In a very innovative technique, the world of cosmetic treatment has come up with an interesting method. As per this method, growth factors derived from a person’s platelets are injected back in his facial skin at specifically defined areas, in order to enhance his appearance and health. This method, for its unique mechanism is called as Vampire Facelift. The injected platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) is extracted from the acquired blood sample. This process is used to treat ‘Smile Lines’, unwanted folds and wrinkles on the face. This method is similar to dermal fillers like Restylane and juvederm, However, PRFM does not involve injection of foreign substance into the skin unlike the latter treatments and hence rules out any possibility of rare yet serious allergies.
The Vampire Facelift process is based on the functioning of platelets and Dr. Runels’ idea to improve the shape of the face. Growth factors secreted by platelets are embedded in a gel like material called as ‘Matrix’ for the healing process to begin. If the matrix is not segregated from the rest blood components, they would be of little use as an integrated blood substance. As a unit, the matrix develops themselves into new tissues to repair the damage ones. Because of their self generating capability, the body redevelops the necessary healthy tissues. Since there is no injury, the newly generated tissues help to get a ‘new’ and ‘radiant’ appearance.