A couple of years ago, celebrity/actress/reality TV star Kim Kardashian had a little-known treatment done to her that’s supposed to help get rid of wrinkles, loose skin, uneven pores and a variety of other facial inconsistencies. Since then, this treatment has exploded in popularity and is one of the hottest beauty trends around.
This innovative procedure is called by the creepy-sounding moniker “The Vampire Facelift.”
The Vampire Facelift gets its creepy name because it’s main ingredient, your blood, is used to stimulate your body’s natural healing factors to clear up wrinkles, fine lines and a host of other issues on your face.
The key process is taking a small sample of your blood, much like if you were donating blood or getting it tested by your general practitioner. This sample is then put into a centrifuge where it is spun around quickly, and the components of the blood are all separated. One of these components is plasma, and this plasma is what allows Vampire Facelifts to work their magic.
Plasma has some of the highest concentration of platelets in your body, and it’s these platelets that allow your body to heal quicker from injury. The goal of the Vampire facial is to take these platelets from your blood and reintroduce them to your face to stimulate the growth of newer, healthier skin.
The procedure starts by shaping your face via an HA-based dermal filler. This HA-based dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm, provides your body with a boost of hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient to keeping your face youthful and looking and plump. Once the dermal filler has been administered, the PRP is injected in the same areas. The plasma works with the dermal filler to increase blood flow and encourage the growth of new facial cells.
The results of the Vampire Facelift are stunning. You can begin to see the results immediately after treatment, with the best results happening a couple of months later. You will eventually see your wrinkles and fine lines practically disappear before your eyes. To see the greatest results, it’s best that we perform a few treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
One of biggest advantages to the Vampire Facelift is that is can used by practically everyone. Because the only ingredient is your own blood, it’s virtually impossible to develop an allergy to the procedure, or have your body reject the new platelets. The only reason we would be hesitant to recommend this procedure for you will be if you have blood clotting issues or other blood-based diseases. However, this is something we would determine during your consultation.
If you have any further questions about what a Vampire Facelift can do for you, or if you are interested in having this treatment done for yourself, call the Portland, ME office and schedule a consultation today!