A vampire facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that has an advantage over other types of skin treatments because it uses plasma taken from your own body. The PRP in your blood is a material that your body uses to heal itself and to rejuvenate youthful, vibrant skin. At Beautique Medical Spa in Knoxville, we take this substance from your blood and introduce it to aging skin. The result is younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles and uneven tones.
This cutting edge treatment is the perfect choice for almost anyone who is looking for more youthful, beautiful skin. It can help with pigmentation issues like dark spots and can also help reduce the appearance of scars. It leaves you with brighter skin that has a healthy glow. It is safer than many other cosmetic facial treatments, and the results last much longer than other injectable skin therapies. If you want skin that looks and feels younger, this is something you should consider.
How Long Does a Vampire Facelift Last?
After your treatment, you will see smoother skin and fewer wrinkles immediately. This is due to the filler that is injected into your face. After only about two or three weeks after the procedure, you will see a more balanced skin tone, glowing skin, and a reduction in any scars or dark spots. You will see optimal results around three months after treatments are completed.
You should discuss how many treatments you will need at your consultation. Most people have three treatments to get the best results, but you should discuss your specific situation with your treatment team.
The results you see in your skin from this treatment will last a long time, especially compared to other injectable cosmetic treatments for skin. This type of injected skin therapy lasts a year for most patients. Some patients continue to see the benefits for up to 18 months. After that, the process can be repeated.
This type of cosmetic treatment is effective at targeting deep wrinkles in your skin as well as fine lines. This is due to the hyaluronic acid that is injected into your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is made by your body but decreases as you age. It causes moisture to gather under the skin, leaving the area plumper and smoother than before.
A lack of natural hyaluronic acid is part of what causes your skin to become wrinkled as you age. Adding this important element back into your skin will help slow the appearance of aging in your forehead, chin, cheeks, and around your eyes.
Increases Collagen Production
Collagen is a substance created naturally in your body that keeps your skin elastic and tight. Collagen production begins to decrease at around the age of 25, and that is one reason your skin can develop creases, wrinkles, and dullness. It is a big part of what causes you to look older as your birthdays go by.
Injections to your facial skin encourage your body to increase its production of collagen by breaking down the old collagen that is in your skin. When the old collagen is broken, the body is stimulated to create new, fresh collagen. This begins to grow and after several weeks will refresh your face. Your skin will appear brighter and tighter, and wrinkles and creases will begin to disappear. These results will continue to get more noticeable for several weeks.
Diminish Scars and Spots
The skin on your face can naturally become uneven over time, causing your skin tone to become unbalanced. You might be seeing dark spots on your skin as a result of aging. You may also have scars on your face from bouts of acne you suffered when you were younger.
The PRP that is injected into your skin during this facial treatment helps restore your skin’s ability to heal itself. You will see dark spots and acne scars fade as your own plasma works to regenerate your facial skin.
The plasma injected into your skin during this treatment will also cause your skin to become brighter, and the glow you had when you were younger will return. This is due to the plasma in your blood acting to reverse the appearance of aging in your face. The platelet-rich plasma also stimulates the collagen in your skin. The resulting skin tone is brighter and has a youthful glow.
The texture of your skin will also become supple and will look more youthful after your treatment. Your face will have a more elastic look and feel that will remind you of how your skin used to look before the damage caused by aging. This is because of both the hyaluronic acid and the PRP that is underneath the skin.
Plumped Hallow Areas
One physical sign of aging is the appearance of hallowed areas on your face. These typically appear near your temples or along your jawline. Platelet-rich plasma will plump up and repair the skin cells in these areas as well as encourage the creation of new, young cells. This creates an overall facial appearance that makes you look younger.
Better Absorption and Retention of Moisture
In order to appear young and vibrant, your skin must be able to hold moisture. Aging causes your natural moisture barriers to break down, and your skin is not able to hold moisture as well as it once did. Platelet-rich plasma injections can restore these barriers and encourage your skin cells to attract moisture to your skin. The barriers keep this moisture in and allow for better absorption of moisturizing products.
A vampire facelift is a minimally invasive, safe treatment that does not include a hospital visit or any kind of surgery. You will not have to be put under anesthesia or have to stay away from home.
You do not have to worry about bad reactions to chemicals or foreign substances because the PRP that is injected into your skin during the treatment comes from, and was created by, your own body. Your body will not reject this natural material.
This treatment is fast and easy. It only takes around an hour or two and is done in the comfort of our office. It does not require any difficult or time-consuming preparation. You will be in and out of the office in a very short period of time.
You do not need to worry about pain from this treatment. You will be comfortable throughout the process. We will begin by cleaning and sanitizing the area to be treated to make sure that your skin is free from dirt and oil. Then we will apply a topical anesthetic that will ensure you do not feel any pain from the injections. You may feel the treatment taking place, but you will not feel any discomfort or pain. You can close your eyes and relax while we take care of your skin.
No Down Time
You do not have to worry about extensive recovery time with this treatment. You do not have to stay in a hospital or even stay at home in bed after the treatment is complete. You can leave our office and immediately return to work or continue with your regular daily activities. You can drive your car and care for your children just as you have always done.
We begin the process by drawing blood from your arm. Your blood contains the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, that will work with hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate your facial skin. We take a small amount of blood, around two teaspoons.
The PRP must then be extracted from the blood. To do that, we use a special centrifuge, which spins the blood at a high rate of speed. This separates the various components of the blood. These are the red blood cells, the white blood cells, the platelets, and the plasma. The platelets are then injected into the plasma to create PRP.
It is PRP that your body uses to heal itself when wounded and to reverse damage to body parts, including the skin. This can be placed into small syringes that will be introduced to your skin.
The plasma and hyaluronic acid combination is then injected into the face where it can work underneath the skin to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. This is accomplished through a series of very small injections that are placed strategically over the areas to be treated. The hyaluronic acid will immediately plump and moisturize the skin while the PRP will begin to settle into the area.
Preparing for your treatment is simple. There are no formulas to drink or preparation exercises to perform. Simply plan to stay out of harsh sunlight in the weeks before your treatment is scheduled. Wear sunscreen on your face when you go outside. You should also drink plenty of water to make sure that your skin is properly hydrated before the therapy.
Come to your appointment without makeup or any products on your skin. You will want to start with a clean, fresh face when treatment is applied.
This treatment is so easy and safe that almost everyone is a candidate. Because we are using plasma that was created in your body, there is no chance that you will be allergic to it. You are likely to be a good candidate for the treatment if you have wrinkles or fine lines you want to diminish or if you feel that your skin looks older than it should. You should also consider it if you have uneven skin, dark spots, or acne scars.
When you come in for your free consultation, we will talk to you about whether this is the appropriate treatment for you and what kind of results you can expect to see. You will be able to make an informed decision about this treatment option.
An Effective Choice
A vampire facelift is the perfect combination of an effective treatment that is also simple and easy. Unlike surgical procedures, this treatment is not dangerous and does not require you to stay in a hospital or spend days and weeks in recovery. This is a treatment that can be done in a few hours in our office. You can immediately go back to your normal activities, and you will begin to see more youthful skin right away.
Call us at Beautique Medical Spa in Knoxville to schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. We want to talk to you about your issues with your skin and tell you about the right solutions for you. We will answer all of your questions about this treatment and make sure you understand everything about the process before your appointment. You can have beautiful, youthful skin once again. We want to help you.