Vampire Facelift

 

MiBodyContours & Cosmetics has been providing cosmetic surgeries including vampire facelift in Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, and Royal Oak Michigan and the Detroit area for more than a decade.

Vampire FaceLift ImageWhile the first line of action is to use skincare products or serums to fight fine lines and other signs of aging, some aging signs can’t be improved with topical products alone. Now, women (including, reportedly, Kim Kardashian) are using their own blood to turn back the clock on aging skin.

 

What is the Vampire Facelift?

The Vampire Facelift is a non-surgical procedure that injects a patient’s Platelet-rich Plasma (along with HA fillers) into the face.

 

The vampire facelift gets its name from the main rejuvenating ingredient: your own blood. Technically, the vampire facelift isn’t a facelift at all. There are no incisions and no skin is removed. But the procedure can make your face look and feel smooth and rejuvenated, like a facelift without the downtime.

 

The procedure uses a combination of an injectable filler, like Juvederm, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is taken from your own blood. This combination is injected into your skin to add volume to your face, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and give your skin a more youthful look. PRP is a clear part of blood containing a high concentration of growth-promoting platelets. When injected into your face, PRP stimulates collagen, elastin, and fat cell growth, improving your skin’s texture.

 

The Vampire Facelift involves two procedures: The first phase involves the use of Selphyl (also called PRP or “liquid gold,”), which is considered the “vampire” part of the procedure.

“Selphyl is not a filler – it’s a truly regenerative treatment that involves harvesting the body’s own wound healing and regenerative growth factors to improve skin texture, as well as age-related changes like fine lines and laxity,” 

After an initial consultation appointment, a second visit is required for the actual procedure: Blood is drawn (just like a regular blood test) and then spun in a centrifugation system to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other blood elements. This is then injected with tiny needles into the superficial layers of the skin (called mesotherapy).

Although Selphyl can be used as a treatment on its own, many will opt for the full Vampire Facelift experience with the second phase of fillers added, which also means more immediate results.

Who it’s best for

Those who want to treat fine lines and slight sagging on the lower part of the face (like the chin). It can also be used to treat acne scars and divots, and even hair loss. Crow’s feet around the eye area can also be treated. If you have any type of bleeding disorder or clotting problem, or if your platelets are low (thrombocytopenia), you may not be a candidate for this treatment.

Expected results

Vampire Facelift is a gradual process, so don’t worry if you don’t see any immediate results – it can take four weeks for results to become apparent, with improvements seen around the six to 12-week mark. Most people report looking more refreshed and youthful, with a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture. Overall, the results can last 12+ months.

 

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