In folklore, vampires are known for their good looks and flawless skin. The myths of the vampire, a blood-sucking undead creature with eternal youth and beauty have allured millions around the world.
Made famous by Bram Stoker in his classic “Dracula” and in modern times by the “Twilight Series” by Stephenie Meyer, the youthful look of these mythical creatures is something that is highly desirable by a great deal of the population.
Living forever like vampires, however, is impossible, but with modern plastic surgery techniques such as the vampire facelift, you can retain your youthful good looks for a long time.
WHAT IS THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT?
The platelet-rich fibrin matrix method, more commonly known as the vampire facelift is a surgical procedure that involves withdrawing a patients own blood. Your surgeon will process the blood to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and then re-inject it into specific areas to improve the color, texture, and tone of your skin. The result is a more youthful look.
The process to create the platelet-rich plasma involves extracting blood from your arm and placing it in a controlled centrifuge which separates the blood platelets from the white blood cells and red blood cells. These platelets are then re-injected in locations where the skin needs to be smoothened with a fine needle.
The platelets are used in conjunction with body fat to give a smoother and fuller appearance, while also tightening the skin to give it a youthful vigor. During the procedure, a chemical known as hyaluronic acid is used as a filler which helps to simulate an injury that will help the body create new blood vessels and blood flow.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT?
The vampire facelift is a natural process that does not require the use of external chemicals. Since your own blood platelets are being injected back into your skin, there is absolutely no chance of the tissues surrounding the area of application rejecting the platelets.
The procedure is safe and does not pose any risk of an adverse reaction. It does not require any incisions or sutures and allows your surgeon to give you the results you desire while being minimally invasive.
The following are other benefits provided by the vampire facelift:
• A better alternative to neurotoxins – Skin treatments such as Botox make use of neurotoxins, which if administered incorrectly may cause side effects such as droopy eyebrows and even muscle atrophy. The vampire facelift process is completely natural, using the blood from your own body to rejuvenate the skin.
• No Bruising – Unlike other surgical procedures, the process doesn’t involve the use of incisions or sutures. It only involves a simple injection that doesn’t cause any serious damage to the skin. You’ll be free from bruises and post-surgical marks after undergoing the procedure.
• No downtime – The vampire facelift is often done by plastic surgeons on an outpatient basis. You won’t have to take time off work to heal and you can continue with your daily activities.
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To learn more about this procedure with Dr. Steven Bloch, a board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact our office today.