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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Vampire Facelift® PRP

The Vampire Facelift® Procedure is a non-surgical facial enhancement treatment that uses your own growth factors derived from your own blood cells (PRP) to enhance the skin of your face and provide a healthy glow. We are certified to perform the Vampire Facelift® Procedure to improve the skin of your face without invasive surgery. Unlike a traditional facelift, which requires surgery and a considerable recovery period, the Vampire Facelift® Procedure improves facial volume and appearance the same day with no downtime. As the face ages, skin loses collagen, muscle and fat volume which causes a loss of support resulting in sagging skin.

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By using natural growth factors, PRP, taken from a sample of your own blood combined with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler we will inject the mixture back into your skin to reduce facial creases and wrinkles instantly. The intention of the Vampire Facelift® Procedure is to make your skin appear firmer and younger with more visible volume, better color, and a healthier glow.

As simple as giving blood for a lab test, a sample of your blood is processed to extract the platelets. Platelets are specialized cells that stimulate the production of collagen to initiate healing. This platelet rich plasma (called PRP) is made into a Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) and is injected back into your skin. These growth factors stimulate your skin’s stem cells to thrive and grow creating a younger looking appearance.

Serving the Ashland KY, Huntington WV and Portsmouth OH Tri-State Area!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes the Vampire Facelift® Procedure Unique?

The combination of products is what sets this technique apart from its facelift and injectable filler counterparts. The entire procedure takes about 1 ½ hours and starts with your blood being drawn similar to any other blood test you may have taken in the past. Once blood has been collected, it is then centrifuged to separate the platelets from the red blood cells, giving you PRP.

The platelets are then introduced to a calcium chloride solution which causes them to release growth factors, PRP. Small amounts of hyaluronic injectable fillers may be added to the mixture if needed. Once all of the ingredients have been combined, a small gauge needle is used to inject the product into specific areas of your face which has been numbed with a topical anesthetic. The procedure is very tolerable with minimal discomfort and little downtime.

What are the Results?

The Vampire Facelift® Procedure works at the stem cell level generating new tissue. This procedure can restore volume, color, and a healthy glow to your skin. There is an immediate filling of major fold lines as well as smoothing and tightening of the skin. The skin also has a healthy glow after the procedure due to increased blood flow which usually becomes evident approximately 3 weeks after the procedure and continues to improve for up to 12 weeks. Results last at least 9 months to 2 years.

What Can be Done with PRP Using the Techniques of the Vampire Facelift® Procedure?

  • Decrease the glabellar lines (the 11 lines between the eyebrows)
  • Decreased the forehead lines
  • Augment the cheeks and reshape the face
  • Decrease Nasolabial folds
  • Decrease smile lines
  • Fill in acne scars
  • Smooth the vermillion board (the edge of the mouth)
  • Decrease the marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth to the chin)
  • Augment the chin

Vampire Facial (PRP Facial)

The Vampire Facial™ does not involve the use of any dermal filler products or injections. Instead it utilizes a micro pen, or a microneedling system, and PRP (platelet rich plasma), which is derived from a sample of your own blood. This natural procedure is ideal for people who want a gradual, but noticeable improvement for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, skin discolorations and luminosity of their skin. Platelets in your blood contain a large amount of growth factors that have the ability to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Platelets also have a significant role in blood vessel formation, the cellular division of fibroblasts (the most common cells in connective tissue), and in synthesizing hyaluronic acid (common ingredient found in most dermal filler products).

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Natural collagen production helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, even pore size while hyaluronic acid can improve the volume and tone of your skin resulting in a more youthful appearance. The Vampire Facial™ procedure helps restore or enhance areas, which require volume. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within 3 weeks and improvement continues for the next 8 months as more collagen and elastin is built under the skin. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid-face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, nasolabial folds, neck, jowls, chest, acne scarring, hands, and more.

Serving the Ashland KY, Huntington WV and Portsmouth OH Tri-State Area!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During the Procedure?

Our aesthetician will assess the degree of skin aging, perform a simple skin analysis, and recommend a sensible treatment with a reasonable outcome. After your skin is cleansed and prepared, a topical anesthetic cream is applied. A sample of your blood is then taken from your arm and is processed in our laboratory to extract the PRP (platelet rich plasma). For treating the entire face, PRP is applied to the skin after and with a MicroPen.

Is the Procedure Painful?

A topical anesthetic cream is applied to your face before the procedure which makes the entire procedure very comfortable. Most patients do not feel any discomfort.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

There is typically no "downtime". Some redness of the treated area may last a day after treatment with a possibility of mild bruising. These affects resolve themselves usually in anywhere from 1 day to 1 week and can be concealed with cosmetics. You can resume your normal activity immediately. There should be no tanning, in the natural sun or tanning bed for at least 2 weeks.

Is It Safe?

This procedure is extremely safe and there is no risk of an allergic reaction because the product used (PRP) is derived from your own blood. The PRP contains concentrated amounts of white blood cells which are actually your body's natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our PRP treatment.

PRP Hair Growth

Platelet-rich plasma contains antilogous white blood cells which are pulled from your own blood.

Serving the Ashland KY, Huntington WV, Portsmouth OH and Tri-State Area!

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What Happens During the Procedure?

Each appointment will be different. There will be a series of procedures which will be dependent on your thinning and/or hair loss. This is not a one-time appointment. It is a series of services to allow this process of stimulation to occur. We will be doing some injections of the PRP which will be injected superficially under the scalp to stimulate new hair growth and to help with thickening of the follicles. There will also be micro-needling done at certain appointments. The micro-needling helps to drive the PRP a little deeper for further stimulation. After just 1-2 treatments you will begin to see the results. Everyone is different so it is very important to allow us to consult you to see what would be best for you.

Is the Procedure Painful?

We strive for comfort. Some people feel that a topical anesthetic cream applied to your scalp before the procedure makes the entire procedure very comfortable. Others may need to have some local lidocaine injections superficially under the scalp. Either way most patients do not feel any discomfort.

Is it Safe?

This procedure is extremely safe and there is no risk of an allergic reaction because the product used (PRP) is derived from your own blood. The PRP contains concentrated amounts of white blood cells which are actually your body's natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our PRP treatment. This is also why most people leave without any trace of having this procedure. The PRP is so stimulating and has such high healing properties that the healing begins immediately.

What Things Do I Need to Think About?

When stimulating thinning or loss of hair you must look at the causes of the problem. Although this is an extremely affective procedure, you may need to do other things along with this procedure to get the best results you can. Often vitamins, sulfate-free shampoos, and/or hormone replacement will help to continue the process and will help in your at-home maintenance.

What Happens Before PRP Treatment

Before PRP the patient should consider stopping the USE OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (steroidal and non-steroidal) such as: Aspirin, Motrin (or any other ibuprofen drugs) at least 3 days to 1 week before your treatment. With PRP, we “WANT” inflammation this is one of the mechanisms of how PRP does its work. We will also ask you to DISCONTINUE use of any other blood thinning agents such as: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Fish Oil, Omega’s, Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s and DHA’s), Niacin supplements, etc., for at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and/or bleeding. It is also recommended that you AVOID alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods and cigarettes for 3 days before AND after your treatment. All of these may increase risk of bruising.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

There is typically no "downtime". Some redness or swelling of the treated area may last 24-72 hours after treatment but most leave looking as they did when they arrived. You can resume your normal activity immediately. Shampoo using gentle, sulfate free shampoo. There should be no tanning, in the natural sun or tanning bed for at least 2 weeks.

MicroNeedling

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MicroNeedling is a new innovation in aesthetics here in Ashland, KY for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin's overall appearance by stimulating and growing collagen and elastin. But this is just the first benefit of MicroNeedling.

Serving the Ashland KY, Huntington WV and Portsmouth OH Tri-State Area!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is MicroNeedling Done?

During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin's repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Micro pen also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.

What are the Benefits of MicroNeedling?

The benefits of MicroNeedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro pen also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. MicroPen can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

What Does It Feel Like?

The feeling associated with the MicroNeedling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable. There is a topical anesthetic rubbed into the area of the procedure for added comfort.

How Long Does It Take?

Although the procedure itself only takes 15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated, there is an additional 30 minutes allotted for you to numb with the topical anesthetic.

What Happens After the Treatment?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process. Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.