Hot in Hollywood: Dr. Paul Nassif Explains the Vampire Facelift [VIDEO]
MakenzieR on 18 Jul 2012 at 9:00am
We recently spoke with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif to find out what's hot in the Hollywood beauty business. One treatment that always peaks our interest is the highly publicized Vampire Facelift, and it turns out Dr. Nassif does a lot of them.
Check out his video, and then read below for a Q&A with him:
RealSelf: We’ve been hearing about the Vampire FaceLift you perform. What is it?
Dr. Nassif: The Vampire FaceLift is another thing celebrities are doing. It’s something called PRP, or platelet rich plasma. What we do is we take out a little blood and spin it down into a centrifuge. We get the plasma, which has the platelets in it. We remove and discard the red blood cells and we’re left with a yellow serum that has all the growth factors. It has all the great factors of blood, plus the platelets, which stimulate everything to grow inside, such as the collagen, or angiogenesis which makes new blood vessels and is great for your skin.
You then inject the PRP into the face, let’s say the cheek, just underneath the skin...Over time you can get maybe 10-15% more volume in your face, which can last a few years. It takes about 8 weeks to see. But what it also does is it gives you a better glow. It helps with your pores and your blemishes, and it gives you a better glow and overall healthier looking skin.
Simultaneously, while your cheeks are full from the PRP injection (cheeks will be full for four or five hours), we also take filler, and will put that in the cheeks and lower eyes. So we’re putting filler in through the same little cannula (hole), which is going to stay for six or seven months, but we’re also getting in PRP simultaneously, so it’s in one procedure that typically only lasts an hour, and it’s great.