A Vampire Facelift uses the restorative qualities of your own cells to rejuvenate sagging skin, reduce wrinkles and correct uneven tone. It can be used on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté.
This non-surgical option, also known as a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facelift, is called a Vampire Facelift because it uses elements drawn from your blood; however, it does not require any incisions like plastic surgery. This trademarked procedure can:
- Improve sagging skin
- Encourage better skin tone and texture
- Stimulate collagen production and blood flow
The Vampire Facelift can be an effective way to restore a youthful appearance to your face, making your skin appear brighter and more rejuvenated. Using only the natural platelets found in your own blood, this procedure can smooth out lines while stimulating skin regeneration and collagen formation in as little as half an hour.
What is in a Vampire Facelift?
Although your blood is mainly a liquid, it also contains solid components, including platelets. These are largely responsible for normal blood-clotting action in the case of injury, but they have a unique use for your appearance, as well.
When isolated, concentrated, and then activated, platelets release proteins and growth factors. These would normally be used to heal damaged tissue, but when injected in a specific way, they activate the skin’s multipotent stem cells. These stem cells are, in a sense, “tricked” into behaving as if there is an injury, and they get to work promoting the growth of fresh, young tissue.
How Vampire Facelift Works
We take a small amount of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. We apply the PRP mixture to the treatment area with a small needle. The Vampire Facelift usually takes less than an hour to complete. In addition to taking less time than a surgical facelift, it is also far more economical.
One of the key benefits of the vampire facial is that your own blood is used, so there is almost no risk of rejection, infection, or allergic reaction. There may be some small amounts of swelling, redness or bruising from the tiny needles used, but these issues are resolved quickly for most patients.
If you are looking for a safe, non-surgical way to improve skin texture and tone, the Vampire Facelift may be an ideal treatment choice for you. Call our Chicago facial cosmetics office to learn more about this and other facial rejuvenation options available to you at the office of Dr. Cornell McCullom.