Surgical facelifts play a great role in helping you obtain a youthful profile, but are not necessarily a remedy or a cure-all to the concerns of the aging face and neck.
With Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers, the face is truly lifted and youthful volume can be restored to a beautiful shape. With that in mind, HA fillers should not be used around specific areas near the eye. Expert care must be taken to avoid creating a shape that appears unnatural to the person’s face and fillers are limited in their ability to improve skin tone and texture.
Scientists are well aware that stem cells lay dormant in the skin and provide the building blocks for healing when you have a burn or cut, or injury. Until recently, physicians had no convenient way to stimulate those stem cells to grow new tissue. By utilizing the growth factors found in the blood, specifically the platelets, we can now activate the stem cells already in the skin and stimulate the growth of newer, younger appearing skin.
During the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™, Stem Cell Science is used to tell the body to grow new younger skin. Known as unipotent stem cells, these cells are special to the area and grow only that specific tissue. Unipotent stem cells in the skin grow new skin. The Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™ combines the science of Hyaluronic Acid fillers (i.e., Restylane and Juvederm), unipotent stem cells, and beauty to provide a custom designer procedure. The Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™ takes the cosmetic rejuvenation process to a whole new level.
First, a small amount of your blood is drawn (about the amount for a standard lab test). Then, it is placed into a centrifuge to spin at a very rapid rate, separating platelets from other components of the blood. These platelets are activated using one of two methods natural to your own body. The activation of platelets produces your very own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This thick serum holds the stem cells capable of creating new tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is similar to HA fillers, injected to sculpt the face. But, unlike fillers alone, PRP contains at least 8 growth factors that, over an extended period of time, continue their work as powerful rejuvenating agents.
By activating these growth factors, 3 parts of the aging process improve:
- Skin’s color becomes a more “youthful” hue due to new blood vessel formation.
- New Collagen formations in the dermis lift the face, returning it to a more youthful shape.
- Because these growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (outer most layer of the skin) appears smoother.
To find out if the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™ is right for you, call to schedule your consultation today or you may request an appointment online.