What is Vampire FaceLift®?
The Vampire Facelift® is a procedure that combines injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® or Restylane® products, with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), components of your own blood, into one procedure. The PRP/PRFM and the dermal filler supplement each other to give the best final outcome for a more youthful-looking face. The dermal filler of choice helps give shape and structure and fills specific lines and folds. PRP/PRFM improves overall volume, fullness, and skin tone. PRP/PRFM acts to improve overall quality, tightness, and texture of the skin rather than filling individual deeper wrinkles.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) & Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM)
What Are They? How Do They Rejuvenate Skin?
PRP/PRFM contains your own body’s platelets suspended in plasma. The platelets contain hundreds of growth factors which your body uses naturally during the healing process of injuries. When we concentrate the platelets, and thereby the growth factors, into a small amount of plasma, we get PRP or what some consider “liquid gold”. The growth factors work to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to tighten the skin and correct skin damage creating smoother skin, texture and tone. PRFM is an even further development which produces a fibrin mesh that sustains the platelets to the area injected to provide continued growth factor release over a longer period of time vs PRP, thus even further enhancing the benefits of the treatment. At Medica Laser Spa - Toronto, we use PRFM to promote even greater benefits than PRP and the process still remains very simple.
The History & Safety of PRP/PRFM
PRP/PRFM has a long history of being safely used in orthopaedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery, and now its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine such as aesthetics. Scientific studies dating back 30 years have documented that PRP/PRFM grows new collagen when injected into the skin, and newer studies show that PRP/PRFM softens sun damage and improves ageing skin issues.