To say my body has been through the wars is probably a huge understatement. The combined damage done to the very structure that holds everything together has been inflated and deflated within an inch of bursting on multiple occasions over the last 30 years. The final deflation being the 12 stone I lost in the 18 months following my Gastric Plication that freed my damaged shell from super morbid obesity. Following that there was the amazing rebuild that took place at the hands of Paul Baguley. Having been an amazing transformation I could hardly complain about the scarring that this type of massive reconstruction leaves. In many ways they were the battle scars, the physical proof of my history reminder of all the work I had put into changing my body so dramatically.
I wasn’t overly concerned about them initially. To be fair the scars were neat and tidy and only noticeable at certain angles. I was so happy to have been liberated from the prison of skin that I had been encased in the scars rarely entered my radar. However, they were there and over time I had begun to look at them as the last bit of evidence of what a poor steward I had been over this body. I thought about it and did some research. It appeared that for the most part the recommendations were limited to various oils and silicone patches to lighten and flatten them. Nothing particularly dramatic, but it would seem that would be what I would have to settle for.
Recently I was approached by Dr Daniel Sister, who I had heard of previously. He is a pioneer in anti-ageing treatments with his method of Dracula Therapy™. This procedure involves taking a vile of your own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge in order to separate the red blood cells from the clear serum and platelets. The platelets are then injected into the skin, normally the face in order to reduce the signs of ageing. The injections encourage DNA repair thus, making the skin appear more youthful and rejuvenated. Dr Sister was looking into how this treatment could be used to reduce the appearance of scars. Obviously, knowing who Dr Sister was I jumped at the chance to work with him.
I travelled to Dr Sisters London clinic, Beauty Works West for a consultation. Due to the amount of surgery I previously had Dr Sister certainly had his work cut out for him. But, knowing his amazing reputation I was in great hands. He started by explaining to me how the procedure would work. He would take a small amount of my blood and spin it in the centrifuge and then re-inject the clear serum back into the scars in order to stimulate the body into repairing itself.
The injections themselves were almost pain free. I don’t believe I even flinched once. The truly outstanding thing was that the following day there was already a difference in the scars. I was blown away at how dramatically they changed. Over the following weeks what had been quite pink in places became lighter and flatter. The results have been miraculous. For me this has been unbelievable and further increased my confidence as it means I get less looks and awkward questions as for the most part my scars are no longer visible.
However, as ecstatic as I am with the results it is particularly important to consider how life changing the Dracula Therapy™ could be for someone with extensive facial scarring. This treatment is certainly a game changer to say the least.