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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments in Los Angeles, CA

Are wrinkles or sagging skin making you look older than you feel? A vampire facial or facelift may revive some of that youthful glow.

These cutting-edge cosmetic procedures require drawing your blood, then using a centrifuge to isolate its platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These highly concentrated platelets are then injected into your facial skin and activate the collagen that’s been wearing thin.

These minimally invasive procedures may restore you skin’s firmness and radiance while reducing wrinkles, lines, and sagging. Both procedures are performed right in our office, minimizing your downtime and recovery time.

You don’t have to go through life looking older than you feel. To explore how our aesthetics professionals can use vampire facials or facelifts to help achieve your cosmetic goals, call Novus Anti-Aging Center today at (310) 954-1450 or contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes skin aging?

Skin changes are a natural part of the aging process. Your face shows the result of aging in two ways. First, your facial skin loses its volume of bone, muscle, fat, and skin, making it look flat or hollow while sapping its natural color.

The second way is by losing skin flexibility. This makes your skin droop, wrinkle, or sag. Lines or discoloration may also appear as a result of the aging process.

The aim of vampire facials and facelifts is to help restore your skin’s youthful appearance by repairing the effects of aging. This may occur as a result of treating your face with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Our blood is mainly a liquid called plasma that contains red and white blood cells, as well as platelets – which help with our blood clotting. Platelets also contain proteins called growth factors. Activated platelets form a sticky fibrin matrix, secreting growth factors and recruiting stem cells to pull together and repair torn collagen. This form of injury healing may have anti-aging and restorative properties.

To create platelet-rich plasma, your practitioner will draw some of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from darker components like red blood cells. This centrifuge process will be repeated until the plasma is satisfactorily platelet-rich.

PRP contains plasma with a concentration of platelets five to ten times higher than are normally found in blood. When injected into specific sites, this platelet-rich plasma may help your body heal and regenerate. This includes potential restoration and rejuvenation of your facial skin.

What is a vampire facial?

First, your doctor will create tiny entry pores to the top layer of your skin using a microneedle called a Dermapen. Vampire facials do not include injections with a syringe. The PRP is applied to your facial skin during and after the microneedling to maximize its effect.

Applying platelet-rich plasma stimulates blood supply, increases collagen production, and generates new skin and fatty tissue. This collagen supply may propel your skin to repair itself, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and restoring a radiant glow.

What is a vampire facelift?

A vampire facelift requires skin injections. For this procedure, your practitioner will apply numbing cream to your face, and strategically use a syringe to inject a dermal filler such as Restylane and platelet-rich fibrin matrix. This near painless outpatient procedure only takes about an hour and can give your skin the fuller, lusher, more radiant appearance you desire. Vampire facelifts are generally better than vampire facials for targeting specific treatment areas of your face to achieve age-defying results.

What is platelet-rich fibrin matrix?

Platelet-rich fibrin matrix is created by spinning your blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other blood components. This creates platelet-rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then blended with calcium chloride or another activator, making it thicker and longer lasting. This “supercharged” PRP is ideal when attempting to achieve healthier and younger-looking skin.

Platelet-rich fibrin matrix contains at least eight of your body’s own concentrated growth factors. This matrix may increase blood flow to your skin, resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin, and may activate collage and stem cell production to stimulate the creation of new fatty tissue.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm are products composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your skin that may have anti-aging properties. When injected strategically into your face, these fillers may restore your face’s volume, giving it a fuller, plumper appearance that looks and feels natural.

Natural fillers are generally safer and work better than artificial ones. They also work better with platelet-rich plasma and have far fewer risks than artificial fillers.

Unlike Botox, vampire facials do not require paralyzing muscles, so you may enjoy greater facial volume without losing muscle function.

What do vampire facials and vampire facelifts treat?

These treatments can help reduce or eliminate a wide variety of skin conditions. These include:

  • facial lines
  • wrinkles on your nose, forehead, and other areas of the face
  • crow’s feet (lines by the corners of your eyes)
  • sunken or hollow eyes or cheeks
  • sun damaged skin
  • skin discoloration
  • chicken pox or acne scars

What are the benefits of vampire facials and vampire facelifts?

The biggest advantages include:

  • fully customizable: vampire facelifts can be customized for your specific desires
  • high success rates: most patients report positive results
  • low risk of side effects: both procedures generally present few or mild side effects
  • fast application: from blood draw to completion, both procedures take about an hour
  • non-exclusive: you can combine these procedures with others, such as Botox or Dysport
  • short recovery time: both procedures require little to no downtime
  • low risk of negative reactions: PRP is taken from your own blood
  • outpatient procedure: no hospital stay or general anesthesia

What results can I expect from these procedures?

Firmer facial skin, enhanced volume, reduced lines, and a warm, radiant glow are what you may experience as a result of vampire facials and facelifts.

Some patients see results within a few days, but it may take up to 3-4 weeks to notice improvement. Facial skin renewal generally lasts for about three months after your procedure, while the overall effects can last for over a year.

Your cosmetic goals may be achieved with just one vampire facial or facelift, but more treatments are often recommended to get the exact results you desire.

What are the potential side risks and side effects?

While side effects are generally mild or minimal, some potential side effects of vampire facials and facelifts may include:

  • bruising, swelling, and redness at injection sites
  • tenderness or pain at or near injection sites
  • temporary skin discoloration
  • infection (rare)

Smokers and vampire facelifts

Cigarette smoke interferes with your body’s growth factors and may disrupt tissue healing and regeneration. If you are a smoker, vampire facelift procedures may not produce the same results they would for a non-smoker. In this case, you may benefit more from a hyaluronic filler procedure rather than choosing platelet-rich fibrin matrix.

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Aging is natural, but you don’t have to wear your age on your face. Cutting-edge cosmetic technology like vampire facials and vampire facelifts can enhance your appearance, making you look and feel healthier and happier while improving your quality of life.

Come discover how our cosmetic professionals can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To speak with our vampire facial or vampire facelift specialists, call Novus Anti-Aging Center today at (310) 954-1450 or contact us here.

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