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Do You Show These Signs of Aging?
Skin color grayer because of less blood flow.
Fine vertical lines around the mouth
Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks "worn", or "tired" or "droopy." The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.
Scars from trauma, acne, or chickenpox?
What is a PRP Facelift?
A PRP facelift, commonly referred to as the Vampire Facelift, is emerging as a lower cost, natural, simpler option to traditional facelifts. It is frequently used to enhance other treatments such as biocompatible injectable fillers, fat transfer, and/or Fraxel laser procedures.
People undergo PRP facelifts for much the same reasons as a traditional one- namely, to help the skin appear more youthful. Benefits from undergoing the Vampire Facelift include a rosier complexion (as opposed to dull or gray), restoring contour, bolsters structural support, and many others. One of the most attractive benefits of PRP facelifts is that it is a non-surgical procedure- with virtually zero risk of post-op infection- unlike its traditional predecessor.
How it Works
The PRP Facelift has three steps:
The physician will isolate growth factors from the patient’s blood.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are injected into the skin. These are what help shape more youthful contours.
Multi-potent stem cells are activated once growth factors are detected. This supports the growth of new tissues. PRP helps produce collagen which provides support in building facial structure. New fatty tissues and blood vessels are also generated during a PRP facelift; the former is responsible for smoother-looking skin while the latter restores a healthy more youthful glow.
Recovering From a PRP Facelift
Recovering from a Vampire service requires little effort… just a lot of patience!
Expect full recovery to take around 2-3 months. On the first day or so, some redness, tenderness, and bruising is normal. By the third day, these side effects should subside drastically (if not completely). This post-op swelling and bruising will gradually diminish until finally revealing a younger healthier you! Some patients report their skin having a sandpaper-like quality to it the day after their procedure. If you experience this side effect, give it up to one week to subside.
While these changes may be uncomfortable, minimal downtime is required as a result of them. You can go back to your daily activities as early as the same day of your procedure.
Results vary but typically last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.
How to Prolong the Benefits of a PRP Facelift
Similar to recovering from a traditional facelift, sun protection, and moisturizing are paramount in helping yourself heal in the days following your PRP facelift.
The decision for which procedure to undergo is entirely up to you. Hopefully, this article has given you some idea of the pros and cons of each procedure and has informed you enough to make an educated decision.
If you have further concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free consultation
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