Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

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Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

When was the last time you decided to hit the gym? If you are like most people, it can be hard to revive your regimen, especially if it has been awhile since you worked out. Fortunately, you don't have to let a little downtime make you feel sluggish. I have been super skinny and over the top fat, and I know what it takes to get back to the gym after a long hiatus. My blog details my own journey, so that you can stay motivated to attend those classes, perfect your run, or lift weights until it feels like your arms will fall off.


What To Expect When You Get a Vampire Face-Lift

The vampire face-lift, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is a cosmetic procedure for men and women. Proponents of this procedure claim that it can rejuvenate the face, give a person a more youthful look, and erase wrinkles. Unlike a traditional surgical face lift, the vampire face-lift is done in the office of a plastic surgeon; is an out-patient, non-surgical procedure; and does not require the use of general anesthesia. Many people want to have a youthful look, which has made the vampire face-lift a popular option for those who do not want to undergo a traditional face-lift. If you are interested in a vampire face-lift, this is what you can expect:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

The key to a successful vampire face-lift is the combination of carefully placed hyaluronic acid fillers along with platelet rich plasma therapy. Hyaluronic acid fillers are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for dermal use, and when the fillers are administered by a medical professional adverse side effects are minimal. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, and fillers made from this substance typically add volume to the face, improve elasticity, and minimize or erase facial wrinkles. When you get a vampire face-lift, your doctor will start by administering hyaluronic acid fillers where needed on your face.

Blood Drawn and Separated

The vampire face-lift utilizes platelets from your own blood (which is where the name "vampire" comes from), so your doctor will draw a small amount of blood from your arm. That blood will then be spun in a machine called a centrifuge, which will separate the platelets from the other blood material.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

The platelets collected from your own blood will then be injected into different sites in your face. Doctors who offer the vampire face-lift say that PRP injections will start a facial regeneration process that will result in collagen production for more facial volume, smoother skin, and a reduction of visible fine lines and wrinkles.

Recovery Period

One of the things that patients love about the vampire face-lift is the fact that the recovery period is minimal. The procedure is done in a doctor's office, and you can return to work immediately if you want to. There is a chance that you may experience some minor bruising or swelling, which shouldn't last long, but unlike surgical cosmetic procedures, the vampire face-lift does not require you to have to take time off of work or clear your schedule while you recover.

To schedule your vampire face-lift or to ask more questions, consider contacting the Glory Wellnes Center and Weight Loss Clinic.