The vampire facelift is a procedure that creates the youthful, rejuvenating effects of a facelift without an actual surgery. Instead, the vampire facelift gets its name because it incorporates PRP extracted from blood which is then mixed with different dermal fillers to give patients a refreshed look.
- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
The vampire facelift creates a youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. By using healing and growth properties housed inside your own blood alongside a dermal filler, patients will enjoy a more youthful, tighter skin appearance. A vampire facelift ranges in cost from $1,000- $2,500. The key ingredient derived from the patient’s blood that forms the basis of the vampire facelift is a platelet-rich fibrin matrix. This property, when mixed with other ingredients, can create a natural serum that boosts collagen production, blood supply and can aid in triggering skin regrowth and fatty tissue regeneration. The procedure begins by collecting a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is then separated through use of a centrifuge. Then the PRP is combined with hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm to create the platelet-rich fibrin matrix or PRFM. The patient’s face is then numbed through the use of a topical cream and then the gel is injected directly into multiple areas of the face.
The goal of a vampire facelift is to achieve healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated skin, during a quick procedure that does not require surgery.
What to Expect
The vampire facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that uses PRP mixed with different dermal fillers to give patients a refreshed look. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a vampire facelift.
- Avoid blood thinning medication
- No alcohol for 1 week prior
- Limit sun exposure
- An antiviral medication may be prescribed
- A small amount of blood is collected from the patient
- Blood is placed into a centrifuge to separate the PRP
- PRP is combined with hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers
- Patient’s face is numbed
- PRP matrix is injected into multiple areas on the face
Recovery after a vampire facelift is minimal and shouldn't last longer than 72 hours. Most patients will experience some degree of itching, redness or swelling. Skin may flake or peel but do not pick at these areas as it may cause scarring. To ensure proper healing, limit exercise for the first week and drink plenty of water.
The ideal candidate for a vampire facelift is middle aged with fine to moderate lines around the mouth, eyes, nose, and lips and volume loss in the face.
Not Recommended For
A vampire facelift is not recommended for candidates with more severe signs of aging who would better benefit from surgical treatment.
Side effects from a vampire facelift may include redness around the injection site and minimal bruising.