What Is A Vampire Facelift?

March 14, 2013

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Anything Kim Kardashian includes in her beauty regimen is bound to become popular once the information is made public. Such is the case with the “Vampire Facelift”. But what is it and does it actually work?

It’s first important to differentiate the Vampire Facelift from an actual surgical facelift. Facelift refers to a procedure intended to lift tissues that have migrated downward over time and is still the gold standard in long-lasting face and neck rejuvenation.  The vampire facelift is a non-surgical procedures that adds volume directly to the facial tissues in the form of human plasma. PRP contains growth factors that rejuvenate the skin and can even stimulate dormant hair follicles on the scalp.

With the vampire facelift, the patient’s own blood is placed in a centrifuge, and the plasma (PRP) is separated from the red blood cells.  The PRP is then penetrated deep into the epidermis of the skin with our Eclipse Micropen Elite treatment by one of our skincare specialists. This process induces the skin’s natural repair process which in turn, thickens the epidermis and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Using PRP with micro-needling greatly enhances results and speeds up the repair process.

The process takes about 20-30 minutes in-office and requires a minimal amount of blood that needs to be drawn. The concentrated PRP is used before, during, and after a micro-needling treatment with either our registered nurse or one of our master estheticians. While patients will notice an immediate glow following their initial “Vampire Facelift” treatment, 2-6 treatments are typically recommended for maximum results. The more advanced the skin concerns, the more treatments needed.

PRP with micro-needling improves fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pigmentation, reduces facial scarring, improves skin tone and texture as well. Patients can expect to be slightly red in the face for a few days following treatment.

For more information on a Vampire Facelift, visit our Eclipse Micro-Needling page or call (801)776-2220 for a complimentary consultation in our Layton or Draper, Utah offices.

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