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  • A vampire facelift is a cosmetic procedure that uses the patient’s blood.
  • Unlike a vampire facial, which uses microneedling, a vampire facelift injects both plasma and a hyaluronic acid filler.
  • The procedure can make skin look less wrinkled, firmer, and more elastic.
Safety
  • A vampire facelift is a noninvasive procedure requiring only topical anesthesia.
  • There should be minimal downtime, and side effects may include burning, itching, or swelling.
  • Make sure your procedure is done by a trained medical professional using a sterile needle.
Convenience
  • The procedure typically lasts about 1 to 2 hours and should have minimal downtime.
  • If you’re comfortable with redness, you can likely return to work the next day.
  • The procedure will likely take place in a medical office, but it can also happen in a spa, which is OK as long as you’re going to a reputable and trained professional.
Cost
  • A vampire facelift will typically cost between $1,500 and $2,500.
  • You’ll likely need more than one treatment to see the best results.
  • Results last for about a year.
Efficacy
  • You’ll notice immediate smoothing, which is a result of the filler.
  • In 2 to 3 weeks, you should see improved skin texture and glow, which can last for a year.
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.

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