What is Vampire Lifting?
Of course, vampire lifting has nothing to do with the legendary bloodsuckers and there are no puncture wounds or even bite wounds in the neck area. The name comes from the fact that the treatment is carried out with the patient’s own blood plasma and therefore some blood has to be taken beforehand. Don’t worry: we’re talking about just 20 millilitres, which is already enough for a noticeable effect. Fortunately, the effect is not comparable to that of a surgical operation, but is much more natural – as is the case with treatment with the patient’s own blood.
How does the vampire lift work?
The vampire lift or PRP therapy is performed by injecting blood plasma into the skin with small needles. Compared to creams or a serum, the effect is much stronger. From a medical point of view, the abbreviation PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This substance is produced by centrifuging the blood after it has been taken from a vein. Once the red and white blood cells have been removed, they are enriched with calcium chloride and certain amino acids and often hyaluronic acid. The plasma produced in this way retains the platelets, which are mainly needed for blood clotting. These platelets are bursting with growth factors and stimulate the body’s own production of elastin and collagen. Similar to the healing of a wound, water is bound after a vampire lift and the skin appears rejuvenated.
PRP therapy takes about an hour. However, half an hour is spent on the production of the plasma alone, which is then injected about five millimetres deep into the skin. The treatment is carried out either with a local anaesthetic and a syringe or a so-called Dermapen or Dermaroller. The result is seen after about four weeks and can last up to a year.
Who is PRP therapy suitable for?
PRP therapy or vampire lifting is often considered a complementary therapy and is particularly suitable for younger women. It can also be spoken of as a preventive measure, in which the formation of wrinkles and weak connective tissue is prevented. If older people are treated, a combination with other forms of treatment may be recommended.
What are the side effects?
Vampire lifting and PRP therapy also have virtually no side effects. The small needle pricks even prove to be beneficial for the skin, as the minimal injuries lead to a natural renewal process of the skin. By the way: The bloodied faces that occasionally circulate in the media are purely a show effect. Of course, small drops of blood are removed immediately during the treatment. The risks are minor bruising, redness or swelling. In addition, you should not have a vampire lift performed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and you should refrain from taking medications such as aspirin, ASA, Volaren or ibuprofen for a few days before the treatment.
Vampire lifting / PRP therapy in Berlin
We are happy to undertake a comprehensive vampire lift or PRP therapy at the BellaDerma Specialist Centre for Aesthetic Treatment. You will find us at two central locations: firstly in Berlin-Mitte, Unter den Linden / corner of Friedrichstraße (Lindencorso), and secondly in the City West, more precisely in Joachimsthaler Straße / corner of Kurfürstendamm, directly opposite Kranzler Eck.