My Review on…The Vampire Facelift (Warning, I look scary)!Tue, 23 Apr 2013
BEAUTY BLABBER | DOCTOR, DOCTOR
By Huda Heidi Kattan
Soooo I’ve told you guys already how much I wanted to try the Vampire Facelift! After reading about it and seeing results of before and after, I knew it was kind of something I needed, but I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to it! First, I have to say Dr. Mina from Dermalase Clinic in Dubai is a Godsent! I loved sitting with her and she someone that I highly recommend visiting! I’m not going to say it wasn’t painful, because it was extremely painful (I had to bite down on a towel at the end), but it was 100% worth it! I thought I would NEVER do it again, but I wish I would have let her do more and I can’t wait to do it again!
Ok, the Vampire Facelift (also called PRP or ACR) itself is pretty intense! It requires the doctor “sucking” out about 5 ml of blood (most clinics actually take around 1 ml), and putting it into a machine then spinning it until the plasma separates from the blood (the yellow liquid). This whole thing took about 20-30 minutes, but it didn’t really seem to bother me. The needle itself was fine and I have to say I really thing finding a doctor that is gentle is key! I didn’t even really feel this part!
Here’s where it gets juicy! Once they spin the blood and get your plasma, they re-inject it into your face! Some clinics mix the plasma, but Dr. Mina just injected it back into my face! I know it sounds pretty insane, but it didn’t take too long! I think it was something around 20 injections total, but they were definitely painful! The ones around the eye were the worst, BUT it’s not the needle that hurt me, it was the plasma that kind of gave me a bit of a sting! She told me a lot of people don’t even flinch when they get this done, so maybe I was a baby, but I definitely flinched!
After the procedure my face literally swelled up! I looked pretty scary, but luckily the swelling subsided the second day and I was just a bit bruised around the eye area. All in all, the treatment wasn’t too long and not too bad!
It’s been exactly 2 weeks since I had the procedure done and I am really impressed with my skin! It’s sooo different! I feel like my skin is hydrated and radiant and actually more contoured than before! Around my eyes, my dark circles look soooo much better and I have a lot less puffiness! In general, the results are pretty insane, but Dr. Mina told me they would get even better after 3 weeks and I would continue to results! I’m excited considering my skin already looks so much better! The treatment should be repeated after 6 months, so I believe the results should last around that time!
I highly recommend Dr. Mina from Dermalase Dubai! She was soooo amazing, I can’t wait to see her again! Call her for appointments +971 4 349 7880