By Dario Moscoso
Biologic medicine is a field of treatment in which patients’ own tissues are extracted, carefully manipulated and then reintroduced into the body to effect natural results using the body’s own healing power. After years of study, physicians have developed several new cosmetic procedures using biologic medical principles to naturally enhance appearance and reduce visible signs of aging. The “Vampire Facelift” is one such procedure, in which surgeons use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in patients’ own blood to regenerate skin for incredible – and completely natural – anti-aging effects. As popular interest in both plastic surgery and all-natural treatment options continues to build, biologic medical procedures like the Vampire Facelift present a safe and effective alternative to conscientious consumers – all while using the body’s own healing mechanism to rejuvenate the skin and beautify the body.
How does the “Vampire Facelift” work?
PRP facial rejuvenation, popularly referred to as the “Vampire Facelift,” uses the body’s natural healing system to enhance skin tone, texture and color with minimal downtime, and without the use of man-made synthetics or invasive surgery. The key to this procedure is our own human blood, which contains Platelet Derived Growth Factors (PDGF), compounds that stimulate the production of collagen and keratin to help the body build new, firm, healthy skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. By harnessing the powerful impact of these growth factors found in the blood platelets, it is possible to activate stem cells in our skin – and to instruct the body to use those cells to grow new, young skin in areas affected by the visible signs of aging.
PRP is prepared by taking a small vial of blood from a patient’s arm, and then placing the blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. In less than 15 minutes, physicians can boost platelet and growth factor concentration by up to 600% -- and then re-inject the compounds into facial skin to speed up natural healing and collagen production. The result is an all-natural alternative to fillers like Botox or invasive procedures like a surgical facelift, ideal for combating fine wrinkles around the eyes, nose, lips, forehead and neck, as well as dark under eye circles, acne scars and sagging skin.
Expert PRP treatment in a tranquil, retreat-like setting
Tucked away in charming Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe, Pacific Cielo Medical Spa is a state-of-the-art surgical suite with a retreat-like ambience, dedicated to providing top quality aesthetic procedures in a safe, serene and comfortable environment. We stand behind our dedication to natural practices and patient satisfaction; and our compassionate surgeons and nurses take pride in offering customized PRP anti-aging treatments to suit each and every patient’s individual needs.
At Pacific Cielo, beauty is our business – and we look forward to sharing the latest in all-natural facial rejuvenation and body contouring services with the Rancho Santa Fe community. To learn more about our Rancho Santa Fe medical spa, or to schedule a “Vampire Facelift” consultation today, visit www.pacificcielo.com.