By: Dr. Iman AL-Haj MD FRCS Houston,Texas (For Tadawi Medical Centre,Qatar)
With the advancement of the non-surgical cosmetic treatments, looking and feeling younger has become much easier. Today's nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are relatively affordable and so accessible—with short healing times and almost immediate results.
The Vampire facelift is the method of “autologous regenerative medicine” using the client’s own bioactive, platelet rich plasma – PRP. Platelets consist of granules which store multiple growth factors with the aim of regenerating aged and damaged skin and hypodermal tissue(deep tissue). Further still, the plasma contains white blood cells which stimulate the micro vascularisation (small vessels formation).
This means the regeneration is via bio-stimulation and described as “autologous cellular rejuvenation” (ACR) (own /self tissue repair) with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The injected autologous platelet rich plasma acts as a biologic scaffold that comprises a “structure and signals” process and includes the five major steps of physiological wound healing:
1. Formation of a tri-dimensional fibrin strand including platelets and white blood cells that functions as a bio-active “scaffold.”
2. Platelet-mediated release of growth factors in their biologically determined ratios.
3. Chemo-attraction of macrophages and stem cells to the site of bioactive “scaffold.”
4. Stem cell proliferation (mitosis).
5. Stem cell differentiation in vicinity of bio-active “scaffold.”
Recommendation and contraindication :
There are more than 25,000 scientific papers on platelet rich plasma and, to date no data has reported any adverse event .The procedure is simple and safe if done correctly, under the supervision of a doctor.
Pain and bruising of variable degree associated with swelling that usually would last anywhere between 2-3 days and up to 2 weeks in slow healing patients.
The procedure is contraindicated with people with chronic disease such as blood born infection and cancer.
This treatment is not necessarily a stand-alone; combining it with other treatments modalities such as Radiesse or other great fillers, IPL, some resurfacing treatments and internal nutrition will increase the rate of collagen growth. Commonly the procedure is performed to the following body parts :
-The face with fillers : rejuvenation and potentiate filler results.
-The scalp with the injection of other vitamins also known as mesotherapy: stops hair loss and improve growth.
-The Neck to define the angle of the neck and alleviate the double chin and erase lines and
- finally hands: brighten and tighten.
So, if you are looking for way to get healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated skin, but done quickly and without surgery, this procedure is able to do this by harnessing your own body’s healing and regenerative properties. The Vampire Facelift is an outpatient procedure, and results can be experienced on the same day.
Do you think cosmetic surgery is an advisable way for enhancing your looks?
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