Many of the common signs of facial aging appear due to natural changes in the skin and supportive tissue. By drawing a small amount of blood and separating out the powerful platelet-rich plasma for injection back into the face, the Vampire Facelift™ uses the body’s own growth factors to stimulate a healing response that helps slow and reverse the aging process.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik constantly strives to provide his Chicago patients with the latest treatments and techniques to feel and look their best. In addition to nonsurgical med spa treatments like the Vampire Facelift™, Dr. Placik also offers a full range of facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring procedures.
Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on the Vampire Facelift™, including prices.
Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Collagen and elastin are building blocks within the skin that give your soft tissues a supple firmness. With age, the levels of these elements become depleted and production declines, losing volume. During the Vampire Facelift™, Dr. Placik collects a small amount of blood from a different area of your body. Next, the blood is spun through a centrifuge to separate out the platelets into a concentrated serum. This platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is full of nourishing growth factors that Dr. Placik mixes with a dermal filler before using the injections to replenish skin, initiate repair and boost collagen production again. In a sense, the Vampire Facelift™ tells the body to “heal” the signs of aging.
In some ways, the Vampire Facelift™ is similar to a nonsurgical facelift, also called a liquid facelift, because the result is a full-facial rejuvenation without surgery or scars. The filler that’s included with the PRP serum ensures immediate improvement in your appearance until your collagen production responds enough to the growth factors to become more visible, usually within a few weeks. However, unlike solely using synthetic injectable fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic, the Vampire Facelift™ goes beyond delivering instant results to actually rebuild a stronger, healthier dermal structure so your new look will be long-lasting.
Actual Patient Not a Model
The Vampire Facelift™ is performed as a quick outpatient procedure that does not require anesthesia (although Dr. Placik may apply a topical numbing cream) and can typically be completed in less than an hour. After your appointment, you may feel some slight soreness at the incision sites, but should not require any significant recovery time. Most men and women return to their normal daily routines immediately after their Vampire Facelift™.
Following your Vampire Facelift™, existing lines and wrinkles should look diminished, and skin overall should appear smoother, firmer and more radiant. Although you should notice results after only a single treatment, some men and women choose to schedule a few more sessions spaced about a month apart to further enhance their final outcome.
The best candidates for a Vampire Facelift™ are troubled by signs of aging through the upper or lower face and would like a longer-lasting alternative to BOTOX® and/or injectable fillers, but aren’t yet ready for cosmetic surgery. It’s important to have realistic expectations about your results, as the Vampire Facelift™ offers subtle enhancement rather than a dramatic change in your appearance. Men and women thinking about the Vampire Facelift™ should be in good physical and mental health overall.
Many patients are very happy with their new look after just one treatment session, while others prefer to schedule more than one appointment to maximize their results. You can decide which option works best for your schedule and personal preferences.
The combination of injectable fillers plus PRP means that your Vampire Facelift™ will deliver both immediate and long-term results. The Vampire Facelift™ should help you maintain a more youthful look for much longer than using injectable fillers alone, especially if combined with other medical-grade skincare treatments. However, keep in mind that the skin will continue to age even after your Vampire Facelift™ as well.
The price of the Vampire Facelift™ varies depending on several different factors, including whether Dr. Placik will perform additional procedures at the same time. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide value to each patient and give you more information on cosmetic surgery financing options to make your Vampire Facelift™ even more affordable.
Because the Vampire Facelift™ combines the immediate benefits of dermal fillers along with the longer-term effects of collagen renewal, you should see an improvement in your appearance right away after your treatment session, as well as lasting results. Some men and women may choose to incorporate the Vampire Facelift™ as part of their normal anti-aging skincare regimen to maintain their youthful look for even longer.
Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about the Vampire Facelift™, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.
To meet with Dr. Placik, you can request a consultation online or call our Arlington Heights office at 847-398-1660 or our Chicago office at 312-787-5313 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you look your very best.
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