What is a 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.
A similar treatment, known as the vampire facial, garnered a lot of attention back in 2013 when Kim Kardashian posted a selfie on Instagram of her face covered in blood. But how does it work?
After blood is drawn from your arm, the medical professional will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood using a centrifuge (a machine that spins quickly to separate fluids of different densities). The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be injected along with hyaluronic acid filler, like Juvederm.
The procedure may:
• reduce wrinkles
• plump skin
• diminish acne scars
• brighten dull skin
It’s safe for people of any age, but if you’re taking a blood thinner, have skin cancer, or any medical condition related to blood, such as HIV or hepatitis C, a vampire facelift isn’t recommended.
How does it work?
There’s limited research on vampire facelifts, but one studyTrusted Source found that the skin’s texture improved significantly more with PRP than it did with saline injections.
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.
Procedure for a vampire facelift
Most vampire facelifts will follow the same steps:
First, the doctor will clean your skin. They’ll likely also apply a topical numbing cream.
Then, they’ll draw blood (as little as 2 teaspoons) from your arm. Some doctors may choose to first inject the face with filler, targeting areas with deep creases or wrinkles.
The blood will go into a centrifuge. This separates the PRP from the rest of the blood.
Using a small needle, the PRP will be injected back into the face.
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