It sounds creepy, doesn’t it? But it is not scary, it’s just a catchy name. In fact, the Vampire FaceLift is changing the way we approach facial rejuvenation. It is not a new type of face lift, but a treatment option we can add to your facial procedure to speed recovery and enhance results. The term “vampire” is a humorous reference to the fact that this treatment is made up of blood platelets from your own body.
It’s called platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, and nothing could be more natural. At the beginning of your facial procedure, the surgeon draws a small amount of your blood. The sample is spun in a centrifuge, to separate platelets and plasma from the red and white blood cells. The result is a serum of concentrated platelets. The serum is straw-colored, not “bloody” looking, because the red blood cells are gone.
The Vampire FaceLift can be used in conjunction with facial surgeries and also with in-office treatments. Depending on your procedure and aesthetic goals, we may inject the PRP serum into deeper skin layers, or we may massage it into the face as part of a laser or microneedling treatment.
PRP has been popular with orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers for years to speed healing. Now, PRP is getting the attention it deserves within the cosmetic enhancement community. At Southern Surgical Arts, we are excited about the many benefits and potential uses for this treatment. We see the Vampire FaceLift as just the beginning.
Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Carey Nease are all fellowship trained, and each of them holds multiple board certifications. Together, they have performed more than 15,500 cosmetic surgeries over the past 11 years, earning both trust and appreciation from patients. During your personal consultation with one of our surgeons, be sure to ask about how PRP might boost your results.
Our experienced cosmetic surgeons are committed to using the latest, most innovative and effective techniques to help patients look their best. That’s why Dr. Nease, Dr. Deal, and Dr. Gardner all use platelet-rich plasma at times to enhance results for surgical patients, including those who receive facial rejuvenation procedures.
The great beauty of platelet-rich plasma is that there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection, because it comes from your own body. So anyone who is a good candidate for any facial rejuvenation surgery or procedure is also a good candidate for the added Vampire FaceLift treatment.
Your all-inclusive quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, and all routine follow-up visits.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Our primary location in Chattanooga's Southside is SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite, luxurious office and MedSpa. In Calhoun, GA is SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the safety, privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with either Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.