At the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge we love staying on top of all the latest trends in the world of beauty and skincare so we can deliver the best treatments and products to you. One such treatment, enjoyed by celebrity Kim Kardashian, is our “Vampire facelift” which involves using the client’s own blood to help make the skin look and feel younger.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or a “Vampire facelift” is used in other areas such as sport medicine to improve wound healing and utilises the growth factors in blood platelets. The treatment is non-invasive, scalpel free and is completely chemical free. A small amount of blood, usually between 40ml to 360 ml, is removed from the client and then treated in centrifuge, so is spun around at an extremely fast pace until the blood separates into is components. At our clinic, we use the Angel PRP system to separate the concentrated platelets from blood. The system is one of the most latest advanced machines that could process much more amount of blood than the other system which could process only 10-40 ml, and as a result provides more amount of platelet rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected into the chosen areas and the growth factors in it encourage the cells surrounding that area to multiply in number, so the skin appears plumper and more volumised and collagen product is encouraged. As well as improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment can also effectively help promote hair growth and reverse minor scar damage and other skin imperfections.

The treatment takes between 60-90 minutes and prior to this we will remove any makeup, use an antiseptic wipe to minimise any risk of infection and apply a topical numbing agent. We advise that you stay hydrated and eat well before your appointment so that it is easier for your blood to be withdrawn. The treatment can be used over the body, including the décolletage, backs of hands and knees, as well as your face and at your consultation we can discuss what areas you would like treated and determine how many sessions you will require.

If you would like to know more about the Vampire facelift or would like to book your free consultation, contact us today and speak with a member of our team.

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The Vampire Facelift at The London Cosmetic Clinic

Photos from Kim Kardashian’s Instagram went viral yet again when she posted a photo of herself undergoing a ‘Vampire Facelift’. This A-Lister approved anti-aging treatment involves using the patient’s own blood removed, processed and then re-injected into the skin and is available now at our clinic in Knightsbridge.

Also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, it involves using the platelets from the blood which are high in growth factors, special proteins that enable the body to heal itself. It has been used for years in surgery to boost the body’s healing power, in dentistry and to help treat burns and skin injuries. We have found that it delivers fantastic age-reversing results by plumping and smoothing lines and wrinkles.

The great advantage of this treatment is that it is completely natural as it uses the patient’s own blood and therefore has no risk of adverse side effects. Your skin may feel slightly sore straight after the treatment but this will soon subside.

To find out more about this or any of our other treatments, contact us today to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.

 

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What is a Vampire Facelift?

People spend a lot of time and money on topical treatments trying to reverse the effects of sun damage, lifestyle choices and gravity on their skin but sometimes something more drastic is required to make a noticeable difference.  The traditional facelift used to be considered the only option to tauten and lift skin but these involve invasive surgery, a recovery period and bruising, as well as the tell-tale ‘gathering behind the ears’.  At the London Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in a range of innovative solutions that are not only non-invasive and effective but give natural looking results and encourage the skin tissue to repair itself so your skin is given a whole new lease of life.

The first recorded facelift was performed back in 1901in Berlin, Germany and involved literally lifting a woman’s skin and cutting off the excess. This led to further developments in plastic surgery innovations, especially in facial reconstruction. These developments included operating on the deeper layers of the skin and muscle tissue as well as focusing on different areas of the face. Even with developments in surgery techniques, these surgical facelifts are still not without risks, for example skin necrosis, bleeding and scarring.

Fast-forward to today and cosmetic surgery has made even more leaps and bounds. For example, we offer the silhouette thread facelift which lifts the skin, like a traditional facelift would but involves using extremely fine threads which dissolve over time instead of scalpels and staples and doesn’t require going under general anaesthetic.

Several signs of aging occur when the production of collagen, which gives skin its bounce and elasticity, dwindles. As well as being a normal part of the aging process, this can also be caused by lifestyle choices such as smoking, excess sun exposure and an unhealthy diet. Several of our treatments such as the Dermaroller and the Vampire facelift, which involves harvesting the client’s own plasma and blood platelets and reinjecting them, kick start the skin’s natural healing process and production of collagen. This means that the results are natural yet noticeable as well as being an ongoing improvement in the condition of the skin.

If you would like to know more about how our treatments can take years off of your appearance and what the best course of action for you is, contact us today to speak to our friendly, knowledgeable team.

 

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