The science of using the healing properties of blood to rejuvenate, heal, and revive the tissue of the face resulted in the Vampire Facelift® and the Vampire Facial®. These procedures (because they provide amazing results for most people and because of the public use of these beauty strategies by multiple celebrities) became a world-wide phenomenon and could still easily be called the hottest new procedures in the cosmetic world.
A team of physicians and scientists expanded the science of the Vampire Facial® & Facelift® in multiple studies to result in new strategies for correcting scars and even for healing some of the problems that can cause sexual dysfunction.
Now, using new science coming out of literally millions of dollars of research in the area of tissue repair comes the next huge step…the perfect compliment to the Vampire procedures…Altar®
I’m Dr. Harry Glassman; I practice plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to something we’re very excited about, and that is [a new] Vampire Skin Therapy™… Altar™
I think I should discuss this with you from three perspectives: one, the basic science, two, the clinical trials, and three, my hands-on experiences and my recommendations to you.
About the science, the active ingredient in Altar™ is SBD-4. SBD-4 is a patented extract from the root of the plant Angelica sinensis, which grows in the high altitudes of China, Japan, and Korea. SBD-4 has been demonstrated to do some rather remarkable things. One, it increases the microcirculation of the skin. The results of that are obvious, increased delivery of oxygen, increased delivery of nutrients and increased removal of unwanted metabolites through waste.
Two, SBD-4 is extremely rich in hyaluronic acid, which binds up to 100 times its weight in water, so it’s extremely hydrating.
Three, it’s extremely rich also in arginine, the amino acid that’s very important in maintaining and protecting and repairing the skin barrier. That’s the Reader’s Digest version of the science.
My hands-on experience with it, I would divide it into three different experiences.
One, about the vampire procedures, Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Breast Lift®, it has been extraordinarily helpful in applying this formulation post procedure. Why? Well, one, it helps repair the skin barrier and two, fundamentally, the two things, the procedure and the topical are doing the same thing, attempting to do the same thing, and that is to increase firmness, elasticity, and texture and to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Second is with other minimally invasive procedures such a micro-needling [Vampire Facial®] with radio frequency, ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing, and even fillers so using this topical post-treatment, compliments the treatment, augments the treatment and often one plus one is greater than two.
Finally, Altar® has a tremendous role in treating some very difficult skin conditions, and I would include aging in that. Aging, dry skin, people with eczema, psoriasis, those people who are suffering from radiation dermatitis, and even those people who are having an adverse reaction topically to chemotherapy. Why? Well, those things all have three things in common, a breakdown in the skin barrier, dehydration, and some compromise in the microcirculation albeit different. Obviously, people with diabetes have a different microcirculation problem related to arterial sclerosis than say someone with psoriasis in which case it might be shunting.
All of those cases, aging, dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, they all respond very favorably to the science behind this product, so we’re very excited to introduce this to you. If any of you have any questions regarding it or any concerns regarding it, please reach out to me. I’ll make myself more than available to discuss this with you at any time.
Thanks very much.
Dr. Harry Glassman