The last time I had a facial, all my friends asked “What happened to your face?” (since it was so irritated) and I explained I that had a facial. Being a guy, a lot of my guy friends made fun of me for having a facial done! However, I just had the HydraFacial™ and instead of looking worse for a few days until the skin on my face settles back down – the HydraFacial™ was instant positive results. It only took 20 minutes and after I can feel my skin breathing and I feel refreshed. I’ve been happy with the results of other types of facials, however the HydraFacial™ allowed me to get on with my day without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of my skin just after. I definitely would recommend HydraFacial™ if you have an event to go to or a busy week or weekend planned – or if you are just a guy in general because you don’t have to lie there a very long time.
The process was really cool and quick. The esthetician at Prasad Medi-Spa started off the HydraFacial™ by putting a hydrating gel on my face to hydrate my very dry skin – this is good because I have to shave every 2 days, so my beard area gets extremely dry and sensitive from shaving so often. After she then infused the glycolic acid onto my my face, and using the special HydraFacial™ wand, began the extractions. There is no discomfort or pain, it is like a little suction – like a mini-vacuum that you can feel cleaning your facial pores and skin. I’ve noticed the most difference after HydraFacial™ on my nose – which gets very congested, dirty pores. My nose now looks very smooth with healthy skin. After the extractions, she re-hydrated my skin with the product. Then, she applied a green tea eye cream and also hydraluronic acid all over for extra rejuvenating.
I had the unique opportunity this past weekend to visit Dr. Charles Runels in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama. Dr. Runels is the creator of the famous “Vampire Facelift (TM)”. The day with Dr. Runels and his assistant Laura left me with a great impression. Many of my colleagues perceive Dr. Runels from his videos and website as being a “fringe” physician. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although his personal style (which is seen on his YouTube videos) and passionate desire to protect the quality of his creation “The Vampire Facelift (TM) can be interpreted as “strange”, my feeling is that he is an exceptionally creative and caring physician whose mission is help people live life to their fullest potential.
He was very gracious and specific in instructing me on how to perform the Vampire Facelift (TM) which is a method to enhance areas of the face which are sunken using hyaluronic acid (such as Juvederm and Restylane) and your own blood’s growth factors (drawn like you would for a routine blood test) which are processed into something called “PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma”. This combination as designed by Dr. Runels is very safe and creates instant results with typically no downtime. The clients of Dr. Runels I met at his office were huge fans of the procedure and could not say enough about how happy they were. In unapologetic Southern style, one client said “I’d follow Dr. Runels anywhere for my Vampire Facelift!” (the accent and voice made the phrase unforgettable). The idea of using your own blood to create a youthful appearance is a concept which has great appeal to many of our clients who have heard about the “Vampire Facelift (TM) on the TV show “The Doctors”.
My wife and I enjoyed a very educational day with Dr. Runels and Laura with only a little time to enjoy the beauty of Fairhope. We did have a wonderful dinner at Camellia Cafe with them and I have to say the service and food was on par with top Manhattan restaurants we’ve been to.
Just in time for Halloween, the “Vampire Facelift (TM)” is now a procedure we are offering at our offices in Manhattan and Garden City, Long Island.
Once again, I want to acknowledge Dr. Runels for his creativity and passion and thank him for his instruction and hospitality.