PRP Vampire Facelift
In this day and age there are countless medical aesthetic procedures that aim to decrease the signs of aging. Each one of them has its perks and risks. Probably the most natural and safe, yet effective facial rejuvenation treatment out there is the Vampire facelift or PRP (Platelet rich plasma).
What is the Vampire facelift?
The Vampire facelift is a nonsurgical in-office procedure known for its naturalness, effectiveness, and minimal downtime. It uses the patient’s own blood to make the skin smoother, softer and more youthful. In this treatment your own blood platelets (the growth hormone) are injected in the area of skin that is being treated along with hyaluronic acid. The regenerative properties of one’s own plasma stimulate the reproduction of tissue, also known as cell turnover.
Initially called “plasma therapy”, this treatment dates back to 20 years. In the beginning it was used to accelerate the process wound healing, improve the condition of patients after severe burns, and to enhance the recovery process in athletes. Today, plasma therapy is also used for treating severe cases of coronavirus.
At some point, it was discovered that platelet-rich plasma is beneficial for skin health and has anti-aging properties. This method started gaining increasing popularity in 2003 when American reality star Kim Kardashian posted a selfie on Instagram with her face covered in blood.
How is the PRP procedure performed?
The procedure begins with a few milliliters of you blood (around 2 tbsp) being drawn from your arm. This sample is then centrifuged in order to separate the plasma and platelet mass from it. This is the part of your blood that is rich in eight natural growth factors, commonly used by the body to heal damaged tissues. Your doctor will clean your skin thoroughly and will apply an analgesic cream to it. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be then injected along with hyaluronic acid filler. Once in the skin, the above mentioned growth factors stimulate its own stem cells to start synthesizing collagen, thus initiating its regeneration process. The procedure is known for having minimal downtime. It lasts about 30 minutes and after it is over, you can immediately return to your normal everyday life. The period of regeneration of the skin after the procedure is usually between 2 and 24 hours.
The hyaluronic filler will instantly make your skin appear smoother and plump. However, the actual results can be seen in 2 to 3 week. The texture and glow of your skin will improve gradually over a period of 6 to 12 weeks. This effect can last for a year. It is recommended to undergo this procedure every year, especially for people over 30 years.
Risks and side effects of PRP
As mentioned above, this is probably the safest facial rejuvenation treatment out there. Due to the fact that your own blood platelets are used the risks and side effects are limited to slight burning, itching, bruising, or swelling. However, allergic reactions may be caused by the hyaluronic filler.
In addition, to be on the safest side, make sure your procedure is performed by a trained medical professional and a sterile needle is being used.
Benefits of PRP Vampire Facelift
What makes the Vampire facelift stand out, in comparison to other anti aging treatments is the fact that it is a 100% natural, non-synthetic treatment, since it promotes growth and repair by utilizing your own blood cells. This method is completely safe (does not cause allergies or infections) and with minimal recovery. Moreover, it is suitable for all skin types and ages.
The vampire facelift tackles numerous skin concerns with just one treatment. The procedure aids the elimination of fine lines and wrinkles (crow’s feet and frown lines), aging and sagging skin, the reduction of skin rashes, brightens the skin, heals trauma and acne scars. It is used not only on the face, but also on the neck and décolletage, and hands. Furthermore, the PRP therapy is also said to reduce hair loss, increase hair volume, and improve the quality of the hair.
The bottom line is PRP Vampire Facelift has more advantages than disadvantages and has become one of the most preferred non-invasive cosmetic procedures whose purpose is to slow the aging process.