Vampire Facelift Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has been in use for innumerable for treating muscle and ligament injuries, skin lesions as well as pain problems in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Collagen is what gives skin a firm, youthful appearance.
As we grow old, less collagen is produced, causing sagging, wrinkles and soft tissue depressions in the skin. Due to the success of PRP in medicine, the procedure was then developed into an ant-ageing treatment designed to encourage new collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the visible signs of ageing by growing new healthy tissue.
A Vampire Facelift is a procedure for facial rejuvenation which uses the patient’s own blood. This revolutionary treatment is followed by incredible anti-ageing results such as skin tightening, lifting, volumizing, collagen remodelling and overall brightening of the face and neck. It is a painless and minimally invasive procedure that combines the science behind injecting the concentrate of growth factors with the dermal fillers.
Many of the patients confuse this term with ‘face-lift’, but both the procedures are different. A vampire facelift does not reposition or restructure the underlying tissue and cannot reshape your neck, jawline or lower neck like a surgical procedure of facelift.
Ideal Candidates For Vampire Facelift
- Best treatment for those who do not want to undergo surgical treatments for a younger-looking face
- Patient should be in good overall health
- A candidate with no serious skin diseases
- A candidate who wants relatively subtle cosmetic fixes made and want to improve issues like frown lines, smile lines, light forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet etc.
- A candidate who has lost skin elasticity.
Benefits of Vampire Face lift include
- Improved tone, texture, and colour of the skin
- It helps to smoothen the wrinkles and fine lines
- Activates the growth of collagen
- Vampire facelift treatment targets the supporting tissues present beneath the skin instead of treating the upper skin layers.
- Helps to treat acne scars and other scars
On your first visit to our clinic, Dr Umesh will examine your skin and take a detailed medical history to make sure there are no reasons why you should not have the treatment. You are expected to explain your concerns and expectations from the treatment. She will then explain the various treatment options available for your concerns. If you wish to get PRP you will be asked to read and sign a detailed informed consent form. Photographs may also be taken by us for a “before and after” comparison of the treatment.
Before beginning the procedure, Dr Umesh will draw 10ml of blood. This is done in a similar way to when you have blood taken for testing at the doctor’s clinic. Now to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma, blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun down. A topical local anaesthetic will then be applied to the skin of the injection site. Once injected under the skin or applied topically onto the skin, the PRP releases growth factors in the body activating multipotent stem cells in order to produce new and young skin tissues.
This new tissue synthesis includes new collagen for firmness and flexibility, new fatty tissue for plumpness and softness, and new blood vessels for a healthy rosy glow. An ice pack may then be pressed onto the treated site to reduce any swelling. The results of PRP Therapy may take a few weeks to show visible results. However, you can expect long-term results; up to one and a half years after 3-4 sessions of the treatment.
PRP is a safe treatment because it uses patient’s blood. It is therefore considered a natural treatment procedure to slower the process of aging, which can result into a brighter and healthier skin. The PRP therapy works by stimulating the collagen to repair the damaged skin cells in the problem areas. PRP can be used on the face, neck, décolletage and hands. The number of treatments required is different for each patient. We recommend 1-3 treatments administered at a gap of almost a month until the optimum result is achieved, followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year.
At the time of treatment, few results are visible immediately, while there is usually a return to baseline within a week as the PRP is absorbed back into the body prior to the complete action of the cellular regenerative process. Most patients see improvement in the following weeks with long-lasting results.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, also called the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’ is based on the principle that your own body has the potential to naturally heal and slow down the process of ageing; it’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and revive itself. The treatment includes infusing the platelets in the problem areas of the skin which is extracted from the patient’s own blood.
Now to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma, blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun down. Platelets are rich in the “growth factors”, meaning the proteins that help in healing the injured or damaged skin tissues. The platelets release their growth factors upon re-injection which trigger surrounding cells to multiply, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin. You need two to three top-up sessions after your first treatment.
No admission will be required as this is a lunchtime procedure. Minimum three sittings are recommended for optimum results.