You may have seen them posted on Instagram – photos and videos of beauty influencers’ faces covered in what looks like red paint. No, they aren’t on the set of the latest horror film, but they will be ready to head to the red carpet.
Beauty gurus are going crazy over the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) facelift, also known as the Vampire Facelift®. This unconventional medical procedure uses a combination of hyaluronic acid fillers to lift the skin, followed by your very own blood to promote the production of collagen and create a rejuvenated look.
Although the name may sound a little spooky, doctors have proven there to be a multitude of benefits to this procedure, including revitalized skin and a boost in self-esteem.
With the PRP Facelift being so progressive, there are many rumors about the practicalities of the procedure. We want to clear things up where the lines may be blurred. Here’s what you need to know about this newest beauty trend.
MYTH: There is no scientific evidence behind the benefits of the PRP Facelift.
FACT: Leading dermatologists explain the PRP facelift uses your own platelet-rich plasma to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, leading to healthy looking and rejuvenated skin. The procedure smooths your skin with a combination of hyaluronic acid fillers and your own platelets and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Those who get the facelift often say they have a more positive self-image and more self-confidence after the procedure.
MYTH: It’s an involved surgery that will take you days to recover.
FACT: This procedure is quick, safe and minimally invasive. Unlike other surgeries, the PRP facelift does not require any downtime to recover. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, and most patients return to their daily routines by the next day. You may feel tenderness or redness the day after your treatment, but symptoms usually diminish by the third day.
MYTH: I’m not a beauty influencer, so I definitely can’t afford the facelift.
FACT: While the PRP facelift is cutting edge in science and beauty, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The procedure usually costs between $500 and $1500 at Nease Cosmetic Surgery. The cost of the procedure varies depending on the extent of the treatment that is needed to ensure your desired result.
MYTH: My skin is too thin for the PRP facelift.
FACT: Patients who have crepey skin issues tend to see the best results from the PRP facelift. However, all healthy adults without severe skin issues are likely to be a good candidate for the PRP Facelift.
Schedule your PRP facelift today!
To learn more about the PRP facelift or any other cosmetic procedure offered at Nease Cosmetic Surgery, contact us today. Dr. Carey Nease, a triple-board certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon, offers complimentary consultations. Nease Cosmetic Surgery can be found in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville and the surrounding areas of northern Alabama. We guarantee you’ll look so good, it’s scary.