A good candidate for Vampire Facelift® is if you have no severe skin conditions and are in good health. This procedure is only performed on certain parts of your face, since it requires a small amount of your blood. The best candidates for PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, injections are those with loose, folded skin — in which the skin wrinkles and folds due to poor underlying support and brittle surface tissue.
Some of the facial flaws that this procedure corrects include:
- Surgical and acne scars
- Skin lesions
- Dermis thinning
- Fine line and coarse wrinkles
- Substantial connective tissue strength loss leading to drooping
Vampire Facelift® are considered safe, but there can be serious risks when they’re done by an inexperienced injector. Dr. Charles Runels, inventor of Vampire treatments, asserts that anyone who uses the “Vampire” name agrees to follow a standardized set of practices. It’s important to find an experienced injector who’s very knowledgeable about facial anatomy, such as a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or facial plastic surgeon.
The Vampire Facelift® procedure only takes about an hour to complete, and that includes the blood draw, preparation of the PRP, platelet-rich fibrin matrix. The Vampire Facelift® has little to no downtime, so you should be able to go back to work the next day. You’ll likely have mild bruising, tenderness, and swelling for a week or two due to the filler. Applying ice or a cold compress intermittently after injections can help ease the swelling.
Since skin renewal and rejuvenation is using the body’s own active regeneration components, facial skin renewal is continual for about 3 months after the procedure. The overall effects of the Vampire Facelift® can last for over a year.
Dermal fillers create immediate volume, so you’ll see a difference right away. Your real results will become apparent as the swelling subsides and the effects of the PRP and fillers start to kick in within two weeks. The skin will continue to improve for up to three months after the procedure as collagen and elastin production picks up and blood flow increases.
PREPARING FOR FIRST PRP
FINISHED PRP FOR INJECTIONS
What can I expect?
How long does it last?
You'll see immediate plumping results from the filler, and the glow and evenness from PRP will be visible after 2 to 3 weeks. Results aren't permanent and will typically last for 1 year and as long as 18 months.