Vampire Facelift and Radio Frequency Microneedling
for Wrinkle Removal
If you want to look younger by removing wrinkles naturally, you can give the Vampire Facelift “Platelet Rich Plasma” procedure a try. The wrinkle removal procedure, otherwise called ‘vampire facial’, was used and made famous by the reality stars.
What is vampire facial and how does it work?
The procedure (Vampire Facelift) is an advanced anti-aging and wrinkle removal treatment that utilizes the rejuvenating and natural healing components of your blood. The components help refresh and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment also reduces fine lines and adds volume to the skin. Due to the fact that it uses your blood, it is regarded as a natural and safe alternative – thereby diminishing any potential side effects.
The treatment is termed ‘Vampire Facelift’ because the blood is drawn from your body (especially the arm). Nevertheless, others refer to the treatment as platelet rich plasma – PRP
What are the commonly treated areas?
Vampire Facelift is generally used to treat different areas of the body; however, its modeling features suit some particular areas more. The areas include:
- Areas of the face with decreased facial volume like sunken cheeks, (hollowing of the temple area, or sagging chin
- Dark circles and Tear troughs under the eye
- Loosed skin – crepey or wrinkled skin
- Acne and other scars
- Aged hands
- Wrinkles and Neck rings
- Cleavage, Décolleté, and chest wrinkles
- Laugh lines and Crow’s feet
How does Vampire facelift “Platelet Rich Plasma” works?
The treatment works by concentrating fibrin and platelets drawn from your blood in the area of your face. The procedure gives physicians the ability to strengthen your body’s natural ability for repairing the skin’s flaws.
Once the constituent (platelets and fibrin) is applied in the target area, it releases growth factors which set off the production of collagen and new cells.
The major structural component Collagen, which is under the skin, provides thickness, texture, adds volume to your face, and improves the appearance of your skin.
When collagen breaks down, wrinkles and other skin imperfections become visible on the skin. Hence, the production of collagen is a natural way to remove wrinkles, fine lines and restore a youthful appearance.
Am I a good candidate for a vampire facial treatment?
The treatment is for people who want to improve the tone of their skin and virtually anyone who needs a more youthful appearance. Such people can benefit from the vampire facial treatment. Furthermore, Patients in their early 30 and 40s are also good candidates.
Patients in their mid-20s can use the treatment as a preventative alternative to curb minor wrinkles, tear troughs, or any skin imperfections.
Are vampire facelifts painful and safe?
Prior to the treatment, a cream (local anesthetic) is applied to the targeted area. The local anesthetic will make the procedure relatively painless. However, patients should expect minor discomfort when the injections are applied along the lip border.
Are there any side effects?
The side-effects are minor, and they include mild itchiness, puffy-looking skin, and bruising. The side-effects last for approximately 2 to 3days.
How long does the treatment last?
Patients in their 40s are advised to have three procedures, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, while younger patients require one treatment. The treatment takes around an hour and a half, and clients are advised to have a maintenance treatment one year later.
Radiofrequency Microneedling for wrinkle removal
If you want to improve your skin tone, you need to choose a facial treatment that is effective, safe, and minimally invasive. One of the safest procedures is Radiofrequency Microneedling.
Radiofrequency Microneedling is an innovative treatment which uses Radiofrequency technology to address wrinkles and sagging skin. The procedures will give you a youthful appearance without any downtime. The radiofrequency Microneedling treatment is also used to diminish the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
What are the benefits of Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling?
- It Improves wrinkles of the face, eyes, neck, and fine lines
- It enhances the elasticity of solar damaged and aged skin
- RF Microneedling reduce the appearance of acne scars
- The treatment is ideal for all skin types
- Radio Frequency Microneedling tightens loose and saggy skin on every part of the body
- It treats hyperhidrosis and acne
- Little or no downtime
How does radiofrequency Microneedling (RF) work?
The treatment combines Microneedling and radiofrequency technology to remove wrinkles. The microneedle technology is used to deliver Radiofrequency in the dermis (the second layer of the skin, which contains collage)
By sending heat energy from Radiofrequency to the second layer of the skin (dermis), it stimulates the growth of collagen and tightens the tissue precisely at the targeted depths of your skin.
The levels of collagen will keep on increasing until it gets to a level that is sufficient enough to tighten the skin. Consequently, the appearance of wrinkles and fine will reduce greatly and you will have a firm and youthful appearance. Furthermore, the procedure is nearly painless with little or no downtime.
How long does Radiofrequency treatment take?
With a skilled physician, the treatment takes approximately 45 minutes and an additional 15 minutes if the neck is treated.
What can I do after the treatment?
After the procedure, do not apply makeup immediately and avoid touching the treated area with towels and unclean hands.
Is the treatment painful?
You may experience minor discomfort during the treatment in specific areas like forehead, jawline, and cheeks.
How many Radiofrequency Microneedling treatments will I need?
It depends on the area and the type of skin imperfection. Physicians recommend series of three treatments. However, Younger patients who require preventative treatments can undergo treatment yearly.
How long will it take for me to see results?
The result varies for each patient. However, you will notice visible results within one to three months and complete results within six to twelve months. The results generally depend on the patient’s skin health, smoking habits, sun exposure, age, and lifestyle. Also, physicians recommend a “touch up” treatment every twelve to eighteen months.