LiveAgelessly is proud to offer the latest revolutionary non-invasive alternative to a facelift using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) known as the Vampire Facial® and the Vampire FaceLift®.
Aging of the skin results from a combination of a gradual decline in the function of aging cells (intrinsic aging) along with the damage caused by environmental factors (extrinsic aging), which includes smoking, exposure to chemicals, and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. When skin is continually exposed to UVB, it can lead to the break down of collagen causing skin to lose it elasticity and this causes skin to wrinkle.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich Plasma comes from your blood, so there is no risk of rejection. The blood is drawn from your arm and it is placed in a special tube/cylinder and is placed inside a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins down the blood at varying speeds causing the red blood cells to separate from the plasma. The plasma contains both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and platelet poor plasma (PPP) both of which have been clinically proven to aid in wound healing.
Platelets play a role in blood clotting and they are a natural source of growth factors. They have small granules within them that include the following growth factors:
- Platelet derived growth factor (PGDF)
- Insulin like growth factor (IGF)
- Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
- Platelet derived angiogenic factor (PDAF)
- Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B)
Platelets also release numerous other substances that are important in wound healing. In order to turn on the growth factors and subsequent wound healing for the Vampire Facial® and Vampire FaceLift® microneedling is performed on the surface of the face. This is followed by the topical application of PRP to the face and leads to clinically proven appearance of the skin over time as collagen is made and fibroblasts are activated. Fibroblasts produce collagen and the extracellular matrix, which provides cells with structural support.
What is Microneedling?
Delivery of therapeutic agents for cosmetic therapy is limited to small and lipophilic (fat loving) molecules on the skin surface. Microneedling overcomes the barrier of the top layer of skin by puncturing small micropores, opening up the skin for 4 to 5 hours.
Microneedling is a very simple to perform, safe , effective and minimally invasive therapeutic technique. It causes skin rejuvenation for retexturing the skin and is used to treat acne scars, cause skin rejuvenation, diminish stretch marks, and eliminate rosacea (redness of the skin). It can safely be performed on all skin types including dark skin. It will reduce the appearance of dark hyperpigmented lesion (dark spots) that occur under the eye and on the skin surface.
What is the cost of a Vampire Facial® or a Vampire FaceLift®?
The Vampire Facial® involves microneedling followed by the application of PRP. The cost is $1500
The Vampire FaceLift® also involves microneedling with the application of PRP but it also entails injections of PRP into the skin of the face in areas where more rejuvenation is needed. Fillers such as Juvederm can be used, but Dr. Keller prefers to use Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), which comes from your own blood and is therefore made by the body. PRF carries no risk of rejection and is more natural than a filler. The cost varies from $1700 upwards depending on the type and amount of PRF or filler chosen.
Dr. Maria Keller is an official provider of the Vampire FaceLift® and was trained by the inventor of the procedure, Dr. Charles Runels. She is a member of the Cellular Medicine Association, the official sanctioning organization for the Vampire FaceLift®, O-Shot®, Priapus Shot®, and Vampire Wing Lift™.
Do You Show These 3 Signs of Aging?
1. Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
2. Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as 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 of every skin color 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 person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape 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. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) can be used as a natural filler. Unlike HA filler, PRF will actually help the body to naturally create collagen and elastin and act as a temporary filler. As another adjunct, Botox® can also be used to help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift® offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue!
Here’s how it’s done…
3 Steps of the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure
1) Creating a Beautiful & Natural Shape
In the first part of the Vampire FaceLift® procedure, the physician uses an Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face–while still keeping the shape natural.
Providers of the Vampire Facelift® procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research (starting with the notebooks of Lonardo da Vinci) to avoid at all costs creating an unnatural shape. These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons and constitute part of the intellectual property protected by the trademarked name (Vampire Facelift®).
After creating a younger, natural shape, then the physician harvests from the woman’s own blood (hence the name Vampire) growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
2) Isolating & Activating the Magic from Your Blood
First, the physician draws about 2 teaspoons of blood.
Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)–all within about 10 minutes in the office!
Then she “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 new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.
3) Injecting the Magic into Your Face
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).
The multipotent 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!
Use Your Blood to Rejuvenate Your Face…
The Vampire Facelift® procedure is not for everyone.
Many would do better with surgery, or laser therapy, or Botox®, or simply PRP or an HA filler used alone.
The Vampire Facelift® book gives more detail…or even better, schedule your free consultation today…
The Vampire Facial® procedure, using a specific technique for micro-needing, followed by application of PRP. The Vampire Facelift® procedure involves using Juvederm to restore shape followed by injecting PRP below the dermis the help restore color and texture along with enhancing a normal shape.
Vampire Facial® with Vivace™Microneedling $1500
Vampire Facelift® with Vivace™ Microneedling without Fillers $1700
Vampire Facelift® with Vivace™ and Fillers starting at $2000
Vampire Under Eye Rejuvenation $300
Botox® 50 unit vial (covers forehead, brows and crow's feet) treatment is $500. Our Botox® is full strength and one bottle is used per person.