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Vampire face-lift Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
The platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from blood has great healing and rejuvenation powers as it contains multiple growth factors, cytokines and stem cells. Once injected into the skin and underlying tissues these activated cells start to repair the damage done by years of intrinsic and extrinsic aging processes. After injections of PRP the skin starts looks visibly smoother, brighter and tighter. When injected in strategic sites PRP helps to tighten and lift facial contours giving a natural facelift.
How much time does it take to recover?
The procedure takes about 30-40 minutes to do and the results are visible within few days. the downtime is minumim, depend on each person, usually last between 5-7 days. The results keep on building over time as the body keeps working on the repair and rebuilt mission after the procedure. To give you an idea of what to expect during recovery or after the procedure — it’s almost like doing filler (hyaluronic acid) injections. The main difference is there is no synthetic material used during VFL, all the good stuff is derived from your own body — blood to be precise.
Most people feel mild swelling for the first five-10 days post procedure, but it’s very mild and natural-looking swelling, almost like as if you gained a few extra pounds.
As, the procedure involves needles there is a minor risk of getting bruising (bluish discoloration at the injection site) during the procedure. If bruising occurs it takes four-10 days to clear up. You can use Arnica gel or Reparil gel to get rid of bruising faster. Make up and concealer can cover the bruising fairly well and most people will not even notice you have had any procedure done.
What is the duration for it?
The whole procedure lasts 40-60 minutes from drawing of blood to processing it and re-injecting.
1. First we draw 10-20 cc. of your blood.
2. Then we process the blood in a special machine; which separates the blood cells from plasma
3. The blood cells are discarded and the platelet and growth factor rich plasma is loaded into syringes
4. While you’re waiting for the blood to be processed we apply an anesthetic cream on your face to numb it up before the injections
5. Then we begin injecting strategically