Am I a Candidate for the Vampire Facelift?

Vampire Facelift® in Portland, ME

Vampire Facelift® in Portland, ME

Thanks to the Kardashians, the PRP facial rejuvenation treatment, or “vampire facelift,” has risen in popularity in recent years.

The nonsurgical procedure involves drawing blood from your face, separating out the liquid and plasma, mixing the plasma with hyaluronic acid, and then injecting the combination back into your skin. While it does sound, well, vampire-esque, the treatment stimulates a healing response in the skin – leaving a glowing, smooth completion.

Skin’s Aging Process

As we age, our body loses the ability to properly circulate blood in the face, resulting in a dull or gray complexion. Additionally, the skin lacks the elasticity it once had, which leads to droopy, saggy skin and a loss of strong lines and contours. This is due to the decreased collagen and muscle tissue in the face.

Because of the vampire facelift’s use of your own blood cells to revitalize and restore the skin, the results are natural, immediate and long-lasting.

The Treatment

This famous facial rejuvenation treatment has gotten a lot of media attention, and that’s because of its impressive results. As mentioned above, the procedure requires drawing a patient’s blood to create the PGHP serum, which is then re-injected into the treatment areas. As the dermal filler replenishes your contours, the PRP stimulates healing and blood circulation.

Alone, fillers reshape the face beautifully, and alone, PRP therapy gives the skin a youthful glow. Together, the two turn back the clock for patients who are struggling with signs of aging, and helps restore lost facial volume and skin texture. While this treatment is most commonly used on the face, other variations of PRP therapy include breast augmentation and therapeutic injections to increase sexual response and performance.

If you’d like to know more about the vampire facelift or other options for facial rejuvenation, please contact us anytime.

What is a Vampire FaceLift?

Vampire Facelift® in Portland, ME

Vampire Facelift® in Portland, ME

When most patients think about facelifts, they are considering the invasive surgeries that require weeks of recovery and often leave lifelong scars. What these individuals might not realize is that they could achieve similar results without the need for any incisions whatsoever. The Vampire FaceLift® is a revolutionary treatment that triggers your body’s healing process so you can look younger.

The Basics of a Vampire FaceLift®

Your body actually contains a number of unique substances that have the potential to minimize the signs of aging. Throughout your lifetime, your blood sends small platelets all over your body to repair other cells that have been damaged. After years of research, doctors have found that a concentration of these platelets can actually stimulate the healing process when injected directly into the skin. This concentration is known as platelet rich plasma (PRP).

During a Vampire FaceLift®, our doctor will use a small dose of your own blood to concentrate your platelets into PRP. The prepared serum is injected into various areas throughout your face following injections with a hyaluronic acid filler. The goal of this procedure is to reduce wrinkles, tone the skin and create an overall younger appearance.

The Benefits of a Vampire FaceLift®

There is also no recovery period and no need to make any incisions in your face, forehead or neck. Most patients can resume their normal activities after their appointment.

A Look at Your Appointment

We will first need to carry out a full medical screening. This allows us to make sure you do not have any medical issues that could affect the treatment. Once you have been cleared, the procedure can be carried out.

We begin by taking a small amount of blood. A centrifuge is then used to separate the platelets from the rest of the cells in your blood to create PRP. The amount of PRP and filler you will receive depends on a variety of factors, including your age, the state of your skin and your cosmetic goals. Many patients require only a single treatment session. The results can last for up to one year.

Enjoying the New You

This treatment is an ideal option for patients who want to make subtle changes to their appearance by softening wrinkles and reducing the signs of aging. If this sounds like your own situation, schedule an appointment at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England to learn more about the Vampire FaceLift®. We have locations in Portland and Waterville. Contact us today to request a consultation.