Nothing can turn back the hands of time quite like a facelift, and working with a skilled surgeon like Mustafa Ahmed, MD, of Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic is a great way to achieve gorgeous and natural-looking results. At his Las Vegas practice, Dr. Ahmed offers both traditional surgical facelifts as well as the new vampire facelift, which uses a dermal filler and platelet-rich plasma to refine facial contouring without surgery. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to get started.
Over time, the tissues beneath your skin break down, and the effects of gravity, decades of sun and environmental exposure, and lifestyle habits become readily apparent in your facial appearance. A facelift can dramatically improve your facial contouring, helping you look years younger, well-rested, and revitalized.
A traditional surgical facelift is done under anesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing. Dr. Ahmed creates his surgical plan during your consultation and determines which techniques will create the most natural and beautiful outcome.
He begins by making small incisions near your hairline or behind your ears to gain access to your facial tissues. If needed, he removes or repositions fat to refine your contouring. Dr. Ahmed can also alter your muscle tissue to lift and reshape your face.
Once he’s happy with those changes, Dr. Ahmed gently redrapes your skin, removing excess skin before closing the incisions. Many men and women choose to have a neck lift at the same time to ensure their neck contouring matches the results of their facelift.
If you’d like to alter the shape of your face but aren’t quite ready for a full surgical facelift, a vampire facelift is something to consider. This nonsurgical procedure relies on a special preparation of your own blood to create a dermal filler unlike any other.
You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a solution made by separating the solids from the liquids in your blood, then reintroducing the platelets into the cleared plasma. That preparation boosts healing, reduces inflammation, and enhances new cell growth.
A vampire facial uses platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), a solution made by adding calcium chloride to PRP to achieve a thicker, gel-like texture. This solution acts in a similar manner as dermal fillers, yet also kick-starts new collagen production.
You’ll notice improvements in the days after your procedure, but it takes a few months for the full effects to develop. That’s because while a vampire facial does plump and smooth skin immediately, the true power of the procedure is in the ability to stimulate your body to produce new collagen. That takes time, so expect your results to improve gradually over the course of 2-3 months.
If you have questions about surgical facelifts or the vampire facelift, schedule a consultation to learn more. Booking your visit takes just a few moments online or by phone.