The “Vampire” Facelift
Use your own natural plasma to help turn back the clock! The Vampire Facelift® from our skincare practice can refresh your appearance for a more youthful look without surgery, synthetic fillers, or extensive downtime. The SELPHYL® System, which employs your own blood to help restore fullness and vitality to the face, isolates the protein-rich platelets in your red blood cells. Our experienced doctors, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou can use this solution to create a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) matrix, which will then be returned to your skin to help stimulate collagen production for gradual facial and skin rejuvenation.
What Are the Benefits of the Vampire Facelift®?
The Vampire Facelift® is designed to enhance your facial youthfulness by using your own vital fluids. Benefits of this minimally-invasive treatment include:
- Reduced appearance of smile lines, crow’s feet, and neck rings
- Skin rejuvenation of the face, neck, and hands
- Diminished appearance of acne scars, skin depressions, and undereye hollows
- Long-lasting results up to 18 months
How Does it Work?
A small amount of blood will be drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou will then turn this PRP into a solution called PRFM, or protein-rich fibrin matrix. Once prepared, they will then inject this formula into the areas to be treated, similar to the method used to administer dermal fillers.
You may require one to two treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals, and results should be visible between 6-12 weeks after the procedure is complete.
What Is Recovery Like?
Downtime after receiving the Vampire Facelift® is typically brief, and many patients return to normal activities immediately following treatment. Some swelling or redness at the injection sites is normal, and these symptoms should fade within a few hours.
Does it Hurt?
Your comfort is a high priority for us, and we will strive to make your experience as painless as possible. You may feel some discomfort when we draw blood and, again, when we inject the plasma solution into the areas to be treated; however, we will offer cold compresses and other options to enhance your comfort during treatment.
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To enhance skin texture and tone without injections, our Vampire Facial™ offers an alternative with similar results. Using our advanced Microneedling technique, we create tiny perforations in the skin and apply the PRP solution topically. Other facial rejuvenation procedures available from our practice include BOTOX® Cosmetic, IPL, and Chemical Peels.