The vampire facelift (VF) might sound like a horror novel concept, but it is in fact a treatment that can refine and revive your entire appearance. From restoring healthy tissues to building new blood vessels for improved circulation, the VF does it all. And we know of what we speak. At Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX, we’ve administered this treatment to plenty of happy patients who only wish they’d done it sooner.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Vampire Facelift?
In general, those who are in good health and have no severe skin conditions achieve positive results with the VF. We use a small amount of your blood to prevent any risk of cross-contamination, and you never need to worry about looking overdone. After treatment, volume gradually builds under the skin to refresh, rather than alter, your appearance.
This means nearly anyone who wants natural-looking results can benefit from the VF. You’ll be asked, “What’s your secret to such gorgeous skin?” instead of “Have you had work done lately?” The VF is also appropriate for those who want to harness their body’s own healing powers with minimal downtime. Unlike a traditional Slot Online , the VF allows you to target individual concerns and quickly get back to life.
Address These Common Concerns
Patients looking to restore volume, color, and a healthy glow to their face also make great VF candidates. Results like those just mentioned develop almost immediately and then continue to improve in the coming weeks.
In fact, results can last up to two years, suggesting the VF is right for patients who want a long-term treatment. Those rosy, youthful-looking cheeks you desire will continue well into the future as blood flow to your face improves – all thanks to a treatment that can be completed in under an hour.
More Multi-Faceted Than You Think
The VF is especially ideal for treating crepey skin. By this, we mean skin that easily folds and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. “Crepey” skin is caused by poor underlying facial support and brittle surface tissues.
Skin starts to lose 1% of its natural collagen levels around age 25, and this protein is widely recognized as the scaffolding that holds skin together. It promotes a smooth, lifted, sculpted appearance. As collagen levels diminish, skin falls victim to wrinkles and folds. Additional concerns the VF can correct include:
- Skin lesions
- Scars from surgery and acne
- Thinning dermis
- Drooping skin caused by loss of connective tissue strength
- Fine lines and coarse wrinkles
Explaining Platelet-Rich Plasma
Most people associate blood platelets with clotting, but these super cells do so much more. Platelets also prompt a windfall of healing properties by releasing growth factors and promoting collagen production. Both effects help to deliver complete facial rejuvenation instead of focusing on a specific cluster of wrinkles. Some of the effects you can expect to see include:
- Restored volume in the cheeks
- Improved tone
- Smooth, tight skin
- A dewy finish
A Treatment Rich with Benefits
As soon as we deliver the PRP, it starts regenerating tissues by working at the stem cell level. Existing, degraded collagen is pushed into the lymphatic system to be flushed from the body, and new, stronger collagen is produced. This higher quality collagen does need a few weeks to grow, but you’ll notice immediate skin tightening.
Meanwhile, cellular turnover improves to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. The appearance of deeper folds is also diminished as hollow areas of your face get plumped up. Skin becomes thicker, moisture retention improves, and skin texture changes dramatically; often in just a few short days.
What To Expect
We generally start the treatment by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. That blood is placed into a centrifuge to carefully isolate the platelets. The platelets are then activated so they can begin releasing the necessary growth factors. We inject the PRP into targeted areas of your face, especially where connective tissues have weakened.
Once the PRP is injected, we use dermal fillers to refine your results. Fillers are among the most versatile cosmetic treatments available and can enhance volume, restore contours, and plump hollow areas (as explained earlier). This means that in addition to radiant-looking skin, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance overall.
The VF might at first sound intimidating, but it’s actually a simple, straightforward treatment that can safely smooth wrinkles and lift your skin. You don’t have to worry about scars, and preparation is easy. We’ll use a consultation to understand your current and previous medical conditions and assess your skin. Then, once we’ve determined the VF is appropriate to your needs, we’ll provide you with a brief list of instructions.
To illustrate, you should be prepared to wear sunscreen every day for at least one week before your treatment. You should also drink at least 64 ounces of water daily for three days leading up to your treatment. Last but not least, it’s important you arrive at your appointment with a bare face. This means no cosmetics, moisturizers, or other skincare products.
Let Your Blood Work for You
The VF is a rejuvenating treatment that can smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and tighten loose skin. The therapy takes just an hour to complete, but results can last up to two years. Schedule your consultation today by calling Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, TX.