The Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™combines the science of fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm, unipotent stem cells, and beauty to provide a cosmetic procedure customized to YOU!
A surgical facelift is available, however such procedures are not necessarily nor are they a cure-all to the concerns of the aging face. Cosmetic surgery when needed, can remove excess skin and make you appear younger. A surgical facelift can actually contribute to a face collapse as the skin stretches tighter against the bone making a person look skeletonized.
With injectable fillers, the face is truly lifted away from the bone and youthful volume can be restored to a beautiful shape. With that in mind, the fillers should not be used around specific areas near the eye. Furthermore, the injector must be careful to avoid creating a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face or even foreign to this planet.
Part one of the Vampire FaceLift Procedure utilizes injectable fillers to begin sculpting specific areas of the face. The glycosaminoglycans (what a filler replaces) act like a sponge that holds water in the face providing a basic shape. This initial injection of the filler is the precursor to the ultimate desired form. Next is the polishing and refining step of the sculpting process, which ultimately contributes to the appearance of a younger version of you.
Physicians have known for years that unipotent stem cells lie dormant in the skin and provide the building blocks for healing when you sustain a burn or cut. Until recently, scientists 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), a physician can activate the unipotent stem cells already in the skin and tell those cells to grow new, younger-appearing skin.
During the process of the Vampire FaceLift Procedure, stem cell science is used to tell the body to grow new younger skin. Unipotent stem cells, which grow only one specific tissue, can be found in every part of the body. For example, unipotent stem cells in the liver grow new liver tissue. Unipotent stem cells in the skin grow new skin. Thus, the FaceLift Procedure takes the cosmetic rejuvenation process to a higher level!
Within a matter of minutes, your practitioner can create autologous, which means from you to you, PRP and activate your stem cells for the Vampire FaceLift Procedure.
First Step: the practioner draws a similar amount of blood required for a basic lab test.
Second Step: the practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
Third Step: the platelets are activated by using one of two methods that are natural to your body. This activation of platelets is the final step in producing your very own platelet-rich plasma. The best way to visualize PRP is to remember the yellow “goo” that surrounded the scab you had when you fell on your knee as a child. The thickening of the serum to form that yellow material holds specific growth factors in place that call stem cells to the area and activates them to create new skin.
Platelet-rich plasma is similar to fillers because it can be injected to sculpt the face. But, here’s the best part: not only does the PRP cause an increase in the volume, PRP contains at least 8 growth factors that will over a long period of time, continually work like a rejuvenating agent.
By activating these growth factors, all 3 parts of the aging process improve:
1. The skin color becomes a “younger” color because of new blood vessel formation.
2. New collagen formations in the dermis lifts the face back to a more youthful shape.
3. Because the growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (the outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother.
Overall, The Vampire FaceLift combines fillers and platelet rich plasma to create a lattice which results in tight, vibrant, radiant skin. This procedure may be too much for some and not enough for others, but you don’t need to wonder. Only a select number of physicians are currently certified to perform this procedure. Simply contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Before and after pictures of the Vampire Facelift Procedure available during consultation.
Please feel free to contact my Orange County practice at 888.802.1914 and schedule your complimentary consultation today.