Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Technology and the Art of Sculpting a Beautiful Face
The most exciting breakthrough in non-surgical facelift cutting edge anti-aging therapies is the extraction of stem cells, via Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a means of stimulating new collagen, blood vessels, and fatty tissue generation to “repair” maturing skin, hair and hormonal decline.
PRP was developed, as many medical breakthroughs are, from scientific experimentation resulting from every day seemingly innocuous events. In the case of PRP, we noticed that, several days after scraping a knee or elbow following a fall, a yellow “goo,” will form around the scab. (1) The “goo” consists of multipotent stem cells, containing growth factors, 8 to be exact, sentinels lying dormant, waiting to be called upon to repair damaged tissue.
Study of the physiological progression of the wound from the moment of injury to completed healing, renders us capable of replicating mother nature, essentially creating our own “goo.”
Starting with a simple blood draw, we can extract, via a proprietary centrifugation technique, the essence of our own innate healing properties, i.e. the “goo,” technically known as platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), to grow new skin, collagen, fat, nerves and blood vessels.
Healing open wounds exhibit a 5 fold increase in calcium concentration versus normal tissue. After isolating the platelet rich portion of the upper watery portion of a blood sample, we infuse calcium into the concentrate activating the growth factors to stimulate latent stem cells to create new, youthful tissue in the face, scalp, breast, sex organs, and joints and muscles.
Though they sound “scary” or exotic, “The Vampire Series” are simple our way of taking Mother Nature’s healing properties from your own blood, hence the “Vampire” moniker.
What Is The Vampire FaceLift®?
The Vampire FaceLift® is a facelift that is non-surgical as it combines our extracted platelet rich fibrin matrix with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, our preference is Juvederm, to deliver a youthful, naturally fresh new face.(2)
How Does the Vampire Facelift® Work?
In restructuring the human face we look to the master of masters, Leonardo da Vinci and his 15th century concepts of the ideal human. Based on the “Golden Ratio,” da Vinci’s theories are as relevant today as they were 500 years ago. The “Golden Ratio” is a mathematical progression defining facial proportion and symmetry. Simply stated, a symmetrical face, based on the Golden Ratio, is an attractive face.(3)(4)
When analyzing a patient for the non-surgicalVampire Facelift®, we map the foundation of the face based on the “Golden Ratio.” We place hyaluronic acid fillers, i.e. Juvederm, to create a “scaffolding” or frame for our desired form.
Next, we strategically inject the PRFM calcium infused “goo” into the voids left by aging and fat loss. The end product is a younger, fresh face you. Skin quality, color, and texture are noticeably improved. A youthful, natural beauty emerges without the pain, inconvenience, expense or downtime, of surgical intervention.
How Is The Vampire Facelift® Performed?
Step 1: We apply a high potency numbing cream and/or, perform a dental nerve block to anesthetize the treatment area. By the time we begin the procedure you should be completely numb.
Step 2: We draw approximately 60 milliliters of blood, the “Vampire” portion of the procedure, to extract the aforementioned growth factors to heal damaged tissue. This takes approximately twenty minutes to complete.
Step 4: We inject the patient’s activated “goo” over the scaffolding filler. The growth factor rich platelets activate multipotent stem cells “tricking” the immune system into “thinking” there’s been an injury to generate new, younger tissue.
Because we are able to induce new blood vessel formation, collagen, fat and nerve tissue formation in the dermis, the result is a lift of the face back to a youthful, smoother looking dermis and epidermis.
The Vampire Facial®
For scarring from teenage acne, skin discoloration from burns or accidents, or cafe au lait spots from sun damage, a variation on the Vampire Facelift®theme, the Vampire Facial®combines our proprietary PRP harvest with micro-dermabrasion. In place of dermal fillers we drive the PRP deeper into the dermis, activating collagen and elastin to regenerate and create new cells.
Adjunct to Botox Program
A third The PRP alternative is our Adjunct to Botox Program. We inject PRP with, or without, Botox, below wrinkles, nasolabial folds, acne lesions and scars to regenerate tissue.
Though surgical intervention is still the gold standard for lifting and tightening loose, sagging skin it is not a cure-all for the aging face. A surgical facelift still contributes to the underlying collapse and does little to improve skin quality. The Vampire Techniques as a facelift that is non-surgical, lifts the face from the bone, improving volume, texture, color and integrity.
The Vampire Facelift® is the perfect compliment to our proprietary Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Program, recently presented to over 3000 physicians at the May, 2016 Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 24th World Congress in Hollywood, Florida.
Stay tuned for future episodes of the “Vampire Series” as we explore the Game Changers, the O-Shot® for women and the Priapus Shot® for men, platelet rich plasma’s effect on libidio, sensitivity, intensity, function, ease of orgasm and a documented 85% success rate in reducing urinary incontinence.(5)
The Vampire Breast Lift® non-surgically thickens, repairs and remodels damaged breast tissue. The Hair Restoration Project restores damaged hair follicles due to non-hereditary hair loss. Our PRP Joint Restoration Project treats stubborn arthritic tendons, muscles, cartilage, and ligaments unresponsive to medication, manipulation or more traditional corticosteroid injections.
Dr. Clearfield’s thirty plus years’ experience in family medicine, aesthetics, medical acupuncture, bio identical hormone replacement therapy, and women’s health issues, enables him to customize a treatment plan optimally suited to your needs and desires. Call 775-359-122 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your consultation with Dr. Clearfield today!
Hom DB, Linzie BM, Huang, “The healing effects of autologous platelet gel on acute human skin wounds. Arch Facial Surg. 2007;9(3):174-183.
Runels, C, “Vampire Facelift,” Temple Repair Skin Care, LLC, 2013;52.