Kim Kardashian made headlines when she blasted a photo of her blood-strewn face across Twitter, claiming she was in the process of having a Vampire Facelift performed. However, as with much of reality TV, this procedure isn’t as gruesome as it seemed on the show. Dr. Kevin Sadati performs this procedure on his patients. It is one of the more popular procedures among Orange County patients who frequent his Newport Beach practice.
During this procedure, Dr. Sadati combines derma fillers with Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, in order to provide patients with stunning results that will last for several months. PRP is created from the patient’s own blood stream. Using a tiny blood sample, the plasma is separate from the patient’s blood platelets. The PRP that was created in combined with derma fillers.
Given the new-found fame of this procedure, it is not surprising that it has become more popular in the last several months.
Hollywood celebrities are getting it done, and many of them received a free vampire facelift gift certificate in the gift bag they were given at the Academy Awards.
As the trend continues to skyrocket in Hollywood, more patients in Orange County are heading to Dr. Sadati to have this procedure performed. The operation takes about 45 minutes, and patients have the option of using anesthesia. Patients who would like to use localized anesthetic are able to do so, but anesthesia is not necessary because this procedure is similar to Botox injections.
Many patients will find that there is minor swelling and bruising immediately, following the procedure. While they may decide to lay low that particular day, most patients see a significant improvement in the appearance of their face within two days. Due to the use of PRP in the procedure, these results look more natural and will last for a longer period of time. PRP is a natural growth factor, so it promotes natural healing and restoration within the patient’s face.
However, it is important to understand that any non-surgical cosmetic procedure provides only temporary relief from the aging process. Most patients who choose to have the Vampire Facelift will find that they have to return to Dr. Sadati’s office every 4-6 months to have a follow up procedure performed. This allows Dr. Sadati to restore the original results for the patient. People who are looking for a permanent fix might want to consider a traditional surgical facelift procedure. However, the Vampire Facelift might be the perfect choice for you. To find out more about this procedure and see if you are a good candidate for it, set up a free consultation today.