The multipotent stem cells develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to "repair" the skin that was never injured, resulting in younger appearing skin.
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years.
With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way?
Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift (R) offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue.
1. Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
2. Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
3. Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks "worn", or "tired" or "droopy." The lively, rosy hue fades to a dull gray.
Here's how it's done...
First, the injector (1) uses HA fillers to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the patient's growth factors are isolated from the blood. (3) When these growth factors enter the face, then multi-potent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).
1. Creating a beautiful & natural shape in the first part of the Vampire Facelift® procedure, a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (Juvederm or Restylane) is used to sculpt a younger appearing face-while still keeping the shape natural.
After creating a younger, natural shape, then the phlebotomist harvests growth factors that their body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
2) Isolating & activating the PRP from your blood
First, the phlebotomist draws a small amount of blood. Then, using a centrifuge, the phlebotomist isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP) all within about 10 minutes.
Then she "activates" those platelets to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your skin.
(3) Delivering the PRP to your face
A numbing agent is applied to the skin, the injector delivers the patient's own growth factors back into her face. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin tricking them into "thinking" there has been an injury and new younger tissue will regenerate.
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