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Summary: Every once in a while, there’s a new cosmetic surgery procedure that becomes popular. In this case, it’s the vampire facelift, popular not only because of its name.

Vampires are Big Today!

Today in popular culture we are currently seeing the resurgence of vampire themes in society. With much-loved programmes and films reviving the old Dracula tale – that we all know too well – we seem to have awoken a past concept, which has influenced its way into the skin-care world.

Is Dracula Back?

Thankfully he’s not but his bloody sucking methods are! Vampire treatment, which is officially known as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is a pioneering approach to anti-aging. The procedure uses your body’s own healing process to rejuvenate and restore the skin. As frightening as the name suggests, this non-surgical rejuvenation is a straightforward process.

How To Re-Vamp Your Skin

It uses your own blood, in the form of platelet-rich plasma to revitalize the appearance of facial tissue. Platelets contain a number of growth factors that boost the creation of new blood cells and can stimulate collagen synthesis for tissue regeneration.

During the procedure, a small amount of blood drawn which can be from two up to ten teaspoons depending of the area in question. It is then spun in a centrifuge to effectively separate the plasma and platelets from the other components of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the chosen areas where the person wants the skin lift or wrinkles improvement.

The recommended dosage is three sessions, four weeks apart, and then once a year for maintenance. At around £600 a session, this will set you back roughly £2,000, which many argue is worth it considering its non-invasive measures. We’re all to used to reading about the complications and dangers that come with cosmetic surgery, but the benefit here is that it is a completely natural procedure, which doesn’t require the injection of foreign materials.

Sinking Your Teeth into The Origin

Vampire facelifts have been used for over 20 years and were first discovered in the medical word by sports doctors (commonly known as ‘blood spinning’). They would inject injured athlete’s blood back into a muscle in order to accelerate their recovery and healing in the case of burnt skin or wounds. It has even reportedly been used to help such stars as Rafael Nadel.

Dr Charles Runels from Alabama trademarked the name ‘Vampire Facelift’ back in 2010. As the craze for the Twilight Sage and Vampire Diaries were its peak, he named the treatment in light of this, which led to a whole host of A-listers getting it done and publicizing their treatment.

The effectiveness of the procedure has lead to endorsements by many big names in entertainment, despite how new it is to the beauty market. But, with growing numbers of cosmetic surgery negligence complaints, it is clear to see why people have a growing interest in a more natural approach.

The Worldwide Awakening

The 90-minute procedure promises to be the best and safest skin rejuvenation currently on the market (a big plus point in the attraction of it all). As a result of this, there is a long list of celebrities that openly admit to their use of the vampire facelift. High profiled people such as Kim Karadashian, Anna Friel and Dannii Minogue are just a few names that have confessed to being a devotee to the state-of-the art, non-surgical facelift. As with most cosmetic treatments, the publicity that they receive from celebrity endorsements is arguably the biggest factor in sky rocketing the global awareness and popularity for the treatments. Typically, those who reside in the Hollywood hills are to blame for this and certainly in this case, they have lead to the ‘awakening’ when it comes to vampire facelifts.

The Final Nail In Coffin

Simply put, Vampire treatment offers a refreshed, natural glow to the face. A procedure that is ideal for patients who wish to restore a more youthful appearance without surgery. There are no known side effects to the vampire facelift, so there is no risk when choosing to have the treatment. If you are considering brightening up our face, a vampire facelift is not only effective, but much safer than traditional methods of anti-aging with little recovery time needed.

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