News from Laurence C. Miller, MD FCCP
Laurence C. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller has been serving Southern Westchester County since 1999. He specializes in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care.
Learn more at http://www.drlmiller.com/
Why the Vampire?
With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way?
Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make you appear younger. However, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem).
Here’s how it’s done…
3 Steps of the Vampire FaceLift Procedure
First, (1) HA fillers are used to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the patient's own blood is obtained and the platelets are separated from the other blood components. (3) These cells, rich in growth factors, are injected back into the face where they stimulate the growth of new tissue including new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).
1) Creating a Beautiful & Natural Shape
In the first part of the Vampire FaceLift procedure, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) is injected in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face–while still keeping the natural shape.
2) Isolating & Activating the Magic from Your Blood
Next, about 50 ml of the patient's own blood is drawn.
Using a special centrifuge, platelets are separated from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)–all within about 10 minutes in the office!
Then, those platelets are "activated" to cause the release of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.
3) Injecting the Magic into Your Face
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (almost no pain), the platelet rich plasma with the growth factors is injected back into the face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells, already in the skin, tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury.
The stimulated multipotent stem cells then produce new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!
The result…younger-appearing skin!
The effects of the procedure improve over 2 to 3 months and last up to 2 years!
Use Your Own Blood to Rejuvenate Your Face…
Call my office today to schedule your Vampire Facelift.
Complete treatment, including one syringe of Juvederm or Restylane, now available for just $999(regularly priced at $1200), $799 for PRP alone without filler