Who does not desire the youthful skin devoid of freckles, fine lines, and wrinkles? However, with old age looming, having a rejuvenated, smooth skin seems a distant dream for many, as skin naturally loses its firmness and glow over time.
Surgical interventions may seem like an effective option to turn the time backwards; however, the cost, the downtime, and risk involved may make many among us choose otherwise.
So, the question arises: is there an alternative way that can help youthful skin without enduring the pain of a surgical facelift? Yeah, a number of non-surgical procedures are available that can help people achieve wrinkle free skin.
As the name implies, the procedure does not involve any vampire, but the name is drawn from the fact that the facelift involves withdrawing blood from a patient. In the vampire facelift, the blood is then centrifuged to isolate platelet-rich plasma, which is re-injected into the patient’s mesoderm, the layer that maintains skin’s elasticity, with the help of tiny needles. As no artificial fillers are involved in the vampire facelift, the lift is indeed a regenerative treatment where patient’s own regenerative growth factors are harvested for treatment. The result leads to improved texture as well as disappearance of fine lines.
Botox is a short form of Botulinum toxin that effectively paralyses the local muscles group, thus, is used for softening wrinkles. As it is safe, Botox has emerged as the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures, giving people younger skin with almost no downtime and expense. Harvested from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, Botox is widely used for treating excessive sweating too.
Dermal fillers approved by FDA, including collagen and hyaluronic acid, are safer alternatives to invasive cosmetic intervention. Some of the fillers are natural, for instance, collagen, a protein that provides firmness to skin, and they are derived from human as well as bovine. The synthetic fillers include bellafill, Radiesse, sculptra, and silicone, which effectively fill lines and creases.
Also called as cryo-modulation, the therapy greatly improves the look of the fine lines and wrinkles. Relatively a new methods, a highly pressurized nitrous oxide is used for reducing wrinkles, which a safer alternative to other procedures.
All these cosmetic procedures, be it a vampire facelift, cryo therapy, dermal fillers, or Botox, show variable results among patients, thus, it is important to consult a doctor for deciding which therapy will work better.
If you are interested in learning more about vampire facelift, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmed today.