With a plethora of treatments available for reducing wrinkles, fine lines and scars, improving skin texture and overall skin rejuvenation, the treatment that has gained a lot of popularity in the recent times is PRP or Platelet-rich plasma due to its quick and long-lasting results. As a result, the treatment is now widely used in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine field. Seeing the effectiveness of this treatment, even hair specialists have started using it for hair restoration and regrowth.
How Are Vampire Procedures Related to Anti-Aging?
PRP is present within our blood, which already contains 8 identifiable growth factors. The process begins with taking out the blood from one of the veins followed by concentrating that blood using a centrifuge.
The natural concentration of platelets that are found in our blood is increased 4-6 times. When these platelets are used in vampire procedures, those trigger the release of those 8 growth factors, which stimulates the production of collagen, regeneration of tissue, growth of blood vessels, healing and anti-aging. Now, vampire procedures are divided into two types; Vampire Facelift and Vampire Facial. Let’s find out what both these treatments are and how they differ from one another.
Vampire Facelift Procedure
- The process of vampire facelift begins with injecting PRP along with hyaluronic acid filler into the skin. Hyaluronic acid could either be Restylane Lyft or Juvederm, and one of these are injected in areas where the treatment is maximum required, plus one of the aforementioned fillers is added before PRP.
- The PRP injection process targets multiple areas of the face such as the cheeks, forehead and areas under the eyes.
- Once the treatment is over, the injected platelets will release growth factors in the next few days, which will stimulate collagen production along with regeneration of the tissue just like vampire facial, but at a much deeper level.
The treatment results in a very mild facial appearance, courtesy of the combination of PRP and filler. As far as redness or swelling is concerned, then those will be minimal and temporary. There will be a significant difference in the skin volume, quality and pore size.
The results will be visible and felt in around 2-3 weeks after the treatment, which will continue to improve for up to 3-4 months. If you are fortunate, then the results could last for a year or even more.
The ideal candidates for this treatment are the ones with general facial volume loss, which could occur because of weight loss or aging.
Vampire Facial Procedure
The difference between Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift is the way the PRP is used on the face.
- In Vampire Facial, a micro-needle is used to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin; depth of each varies with respect to another.
- After creating those microscopic channels, PRP is applied into the underlying skin.
- PRP enhances the natural healing mechanism within the skin by absorbing a high concentration of growth factors.
Aftereffects of the treatment include redness and scratched-looking appearance, which last for a couple of days. In some situations, patients’ face has been found covered in blood right after the procedure as well.
The process of skin tightening and rejuvenation begins 2-3 days after the procedure. Patients need to go for periodic touch-ups to ensure that the effects of the treatment remain for a long time.
Vampire Facial is best for patients who have good baseline skin, which isn’t severely damaged. However, the treatment also works excellently for those who are looking to rejuvenate their skin and improving the texture of the skin. Aesthetics Medical Skincare Center offers Vampire Facials so consult Dr. Pacheco today to see if it is the right procedure for you!