You might have heard this type of treatment called The Vampire Facelift or The Kardashian Facelift, but what is it really?
Its facial rejuvenation utilising your very own concentrated growth factors, stem cells & platelet rich plasm from your own blood with a micro needling procedure to help them to reach the very important collagen producing dermal layer. This is what makes this procedure stand out from the rest. Few people are aware that their own blood contains numerous microscopic components that are able to regenerate and repair all kinds of tissue in the body, including your skin. This is truly liquid gold when it comes to improving the texture and appearance of your skin. Cells in the blood called platelets, help the body to heal itself after injury by releasing Growth Factors. These growth factors stimulate the tissue regeneration process. Your blood also contains stem cells which are able to develop into the active cells required to regenerate and repair tissue. These cells have been used clinically to treat various diseases including spinal cord injuries. This is how powerful our own blood can be when it comes to repairing and rejuvenating our body.
To utilise all of this healing power from your blood, the dentist will firstly draw your blood from your arm, in the same manner as if you were having a routine blood test. The drawn blood is then placed into a special machine called a Centrifuge. This spins the blood at high speeds to separate the different components of the blood. The dentist will then take the blood concentrate solution required for your treatment from the vial. This is then administered back into your skin using the Micro-needling technique. We first place a numbing cream on your face for your comfort during the micro-needling procedure. Due to the application of the numbing cream, most patients feel little to no discomfort with this procedure. After your treatment you can wash your face with warm water only. No makeup is to be applied for up to 24 hours after your treatment. You will experience some redness and possibly some itching and/or slight swelling after your treatment. This should subside within a couple of hours for most patients. If you have any concerns at all, please speak to your dentist. Some people see effects after just one treatment, but for best results you will need a course of treatment prescribed by your dentist, usually 3-6 treatments. You will start to see the effects of this treatment leaving you with beautiful, healthy, glowing skin.