Is the Vampire Face Lift a hoax?

Plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments can border on “creepy” for those not inclined to intervene with Mother Nature.  And when a procedure is so ghoulish it wears the name Vampire Face Lift well, we just have to find out if it’s fact or fiction.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is the basis of the Vampire Lift. The belief is that injecting one’s own plasma has anti-aging benefits. Essentially blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma for re-injection under the skin.  The implication being that the growth factors in this liquid stimulate rejuvenation. PRP can be delivered in micro-needling procedures and in combination with other dermal fillers or fat grafting.

Unfortunately, the Vampire Lift has NO scientific studies that show any long-term benefits when combined with hyaluronic acid fillers (ie Restylane, Juvederm) or in combination with fat injections. There is no long term, evident lifting being seen. Any lifting that is occurring is due to re-volumizing with the fillers themselves, and not because of the blood platelets.

The Vampire Face Lift is an excellent marketing ploy, especially at this time of year, but in this case, science disproves the myth.  The Vampire Face Lift is a real hoax.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to improve sagging skin, Dr. Gilbert Lee is recognized by the Liquid Face Lift Association for his excellence in injectable rejuvenation using products such as Radiesse, Bellafill, and fat grafting.  Contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa for more information or to schedule a consultation.