The Vampire Facelift was developed for people who want healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated skin, but done quickly and without surgery. The procedure uses your own body’s healing and regenerative properties. The Vampire Facelift® is an outpatient procedure, and results can be experienced on the same day, with continual skin regeneration benefit lasting for months after the procedure, and results can last for over a year. The Vampire Facelift® is actually not a facelift (surgical) at all, but rather a skin treatment using the body’s own natural healing and growth factors that are derived from your own blood (hence the name The Vampire Facelift® ) combined with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. The procedure is a near painless series of injections it to areas of the face to reduce wrinkles, add youthful volume, and improve the quality of your skin.
Standout Practitioner of The Vampire Facelift®
Dr. Amiya Prasad has appeared on Fox News New York performing The Vampire Facelift® as well being featured for commentary about the procedure in The New York Post and The Daily News as well as Access Hollywood. The procedure has been featured nationally on The Doctors, Dr. Oz, CBS News, the New York Times, ABC’s Nightline and The Huffington Post. Dr. Prasad is recognized as one of the leading doctors of The Vampire Facelift® by his clients, the viewing public, and by The Vampire Facelift® Inventor, Dr. Charles Runels.
Fox News 5 Features the Vampire Facial with Dr. Amiya Prasad
The procedure was made famous by Kim Kardashian who underwent a procedure called “The Vampire Facial” in 2013 (referring to it as a “blood facial”). When either The Vampire Facelift® or the Vampire Facial is done properly, the patient will not experience any significant pain or have much blood on their face, unlike Kim Kardashian’s much publicized experience with the procedure.
Growth, Healing, and Regenerative Factors from a Patient’s Own Blood
The key ingredient for Vampire Facelift is platelet-rich fibrin matrix, which is derived from the patient’s own blood before being mixed with other factors. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix starts with a blood draw, just like a normal blood test. Then, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is separated by spinning the patient’s blood through a centrifuge. Platelet-rich plasma appears as a clear yellow serum after it is separated from the darker components of the blood. Calcium chloride (CaCl) or other activator is added to the PRP to turn it into the longer lasting platelet-rich fibrin matrix.
Platelet-rich plasma is used throughout the medical world for its wound and injury healing properties. It also stimulates the production of collagen and for tissue regeneration. These properties enable platelet-rich fibrin matrix as an ideal natural serum for rejuvenating facial skin quality, with increased collagen production, blood supply, and new skin and fatty tissue generation, creating the youthful appearance that comes with generating new, healthier skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Adding Youthful Volume
The first step of The Vampire Facelift® is the application of an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm. One of the two main components of the facial aging process is the loss of volume due to a reduction of facial bone, muscle and fat, also known as “the apples of the cheeks”. Dermal fillers add youthful volume to the face, while keeping a natural appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers do not paralyze facial muscles like Botox, so volume is added without inhibiting facial movement or expressions. There is an art to the application of fillers for a natural and youthful appearance, and you can be confident that Dr. Prasad will apply his natural artistic abilities with his technical skills and over 20 years of experience to perform your procedure.
About The Vampire Facelift™ by Dr. Amiya Prasad @ Prasad Cosmetic Surgery, New York
Rejuvenating Facial Skin from Within
The platelet-rich fibrin matrix is placed after after a numbing cream has been applied resulting in a near painless application. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix contains at least eight of the body’s own concentrated growth factors to rejuvenate the face in several ways:
- Specific growth factors increase the formation of new blood vessels (also called neovascularization) and increased blood flow to the skin, resulting in healthier, better quality skin.
- Other growth factors increase new cell formation for skin renewal.
- Another growth factor spurs the production of new collagen, the major component of facial skin that diminishes in facial aging.
- Other growth factors activate the multi-potent stem cells already in the skin by tricking it into thinking there is an injury, resulting in the use of a combination of growth factors and stem cells to generate new fatty tissue. The new fatty tissue repairs skin that was never injured, resulting in the generation of new, younger-looking skin.
A Quick Procedure that keeps working for several months
The Vampire Facelift procedure only takes about an hour, including the: blood draw, preparation of the PRP, platelet-rich fibrin matrix, and The Vampire Facelift® treatment itself.
Since skin renewal and rejuvenation is using the body’s own active regeneration components, facial skin renewal is continual for about 3 months after the procedure.
Candidates for The Vampire Facelift®
The Vampire Facelift® is not for everyone. People with more advanced signs of aging may benefit from surgical treatment and/or Botox applications. People with less visible signs of aging may benefit from using less extensive non-surgical procedures like hyaluronic acid fillers and platelet-rich plasma alone. A personal consultation with an accredited provider like Dr. Prasad is the best way to determine if The Vampire Facelift® is right for you.
The Vampire Facelift® on Smokers
Cigarette smoke interferes with the body’s growth factors and with tissue healing and regeneration. If you do smoke, The Vampire Facelift® will not produce the same results as it would in a non-smoker. Smokers may be better off with hyaluronic acid filler application such as Restylane or Juvederm rather than using platelet-rich fibrin matrix.
The Vampire Facelift® can be Combined with Other Procedures
The Vampire Facelift® can be done in conjunction with wrinkle treatments such as Botox or Dysport. Dr. Prasad can help you determine what complementary procedures are right for your individual case, and develop a plan you are comfortable with.
See if The Vampire Facelift® is Right For You
The best way to consider The Vampire Facelift® is with a personal consultation from Dr. Prasad. You can contact our offices in Manhattan at (212) 265-8877, or at Garden City, Long Island at (516) 742-4636. Someone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you.