Over time, the skin ageing process takes its toll on our faces. Skin loses its volume and becomes slack, allowing the first wrinkles to form. Often, facial contours become less well-defined than they once were in younger years. Those affected often suffer from these first signs of ageing, which make them look older than they feel on the inside.
Before the skin ages further and wrinkles become more pronounced, a so-called vampire lift can be a minimally invasive method to reverse the effects of time. Using agents naturally produced by the body, vampire lifting supports the regeneration processes in the skin which the body can no longer perform on its own. The result is tauter, firmer skin as the treatment creates a lasting rejuvenated appearance.
At Central Aesthetics, we use vampire lifting to treat a whole array of skin problems. The treatment smooths small wrinkles in the surface of the skin and fills in deeper wrinkles, returning the volume the skin had lost. We can also use vampire lifting as an effective treatment for stretch marks and scars. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about any tedious rest periods after treatment – simply look forward to enjoying your refreshed appearance straight away.
Frequently asked questions on Vampire Lifting
Vampire lifting is also known as PRP therapy or autohaemotherapy. A minimally invasive method to rejuvenate the skin, the treatment exclusively uses agents and substances that occur naturally in the human body. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient, prepared in the laboratory and subsequently injected in the selected areas of the skin. These endogenous substances trigger the body’s healing processes, which produce collagen in the skin tissue. After the treatment, skin appears visibly younger, refreshed and tautened.
We use platelet-rich plasma in vampire lifting as this concentrated plasma contains high quantities of beneficial substances. This first letters of the term platelet-rich plasma are the basis of the treatment’s alternative name of PRP therapy. Though perhaps more common, the term ‘vampire facelift’ is somewhat misleading: the treatment does not use red blood, instead making use of prepared plasma fluid. This also means that you don’t need to worry about a vampire facelift being a messy, bloody affair – the reality is quite different.
Autohaemotherapy is a particularly effective yet gentle treatment to return lost volume to the skin and smoothen out slight wrinkles. For this reason, we at Central Aesthetics primarily use vampire lifting to treat facial wrinkles as well as those in the neck area and décolleté.
However, the treatment can also be applied in other areas of the body. This means that other imperfections, such as stretch marks left behind after a pregnancy, can also be smoothed out in vampire lifting. We also use vampire lifts to treat many types of scarring. In our practice, we’d be happy to advise you personally as to whether vampire lifting can help to achieve your desired results.
Before we carry out PRP therapy, we hold a one-to-one consultation with you to discuss every aspect of the treatment. Your practitioner will ask about your wishes and hopes for the treatment, and will use this to create an individual treatment plan for you.
The vampire lifting procedure itself starts with taking some blood from you. For the procedure, we take about 20ml of blood and prepare this professionally to extract the platelet-rich plasma we need. In the next stage, we use an anaesthetic cream to numb the areas of skin to be treated. The practitioner then uses fine needles to inject the prepared plasma fluid into the subcutaneous tissue.
Depending on the scope of the procedure, vampire lifting usually takes around 20 minutes. You can leave the practice again straight after the treatment. The first changes in your complexion will become noticeable after just a few days, and the end result will develop over the course of 2–4 weeks.
To get the maximum benefit from autohaemotherapy, we recommend at least three sessions at 3–4 week intervals. This allows us to achieve a long-lasting anti-ageing effect. We advise you in detail in a one-to-one consultation appointment on how many sessions we recommend in your case.
When carried out properly by a professional, the effects of vampire lifting can last for several years. However, several sessions are usually necessary to achieve such long-lasting rejuvenating effects. If the effects of vampire lifting fade over time, a refresher treatment can always be carried out.
Vampire lifting is a minimally invasive wrinkle treatment which involves no incisions in the skin. As a result, you don’t need to worry about surgical risks or scarring. As it uses substances that occur naturally in the body, the treatment is generally very low-risk and does not cause allergic reactions.
At Central Aesthetics, we always strive to make treatments as pain-free as possible for our patients. In vampire lifts, we numb the area of skin to be treated with a special anaesthetic cream. As a result, the injections only cause a slight pricking sensation. You don’t need to worry about any pain following the procedure, either.
In contrast to surgical wrinkle treatments, no rest time is required following vampire lifting. You’ll be presentable immediately after, and can attend to your social commitments as usual.
Autohaemotherapy is a very low-risk treatment as we exclusively use substances found naturally in the human body. There is therefore no risk of intolerance or allergic reactions. Following the treatment, you might experience some minor side effects such as swelling or redness. However, these symptoms usually subside of their own accord after a few days.
The precise costs may vary slightly depending on the area to be treated and the complexity of the procedure. Get in touch with us directly: we’d be happy to determine the costs in detail in a consultation appointment.
If your skin is starting to show the first signs of ageing, a vampire lift could be a gentle method to combat wrinkles and regain lost volume. Autohaemotherapy stimulates the skin’s in-built regeneration function in a targeted manner. The result is visibly refreshed, younger-looking skin. We’d be happy to arrange a one-to-one consultation and answer any queries you might have. You can contact us via our contact form or by telephone at +49 (0)69 902 871 13. We look forward to hearing from you!