What is a Vampire Facial / Vampire Face Lift?
You’ve likely heard about some of your favorite celebrities raving about the new Vampire Face Lift, and you’ve maybe even seen some pictures that have caught you a little off guard if you weren’t quite sure what they were referring to when the Vampire Face Lift procedure first became popular. It looks a little gory – hence the ‘vampire’ name, but it’s actually a lot less creepy than you think.
A vampire facial will provide similar results to the popular injections many men and women get when they’re looking to decrease fine lines, wrinkles, or add a nice lift to their face – commonly known as Botox. The difference with a vampire facial is that it’s completely natural – the injected substance has been extracted from your own body, the injections are your own biologically produced platelets. This means that there is virtually no risk of poor side effects or allergic reactions. A vampire face lift is very similar to PRP injections but used alternatively for cosmetic reasons rather than for addressing medical issues.
What are platelets?
The blood is made up several types of blood cells. The three main types are: red blood cells, which are important for carrying oxygen throughout our body; white blood cells, which are necessary to fight off infections; and platelets, which are responsible for our body’s healing process. For example, when you cut your finger, the blood that rushes to the open wound contains platelets, which is ultimately responsible for clotting and stopping the flow of blood from leaving your body. Platelets release enzymes which help to create the protective scab that forms, allowing your skin to regenerate and heal with as little scarring as possible.
What is the process?
We start out by drawing a few vials of your blood, the same process completed when you’re getting a standard blood test performed. We use specially designed and pre-coated vials that are meant to extract the proper nutrients and cells needed for the procedure when the tubes are placed into a centrifuge. Centrifuging will bring all of the blood’s platelets and a few other essential elements to the surface for easy extraction.
This is where the similarities to the more commonly known face-lift start. Once the injections are prepared, the platelets are injected into your face and neck. Injections are very small and strategically placed. We inject in a way that encourages healing, while the platelets encourage an increase in collagen and other healthy skin cell production.
Because this is a non-invasive procedure, patients of the Vampire Facial have little to no down time and are able to return to regular activities almost immediately.
What are the benefits?
One of the top key advantages to the Vampire Facial is that it uses completely natural substances from your own body to achieve results, decreasing any risks of an allergic reaction and no harmful side effects. The other advantage is that it is much less costly than more common cosmetic surgeries. In addition to immediate results such as smoother skin and re-shaped contours of your face, once your Vampire Facelift has been completed, you will start to see many other beneficial results develop quickly over the course of a few weeks. In simplified technical terms, the Vampire Face Lift treatment will improve the blood flow to the skin on your face, which leads to platelets increasing the creation of your natural collagen allowing your skin to healthily and naturally rejuvenate.
Here are some of the results many people experience after a Vampire Facial:
- Reduced lines and wrinkles
- Skin tone and texture improvement
- Improvement of dry and tired looking skin
- Softer and smoother skin
- Improved elasticity and tautness
- Lessens skin folds and sagging
- Reduction in some types of alopecia or other hair thinning
- Improved complexion
- Reduced scarring from acne, chicken pox or trauma
Typically, patients will show continued improvement of the above common results over the course of 2-4 months and can last for up to 2 years or more.
An appointment begins with a complimentary consultation to learn more and to discuss available options and whether or not a Vampire Facial is right for you. MedStudio will answer all of your questions in order to assist you in making a decision. We also offer testing for hormones, micronutrients, food intolerances and sensitivities, gut health and much more. Medstudio is staffed with highly qualified certified nurse practitioners who will also discuss any lifestyle conditions that may be having an impact on your hormone levels or other medical issues. This may include other health conditions, lifestyle habits, stress levels, as well as your personal goals for this treatment. Medstudio creates a personalized treatment plan tailored just for you and your needs.
Patients are empowered and continually supported. You are encouraged to contact MedStudio at any time to schedule an appointment