KTLA recently interviewed Dr. Andre Berger regarding a new technology that uses your own blood to stimulate collagen and give you a younger, more restful appearance.
“We’re only talking about a small amount,” says Dr. Andre Berger, Medical Director of the Rejuvalife Vitality Institute in Beverly Hills, one of the facilities that offers the “Dracula Therapy” to its patients. In Beverly Hills, cosmetic treatments such as Dracula Blood Therapy are becoming increasingly popular among local and out of town patients.
Sephyl is a patented system for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix or PRFM. Plastic surgeons or dermatologists are using this system to collect a small amount of your blood and through a patented process, separate and concentrate the platelets and fibrin. The resulting PRFM is then applied to your face (hands, buttocks or breasts) to rejuvenate and increase your skin’s volume. The entire process takes about twenty minutes with no post-procedure downtime.
Because the mixture does not contain any animal or synthetic components, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction, making it ideal for those who often stay away from synthetic products and injections.
“It’s a natural approach. In other words, these are not adding volume, this is stimulating your own body to thicken and rejuvenate your skin naturally” says Berger “So you’re not adding an unnatural, synthetic substance to do the job. You’re using your own material”.
In Beverly Hills skin rejuvenation specialists are always looking to new, natural, and non-surgical options for dramatically younger looking skin with little to no downtime. Berger says that Sephyl patients will start to see results in three weeks, when the fibroblast cells start pumping out collagen, whose effects will last for many months. But you’ll see the most dramatic results after the first month or so.
“The best candidate is a person that has a moderate or small amount of tissue, sagginess, loss of tightness, a little bit of loss of volume and they would like to see an enhancement and look less tired,” Berger said.
Enid Harris is one such candidate. While she isn’t afraid of aging, she just wants to feel the same age on the outside that she feels on the inside.
“I feel like I’m slowly watching myself age,” says Harris. “I look at pictures of myself from five years ago, ten years ago, and there’s a different face. I’m aware of circles under my eyes and this area here (around my mouth)”. After trying several anti aging treatments in Beverly Hills with minimal results, she turned to Dr. Berger for the procedure.
“It’s an experiment to me, but I’m excited about it,” says Harris. “The fact that I won’t see results for two to three weeks is even better.”
Dr. Andre Berger is a top anti-aging and non-surgical cosmetic physician in Beverly Hills using a holistic approach to beauty & wellness. For more information about cosmetic and age management medicine: Rejuvalife Vitality Institute 310-276-4494.