Vampire Facelift

Do You Show These 3 Signs of Aging?

1. Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.

2. Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.

3. Skin texture  becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks “worn”, or “tired” or “droopy.”  The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.

Why the Vampire?

With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way?

Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem).

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face or even foreign to this planet.

The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture.

Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift (R) offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue!  

3 Steps of the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure

First, the injector (1) uses HA fillers to create a beautiful shape. (2) Then, the physician isolates growth factors from the patient’s blood.  (3) When these growth factors enter the face (injected by the physician), then muti-potent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue.  This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).
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1. Creating a Beautiful & Natural Shape

In the first part of the Vampire FaceLift® procedure, the physician uses an Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face–while still keeping the shape natural.

Providers of the Vampire Facelift (R) procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research (starting with the notebooks of Lonardo da Vinci) to avoid at all costs creating an unnatural shape.  These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons and constitute part of the intellectual property protected by the trademarked name (Vampire Facelift®).

After creating a younger, natural shape, then the physician harvests from the woman’s own blood (hence the name Vampire) growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.

2) Isolating  & Activating the Magic from Your Blood

First,  the physician draws about  2 teaspoons of blood.

Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)–all within about 10 minutes in the office!

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Then she “activates” those platelets to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.  

These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.  

(3) Injecting the Magic into Your Face

Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells  already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).

Why a Dentist for Facial Aesthetics?

1. A Dentist's area of expertise, knowledge, and training is focused intensely on the entire head and neck.

2. Dr. Cuartas received the same initial training in 2009 as any medical professional currently injecting dermal fillers and Botox®

3. Dr. Cuartas has 17 years experience practicing comprehensive orthodontics as a general dentist. Every day he is changing and improving patients' faces and facial profiles.

4. Over 17 years in practice, Dr. Cuartas has given more than 100,000 injections for nerve blocks around delicate, vital nerves, blood vessels, and other significant anatomical landmarks.

5. Many practitioners currently injecting patients for cosmetic procedures have no prior experience with administering injections.

6. Dr. Cuartas is an expert in facial anatomy and is using the Accuvein® AV 400 device to clearly view and identify and avoid the veins of the face to minimize or eliminate bruising.

7. Dr. Cuartas began using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in 2009 as an adjunct to surgically placing dental implants and performing sinus lifts. The PRP was used for improved bone and soft tissue regeneration.

8. Cosmetic Dentistry is based on overall facial beauty and shape.

9. Enhancing and improving the face is Dr. Cuartas' passion and that which he bases his professional career.

10. In 2010 Dr. Cuartas established the South LA DentoFacial Center.

In a relentless pursuit to restore confidence to his patients, Dr. Cuartas has throughout his career expanded his knowledge and expertise beyond the borders of teeth restoration. He began with his training in comprehensive orthodontics as a general dentist. Dr. Cuartas also received advanced training for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of TMJ dysfunction, including joint injections. Then, he acquired his fellowship status in dental implantology to improve stability and function, followed by certification in Botox® injections for management of migraine headaches and TMJ treatment. He was trained and certified in the use and placement of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® to restore the appropriate lip structure to patients and improve the overall facial appearance. Dr. Cuartas has now completed his training and is officially certified by the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association (ACCMA) to perform the Vampire Facelift® procedure.

Dr. Pedro Cuartas and South LA Dento Facial Center, enhancing smiles and faces.