Flash lamp (IPL), skin booster & vampire lift – the perfect teamwork
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In recent years, the possibilities of aesthetic medical rejuvenation have multiplied exponentially. This is on the one hand a good news for consumers, but also presents them with new challenges. What to do?
With the abundance of new technologies, fillers and trends, interested parties often get the impression that somewhere there is probably the perfect solution to their problem – only they would not have discovered it yet…
Factually, however, the most enduring trend for minimally invasive beauty medicine is not a single technology. State of the Art remains rather: Only the combination of different techniques can achieve top results. “For example, we have very good results after teamwork with the flash lamp (IPL) in combination with PRP autologous blood therapy (also called vampire lifting) and so-called skin boosters, which are available from various manufacturers,” explains Munich dermatologist Tatiana von Bayern.
How exactly does the Treatment Mix? “First, I treat the skin with the flash lamp (IPL), which can be used very variably due to its different wavelengths. Often patients have a troubled skin appearance with couperose, age spots and sun spots,” said the dermatologist. “The flash lamp (IPL) removes the red veins as well as pigment accumulations and also leads to skin tightening. The technical term for this is ‘Photo Rejuvenation’ That is, skin rejuvenation with the help of light.”
Vampire lifting instead of Botox & fillers.
When patients neither Botox nor hyaluron filler Dr. von Bayern recommends the so-called PRP therapy, the Vampire lifting. For this purpose, a small amount of the patient’s own blood is first taken and then processed in the practice’s own laboratory.
“In the centrifuge, we can separate the different components of the blood and use only the platelets relevant for skin renewal with particularly many growth factors. The resulting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected with very fine needles into the skin where the growth factors are most needed.”
Do patients want an additional intensive Moisturization, to optimize the skin’s appearance, the dermatologist uses skin boosters, ie. weakly cross-linked hyaluronic acid. “Small hyaluranic acid deposits can be injected via an ultra-fine cannula. Moisture reservoirs are formed there, which the skin up to one year hydrate from within, significantly improving the skin’s structure,” emphasizes Dr. von Bayern.
At what intervals should am schedule the treatments?
This depends on the respective skin condition.
Flash lamp (IPL) every 4 weeks until the skin has no disturbing vessels or pigment spots. Usually 3 treatments are sufficient. The Vampire Lift PRP 2 to 4 times a year at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks. The weakly cross-linked, low-viscosity hyaluronic acid depending on the preparation: Skinbooster Restylane (Galderma) and Belotero Revive (Merz) 3 treatments at intervals of 4 weeks once per year. Volite (Allergan) once every six months.
When do you see the individual results?
Flash lamp (IPL) after 2 weeks, hyaluron immediately until 2 weeks after injection, PRP Vampire Lift 4 to 12 weeks after treatment.
When will you be socially acceptable again?
After all treatments you are immediately socially acceptable. Small hematomas caused by needle pricks as well as redness caused by the flash lamp (IPL) can be concealed with make-up.
How much do the different treatments cost?
Flash lamp (IPL) 250 to 400 euros per session depending on the area.
Hyaluronic acid 300 to 350 euros for 1 ml depending on the preparation.
Vampirelifting 250 to 350 euros depending on the area.
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