Skin Rejuvenating Treatments
People are getting older all the time. As we age we find that we start getting fine lines and wrinkles, our skin starts to lose its elasticity. We start seeing crow’s feet, we may even experience discoloration, that ‘turkey neck,’ and it may seem like a facial melt down. It used to be that there really wasn’t that much we could do about it, it was part of the aging process, a sign that we aren’t as young as we used to be.
You no longer have to live with these problems. There are different skin rejuvenating treatments out on the market today, and it seems that new ones appear on a regular basis. There are products you can use at home, some that work and others not so much. If you have the money and the time, you can go in for a variety of different procedures, from laser treatments, topical skin scrapers, and even injections of collagen or poisons that tighten up your skin. It is not a good idea to use these poisons, because they are injected directly into your skin. The poison tightens up the area around the injection sight, and can produce side effects. With collagen based injections, the collagen gel is often absorbed by your body in a relatively short period of time.
There is even a relatively new procedure that although celebrities have been using for awhile, has suddenly gained in popularity. This treatment is called the PRP Therapy, but because of the use of the patient’s own blood, it is more commonly referred to as the Vampire Facial. How does it work? It is relatively the same as a botox or collagen treatment, but with one big difference. Instead of using a poison or collagen injected directly into your face’s problem areas, your own blood platelets are injected into these sites instead.
When you go in for a treatment, your dermatologist sits down with you and discusses what your problem areas are. It can be the crow’s feet you’ve developed, the dark circles around your eyes, dark patchy spots, etc. They then use a special pencil to identify these areas. Blood is then drawn, a small amount like a couple of tablespoons, which is put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets. After applying a topical anesthetic they inject your own blood into these areas.
Instead of poisons tightening up your face, which is dangerous, injecting fresh blood causes your skin to think there has been some sort of damage. It is tricked into producing new stem cells, and collagen, trying to heal the areas where the blood has been injected. The procedure itself is relatively quick, taking around an hour each time. You go in to the dermatologist for follow up procedures if needed. How long it takes to rejuvenate your skin depends on the individual. Some people see results in a short amount of time, others need a few more procedures to gain the desired effects. It can take up to three months for the full effects to appear, and this procedure usually lasts around two years.
There are some things you need to consider if you are thinking about getting a vampire facelift. One of them is that you need to make sure that the person performing the procedure is a real doctor. You should make sure they are certified, and have experience doing it. Another thing to consider is the cost of the procedure. Generally this facelift costs from 12 to 15 hundred dollars, depending on the clinic. If you live in Australia, there is one clinic you can turn too, Advanced Dermatology. They have a convenient website, which explains The vampire facelift in great detail, as well as other skin rejuvenation options they offer. So when you want more information, or are ready to get started, contact them.