How Safe Is A Vampire Facelift?
The Vampire Facelift is a very safe procedure for lifting up the skin and smoothing wrinkles. Unlike other alternatives the primary content used for a Vampire Facelift is the patient’s own blood, so it will generally cause very little allergic reaction or side effects to the patient. A venipuncture is performed, no different than having your blood drawn for testing purposes. Once a tube of whole blood has been collected, it will be placed in a centrifuge allowing the whole blood to separate into red blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
A topical numbing cream, such as lidocaine may be applied to your face to help make this treatment more comfortable. Your platelet rich plasma will be mixed with a hyaluronic acid facial filler like Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse and will be administered with Dermapen to ensure consistent and even coverage. Since this dermal filler is made up of all natural ingredients, the chance of experiencing an allergic reaction is highly unlikely.
How Long Is The Procedure?
The whole Vampire Facelift process usually takes less than an hour to complete though in some cases it may take slightly more time depending on your own circumstances.
How Long Before I See Results?
Generally you will see some improvement almost immediately after the procedure. However, you will notice gradual improvements over the next several weeks as collagen starts to grow and generate more healthy cells under the skin. Optimum results typically take two to three months.
What Should I Expect Post Treatment?
There is virtually no down time at all aside from some mild bruising or irritation at the treatment site. The procedure only takes about an hour, leaves no visible scarring and you are permitted to go home or back to work immediately after the procedure. You can practically get it done on your lunch break.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Each Vampire Facelift treatment can last anywhere from 9 – 24 months depending on your skin care regimen and protection against sun exposure. For best long-term results it’s generally recommended to get a reinforcement treatment every 9 months.
What Are The Side Effects?
The area(s) treated will be red, tender and may show slight bruising which can last up to 7 days. You may be advised to avoid sun exposure, sweating, and applying make up for the next 24 hours while your skin heals and the pores are vulnerable. You may receive a post treatment kit that includes a specially formulated cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen to promote the healing process.