Vampire facelift, i.e. a treatment with the use of platelet-rich plasma, is one of the most effective and natural rejuvenating treatments, distinguished by high safety. The use of platelet-rich plasma enables the stimulation of natural regenerative processes and comprehensive biostimulation of skin cells. The use of platelet-rich plasma obtained from a patient’s blood sample allows obtaining a safe and very effective preparation, used without fear of an allergic reaction. Vampire facelift is therefore an excellent treatment for people suffering from allergies who cannot undergo rejuvenating treatments with the use of synthetic preparations. In addition to full biocompatibility, platelet rich plasma
When is it worth performing a vampire facelift?
Platelet-rich plasma can be used on any area of the skin – wherever we want to rejuvenate, thicken, and nourish it. Most often, a vampire facelift is performed on the skin of the face, as well as on the neck and décolleté or the back of the hand. The indications for a vampire facelift are:
- first signs of skin aging: wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, skin dryness
- skin lacking radiance and color, gray and tired
- acne scars, stretch marks
- excessive hair loss and alopecia
- skin discoloration
- laser treatments on the skin, after which platelet-rich plasma can be used to accelerate regenerative processes
Platelet-rich plasma and fibrin – how do these treatments differ?
Vampire facelift is not the only treatment that uses biological material collected from the patient – The use of fibrin provides advanced regenerative therapy, consisting in the comprehensive stimulation of the natural physiological processes in the skin. As with plasma treatment, it is also necessary to collect a blood sample and centrifuge it properly in the case of fibrin surgery. The biological material obtained in this way, however, differs slightly from plasma. Platelet-rich fibrin is obtained in the process of a much slower centrifugation than during the collection of platelet-rich plasma. What can you gain in this way? Fibrin introduced under the skin coagulates, creating a three-dimensional network with platelets and growth factors suspended on fibrin fibers. Thanks to this, the cytokines, stem cells and growth factors contained in the material are released gradually and migrate to the injection site for a longer time. The concentrated formula of the preparation promotes a much longer accumulation of active compounds in the skin. Thanks to this, it is possible to rebuild the structure of the skin for a long time, stimulate fibroblasts to synthesize collagen, advanced stimulation of regenerative processes and cell renewal.
The very procedure of obtaining fibrin and introducing it into the skin takes several dozen minutes. It is recommended to perform a series of several treatments, repeated every 3 – 4 weeks. The first effects will be noticeable just 2 weeks after the injection of fibrin, and each subsequent treatment will allow for even more visible skin rejuvenation.
Who should undergo the fibrin procedure?
The treatment with the use of platelet-rich plasma is perfect for skin with fine wrinkles or discoloration, lacking firmness, color and glow. Of course, in people with this type of problems, fibrin treatment can be performed, but it is also perfect for much more demanding skin. Platelet-rich fibrin is used in advanced skin rejuvenation treatments, smoothing deep wrinkles and furrows, restoring tissue defects or eliminating significant loss of skin laxity. Fibrin is also used to treat acne scars.
Platelet-rich plasma is distinguished by a very fast release of active compounds and immediate stimulation of the regeneration and healing processes of the skin, while platelet-rich fibrin – guarantees long-term biological tissue renewal. You can perform each of these treatments alone or combine the therapy with both types of biological material – this will allow you to take care of all the needs of even the most demanding skin. And the spectacular rejuvenating effects will become more and more visible with time. And all this without the risk of allergy, side effects or the need to perform invasive rejuvenating treatments.
Platelet-rich plasma – the course of the procedure, recommendations, effects
What are the pre-treatment recommendations?
It is worth giving up the use of aspirin and other treatments that disrupt blood clotting two days before the vampire facelift.
What is the procedure itself?
The procedure begins with taking a blood sample from a vein and centrifuging it to obtain platelet-rich plasma. The next step is to inject plasma into specific areas of the skin. Platelet-rich plasma can be administered along wrinkles or furrows, around scars or discolorations, to larger areas of the facial skin that require revitalization or to the hairy scalp. The entire procedure takes several dozen minutes, and after the procedure, slight bleeding and swelling may appear at the injection sites, which disappear on their own. Thanks to the use of an anesthetic cream, the vampire facelift procedure does not generate any discomfort. After the use of platelet-rich plasma, convalescence is required – the skin heals for a few days after the treatment. The most important recommendations after the vampire facelift treatment are to avoid exposure to the sun, sauna or swimming pool. The final effect of the treatment with platelet-rich plasma is noticeable after a few to several days. In order to optimize the rejuvenating effect, it is worth repeating the vampire facelift.
How often should the procedure be performed?
The optimal therapy regimen is several treatments performed at intervals of 2 – 4 weeks.
Vampire facelift – advantages
The use of platelet-rich plasma supports the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata or postpartum alopecia. In addition, plasma supports the regeneration of the skin, the healing of scars after burns or acne scars, as well as stretch marks. The effect of the treatment is also nourishment and oxygenation of the skin, reduction of wrinkles, reduction of flabby skin. Vampire facelift reduces the signs of skin aging, but it can also be used in young people as part of anti-aging prophylaxis. In addition, platelet-rich plasma supports skin regeneration after other aesthetic medicine treatments, ensuring effective skin healing. The biggest advantages of a vampire facelift are:
- no allergy after administration of platelet-rich plasma
- quick skin revitalization effect
- maintaining a natural appearance without interfering with facial expressions
- universal application to reduce various aesthetic defects
The effectiveness of the treatment with the use of platelet-rich plasma depends on the skillful preparation of the plasma, which translates into the concentration of active compounds. Skillful injection technique of platelet-rich plasma is also important. That is why vampire facelift should be performed only in reputable aesthetic medicine clinics with well-trained staff and specialized equipment.
Platelet rich plasma is an ideal solution for people who, due to allergies, cannot use mesotherapy. In addition, however, this treatment is recommended to anyone who expects such results as:
- Skin revitalization
- tighter and more elastic skin
- Shallowing fine wrinkles
- Shallowing scars, also acne scars
- Skin discoloration removal
- Smaller stretch marks
- Stimulation of skin renewal and connective tissue growth processes
- HIV infection
- Hepatitis C
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Inflammation and purulent inflammation on the skin
- Cancer, up to 5 years after the end of treatment
- Taking anticoagulants and retinoids, up to six months after they have been discontinued
- I and VI Fitzpatrick phototype
- Tuberculosis or vascular diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- not exposing skin for strong UV radiation within 14 days of the procedure