Treatment in Focus: Dracula Facelift
If you’ve been researching the idea of a facelift, or like the idea of anti-wrinkle injections but can’t stand the idea of going under the knife or needle, the answer might just be pumping through your veins in the form of a Dracula Facelift.
Women are turning to less conventionally methods when seeking skin rejuvenation treatments now. In particular we’re seeing a surge in patients opting for more holistic options like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRPT) that use the body’s natural resources over injectable toxins. The procedure which has been dubbed the ‘Dracula Facelift’ involves taking a blood sample and putting it through a machine which separates out the platelets.
Platelets are responsible for making the blood clot when we get a cut or skin bruise. But at high concentrations they are also thought to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally. These platelets are then injected into the face. The unique treatment, known also as a Vampire Facelift, is proving popular with celebrities and regular patients alike, initially gaining great results in America before being offered by clinics across the UK.
PRPT can rejuvenate and repair skin that shows signs of daily damage thanks to the environment. It’s a good treatment for skin that has been damaged by the sun or smoking, or that is dry and wrinkled due to age. A fairly simple and relatively pain-free treatment, this form of skin rejuvenation usually appeals to women because it’s a natural product from their own body, meaning no unreliable toxins are required to see wrinkle reduction.
The platelets have growth factors within them which, when they are injected into the face, stimulate collagen which helps to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin. After six months most of the patients we treat are still very satisfied with the results.
Platelet transfusions have long been used as part of reconstructive surgery, but this is their initial use as a cosmetic treatment. Using your own blood, a technique which has been used in medicine for a long time, can really give your skin a cosmetic boost. Unlike many procedures, the Dracula Facelift offers a way of restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue. The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least one to two years.
Your PRPT questions answered!
Is it safe for facial rejuvenation?
Yes. The procedure is a safe and natural treatment and has shown many benefits for both women and men. As an added benefit, the Dracula Facelift contains platelet rich plasma (PRP) growth factors, which are derived from each patient’s own blood and promotes rapid healing, with minimal downtime required after treatment.
How soon can the results be seen?
As PRPT uses a patient’s own blood individual results will vary. As skin goes through its natural healing process, full results can appear within two to three months, and can last over a year.
Does this treatment have a medical background?
Very much so. Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRPT) has been used for over 35 years as an effective facial rejuvenation and hair loss treatment, but the restorative powers of a person’s blood being injected back into them were first discovered by the medical world by sports doctors. They would inject an injured athlete’s blood back into a muscle to accelerate recovery. This helps to rebuild cells quickly and stimulates collagen, a protein which gives skin firmness and strength.