Vampire Facelift

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The vampire facelift is a procedure that creates the youthful, rejuvenating effects of a facelift without an actual surgery. Instead, the vampire facelift gets its name because it incorporates PRP extracted from blood which is then mixed with different dermal fillers to give patients a refreshed look.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

5 days








$1000 - $2500

The Specifics

What is a vampire facelift?

A vampire facelift or facial is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial procedure designed to take advantage of the body’s own healing process and the restorative properties found in blood cells.

The primary ingredient of a vampire facelift is a platelet rich fibrin matrix derived from a patient’s own red blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other blood components are separated in a centrifuge, and combined with a hyaluronic acid based filler like Juvederm® or Restylane® to create a platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). This PRP treatment and cell therapy naturally boosts collagen production, blood flow, soft tissue healing, and triggers skin growth and fat tissue regeneration.

The PRP injections used in a vampire facelift are similar to the PRP therapy seen in sports medicine. The growth factors, stem cells, and other blood components utilized in PRP treatments augment the healing process and can treat sports injuries like rotator cuff tears, tendon injuries, muscle injuries, back pain, and nerve injuries.

What cosmetic concerns does a vampire facelift procedure treat?

  1. Facial Skin Laxity: A vampire facelift takes advantage of PRP therapy and the body’s natural properties, augmented with hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to encourage collagen production, blood flow, and skin and fat growth.
  2. Fine Lines & Wrinkles: Though both HA-based dermal fillers and stimulating collagen production, a vampire facelift can smooth and plump the skin.

Who is the ideal candidate for a vampire faceliftprocedure?

The ideal candidate for a vampire facelift is a middle aged individual with mild to moderate fine lines around the eyes, nose, lips, and mouth, and those with facial volume loss. A vampire facelift is not recommended for those with more severe signs of aging who would benefit from a more involved technique.

What is the average recovery associated with a vampire facelift procedure?

Most candidates experience one to two days of recovery following a vampire facelift. Swelling, redness, flaking, and sensitivity resolve within 48 hours. Patients are advised to refrain from exercise for one week. It is also recommended to limit sun exposure.

What are the potential side effects of a vampire facelift procedure?

Possible side effects following a vampire facelift include redness, discomfort, tightness, itchiness, bruising, prolonged edema, and injection site infection.

What can someone expect from the results of a vampire facelift procedure?

The results of a vampire facelift will be noticeable after the procedure, and will continue to benefit from regular treatments. A Vampire Facelift may last for months up to a year, and maintenance will be dependent on the individual candidate.

What is the average cost of a vampire facelift procedure?

A vampire facelift procedure can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500. The actual cost of a Vampire Facelift is dependent upon location, board certified facial plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure. Learn more in our complete guide to the cost of a facelift.


  • Noninvasive
  • Quick Procedure
  • Younger Looking Skin


  • Temporary
  • Multiple Treatments
  • Limited Results

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect

The vampire facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that uses PRP mixed with different dermal fillers to give patients a refreshed look. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a vampire facelift.

The Takeaway

A vampire facelift is a non-surgical facelift technique utilizing a combination of platelet rich plasma and hyaluronic acid based fillers to create PRP injections that promote collagen, soft tissue healing, and skin and fat cell regeneration for a more youthful appearance.

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