
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generate).
The multipotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!
Many would do better with surgery, or laser therapy, or Botox®, or simply PRP or an HA filler used alone. We are passionate about helping you discover the right procedure for your face.