There are a few factors that indicate you are getting older. Blood flow becomes more restricted in your face so the color becomes grayer. As you age, your muscles deteriorate, even the ones in your face. This causes droopy skin and a tired look. The older you get, the less smooth your skin texture feels. There are a few options to prevent this. You can go under the knife and get a facelift procedure. Some people don’t like the idea of getting full on surgery so they go for the non-surgical route, Botox and injectable fillers. For people that don’t like the idea of foreign chemicals going in their face, patients can now undergo a vampire facelift.
What exactly is a vampire facelift? It is a non-surgical procedure that injects the own patient’s blood into their face. Blood plasma is taken from the patient and enriched with additional platelets. It is injected into the face the same way other fillers or Botox is.
Why a vampire facelift over other options? A surgical approach can do wonders to a person’s appearance. However, it may be a dramatic approach. Though it solves all the aging problems of the face, it is a very intense procedure with a long recovery process. The vampire facelift is less evasive and needs virtually no recovery time. Injectable fillers don’t require surgery and have no recovery process either. However, these don’t always address every problem of an aging face. Skin will get lifted and create a more youthful appearance. The color of the skin tone doesn’t restore and neither does the skin texture. Injectable fillers can cause a person’s face to look unnatural.
The vampire facelift will restore the youthful appearance to a person’s face while giving the skin a smooth texture and improve the skin tone. It is the natural approach to improving the appearance of your face. This approach is much safer than the other options. Surgery has a whole lot of risk because the patient has to go under anesthesia. Injectable fillers are risky because it is a foreign product being injected into your body. Platelet rich plasma comes from your body and is being injected into another body part. It is all natural so there are minimal risks.
Research has been done to determine that this treatment can be used in other areas of the body. Platelet rich plasma can be used for treatment of orthopedic problems. Research revealed that this procedure may be useful in promoting wound healing.
If you are an older woman that is unhappy with the appearance of her face, consider your options. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. He can answer any questions you have about each procedure. It is important that you are fully informed about each procedure before making your final decision. For more information about plastic surgery in Des Moines, contact 515.421.4299.