Dracula Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that helps to smooth the skin of the face and neck, tighten the underlying tissues and muscle, and remove excess skin, result in in a more youthful appearance. However, a new type of facelift is gaining popularity, even though it is not technically a facelift, as it does not involve the surgical repositioning of facial tissues, according to ABC News.

The so-called “Vampire Facelift” uses a patient’s own blood as an injectable to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. While such treatments have made individuals are turning to the procedure of greater rates.

According to the Los Angeles Daily news, the Vampire Facelift – which is also known both as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy – involves taking a vial of the patient’s blood, isolating the platelet-rich plasma and injecting it back into the face or others areas of the body.

The non-invasive, FDA-approves procedure may be favored by some over other injectables such as Botox and Restylane because the chance of allergic reaction is minimized due to the fact that the filter is the patient’s own blood. Using blood plasma is also believed to cause tissue regeneration and stimulate collagen production.