A Vampire Facelift® delivers renewed skin and the younger appearance achieved with a facelift — without the trauma of surgery. You only need to give Patrick Yassini, MD, ABIHM, at Ageless San Diego a short amount of time to perform a vampire facelift using injectables that rejuvenate and lift your skin. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or learn more about the benefits of a vampire facelift, call the office in Coronado, California, or book an appointment online.
A vampire facelift gently lifts and contours your face using a dermal filler, then stimulates skin rejuvenation with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The two products are injected into carefully chosen areas of your face, where the dermal filler creates an immediate lifting effect and PRP works within your skin over time to rebuild tissues.
The dermal fillers used during a vampire facelift contain hyaluronic acid gel. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, where it’s essential for maintaining skin hydration and resilience. When the hyaluronic gel is injected under your skin, it restores volume and lifts facial features.
Your blood contains platelets, which are full of proteins called growth factors. Growth factors promote wound healing by stimulating the synthesis of new cells, blood vessels, collagen, and other tissues needed to renew old or damaged structures.
PRP is a plasma that contains a higher amount of platelets than normal blood. Dr. Yassini produces PRP using your own blood, so you don’t need to worry about compatibility or allergic reactions.
A small amount of your blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge, which separates platelet-rich plasma from other blood components.
This PRP is extracted and injected into your skin, where it activates stem cells to produce new collagen, blood vessels, and fatty tissue. As a result, your skin is renewed. The new tissues make it stronger and tighter, improve texture, and impart a healthy glow.
Dr. Yassini thoroughly explains the procedure and answers all your questions, then your skin is cleansed and prepared for the injections. While the injections are often well tolerated, anesthetic ointments or local anesthesia are available to ensure your comfort.
The procedure generally takes an hour, but Dr. Yassini lets you know how long your session will take based on the areas you need to be treated. Following the procedure, you may have slight bruising or redness at the injection site that resolves in about a week.
Dermal fillers produce immediate results, while it takes a little time for your body to grow new cells and tissues. Skin renewal and collagen growth continue for about three months. Results produced by the dermal filler may last one to two years, depending on the product used.
When you’re ready for a natural, innovative way to refresh your skin, call Ageless San Diego today or schedule an appointment online.