The passing of time takes its toll on our skin and is especially visible on our faces. Over time, we develop wrinkles, discoloration, uneven tone and texture, and areas of the face that become “hollowed out;” these effects combine to make us look older than we may prefer. While a traditional facelift can transform your looks and erase years from your face, there is now a non-surgical alternative. Using a combination of injectable treatments expertly placed in precise locations around the face, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or “vampire” facelift can give you total facial rejuvenation without incisions or downtime.
How does the PRP facelift work?
The PRP facelift combines potent treatments that will enhance the contours of the skin and stimulate new facial tissue growth to make you look years younger. At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, the PRP facelift is a multistep process, precisely performed to give you excellent results. One of our extensively-trained clinical staff members will study the natural contours and architecture of your face, noting signs of aging and areas where collagen production has slowed. After a thorough exam, injections of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers will be used to enhance the shape and smoothness of your skin, filling in areas where structural loss has occurred over time. Placement of these fillers will leave your skin looking naturally refreshed and youthful, erasing fine lines and wrinkles and plumping areas that may look “hollowed out.”
After dermal fillers are placed, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected to stimulate cell growth and collagen production, enhancing your skin’s natural ability to renew itself. The PRP is harvested from your own blood, which will be drawn before the procedure, and it contains molecules that naturally promote healing and the formation of youthful, fresh skin cells. It can also be used to target the treatment of deep wrinkles. The final step of the PRP facial is a complete healing and maintenance plan. Our skin care experts will construct a personalized treatment plan for you, based on the specific issues and needs of your skin so that you can experience lasting, excellent results.
What can I expect during recovery and beyond?
Healing from a PRP facelift is both fast and comfortable. One of the many benefits of this approach to enhancing your appearance is that it requires very little downtime and no surgical incisions. You will be given complete care instructions prior to your procedure, and our providers will work with you to make sure you get the best possible results, which you will experience immediately!
You can expect that your skin will be smoother and less droopy, many of your wrinkles will be reduced or erased completely, and areas of your face with loose skin will be tightened. Over time, your skin will produce more collage and healthy tissue, so your results will continue to improve.
If you are ready to erase years from your face without surgery, a PRP/Vampire Facelift may be a great option for you! Call 540.371.7730 to schedule your personal consultation today, and get started on the path to a younger-looking you!