A revolutionary treatment for anti-aging.
The Vampire Facelift, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRP & PRF) takes advantage of the healing properties and restorative power of your own Plasma. This treatment does not involve any cutting or invasive surgery. PRP therapy involves collecting a vial of the patient’s own blood and placing it into a special centrifuge where it is spun at a very rapid rate. During this process, the blood is separated into its active parts. This method is done to isolate the Platelets. These tiny components are rich in growth factors, which promote wound healing and tissue regeneration. The Platelet Rich Plasma is then activated to release at least 8 essential growth factors and signaling proteins. This potent serum is then re-injected back into the areas being treated. This treatment addresses all of the issues of aging.
It works overtime to replenish and rejuvenate the skin. Platelet Rich Plasma also promotes the development of new blood vessels causing the skin to take on a more vibrant colour and youthful glow. New collagen formation induced by PRP restores youthful volume to the face while filling in and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since growth factors work to build a new dermis, the epidermis appears smoother and softer.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) are the latest revolutions in transformative cosmetic procedures. Many who seek safe, non-surgical options for rejuvenation have flocked to find out how PRP +PRF can support their personal aging process. Unlocking the power of healing and restoration in your body’s own cells, PRP is used for skin rejuvenation, tissue strengthening and promoting healthy, vibrant hair growth, while PRF has been proven effective as a healing aid.
In addition, white blood cells containing Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) are collected. A high concentration of PRF is injected into the treatment area. In response, platelets naturally find and bind to scaffolds of fibrin, which activate by distributing growth factors, beginning the process of wound healing. In turn, collagen, new skin cells, and blood vessels are created, repairing skin, and promoting healing.
The Vampire Facelift is similar to an injectable filler but instead of injecting a substance like Hyaluronic Acid or collagen, the treatment involves withdrawing your own blood so that it can be processed to concentrate the number of platelets and fibrin, vital in tissue building. The Platelets are then reinjected to achieve the same volume-boosting results that injectable filler can achieve while also improving the strength and stretch in your skin. The improvement will continue to be seen for 6-9 months post treatment.
What Are the Benefits of PRF?
- Effectively reduces facial folds
- Encourages survival of fat cells
- Tightens and rejuvenates skin
- Accelerates post-treatment healing
- It is rich in infection-fighting cells
- Replenishes healthy tissue, collagen, and blood vessels
- Extremely safe and effective due to its autologous nature
- No risk of allergy, reaction or rejection
- Long-lasting benefits
- Leaves no scars
- Fast recovery and no downtime is required
- PRF is safe and effective on all skin types and colors
- Revision of surgical and acne scars
How Often Should I Do This Treatment?
This treatment can be done twice a year. For best results, your Medical Aesthetician will guide you in the most productive direction.
How Do I Prepare for This Treatment?
Be sure to drink plenty of water prior to your appointment! Drinking plenty of fluids helps to yield more blood during the blood draw so in turn, more of those magical and effective Platelets are collected.
Avoid using alcohol, aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (like Ibuprofen), St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin A and Arnica. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Is There Downtime?
Downtime is minimal. As with any treatment involving needles, there is always a risk of bruising and swelling. Some patients may want to touch up the treated area with make-up before resuming their day. Some patients report a tingling sensation after injection. All of these effects will disseminate up to 7 days post-treatment.
As Platelet Rich Plasma is healing in nature, downtime is accelerated!
After your Vampire Facelift treatment, you should NOT do any of the following for 4 hours:
- Apply make-up or wash your face
- Touch the injection area or rub the skin where the treatment has been performed
- Swim or undertake any strenuous exercise
- Expose yourself to longs periods in the sun
- Go to a sauna or steam room
- Drink very hot or cold beverages
- Undergo any complementary treatment such as peelings, laser treatments, etc. for at least 3 weeks post-treatment
As PRP is healing in nature, we would want the magical Platelets to be absorbed for as long as possible!
Are There Any Side Effects or Adverse Reactions:
Platelet Rich Plasma and Platelet Rich Fibrin is a natural treatment since it is derived from your own blood. However, the injection of PRP/PRF is still a minor invasive procedure and most of the reactions that may occur are from the needles themselves. These reactions may include: redness, local swelling, itching, local pain, and bruising. These are common to any injection procedure and are temporary, typically resolving on their own up to 7 days post-treatment.
Typically, first results are visible 2 weeks after treatment and full results around 4 months after, as platelets stimulate the release of growth factors which assist in collagen regeneration. Increasing the collagen in your skin means over time your skin will appear rejuvenated, younger and fresher looking. Results will vary from one individual to the other.
Treatment results vary however in most patients the results last up to 18 months. Maintenance treatments should always be considered as aging is an ongoing process and our skin is exposed to environmental factors daily.
Book your consultation to see how the Vampire Facelift can have you looking your best, or ask us how you can protect your most visible asset, and keep your skin clear and beautiful with at-home skin care recommendations. Contact us now.