Are you struggling to fight the effects of aging? Do you want to make your face look younger without the risks of surgery? Radiant Divine Medical Spa of Avon, OH has just what you need: the Vampire Facelift. If you want to learn more about how the latest technology is being used to rejuvenate people of all ages, read on. We know that you’ll be amazed by what this revolutionary new treatment can do for you.
What Is a Vampire Facelift?
The vampire facelift is one of the most modern techniques that exist. It involves the combination of several treatments in one. These work together to restore your facial features at the cellular level.
The process starts by using Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers to reshape your face and decrease sagging. From there, a combination of platelet-rich plasma and pluripotent stem cells are injected into various locations across your face. These two components actually remove aged cells and replace them with brand new ones. The results are nothing short of amazing.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Don’t let the chemical names scare you. Hyaluronic acid is actually found all over your body naturally. It is hydrophilic, meaning it attracts water. When it absorbs water around your skin cells, it creates a full, healthy look.
But as we age, the amount of HA in our bodies decreases. With less HA to soak up the water in our bodies, our skin will sag and form more wrinkles. By injecting HA back into certain areas, we can make your face look significantly younger and more lively.
This is the first step in a successful treatment. However, what comes next is even more astounding.
Despite being in use for over 40 years, it wasn’t until the last decade that the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) took off for cosmetic medicine. Previously, it was used to help patients heal from major surgeries, such as open-heart surgery. After sports medicine discovered several applications for PRP in the early 2000s, doctors everywhere searched for new applications.
How PRP Works
PRP essentially triggers your body’s healing mechanisms by putting a large amount of platelets in one place. This occurs naturally when you get a cut or are injured. When platelets accumulate in one area, they release something called platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF).
PDGF tells the body to remove any injured or damaged cells in the area. It also instructs healthy cells to divide to fill in the gaps. The end result is a completely natural healing process that leaves you with brand new cells.
The results of PRP treatment can last for over a year. Repeated treatments can produce results that last even longer. You truly are de-aging when you use platelet-rich plasma.
Pluripotent Stem Cells
The third ingredient involved is pluripotent stem cells. Many people grow skeptical when they hear talk of stem cells due to some of the controversies in the past. However, today, stem cells are in wide use and are completely free of ethical worries.
Modern, Controversy-Free Stem Cell Applications
Previously, stem cells were harvested from embryos, which is why they generated so much discontent. Today’s stem cells are derived from your own fat cells. When PRP is applied to the area, some of the fat cells can become pluripotent stem cells and transform into whatever you need.
Pluripotent means that they can become many things. Essentially, a pluripotent stem cell can become almost any type of cell. When it comes into contact with other cells in a tissue, it will turn into one of them and produce more brand new cells for your body.
Advantages of the Treatment
Instead of a traditional facelift, you can receive injections of these three ingredients and achieve incredible results. But what are the advantages of a Vampire Facelift? Is new technology really superior to the old way of doing things?
One of the biggest advantages of a treatment like this is that you do not need to go under the knife. This is not a surgical procedure. Surgery brings with it several complications, such as anesthesia and the potential for surgical errors.
Furthermore, surgical techniques are inherently destructive. They require the removal of some tissue. A vampire facelift, on the other hand, only adds hyaluronic acid and new, healthy cells. Doesn’t it make more sense to replace what you’ve lost rather than cut away more of your healthy tissue?
Without surgery, your risks are significantly reduced. In addition, small injection points present little to no opportunity for infection. You won’t need to take any special medicine, which often would give you undesirable side effects.
The components of the facelift are all naturally found in your body. While the HA fillers are manufactured elsewhere, they are completely safe to inject into your skin. Best of all, the PRP and pluripotent stem cells actually come from your body!
Autologous donation means that you donate material to yourself. Instead of receiving someone else’s tissue or cells, we collect platelets from your blood to make platelet-rich plasma. The same is true for your pluripotent stem cells. We make these from your own cells.
With autologous treatments, you never have to worry about rejection or an accidental mix up. What goes into your body is what came out of it. This ensures consistent results and reduces the costs of treatment as well.
Now you know where the “Vampire” part of the name comes from. But don’t worry: we put back the components that aren’t used in the treatment, so you don’t lose any blood in the process.
Surgical procedures require you to stay at least several hours in the clinic until you can be dismissed. Afterward, you can expect to stay home for several days while swelling goes down and wounds heal. None of this applies to our treatments.
Not only is the treatment over in about an hour, but you can also leave shortly thereafter. We do recommend that someone else drive you home. Aside from that minor requirement, the treatment couldn’t be easier.
The Treatment Process
What should you expect from treatment? The process is quite simple and requires very few visits to our offices. Here are the steps you will have to follow:
Your first meeting with one of our doctors will confirm if the treatment is right for you. Almost everyone is eligible, however, our doctors may recommend other alternatives for certain cases. Once we deem the treatment appropriate for your case, we’ll set up a date for the treatment.
There aren’t many other indications leading up to the day of treatment. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications that thin your blood or to eat a certain diet in the days prior. Healthy eating promotes the production of healthy blood plasma, which can improve the quality of the PRP that we inject.
Day of the Facelift
When you arrive at our office, we’ll first start by applying the hyaluronic acid fillers. We use a patented application method that is proprietary to the Vampire Facelift. The goal is to achieve a more youthful appearance without ever producing an unnatural look.
Next, we will extract a small amount of your blood to process in our centrifuge. This process takes less than 15 minutes. The result is fresh PRP that we can inject into several spots in your face. This process also triggers the production of pluripotent stem cells. The end result is a lasting change. You can see results for up to several years!
We usually set up a follow-up visit a few weeks after the treatment. This is to see how the results are coming in. Most people see results immediately with more improvements developing over the next 2-3 weeks.
Ask About Our Treatments
If you would like more information about the vampire facelift, contact Radiant Divine Medical Spa of Avon, OH today. We have three offices in the Cleveland metro area, and our staff is waiting to take your call. Aging does not have to define you. Let us help you turn back the hands of time and bring forth a more youthful you.