FAQs About the Vampire Facelift

Photo of vampire facelift Locate A DocThere is a relatively new facial rejuvenating procedure that is attracting major media attention. The vampire facelift has a name that raises eyebrows on its own, yet few people know what it really entails. In fact, despite its name, the procedure is non-surgical, unlike an actual facelift. These are the basics about the procedure that may just be the next big trend in facial enhancements.

What does the procedure entail?

First, blood is taken from the patient. That blood is separated into plasma and red blood cells, with the platelet-rich plasma being set aside for use in the procedure. It is injected into the face with a fine needle, which is applied as much as a hundred times. The plasma stimulates the production of collagen.

What problem areas does it address?

Wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and puffiness around the eyes can all be addressed with this procedure.

Who is considered an ideal candidate?

Most cosmetic surgeons recommend this type of procedure for women who are in their 40s or are older, and who have visible signs of aging that they'd like to address.

Does it hurt?

Yes, patients feel the needle pricking their skin time and time again. Afterwards, the patient's face is sore and swollen. That pain typically subsides within a day or so, and many patients opt to take over-the-counter medication during those first 24 hours.

To learn more about this procedure and other facelift options, visit our additional guides to read more on the topic.

Further Reading

  • Reducing the signs of aging with facial treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermal fillers can provide temporary results, but innovative procedures such as Fraxel C02 Laser Treatment show more promise for those who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for the long-term.

  • Plastic surgery is many a celebrity’s best-kept secret to looking young and youthful, but even younger stars – especially those in their 30’s – aren’t afraid to get a little nip and tuck to be beautiful. Breast implants are still one of the most popular types of plastic surgery among the Hollywood crowds, and many celebrities aren’t afraid to admit that they’ve had the coveted boob job. Celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, and Tori Spelling are just a few stars that have had breast implants and haven’t been afraid to show them off by wearing plunging necklines and tops that accentuate their chest.

  • No. That is not a typo. The Daily Telegraph is reporting 739 is the number of times Joan Rivers had some sort of plastic surgery. Let’s look at this number for a moment. That means, if those procedures were done daily, Joan Rivers would have had something done everyday for more than 2 years.