Face is the most prominent feature of a person reflecting the overall wellbeing of a person and undergoes aging. Aging of skin includes fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Some people tend to accept their changes while others are motivated to prevent them and improve upon them.

There is nothing more important than being happy and feeling good about yourself hence there has been a significant advancement in this area and research is going on to help the patients seek the improvements they desire

The latest techniques in non-surgical aesthetic treatments offer many options to rejuvenate your look without the down time of surgery.

Usual changes in the face involves-

Skin- Change in colour due to sun damage and reduced blood flow to the skin
Shape of face- Droopy look due to reduced collages and muscle and bone mass
Texture of skin and excess strain.

The newest trend in people wanting a non-surgical improvement to their face albeit temporary (lasts for a few months) is the Vampire Face lift.

This involves a combination of using Hyaluronic acid fillers to add volume to the face and at the same time adding the growth factors from patients own blood (Thus term Vampire)

The first step of a ‘Vampire Facelift’ involves-

Assessing the volume loss, following which volume replacement is done using USFDA, approved hyaluronic acid fillers.

This restores the youthful volume and shape of the face.

The new step is the most crucial which has added to the procedure’s name

The Physician harvests a few millilitres of the patients own blood by a sterile technique.

Using a cold centrifuge and a well-researched and established procedure, platelets are isolated from the blood. These are then activated to cause the release of growth factors. These growth factors are normally required to stimulate healing in injured tissue.

The normal process of healing of skin and tissue involves moving in of platelets along with their growth factors. This in turn stimulates the formation of new collagen and microscopic blood vessels.

Healing continues for a few days and brings about rejuvenation and glow to the face due to new collagen formation and more blood in the skin.

The effect lasts from a few months to a year after which further maintenance may be required

A word of caution, this procedure may not be very effective in people who have very prominent age changes with excess skin, surgical face lift will be the only option for them.

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