PRP- Vampire FaceLift®and Vampire Facial®

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)….is popularly known as the “Vampire faceLift” when injected, or the “Vampire facial” when applied topically combined with medical micro-needling. We offer both techniques of anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.

 

 

How Does PRP Work?

PRP is created from a small sample of the patient’s own blood. The sample is run through a centrifuge, separating it into separate components. The liquid portion of the blood, called plasma, is enriched with a high number of platelets during this process. While platelets are best known for their ability to clot blood, they also contain several beneficial growth factors.

Vampire Facelift®

The Vampire FaceLift incorporates fillers with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to enhance the shape of the face and restore volume. It is a simple nonsurgical procedure which uses a concentrated serum processed from your own blood in conjunction with dermal filler to increase the effectiveness and longevity of those fillers. The utilization of Platelets and other growth factors found in your blood, trigger new collagen production. This result is tauter, smoother and more youthful skin. When combined with dermal filler; shape, color, texture and volume are all restored with the outcome lasting approximately 18 months.

Why Consider The Vampire FaceLift®?

As we begin to age:

  • Skin color changes because of less underlying blood flow.
  • The shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscles and collagen decreases.
  • Skin texture becomes less smooth.
  • Fine and coarse wrinkles begin to appear.
  • Skin elasticity decreases.
  • Volume loss; thinning of the dermis, seen with weight loss.
  • As a result the person looks worn, tired, or droopy and the lively rosy hue of every skin color fades to a dull gray.

Creating The Shape

The first part of the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™ utilizing HA fillers to begin sculpting specific areas of the face. The glycosaminoglycans (what an HA filler replaces) act like a sponge that holds water in the face providing a basic shape. This initial injection of HA is the precursor to the ultimate desired form.

Next comes the polishing and refining step of the sculpting process which ultimately contributes to the appearance of a younger version of you.

Advantages of the Vampire FaceLift®

  • It is a nonsurgical procedure.
  • Because it uses your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction.
  • It is effective for both men and women.
  • It can be used in conjunction with other procedures.
  • PRP can be used with or without added fillers.

 

VAMPIRE FACIAL®

Combining the micro-needling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is known as the Vampire Facial. After the skin is exfoliated during micro-needling, the PRP is extracted from the blood sample and spread topically onto the skin.The micro-needling injury creates channels in the skin. PRP, which would normally be blocked by intact skin, but is now allowed to flow through the channels and gain direct access to the deeper cells and levels of the “under skin”. Micro-needling creates the inflammation in the skin that is then potentiated and harnessed by the PRP to augment and hasten the wound healing response. The needled skin absorbs the PRP, and the growth factors penetrate below the skin surface to generate new collagen and elastin for improved skin tautness. PRP has also been shown to improve blood circulation, adding a luster and glow to dull skin.

 

VAMPIRE FACELIFT®AND VAMPIRE FACIAL®FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

HOW DOES THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT® WORK?

The Vampire FaceLift® has three steps:

  1. Hylauronic acid is first injected to add volume to areas with deep wrinkles or recessions. Through this, a natural shape to the face is restored by tightening sagging skin.
  2. We draw a small amount of blood (approximately 4 teaspoons), and spin it in a centrifuge. As its spun, the platelets separate from the rest of the blood.
  3. From there, calcium chloride is added to your PRP and the mixture is then injected into your skin. At this point, we target areas that are not usually appropriate for fillers, such as the cheeks, the eye area, and the forehead, making the Vampire Facelift® more appropriate for clients whose aesthetic goals require work in those troublesome spots.

HOW DOES THE VAMPIRE FACIAL® WORK?

The Vampire Facial® has two steps:

  1. A small amount of blood (approximately 4 teaspoons) is taken from your own body. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which separates the platelets away from the rest of the blood.
  2. After using a needling device, microscopic channels of varying depths are created and growth-factor rich platelets (PRP) is applied over the face, inducing new growth of collagen, blood vessels and skin tissue. With this procedure, the skin is lifted away from the bone, to create not only new blood flow, but also skin volume.

WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?

PRP are cells within your blood that respond to small cuts in your skin by releasing growth factors and chemical signals. The signals attract other cells to the area and stimulate collagen production for tighter, firmer skin.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VAMPIRE FACIAL® AND A VAMPIRE FACELIFT®?

The two procedures differ in their complexity and the way they deliver platelet-rich-plasma (PRP), derived from your blood, to your skin cells.

  • Vampire Facelift®,hyaluronic acid is first injected to add volume to areas with deep wrinkles or recessions. From there, calcium chloride is added to your PRP and the mixture is then injected into your skin. At this point, we target areas that are not usually appropriate for fillers, such as the cheeks, the eye area, and the forehead, making the Vampire Facelift® more appropriate for guests whose aesthetic goals require work in those troublesome spots.
  • Vampire Facial®, on the other hand, uses a needling device (such as micro-needles), microscopic channels of varying depths are created and PRP is applied over the areas.

HOW DO I DECIDE BETWEEN THE TWO PROCEDURES?

Clients should choose between the Vampire Facelift® and the Vampire Facial® according to their aesthetic goals. If you have deep wrinkles or scars, then the Vampire Facelift® makes the most sense for you. However, if you only have fine lines or superficial scares, then the Vampire Facial® may be the ideal option. During your consultation we will help determine what best fits your needs.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • The Vampire Facelift® restores volume by lifting the skin off the bone and enhances collagen production for tighter, firmer skin. The procedure also improves overall complexion.
  • The Vampire Facial® enhances collagen production for tighter, firmer skin.

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE RESULTS?

  • Vampire Facelift®: CLIENTS should be able to see results around 3 weeks after receiving the procedure. From there, improvements will continue to grow for up to 3 months.
  • Vampire Facial®: Results begin to surface after the recovery period ends, with your skin appearing to glow.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?

Improvements from a Vampire FaceLift® and Vampire Facial® continue to grow for up to 3 months after the procedure. Generally, results last for at least a year, and have the potential to last 18 months.

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?

  • Vampire Facial®: redness and dry skin may appear.
  • Vampire FaceLift®: very minimal swelling or redness may occur.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MICRO-NEEDLING AND PRP?

During your consultation, your skin care needs will be evaluated and a treatment plan will be created for you to achieve your desired results. Ideal candidates for this treatment are men and women who have generally healthy skin and who wish to correct fine lines, wrinkles, and other surface irregularities.

To learn if THE VAMPIRE FACIAL® OR VAMPIRE FACELIFT® is right for you, please schedule a free consultation by calling us at 516-442-7088.