Vampire Face Lift
So, I did a video a week or so ago after being away from YouTube for well over a year.
It was very liberating and fun!
I was back.
I missed all of you so much and especially missed the "friendships" that I have developed thru the years on the web with all of you.
I truly did miss you and thought of you many times. But... I digress.
The first video back, I was a nervous wreck.
Would I still be able to sit in my bathroom in front of my little "Flip-Cam" and talk to you in coherent sentences?
I did it!
I was back.
I can do it and loved doing it. The interactions from you are what I missed most. Sweet, beautiful comments and so much love!
I was back.
Being caretaker to a dying loved one can and will take it's toll. You hair goes dull, your mind loses it's sharpness. Your looks go hollow.
You can either gain or lose weight.
I gained! Boy did I gain!
Then... he died.
I lost so much including weight.
My features seemed to crumble and when I looked in the mirror 6 months later, I didn't even recognize myself.
After my husband's death, I was convinced I had less than 6 months to live.
I planned my funeral down to the last detail. Gave my boys explicit instructions on what to do with my estate and all of my worldly possessions.
I was going to be gone anyway, why bother with living? Why buy anything or worry about how I looked.
My clothes hung off me by now.
I had lost 35 pounds by the time I finally woke up!
Who was I anymore?
I decided I needed outside help STAT!
After being in Florida, I went to see a wonderful doctor and his work seemed to be a miracle in my life.
I am not going to die!
I am 57 years old. I have a lot of living to do.
I joined a gym.
I made an appointment at a Rejuva spa and my entire outlook changed that day.
I was back!!
The doctor told me of a procedure that uses your own blood and spins it down to a serum of platelet rich plasma that he injects into your face to fill in hollows and form an under the skin roadmap to rebuild valuable collagen and a network of Fibrin Matrix under the skin.
In one simple sentence....
Within one to three months of treatment, Selphyl reverses the ravages of time. Damage from age and weather begin to disappear.
They call this the Vampire Face Lift because it uses your own blood to give you a non-surgical facelift!
Here's how it went for me:
I agreed to to have my doctor perform the procedure. He asked me if I wanted a Dental Block for the pain?
He injected a numbing agent into the gum line on top and bottom. 3 shots to the gums upper and 3 shots to the lower and my entire mouth was numb. I felt as if I had eaten a case of frozen Popscicles.
While that was taking effect he took 3 vials of blood from my arm. No pain no gain, right?
The blood vials he puts into a centrifuge (looks like a toaster oven) to spin the blood to a clear serum. The precious vials of clear liquid he sets on a sterile tray.
By now, my mouth has no feeling.
Is it dangling out of the corner of my face?
I haven't got a clue. I can't feel a thing.
In a series of quick shots with many needles (probably 50) he injects my own cells back into me only now into my haggard face.
Nothing foreign. It's all mine!
He explains that it will be days or even weeks before I see results. The network of stem cells are in place and can begin doing their job.
My mouth and face are numb. I look like I stuck my face into a very large bee hive on a sunny day and got the crap stung out of me.
I get no real instructions except not to use my Clairsonic for 24 hours.
One more dose in two months at half that price.
$1,800.00 to rewind your face 10- 15 years?
Some bruising that fades each day but is easily covered with a good concealer.
I go back to work the next day.
2 Weeks Later:
Every day I wake up and see a subtle difference. It's not really like a filler but it's more a softening of your face.
This morning I looked in the mirror and said to my reflection there,
"Well, Hello! Who are you?
Where did you come from?
I don't know but I like you!"
I am back!
I am very pleased with the results and will go back in 4 weeks for the 2nd round. Results generally last 3 years.
That's a long time. 3 years.
I hope this answers any questions you may have. I will drag my camera along on my next visit and film it.
I love you all. xo