Vampire Face Lift:
An Overview and its procedure
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has been used for a medical condition such as osteoarthritis (effect of worn out cartilage), and tendinitis (inflammation of tendons) for years in the hospital settings. Osteoarthritis and tendinitis is a condition that involves cartilage and tendons respectively. In the medical field, experts explain that the cells in our body have limitations in regenerating. There are only two organs that can regenerate naturally, the skin and the liver. The cartilage or tendons do not have the capacity to renew its cells once the damage is done, which only means that if the impairment is present, the doctor’s approach is only curative.
How does PRP act on these injured tissues?
With the help of the new technology, doctors were able to find a way to renew the cells of any affected parts of the joints which includes shoulders, elbows, ankles, and feet. The PRP contains a growth factor that heals and initiates the growth of the new cells in the area leading to tissue restorations.
This treatment is mostly used to athletes. Here are some of the sports related trauma that PRP can cure:
- Chronic Tendon Distress
- Torn Ligament
- Lacerated muscle
- Arthritis in the Knee
The amazing effect of the therapy has amplified in the world of Aesthetic world. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists witnessed its magical effect to people who suffered from irreversible tissue destruction but were revived to its normal state. On March of 2011, Dr. Charles Runel, MD presented his development of the PRP in the cosmetic field. He gave another name for it and called it the Vampire Face Lift. There is no much explanation on why he called it that way, but the procedure speaks for itself.
In the Vampire Face Lift, the doctor will extract blood anywhere from your body (approximately 2 ml to 10 ml) and processed the blood with the use of centrifuge device. The equipment that spins the tube with blood in circles in a rapid motion. The purpose of the spinning is to separate the substances in the blood. After 5-minute rotation process, the trained staff will only extract the platelet rich plasma content that contains growth factor for injection.
When to consult a doctor?
The treatment is intended for individuals who consider a facelift but do not want to undergo invasive surgery. Talk to your doctor if you have the following conditions:
Deep lines around your eyes or between the brows
- Sagging cheeks
- Rough and dull skin
- Skin wounds or burns
- Dark circles the eyes
Our skin can regenerate cells, but if these cells are regularly exposed to harmful stimuli such as the UVA rays of the sun and pollutions, it alters the natural proliferation of the cells. The modified process of cell regeneration of the skin is no good because there is a high possibility that the new cell is unhealthy. Relying on anti-aging creams or any products that promote youth is not sufficient since it is composed of synthetic materials that only further the damage of the cells.
Are there any risks?
All doctors agreed that there were no risk or side effects that PRP may bring to patients because the procedure is not invasive, and the solution that will be injected is your own blood. There will be no hypersensitivity reaction because the antibodies (foreign body fighting cells) recognizes the substance as part of them. The procedure is 100 % risk-free and safe.
During and after the procedure
The treatment session will take approximately 15 minutes. Though this approach is not for people who are frightened with needles, the injection does not sting even for a little. Your doctor will see to it that there will be enough numbing cream applied to the target area before introducing the solution onto the skin. On the other hand, before the procedure just like any other facial enhancement, your doctor will assess the areas that you would like to beautify. Take this opportunity to discuss the parts of your face that you wanted the doctor to focus on, or needs attention.
During the procedure, your doctor will use a very fine and tiny needle for the injection. You can even hold a mirror to check how it is done. After the injected solution, you will see the result immediately. There is no particular aftercare that you need to do on your face. So you can have this treatment in between your busy schedule.
Some doctors use a hyaluronic acid based filler for volume and then stick the PRP afterward. According to dermatologists, utilizing the two substances depends on the skin condition. Based on the patients report, the combination is astounding.
Choosing a Surgeon
In selecting a surgeon or a doctor is very crucial. Even if the procedure looks comfortable, your doctor should be trained, certified, educated and seasoned when it comes to doing the routine. Whenever you walk into a clinic, you should feel that your comfort and safety is the high priority. Talk to your doctor, and review how Vampire Face enhancement can change your life.
10 Facts about the Vampire FaceLift
- The Platelet Rich Plasma was first used in 1987 in a cardiac (heart) surgery.
- When to use in dermal therapy, it can last for two years.
- Surgeons use the Platelet Rich Plasma during the surgery to prevent further damage to any affected internal organs.
- Can be used to cure hip and spine injury.
- The platelet in the serum activates the healing process that is the same as with stem cell process.
- The procedure even uses for O-shot (sex drive booster) procedure for female.
- Use as a treatment of urinary incontinence (uncontrolled leaking of urine).
- Common FDA regulation did not approve the treatment. Instead, it is under the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for
- Biologics Evaluation and Research
- Vet Doctors even use the approach to treating lameness in dogs or horses.
- The treatment does not have any recovery period.