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Vampire Facelift® is a procedure in which hyaluronic acid fillers are used in concert with growth factors derived from platelets, a component of your blood to restore youthful shape and volume, improve the skin’s tone and texture and rejuvenate new and younger tissue. The growth factors are used to heal and revitalize the facial tissue. The growth factors are derived from PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma. Hyaluronic acid fillers restore the youthful shape of the face by adding volume while also serving as scaffolding for the growth factors.
PRP is being considered for many diseases or health conditions that require healing–NEW TISSUE GROWTH–that’s what healing is.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are not simply used to enhance volume and shape. Special emphasis is placed on sculpting a natural and restoring a more youthful-looking appearance.
The blood is drawn as in any regular blood draw, then the blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood, red blood cells, RBC, at the bottom of the tube, white blood cells, WBC, and platelets in the next layer and plasma at the top. The WBC and platelet layer and the plasma immediately above them is the portion used for the injection. This fraction contains the highest concentration of platelets and therefore growth factors.
The growth factors in this fraction then stimulate the stem cells in the injected tissue to grow into new cells to heal the tissue and improve its function. In this case the face and neck.
PRP is also used in other tissues, in women it can be used to rejuvenate the tissues and address some of the health and psychological issues associated with loss of tone and optimal sexual functioning and to reduce stress related urine leakage; in men, it can be used to revascularize tissues and address some of the issues associated with erectile dysfunction.
It is used in the face, neck and hands to help reduce some of the ravages of time and the environment and in the joints to repair damaged tissues.
In summary, the growth factors obtained from your blood are concentrated and reinjected into the parts that need to be repaired or rejuvenated