The Vampire Lift restores that youthful glow with platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation
Have you heard of the Vampire Facelift (otherwise known as platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation)? If you haven’t, the hint is in the name.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets, which are the components of your blood that serve to clog blood vessel injuries in order to stop bleeding. Before beginning a PRP treatment, the plasma and platelets are separated from the blood cells. This is done by drawing a small amount of your blood and placing it in a tube that is then spun around in a centrifuge, which only takes about 15 minutes. This separation increases the concentration of platelets by more than four times the normal amount. Once this process is complete, the serum is activated by adding calcium chloride. It is then injected into the area that needs treatment, tricking your body into thinking there is an injury.
The growth factors that platelet rich plasma possesses rejuvenate the skin by producing more natural collagen. As a result, with PRP treatment you will notice smoother skin, more volume in your face and improved skin tone. This is perfect if you are noticing a more tired or worn look on your face or the presence of unwanted wrinkles (e.g. crow’s feet, neck wrinkles, fine wrinkles underneath the eyes etc.).
Now, we know what you’re thinking. Using blood as treatment? That sounds gross! But if you think about it, it’s an all natural treatment done using your own biology. Not to mention, this non-invasive procedure saves you from having to go under the knife for more serious surgical procedures.
While the name “Vampire Facelift” suggests that it is a facelift, PRP treatment technically isn’t one. It does offer you the same benefits, however. What’s more is that there is no chance of developing an infection or allergic reaction since the treatment uses your own blood. The same cannot be said of synthetic fillers.
Interestingly enough, PRP treatment was initially used as a way to treat sports-related injuries. For years it has been used to speed up tendon, joint and tissue repair for professional athletes.
The results of this treatment are subtle in the beginning. The first signs of improvement can be seen 3-5 weeks after the platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation has been completed. You can expect the full regenerative effects to be seen experienced after 4-7 weeks, and these results can last for up to 18 months.
If you are looking for a non-invasive and quick method to rejuvenate your skin and freshen up your look, then PRP treatment could be the right procedure for you.