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The Vampire FaceLift TM | Arizona Vampire FaceLift

It has been a basic belief  Naturopathic medicine that the body has the ability to heal itself. The rest of the medical world is now catching up with this idea including its application for anti-aging facial rejuvenation. We are excited to offer this very natural approach to helping you look as good as you feel here in our Mesa Arizona office.  That’s correct, right here in Arizona Vampire Facelift is available.

Stem cell therapies have increased recently and “The Vampire Facelift” works by stimulating your own stem cells to rejuvenate and combat the effects of aging. Do not blame me for the name of this procedure. The media is responsible for coining the term. There are no foreign substances placed in the body for this procedure making it a perfect ‘natural’ rejuvenation.

A true Vampire Facelift combines the use of a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler( i.e. Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane) with platelet rich plasma(PRP) derived from the patients own blood. Hyaluronic acid is a substance already present in your body. It is found everywhere and is essential to joints, skin and neural tissue. It is key in the hydration of human tissue. PRP is the concentrated platelet rich plasma. When blood is drawn it can be spun in a centrifuge and the platelet rich portion can be isolated. The platelet rich portion has growth factors that stimulate healing and stem cells. This treatment is considered an autologous therapy, which means the donor and recipient are the same person. This is why this therapy is Naturopathic in its essence- the body healing itself.

What can a person expect from this therapy? The hyaluronic acid based dermal filler will replace lost volume to the structure of the face. It is a normal process of aging to lose volume in the face as well as gravity causing a downward pull to the tissue. Often clients complain of jowls, nasolabial folds and a downward turn of the mouth. The volume lost or gravitationally moved causes these changes. By restoring the upper face volume the lower face benefits. Often the under eye area improves to minimize the hollowing that occurs with normal aging. The PRP portion of the procedure stimulates collagen and a rejuvenation of the skin itself. This is an improvement that increases over months following the procedure. A glow to the skin is most notable. When we combine the two therapies, the Vampire Facelift, into a single treatment we get synergistic results that are superior to any single treatment.

Most of our Arizona clients inquire “How long will the results last?” The results are permanent but skin is living tissue and therefore the individual continues aging at their normal rate. We expect hyaluronic based fillers to last a minimum of a year depending on the product and the individual. We have tools, like retinol or retin-A, that can help increase the results and decrease the rate of collagen breakdown. This is a very exciting time in medicine and aesthetics as we increase our tools and knowledge in assisting the system in rejuvenating itself. I would be more than happy to give you a personalized consultation on whether this therapy would benefit you. We are one of the few offices offering Arizona Vampire FaceLifts.

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