As a typical part of aging, the skin on the face begins sagging, the volume is lost in the cheeks, and with the decrease of collagen and elastin production creases and wrinkles form. To combat these inevitable effects of aging, surgical facelifts have been a prominent solution. However, surgical facelifts are an invasive form of surgery that requires a lengthy recovery period.
Through the Vampire Facelift®, we can use a much more efficient combination of hyaluronic acid fillers and the patient’s PRP to create similar results with only a single incision. These hyaluronic acid fillers are used to lift the skin – restoring that youthful volume and shape desired. To similarly restore the skin tone and texture to that youthful state, PRP is added via injections. PRP contains growth factors that facilitate the production of new collagen, tissue, and blood vessels which in turn smooth the skin on the face and return that healthy glow.
To return the natural shape most commonly associated with youthful faces, Dr. Bertolino injects either Restylane or Juvederm into the areas of the face where volume has been lost, and skin is sagging.
For the next phase of the Vampire Facelift® the patient’s blood is drawn, placed in the centrifuge, and the PRP is isolated.
For the final step of the process, Dr. Bertolino will use numbing cream and a tiny needle to inject and return the PRP below the epidermis of the face, stimulating the growth factors. The method utilized in the Vampire Facelift® is performed only by those trained in this distinct technique. Stem cells already present in the skin tissue are activated by the growth factors and cytokines from the injections. The body responds as it would when it repairs a wound producing new collagen, blood vessels, and fatty tissue. As a result, skin looks more youthful and will continue improving for the next two to three months. After treatment, these effects can last up to two years.
Instead of using dermal fillers, micro needling and the topical application of PRP is employed for the Vampire Facial® procedure. Ultimately, the Vampire Facial® is meant to improve the quality of the skin by improving tone and texture, reducing fine lines, and giving it that youthful glow. Unlike the Vampire Facelift®, it does not replace volume or effects sagging skin. It achieves similar results to a traditional facial, made much more efficient by the addition of PRP.
The Vampire Breast lift is a procedure done by a licensed provider. Its purpose is to enhance the cleavage of an aging breast. The following are benefits from a Vampire Breast Lift:
• Enhances the color and texture of skin from aging blood supply.
• Improves the shape of the breast tissue as well as improve sensation from aging and breastfeeding.
• Enhances the decollete and improves wrinkling from age and sun damage.
• Enhances cleavage from implants that have pulled the breasts apart over the years.