While a Vampire Facelift® may sound intimidating, the procedure uses regenerative medicine to restore youth and vibrancy to your skin by tapping your body’s own incredible resources. Using this innovative approach to anti-aging, Barbara Mack, MD, Brandi Faudree, PA-C, and the rest of the True Potential MD team breathe new life into aging skin, helping his patients in the Greater Tacoma, Washington area look as young as they feel. To learn more about the Vampire Facelift, call the office in University Place, Washington, or request a Vampire Facial appointment using the online booking tool.
A vampire facelift is an innovative procedure that uses your body’s own resources to regenerate and repair your skin on a cellular level. Your blood contains four components:
Your platelets are largely responsible for clotting, but they also contain hundreds of proteins or growth factors. When you’re injured, these platelets get to work, helping your tissue heal by promoting new cell growth.
The orthopedic world was the first to understand the untapped power that resides in your blood. Medical professionals found a way to isolate platelets, mix them back in with plasma, then re-inject the concentrate into areas where soft tissue needed a healing boost. Over time, new fields of medicine began to explore the advantages of this regenerative medicine, which is at the heart of the Vampire Facelift.
During this procedure, Dr. Mack first uses dermal fillers to add volume to areas where your skin has begun to sag. Once your face takes on a more youthful shape, she takes a sample of your blood and, using a centrifuge, draws out your platelets. She takes these platelets, activates them, and reintroduces them into your skin through small injections.
Once injected, your platelets go to work to promote new healthy cell growth, improved circulation, and increased collagen production.
After your Vampire Facelift, Dr. Mack supplies you with Altar®, a substance that you apply to your skin to help supply blood flow to fragile, new pluripotent stem cells.
The Vampire Facelift is designed to tackle most problem areas in your skin. The multi-pronged approach addresses the following issues:
Dr. Mack’s goal with the Vampire Facelift is to give you great results without the downtime and risks associated with a surgical facelift procedure.
Your results will be both immediate and gradual. The fillers go to work immediately to provide volume to sunken skin. The platelets work more gradually since they’re regenerating and repairing your skin from the inside out. Typically, your results become more prominent over the course of several weeks, with optimal results appearing about six weeks after your procedure.
To learn more about the Vampire Facelift, call True Potential MD today, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.