The Vampire Facelift ® at Prasad Medi Spa and Cosmetic Surgery in Manhattan and Garden City, Long Island
If you want younger and more youthful skin The Vampire Facelift ® may be the right choice for you. Although it’s not technically a facelift, the desire to have a nicer appearance with virtually no downtime to look good for a date, a party or any special occasion makes this procedure a great option when time is limited. The Vampire Facelift® has been featured on “The Doctors”, “Dr. Oz”, CBS News, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
Here’s How The Vampire Facelift® Helps You Look Younger
First: What happens as you get older?
As you get older, the face ages in two ways:
- There is loss of volume of bone, muscle, fat, and skin. This can make the under eye area and cheeks look flat and hollow. The skin can look dull or gray instead of being rosy as it is when you were younger.
- The support of the skin as well as the skin sags resulting drooping upper eyelids, lower eyelids, cheeks , jowls and sagging neck skin (“turkey neck”)
If you’re experiencing any of these processes, you can appear tired or lacking energy.
How Can We Help You With The Vampire Facelift®
The Vampire Facelift® is a unique approach to helping you look younger using the natural growth factors in your own blood with a filler such as Restylane or Juvederm performed in a special way as developed by Dr. Charles Runels.
How Do You Get My Blood?
The doctor, nurse or medical assistant takes your blood in the way you would normally give blood for a lab test. The blood is processed so the platelets (cells which stimulate collagen for healing) are separated from the other main components of the blood (this is called “platelet rich plasma” or “PRP”)
The platelets are processed and made into a platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) which becomes a gel. This gel can be made using the Selphyl or RegenLab product amongst others. This gel contains growth factors which activate your own stem cells to the area to create new skin. Since PRFM is like a gel, it has similarities to other fillers, and can be used to sculpt the face.
Does This Have Anything To Do With Stem Cells?
When the growth factors activate the stem cells of the skin, then the stem cells generate
- New Skin
- New Blood Flow
- New Collagen
- New Tissue
You get both more volume in your skin and younger looking skin. The Vampire Facelift® procedure continues to help you look younger after the treatment is done. In fact, around the third week people comment that their friends notice that they have a younger more “glowing” complexion. This glow comes from the creation of new blood vessels (also called neovascularization). These new blood vessels grow from the stem cells which responded to the PRFM.
It’s important to understand there is a difference in this “glow” compared to other procedures. Hyaluronic acid like Restylane and Juvederm do not cause new blood vessels to form, but the Vampire Facelift™ does.
Attention: People Who Smoke
Smoking interferes with the growth factors and with tissue healing; so if you smoke, you may not see the kind of result a nonsmoker would. It may be better for you to just have Restylane or Juvederm without Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM).
Can The Vampire Facelift® Be Combined With Other Procedures?
The Vampire Facelift® can be performed with other procedures such as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport. We will help you understand all your options and develop a plan that you are comfortable with.