“Vampire” Face Lift

Use Your Blood to Rejuvenate Your Face…

 

Among the signs of aging:

  1. Skin colour becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
  2. Facial shape becomes deflated and droopy as fat, muscle and collagen decrease.
  3. 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 and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.

 

Why the Vampire?

With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way? Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the patient appear younger. But a surgical face-lift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of volume without extra skin is the main problem). Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face or even foreign to this planet. The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture. Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift (R) offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving the skin’s tone and texture, as well as literally regenerating new and younger tissue.

 

How it is done:

Dr Fiumara harvests from your own blood (hence the name Vampire) growth factors that your body would normally use to heal damaged tissue: your surgeon draws about 2 teaspoons of your blood. Then, using a centrifuge, the surgeon isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP) – all within about 10 minutes in a clinic setting. Then Dr Fiumara “activates” those platelets to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.

These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate the skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face, using numbing cream and a very small needle. These growth factors then activate multi-potent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should be generated). The multi-potent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!

The result…younger-appearing skin!  The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years.