What Is a Vampire FaceLift?
Some people refer to the Vampire FaceLift as "vampire injections" because it involves creating an injectable using your own blood and the platelets it contains to fill in fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Your doctor draws blood from your arm and spins it to separate out the plasma, which contains platelets. These are the proteins and growth factors that stimulate collagen production and thereby promote skin regeneration and rejuvenation. There are many kits available to isolate these growth factors, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Once collected, the platelet-rich plasma is injected back into your face.
The Vampire Facelift reduces fine lines and wrinkles, restores volume and gets rid of that gaunt, anemic look. Doctors who perform the Vampire Facelift often overfill the area by 20 percent, because much of the PRP will be reabsorbed by your body. Normally the procedure takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
The Cost, Risks and Results of Vampire Injections
The Vampire FaceLift Procedure costs between $1,000 and $2,500 per injection.
Because your body cannot have adverse reactions to your own blood, there is a practically no risk of an allergic reaction to PRP injections. This in return may make vampire injections seem attractive to some eternal youth seekers. You can experience temporary mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching or discoloration at the injection site.
The Vampire Facelift lasts just 15 to 18 months. You might start to see results immediately, and the full results are visible within three weeks.