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Dr. Placik | Vampire Facelift Chicago

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.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

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.

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About the Vampire Facelift™

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.

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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.

Vampire Facelift FAQ

Am I a good candidate?

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.

Will I need more than one treatment?

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.

Are Vampire Facelift™ results permanent?

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.

How much does the Vampire Facelift™ cost?

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.

How soon will I see results?

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.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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