The Vampire Facelift™ is a procedure that uses a patient's own blood in a facelift procedure to make him appear younger. With this type of procedure, a cosmetic surgeon seeks to fill in parts of a patient's face that are looking droopy, older, and lined to give it a lift that results in a younger appearance. Often, this is accomplished with surgery, but sometimes fillers are injected into the skin instead. With a Vampire Facelift™, one of the fillers is made of a foreign substance but the other is created from the patient's own blood. The use of the patient's own blood may be the reason for the use of the word "vampire."
There are many procedures a patient can try in an effort to get a more youthful look. Many people think of cutting into the skin when they consider facelifts, but this isn't always the case. Instead, some techniques involve injecting the skin with fillers to get rid of unsightly drooping, tighten the skin, and diminish lines. Often, preparations are made using foreign substances that act as fillers, but this is not always the case. Instead, some people opt to have their doctors use blood from their own bodies to help them look younger.
To perform a Vampire Facelift™, a doctor must draw his patient's blood to create one of the fillers. He doesn't, however, simply inject the patient's blood into his face. Instead, he obtains cells called platelets from the blood sample his patient provides and uses them to create a substance similar to gel that is called "platelet rich fibrin meteoric." He then injects this substance into the patient's face in order to help achieve the more youthful appearance he seeks. This blood-derived substance is even said to help rejuvenate the patient's skin. As such, it may not only help to sculpt and shape, but also to improve blood flow to the area and stimulate the production of collagen.
It is important to note that a variety of doctors might use blood to create fillers for the face, but this doesn't always mean they are performing Vampire Facelift™ procedures. There are certain methods that must be used by a certified practitioner in order for the procedure to be called a Vampire Facelift™. As such, it is important for patients who want to obtain this type of facelift to choose a doctor who is certified in the technique.