With 59% of Americans aiming to fight the effects of aging, 56% say that it’s a constant uphill battle. Looking to take the exhaustion out of anti-aging without the price and hassle of surgery? Meet your golden ticket, the Vampire Facelift!
This facelift alternative is quick, painless, and effective. You may be wondering where the name “vampire” comes from; short answer: we harness the transformative powers of your own blood for this treatment!
You may have seen Kim Kardashian’s old Instagram post of her getting a PRP facelift with her face doused in blood, but it’s not as scary as it looks. In reality, it’s safer than a typical facelift. Here’s everything you need to know about a nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR from the anti-aging experts at Levitt Medical Aesthetics.
What is a Vampire Facelift?
Over the years, it’s only natural for your skin to grow tired. As your dermis produces less hormones and collagen, your glow may begin to fade and you can experience gray-ish lackluster skin accompanied by wrinkles. But what if you could gain the wisdom that comes with age without the wrinkles? A Vampire Facelift can help you do so in record time.
If you feel your youthful complexion beginning to fade, surgery isn’t the only option! “Vampire” services have made a breakthrough in the anti-aging world, offering facelift results through the ease of injections. Despite the quirky name, these results speak for themselves.
Our nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR consists of dermal filler and PRP injections to give your facial features and neck a longer-lasting natural lift and add volume to delicate areas of skin, such as the undereyes, that appear hollow or sunken. Studies have shown that when compared to filler alone, a PRP Facelift offers significantly more skin texture improvement among participants, as it regenerates brand new, healthy tissue!
If you’re struggling with mild to moderate facial sagging, a Vampire Facelift is a far more suitable treatment to address your concerns than going through the extensive process of a surgical facelift. Plus, PRP improves your skin tone and texture for a more even appearance, as well as encouraging higher levels of collagen production, healthy blood vessel development, and fat cells beneath the skin to act as a strong foundation for the fillers! A nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR can address aesthetic concerns including:
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Skin laxity/sagging
- Dull/uneven skin tone
- Texture irregularities
- Loss of volume
The science behind PRP
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a naturally-occurring component in your blood that encourages healthy cell regeneration after trauma to an organ. These growth factors accelerate the healing process, meaning that new, healthy cells form. Platelet-rich plasma is obtained by spinning your blood through a centrifuge, a machine that spins at a rapid rate to separate liquids, siphoning out the red blood cells.
Sports medicine has routinely used these injections to aid post-injury and surgery recovery, but they have now entered the medical aesthetics industry with a boom as it’s been found to increase natural hair growth!
This same technology is also used for the “O-Shot” and the “P-Shot”, a natural erectile dysfunction treatment. While oral drugs are the most sought-after solution for instant relief, they don’t offer long term sexual enhancement and can lead to negative bodily reactions, from head and body aches to digestive track issues. We also use PRP for nonsurgical breast lifts, harnessing the same growth factors that offer a facial lift and targeting them strategically for a fuller, more even, and youthful breast profile.
Watch as Dr. Levitt breaks down our nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR and other vampire services:
The downsides of a surgical facelift
Let’s face it, not everyone is ready for the significant time and financial commitment a facelift demands. Despite facelifts being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, its invasiveness is often underestimated. Because the surgery requires meticulous incisions, general anesthesia is typically required for 2-4 hours, carrying its own risks.
In addition to the procedure itself, the recovery process is also known to be painful. Improper aftercare can lead to infections, lengthening the time until you can return to typical activities. Numbness, bleeding, bruising, and damage to facial nerves after the procedure is common and the scars are prevalent.
The difference between a Vampire Facelift and a Vampire Facial
While a Vampire Facelift and Vampire Facial may sound very similar, the treatments are very different from one another. Unlike a Vampire Facelift, a Vampire Facial is topical and does not include injections.
The 30-minute facial treatment consists of PRP microneedling that focuses on improving your skin tone and texture, no matter your skin type or level of sun exposure! From sun damage to acne scars to enlarged pores, a Vampire Facelift restores surface-level concerns from within, without the injections of our nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR. These micro-wounds create tiny openings into the dermis for the PRP to absorb properly, addressing concerns on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
The process of a nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR
We always recommend scheduling a free in-office consultation with our staff prior to your treatment session. This will allow our experts to better understand you, your skin, and your budget so we can offer a comprehensive treatment plan made just for you! As for a nonsurgical facelift in Salem, we’ll decide which dermal filler option will help you reach your aesthetic goals and discuss the exact points and concerns you want to address. We may also recommend combining your Vampire Facelift with other treatments, such as microneedling for skin rejuvenation and lip filler for a complete anti-aging effect!
In preparation for your appointment, remember to stay hydrated for the days leading up to your visit and arrive with a clean face (meaning no makeup or skincare products). For at least 2 weeks prior, avoid excessive sun exposure as injections to sunburnt skin can not only be painful, but cause lasting damage. Our providers may ask you to reschedule if you are experiencing a sunburn.
Whenever you arrive for your treatment appointment, which will take about an hour from start to finish, a team member will welcome you and lead you to the treatment room. Here, you can take a moment to get comfortable, hydrate, and even turn on your favorite podcast!
After drawing a small amount of your blood from your arm, in the same manner you would for a plasma donation, we import the blood into the centrifuge to begin the purification process. By separating out the undesired components, we multiply the amount of growth factors by 10!
From here, we inject the PRP into marked points across your face along with hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVEDERM or Restylane. While the dermal fillers work to restore your youthful volume, the PRP delivers the long-term results of a nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR by increasing blood flow, fatty tissue, and collagen and elastin production.
Does a Vampire Facelift hurt?
Despite the intimidating name, patients report a minimal level of discomfort during a Vampire Facelift! Our providers always offer topical numbing cream as well as self-administered Pro-Nox to ensure your comfort at all times.
Streamlining your recovery from a Vampire Facelift
After your nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR, recovery won’t last more than 72 hours! We strongly advise that you avoid direct sun exposure and exercise for at least a week, so your skin has time to properly heal without having to battle external forces.
You may experience slight redness, sensitivity, and flaking within the first 48 hours, but our providers can walk you through a specialized skincare regimen to gently soothe your skin with our collection of medical-grade skincare products. However, keep in mind that for at least 5 hours immediately following your appointment you should avoid washing your face.
Results typically last 12-18 months, and Dr. Levitt recommends returning within that time frame for a follow-up session in order to maintain your results.
Visit Levitt Medical Aesthetics for the top nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR
It’s time to maximize your confident glow! Reclaiming your youthful features and looking as young as you feel is now more simple than ever. Want to learn more about how we use PRP for our nonsurgical facelift in Salem, OR? Contact us today to discuss how we can best help you maintain your youth.
Dr. Levitt and our experienced medical team are passionate about offering the premier aesthetic experience to the greater Salem community, to men and women of all ages! We’re proud to welcome out-of-town guests from across the nation and are here to make your stay in Salem comfortable. Our office focuses on patient education, so never hesitate to ask questions.
To begin your aesthetic journey, schedule your free in-office consultation today! Here, our experts will take the time to get to know you and your goals, so we can create a customized treatment plan. Want treatment recommendations now? Try our hassle-free virtual consultation tool!