The so-called Vampire Facelift can make a huge improvement in your appearance. Not a surgical facelift complete with scalpels and operating room, a Vampire Facelift is delivered through injections of your own platelet-rich blood plasma (PRP).
Though such injections have been used for some time in orthopedic surgery, they are relatively new as an aesthetic procedure.
The Vampire Facelift procedure encourages collagen production, adds growth factors to the injected areas and provides more youthful, tighter skin with minimal downtime.
The procedure begins with your physician using an hyaluronic acid dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane to improve facial shape before drawing approximately 2 teaspoons of your blood.
The blood is put through a centrifuge to spin out the platelets and injected into the patient’s face, where they cause a release of stem cells already in the skin, which transforms into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new tissue.
Side effects can include redness and some tenderness, which usually subsides on the second day after the treatment; swelling, which subsides on the third day, and a sandpaper texture to the skin which subsides in about a week.
Skin appearance improves over two-to-three months, and improvements can last for as long as two years.
Of course, you should receive this treatment only from a physician trained and qualified to perform it!