In the Houston and Tomball, Texas Areas
In order to regain our youthful look, erase deep crow’s feet or soften acne scarring, many of us search for the latest in wrinkle treatments, The “Vampire Facelift” is just that. It is a new wrinkle treatment using your own blood to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and re-injecting it to minimize wrinkles and produce a more youthful appearance. Vampire Facelifts are simple but effective procedures offered at Helios Med Spa by Dr. Waqar Khan and his trained staff to combat those stubborn wrinkles and acne scarring. This “Vampire Facelift” or sometimes called “Vampire Facial” uses your own body to stimulate skin recovery and smoothing. It is available in both injectable and topical forms and is on the leading edge of skin rejuvenation.
What is Vampire Facelift or Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial Procedure is a processing system using your own autologous platelets and fibrin from your blood to prepare a product to administer to you. It contains concentrated platelets and tissue building elements (Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP) that supply the serum needed to begin the skin rejuvenation process. In the Vampire Facial, PRP can be injected under the eyes, forehead, and smile lines as well as into deep wrinkles to stimulate collagen regrowth, allowing the area to tighten so that you begin to look more youthful and vibrant. Skin rejuvenation with PRP can be done on the neck, décolleté, and back of hands as well. PRP can also be applied topically and be penetrated deep into the skin with the use of Dermapen.
How are plasma rich platelets injected or applied?
Our unique system collects and processes your own natural dermal building elements of PRP for administration. This prepared PRP can be applied just below the surface of your skin or topically and treated with the Dermapen which allows it to penetrate into your skin.
Is the Vampire Facial system safe?
With thousands of treatments performed worldwide, the Vampire Facial has proven to be both safe and effective. Since the Vampire Facial contains only your own (autologous) blood and serum by-products, no severe adverse reactions have been reported.
How is the Vampire Facial performed?
At Helios, we apply the harvested PRP viable platelets in a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Application typically takes place in the physician’s office. Your doctor/nurse can use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Are there any side effects?
Since Vampire Facial uses your own blood and does not contain any animal or synthetic components, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction and there have been no reported allergic reactions to date. Consequently, skin allergy testing is unnecessary prior to treatment. However, if you have a history of allergies, please inform your physician. There have been no known serious side effects reported in actual usage. However, you may experience some common reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, bruising, swelling, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. These temporary conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
What result can I expect?
The treatment will provide a gradual increase in volume by helping to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. Following your treatment, you will see immediate results. Once the initial swelling goes down, it may take up to 3 weeks to see sustained volume gain.
Will my skin become noticeably hard to the touch?
As this is a natural process using your own biology, there are no known such associated risks.
Does Vampire Facial produce permanent results?
Although not permanent, Vampire Facial PRP offers natural and lasting effects.
Do I need more than one treatment?
Desired results may be achieved in just one visit, but only your medical provider can determine the best treatment approach.