The Vampire Facelift is a very specific procedure that results in brighter skin and a more youthful appearance, with reduced wrinkles and acne scars. It gets its name from the fact that it uses the patient’s own blood in the procedure. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a Vampire Facial.
If you’re looking to get fuller cheeks, reduce the appearance of wrinkles or deep grooves on either side of your nose, and generally turn back the clock on your face, skip the pain and hassle of a traditional facelift and treat yourself to a Vampire Facelift!
With no heavy anesthetics, no incisions, no surgery, and no weeks of recovery time, you’ll look great in a matter of days, and results can last up to a year or more.
What to Expect During a Vampire Facelift
First, the face will be cleaned, and a topical numbing agent applied to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
Next, a hyaluronic-acid-based filler such as Juvéderm® or Restylane® will be expertly applied in the areas that will help create a natural, sculpted, youthful appearance. We work with our patients’ goals in mind to create a beautiful, natural-looking appearance that addresses your specific concerns.
We will then draw a small amount of blood which will get spun rapidly in a special machine to separate the red blood cells and the white ones (the platelets). This platelet-rich plasma is full of growth factors, cytokines, and proteins that work together to increase blood flow and stimulate the natural healing response.
The growth factors that are contained in the platelet-rich plasma have been known to increase the production of collagen and elastin, as well as contribute to increased cell turnover, all of which lead to younger-looking and firmer skin.
This concentrated serum is then re-injected into key areas of the face, as outlined by the Vampire Facelift procedure. These platelets work within the skin, activating the multipotent cells within the face to create fresh, new healthy tissue.
These steps all follow very specific guidelines and specifications from the inventor of the process.
The entire procedure usually takes 1-2 hours, and most patients can return to their normal activities the following day. Typically, any redness only lasts for 1-2 days, and there is minimal downtime.
An immediate lifting and smoothing will be evident due to the fillers, and within 2-3 weeks, the skin should be glowing, with better texture, which can continue to improve for months to come. Results typically last up to 12-18 months. Some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.
Are you interested in restoring a more youthful appearance with a Vampire Facelift? Schedule a consultation with the team at Regenerate Richmond, and let’s go over your anti-aging and wellness goals to see how we can bring them to life.