Vampire Facial adds renewed luster and brightness to the skin via Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments and Micro-Needling to infuse the skin with Stem Cells. (Vampire Facial® Data Information)
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is not new; it has long been recognized for it’s accelerated wound healing properties in such applications as surgery and sports injuries. This technology is now being used for cosmetic enhancement.
PRP is a bio active stimulator using cells derived from your own blood, these are then micro-needled into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells.
The entire process is performed at Face Doctors and takes about an hour. Results take around 2-3 weeks to see and a series of up to 3 treatments is recommended 4 weeks apart. Your skin should still improve with time following your treatment programme.
A small collection of blood 20mls, is taken and processed to give us the PRP required for your treatment. This is done by placing your blood in a centrifuge for 8 minutes separating the plasma and platelets from your red blood cells.
The concentrated source of autologous platelets within the plasma contain numerous growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration and remodelling. After application of a topical anaesthetic the PRP is then injected into your skin, much like having other cosmetic injections.
Vampire Facial® Neck & Decolletage Before & After
Female client in her mid 50s who had 4x treatments on her neck and decolletage at 6 weekly intervals. Reduction in wrinkle formation, pigmentation and premature ageing due to years of sun exposure.
Areas of Use
Crepey Neck Eye Area Fine lines and wrinkles
Textural improvement Dull dry skin Back of hand
Full face rejuvenation Decolletage
PRP Health & Safety Information
Is PRP Safe?
PRP is 100% your own cells (autologous) and therefore there is no risk of allergy, or rejection. PRP is inherently safe. PRP is suitable for all skin tones and can be used in pregnant and breast feeding patients.
How long does PRP last?
After 3 treatments, a repeat treatment should be done within 2 years. This is because once tissue is regenerated and remodeled with this effect being long lasting, we unfortunately continue to age, and with time the problem areas begin to reappear.
Other Things You Should Know
Not suitable for advanced signs of aging, wrinkling and scarring therefore a patient with this profile may require a combination of treatments.
Note results may vary for individual patients.
How To Prepare For Vampire Facial
Best results are obtained in those individuals who
Do not smoke
Avoid excess alcohol and drugs
Avoid aspirin and antiinflammatories such as nurofen and voltaren 2 weeks before and 6 weeks after treatment
Avoid Omega 3, Vit E supplements, Ginko Baloba for the same amount of time as aspirin and antiinflammatories
Vampire Facial Side Effects
Minimal swelling bruising and redness for 12-24hrs.
Possible bruise at puncture site, visible for a few days.
No allergic reaction as PRP uses your own blood.
Who Cannot Have PRP
Smokers as the tar from cigerettes in particular inhibits growth factor production.
Drug and heavy alcohol users
Platelet or Clotting disorders (Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, ITP)
Acute or Chronic Infections
Severe systemic disease e.g malignancy, chronic liver pathology
On anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy eg. aspirin, warfarin, dipyridamole, clopidogril
How long does it take to see results from Vampire Facial®?
Initially you will see swelling from the treatment itself, this will gradually subside. For the first 2 weeks there is minimal change. The neck is slower to improve than the face.
Results become more visible around the 3 week period as platelets stimulate growth factors with concomitant collagen and skin production, this improvement will continue over the ensuing months particularly in skin texture and tone providing a thickening and tightening effect.
Minimal improvement occurs in persons with heavy alcohol, tobacco or drug usage as these patients harvest poor platelets.
Vampire Facial® Data Information
1. Hom DB, Linzie BM, Huang TC. The healing effects of autologous platelet gel onacute human skin wounds. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(3):174-183. 2. Sclafani AP, Romo TR III, Ukrainsky G, et al. Modulation of wound response and soft tissue ingrowth in synthetic and allogeneic implants with platelet concentrate. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2005;7(3):163-169. 3. O’Connell SM, Impeduglia T, Hessler K, Wang XJ, Carroll RJ, Dardik H. Autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix as cell therapy in the healing of chronic lowerextremity ulcers. Wound Repair Regen. 2008;16(6):749-756. 4. Cervelli, Valerio MD; Lucarini, Lucilla MD.Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid in the Loss of Substance with Bone Exposure. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: April 2011 – Volume 24 – Issue 4 – pp 176-181 [This one shows using the same techniques used in the Vampire Facelift (R) procedure to grow new skin WHERE THERE IS NO SKIN] 5. Redaelli, Alessio. Face and neck revitalization with Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): clinical outcome in a series of 23 consecutively treated patients. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology – May 1, 2010 6. Azzena B, Mazzoleni F, Abatangelo G, Zavan B, Vindigni V. Autologous plateletrich [Using Regen prepared platelet-derived growth factors (a single-spin centrifuge) to rejuvenate the face & neck] plasma as an adipocyte in vivo delivery system: case report. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008;32(1):155-161. 7. Cervelli V, Gentile P, Grimaldi M. Regenerative surgery: use of fat grafting combined with platelet-rich plasma for chronic lower-extremity ulcers. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009;33(3):340-345. 8. Cervelli V, Palla L, Pascali M, De Angelis B, Curcio BC, Gentile P. Autologous platelet-rich plasma mixed with purified fat graft in aesthetic plastic surgery. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009;33(5):716-721. 9. Cervelli V, Gentile P. Use of cell fat mixed with platelet gel in progressive hemifacial atrophy. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009;33(1):22-27. 10. Cervelli V, Gentile P, Scioli MG, et al. Application of platelet-rich plasma in plas-tic surgery: clinical and in vitro evaluation. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2009; 15:1-9. 11. Sclafani AP. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix for improvement of deep nasolabial folds. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2010;9(1):66-71. 12. Sclafani AP. Applications of platelet-rich fibrin matrix in facial plastic surgery. Facial Plast Surg. 2009;25(4):270-276. 13. https://www.vampirefacial.com/
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