The Vampire Facelift can help restore a youthful appearance so if you’ve recently looked in the mirror and wondered where the younger, healthier you disappeared to, this non-invasive treatment may be right for you.
Is your medicine cabinet full of anti-aging creams and lotions? If so, you’re not alone. Many skincare products tout the ability to nix unwanted fine lines and wrinkles but over-the-counter products simply aren’t strong enough to combat the effects of Mother Nature. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity causing sagging skin, wrinkles, and zapping our once-youthful appearance. Even at a young age, however, your skin can start to show signs of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to genetics, exposure to sun, and lifestyle habits such as smoking.
Happily, there’s a non-surgical way to enhance facial volume and lose those pesky wrinkles for up to a year. It’s called the Vampire Facelift and it’s available right here at Cherokee Women’s Health.
What is a Vampire Facelift??
A Vampire Facelift sounds like something out of a Halloween movie, right? But don’t worry! The Vampire Facelift is a nearly painless option for women seeking to restore their natural, youthful beauty. The minimally-invasive procedure harnesses your body’s natural healing and regenerative properties. Experience younger-looking skin with a quick office procedure.
How Does the Vampire Facelift Work?
The Vampire Facelift treatment uses your own blood (platelet rich plasma, hence the name) along with the help of hyaluronic acid filler, a substance found naturally within your body. Your cosmetic specialist will draw a small amount of blood, separate it, and add a thickening agent before re-inserting it to pre-determined problem areas. This hour-long process allows your body to stimulate collagen production and blood supply months after the procedure.
Vampire Facelift Treatment Areas
The Vampire Facelift treats a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. Some treatment options include (but are not limited to);
- Lines at corners of the mouth and nose
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Plumping of the cheeks.
What Results Can I Expect?
After your Vampire Facelift procedure, you’ll see some results immediately. And, because collagen growth and blood supply are naturally stimulated, you’ll continue to notice improvement over the next 3 months. Your complexion will be smoother and fine lines and wrinkles will be noticeably reduced.
The Vampire Facelift is not considered a permanent procedure, and results vary patient to patient. However, the average person should see noticeable youthful skin for a year or more after their Vampire Facelift treatment!
What is the Recovery Process?
The Vampire Facelift is minimally-invasive which means no downtime or recovery. After your quick treatment, you’ll be able to go about your daily activities. Many patients aptly name the Vampire Facelift a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because they’re able to have it done on their lunch break.
You may experience some redness or slight bruising at the injection sites. Typically, any side effects from the Vampire Facelift should disappear in a day or two. If you’re concerned about the cosmetic appearance, light makeup can be applied and no one will be the wiser.
Your doctor may ask that you avoid rubbing your face for several hours after your treatment.
How Long do the Effects of a Vampire Facelift Last?
On average, you’ll experience continued improvement from your Vampire Facelift for up to three months after your procedure. The treatment itself can leave you with younger, healthier skin for a year -or more!
Results can vary on a number of factors such as your age, skin tone and texture, as well as lifestyle habits. During your in-person consultation, your cosmetic specialist will assess your skin and give you a realistic prediction based on your individual needs.
Am I a Candidate for the Vampire Facelift?
A Vampire Facelift isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking to correct moderate fine lines and wrinkles and enhance facial volume, a Vampire Facelift may be for you. People with less visible signs of aging may want to consider a Vampire Facial (platelet rich plasma alone). The Vampire Facial is similar, only the added dermal fillers are not used in the process. However, the benefits of the added dermal fillers in the Vampire Facelift give a more desired and satisfying effect for those with more severe lines and wrinkles.
Physically and mentally healthy patients who go into the procedure with realistic expectations are more likely to achieve their desired results. Be aware, the Vampire Facelift may be less effective for smokers due to inhibited growth factors.
The Vampire Facelift can be combined with other treatments for an optimal outcome. Before your procedure, your doctor will walk you through every aspect of the treatment process so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.
Ready to learn more? Call to schedule a free consultation with one of our double-board certified physicians at 770.720.7733 today.