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Natural Facelift Using PRP From Your Own Blood (Vampire Facelift)
March 3, 2020
Hi, I’m Susan Bratton, Intimacy Wellness
Expert from The20, and I’m here with my friend Dr. Robyn Benson and we’re
talking about facial tissue, facial skin restoration using platelet-rich plasma.
So sometimes that’s called the Vampire Facelift but not everybody likes that
terminology and at its essence, it’s using PRP healing factors from your own
blood re-injected into your skin to rejuvenate and recollagenate the skin
as you age. So this is Dr. Robyn Benson’s Amplified Regenerative Therapies (which is) part of turning back the clock on your sexuality, on your vitality, on your looks. We have
an episode on hair restoration as well as using PRP as well as what you can do for
your genital restoration, and this particular one we’re talking about the
facial restoration procedures that she does and she does way more than the
average doctor when it comes to facial restoration. So Dr. Robyn, tell us about
what you’re doing when you’re doing facial restoration. In fact, I just want
to sat I love doing faces. The artist in me comes out. The
Leonardo, right? It takes an aesthetic eye to do good face work. You’re just
looking at the proportions from left to right and to see where people might be
volume depleted, where things are sagging, looking at the lips. It’s amazing.
I’m gonna be putting a little bit of PRP in there vermillion area here. We like to lift the eyebrows and these little lines. What we’ve been doing the last three
years, two years is we actually heat up the PRP and that becomes a filler.
That is a whole new cool thing so very often doctors that do this will do
do Juvederm or Restylane or they will actually use fillers and PRP which is a
wonderful combination but a lot of our patients really don’t want any thing.
They don’t want any of those fillers. They want everything that’s a hundred
percent natural. An acid filler is a good choice too,
but since we learned this, this is what we’re doing. So where people
would normally get Botox, they are getting this their PRP gelled and we can
just go in there and fill up these areas, these fine lines and
wrinkles that really need to be amplified. We want to plump them up so that wrinkle is not surviving in there. They’re giving
it a second chance. That’s what regenerate means – a new
beginning. Like you’re going in there and you’re adding that volume and so it’s
disrupting that aging process. It’s regenerating, turning a degenerative
process into a regenerative one. So that’s a fantastic thing and we also add ozone
when we do facial treatments for patients that are open just to
add a little bit of ozone into those main areas where I put the PRP again.
Just oxygenates it further. There’s more blood but in terms of our blood vessels
growing and the circulation is even better after that. So, when you
do the PRP, is it a single needle and then you’re just putting it in very
specific spots or are you using that 8 thing?
We definitely don’t do that. We use all different needles into these areas. So, we put a little PRP, maybe half a CC here and
then we can take off that little syringe and then we add a bit of
ozone into certain areas that really need. It’s a great thing to do and we can just do if some of our patients want to enhance the effect that has been created by the
PRP. We’ll do ozone in two different places. What about micro-needling of the face? Are you doing that? Absolutely, every single person gets a PRP facial, gets the skin pen. We just include it into their prior
facials or PRP facials. It doesn’t matter what name you use but we love to
make sure that in every patient, there’s not a part of your face really that’s being left behind. So, if we do that, first we do the
skin pen and then we describe what a skin pen is. It’s like a micro-derma
needling. It’s micro tube. It’s got all these little needles and we just
roll, we just glide it so to speak, and these patterns, these crisscross patterns all around and
sometimes if a woman wants to add-on, the decollete, we’ll do that. You do the
neck? We do we do a little bit of the neck.
So, then we put maybe three or four cc’s into those little micro-holes that are
literally created by the skin pen so as micro-needling is the skin pen all those
little needles. Is it like making little tiny scratches? Yes, so you’re basically
almost like roughing up its skin an you’re opening up the pores. You’re
opening it all up and then you’re putting the PRP
on there and then soaking in. Exactly. It’s a sponge. It’s opening it up and then you do the individual locations with a little deeper ERP and you’re putting the PRP under the
tissue, and then that’s what’s bringing in the healing factors and re
collagenating and things like that? Exactly. Any other parts to
it or is it just those two parts? It’s pretty much the skin pen, then the
ozone. The skin pen then we do the the the PRP,
and then we also gel some of it as well for where we want to help with the
volume-depleted areas and where there’s big divots, like some women have
these big divots. We fill that in or fill in the nasolabial. The thing
that’s really great about PRP facials and facelifts is its natural yet
subtle. Its subtle because a lot of women don’t want to look like that. They don’t
want to spend $20,000 in a facelift. They don’t want all that scar tissue.
There’s a lot of scar tissue. There’s a lot of things.
Big recovery. So, we let our people know it’s not like you’re
gonna be like this. It’s going to be like it’s a subtle glow. You’re
lifted. I’m 54. That’s pretty much all I’ve ever done. I’ve had maybe three little tries of Botox. I have not gone
that route and I haven’t done fillers either other than PRP. And how
often would you recommend that a woman do a PRP facelift? It depends on their
age certainly. It depends. There’s so many factors but I
say that the average 60 to 70-year-old woman, annually would be great
and what we highly recommend for the people who want to spread that
out in terms of when they come back in for their next vampire
facial facelift is to continue every six weeks. Six to 12 weeks do a skin pen
because that is so biologically active. It helps when people have those
brown spots. It helps with scars and a lot of women have so they
just come back and do the skin pen cross-hatching on their face. You spread the swab off the skin. You can have a skin pen. Definitely, three or four days later I’m feeling like this old
skin literally, that snake effect. It’s like you’re getting new revitalized healthy tissue. You’re turning over the collagen in the elastin.
You’re bringing in the goodness of life and that makes me think of
diet. Do we want people to be using collagen powders and really
good 100% oils? Right, Vitamin E oil. We also love coconut oil. There’s so many
good oils that once this turnover is happening, you just want to keep that glow going, that youthfulness, that people look happier. They look literally look so much younger after having one of these procedures. So, you
can do the PRP injections once a year, but then every few months come in for
that pen. We have a PRP topically applied. If you’re gonna come in,
why wouldn’t you do the whole thing? Some people like to take more to have more time between their PRP facials.
The woman that can really afford it. Definitely. First, mostly it’s fantastic
for cost but also when we have problem areas, we’re working with women
who’ve got lots of brown spots. They have like these weird pigmentations like
melasma or certain problem areas. If we are doing the skin pen more
regularly, we can see a dramatic results. Like with all these people that have had
acne, men and women who have these acne scars. When you do a skin pen every six
weeks in that case it’s incredible what can happen. So interesting. Yes, because
your revitalizing, you’re turning over those skin cells, you’re activating
better blood flow. It’s awesome and get face rubs.
Yeah these jobs are good too. You can rub your own face or a
partner to rub your face for you. A doctor of Chinese medicine, all
the major meridians go through the face, the large intestine, the stomach.
So, when you treat the face, it’s another way to treat the body and it’s
very relaxing. The injection part, it doesn’t
take very long. It’s over before you know it. We’ve never ever ever had one
person call and say “Oh my god. I got so badly bruised or I ain’t know I look
really weird or I’ve had any lasting negative effect,” because you don’t know
when you get a facelift. Sometimes, people don’t risk it. You don’t have to worry about that. You don’t worry about infection. Very nice. Well, I’m
really excited to have mine and thank you so much for sitting down and talking
to me and prepping me and everyone else who might be interested in having some
kind of restorative PRP facial experience.
You got to meet Sr. Robyn Benson. Please don’t miss the other videos in this
series where we talk about the PRP hair lifts. We talk about genital restoration
and all kinds of wonderful things that Dr. Benson does in her Amplified
Regenerative Therapies here at Santa Fe Soul. I’m Susan Bratton and I’ll see you with Dr. Robyn on the other side.