Twilight Facelift

What Is PRP Facial/Vampire Facelift?

The Platelet Rich Plasma face lift or as it is popularly called Vampire Facelift is a mini-facelift procedure that can be performed in under an hour with no down-time. It’s an affordable, effective alternative to a surgical facelift. It requires no general anesthesia or sedation and has become increasingly popular among celebrities.

PRP therapy works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers can slow and even reverse the ageing process, by placing growth factors (special proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin) in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself. The process involves taking a small amount of blood from the patient and then treating it to harvest the platelet rich plasma which is then re-injected into the desired area.

It’s considered to be a natural treatment, as it uses the body’s own cells (blood plasma) rather than a synthetic substance. There are very few risks associated with PRP therapy if it is administered by a fully-trained physician.

If you prefer a more natural approach to skin rejuvenation, PRP is a great option because not only are you getting the benefits of a smoother and brighter skin, but you are injected with only natural resources. There are no known side effects, and your body easily accommodates the filler because it’s made from your own blood.

Generally, PRP therapy can be used all over the body to give skin a more youthful and radiant appearance, but it is most commonly used on the face – particularly around the eyes, mouth and nose – on the back of the hands, the décolletage and even the knees.

Benefits of the procedure include:

  • Improved elasticity, tone and thickness of the skin
  • Improved skin color
  • Remodeled collagen fibers
  • Long-term smoothing of wrinkles and folds
  • Faster healing after aesthetic treatments (laser, chemical peels)
  • Stimulating hair growth

What To Expect?

After your basic consultation for understanding the process, your practitioner would draw 20-40 ml of blood in a syringe. This blood will then be spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet plasma from the red blood cells. At this point you will be asked to relax and any make up on the skin will be removed using a wipe and an antiseptic will be applied to the injection site. PRP is then injected into the skin in the desired area using a very fine needle. Injections will be given multiple times in multiple locations in order to give an overall improvement to the area.

You would then be given an ice pack to help with the swelling on the treated site. The whole procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.

It may take a few weeks for the results of the PRP therapy to become visible, but with two or three top-up treatments, you can expect the results of PRP therapy to last for up to 18 months.

Post Treatment

You may experience some redness immediately after treatment but this is usually minor and goes away quickly. However, there is no downtime associated with this procedure. You can return to all of your activities right after.

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