Vampire Facelift ®
What is the Vampire Facelift®?
A vampire facelift, sometimes called a platelet-rich plasma facelift, is a cosmetic procedure that uses the patient’s blood to potentially fight the signs of aging. The efficacy of a vampire facelift is because of plasma, which is yellow. Plasma is protein-rich, and it carries nutrients, protein, and hormones to the rest of the body. Plasma also contains growth factors, which can increase cell turnover, collagen production, and elastin for firmer, younger-looking skin.
Why Vampire Facelift?
These factors can combine to make a person look worn, tired or droopy. If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to improve your face, consider the Vampire FaceLift®!
How to Prepare for a Vampire Facelift®
- Arrive with clean, product free and makeup-free skin.
- Avoid unprotected sun exposure or tanning in the weeks before your appointment.
- Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your appointment.
- Take it easy for 24 hours
What to expect during the treatment?
- The provider will clean your skin.
- They may apply a topical numbing cream.
- They will draw blood from your arm. The blood will go into a centrifuge which will separates the PRP from the rest of the blood.
- Using a small needle, the PRP will be injected back into the face along with a Hyaluronic acid filler.
- Some doctors may choose to first inject the face with filler, targeting areas with deep creases or wrinkles.
Are there any side effects or Complications?
A vampire facelift is a noninvasive procedure requiring only topical anesthesia. There should be minimal downtime, and side effects may include burning, itching, bruising, redness or swelling.
What to expect after a Vampire Facelift®?
No Anti-inflammatory for 48 hours after treatment so we don’t turn off the Platelets. Avoid touching your face in the hours after the procedure. If your doctor says it is OK, you can use an ice pack or take Tylenol to calm swelling and alleviate any pain. You will see immediate plumping results from the filler, and the glow and evenness from PRP will be visible after 2 to 3 weeks. Results are not permanent and will typically last for 1 year.