The Vampire Facelift®2017-12-05T02:40:21+00:00

The Vampire Facelift® 

Our staff at Bellavue Medical Vein & Laser Institute are extensively trained and updated on the latest technology and procedures that are available for the esthetic market. One of the newest cosmetic procedures is one effective, innovative and relatively new is the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic procedures.

The Vampire Facelift® provides non-surgical solutions to protect the beautiful skin of the lovely women who have challenges maintaining a youthful appearance in their aging faces. The procedure addresses:

Facial wrinkles; Facial volume correction such as the thinning of the dermis (volume loss) seen with weight loss; Improve texture of the skin and rejuvenate the complexion by using the combination of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) and dermal fillers; Changes in skin color. As we age we develop dull, graying skin because of reduced blood circulation in the face. The Vampire Facelift® helps restore healthy natural looking glowing skin; and The Vampire Facelift® improves the loss of skin elasticity and the slow collapse of what may be facial structure and droopiness in the shape of the face.

  • Vampire Facelift®
  • Vampire Facial®
  • Vampire Breast Lift®
  • Vampire Pectoral Lift®

Areas that could use Vampire Treatment therapy include:

  • Full Face (when no filler needed)
  • Neck (especially horizontal necklace lines)
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Under the eye Fine Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars

Reversing Sun Damage

In 2003, doctors at Scripps-XIMED Medical Center began looking at growth factors in the repair of sun damaged skin. This is what they wrote:

Though surgical procedures may be very effective, the associated healing time and potential risks have spurred the development of non-surgical treatments. There has also been an increasing depth of knowledge regarding wound healing and its control by growth factors as well as its modulation by the topical application of growth factors. The objective of this study was to determine if the twice daily application of a combination of multiple growth factors (such as those found in PRP) to the photo damaged facial skin results in any evidence of improvement after 60 days. Eleven of 14 patients showed clinical improvement in at least one facial area. The periorbital (around the eyes) region showed a statistically significant improvement. There was a decrease in the depth and number of textural irregularities or fine lines. Biopsies revealed new collagen formation and thickening of the epidermis by 27%. 8 of 14 patients felt their wrinkles were improved, while 12 of 14 felt their skin texture was improved.

The application of a mixture of topical growth factors may stimulate the repair of facial photo damage resulting in new collagen formation, epidermal thickening and the clinical appearance of smoother skin with less visible wrinkling.

Patients who don’t want or need fillers can benefit from PRP to improve fine lines and improve the way their skin looks and feels. Think of PRP treatment as a NATURAL alternative to fillers. Your body is creating the corrections desired.

Areas ideal for stand-alone PRP therapy include:

  • Full Face (when no filler needed)
  • Neck (especially horizontal necklace lines)
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Under the eye Fine Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Neck Revitalization
  • Sagging Skin

In a review study, doctors at Weill Cornell Medical College say that most of, much of studies examined show a significant and measurable effect on cellular changes, wound healing, and facial esthetic outcomes with use of platelet preparations, both topical and injectable.

In a study from Egypt, doctors took Forty-five patients with atrophic acne scars and randomly assigned to 3 equal groups;

  • Group A received intradermal injection of PRP,
  • Group B received chemical reconstruction of skin scars,
  • and Group C was treated with combined skin needling and PRP. Each patient underwent 3 sessions at a 2-week interval.

The 3 groups showed statistically highly significant improvement in the degree of acne scars after treatment No major adverse effects were observed in the studied groups.

This is the first study to use an intradermal injection of PRP alone for the treatment of atrophic acne scars. The three modalities showed a promising efficacy and safety in the treatment of atrophic acne scars.

PRP Therapy Facial (aka the Vampire Facial®)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which contains growth factors is obtained by drawing your blood. Your blood is then spun in a high-speed centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. Your face is then rolled with a derma roller. A derma roller is a cylindrical shaped drum that is studded with tiny fine “microneedles”. Gently pricking your skin with the derma roller stimulates the creation of new skin cells and regeneration of damaged cells. Your own PRP is then massaged into the skin. The goal is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and the creation of new cells. Your skin will glow and immediately feel smoother and softer, with progressive improvements continuing for several months.

Benefits include:

  • Soften fine lines & wrinkles;
  • Look refreshed & younger, with a more youthful skin texture, color & tone.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

The use of PRP is greatly increasing across the country and is being used more extensively as more research becomes available about it. At Bellavue Medical Vein & Laser Institute, we incorporate this cutting-edge technique into treatments you may already recognize, providing the same results in a more natural way that your body already knows.

What are the Benefits of Using PRP in Cosmetic Procedures?

While studies are still being done on the extent of PRP’s uses in cosmetic and other areas of medicine, it has already been found to have the following positive effects:

  • It offers the same results as traditional facelifts and breast lifts without surgery.
  • Treatments are quick, typically taking less than a half hour.

PRP is your body’s own cells, alleviating the risk of an allergic reaction that is possible with the chemical components of dermal fillers and volumizers.

While results of any PRP procedures are different for everyone, patients have reportedly maintained rejuvenated, tightened and glowing skin on a long-term basis with regular treatment. Results begin to become visible shortly after treatments begin, usually 3-4 weeks.

Are There Any Side Effects from Using PRP?

As PRP is comprised of your own cells that your body already recognizes, the risk of side effects is minimal. During your consultation with Dr. Mirchou and his experienced medical staff at Bellavue Medical Vein & Laser Institute they will review these treatments with you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate and whether PRP rejuvenation treatments are a correct fit for your cosmetic concerns and expectations.

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