PRP vampire facelift or ultherapy?

I am a 40 years old, smoker (10 per day) I have a good skin, however there is some sagging area around the mouth, shall I use PRP(vampire lift) or ultherapy?

Doctor Answers 5


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Choosing between a vampire facial and Ulthera treatment should not be an "either/or" situation.  At our facility, we have performed 1000s of these procedures, often in combination with a great deal of success!  Vampire facials provide skin tightening and tone and textural improvement.  Ulthera allows for deeper skin lifting and tissue tightening.  The key is having a thoughtful consultation with a professional to assess which strategy best works for you and your aesthetic goals.

Best of luck!

Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 170 reviews

PRP vs. Ultherapy

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Hello! Thanks for your question.

When it comes to comparing the Vampire Facelift vs. Ultherapy for the area you're referencing, there's really no question as that the PRP will do little to no good for this area of the face. As such, Ultherapy will offer significantly more tightening to the areas of the mouth you wish to resolve.

As always, consult your nearest cosmetic professional for accurate diagnosis and advice.

In good health,

Dr. Berger

Andre Berger, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Ultherapy works

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I find that the patients are quite satisfied with Ultherapy.  It delivers what is says it will.  However, it is not a facelift.  Make sure you understand what each procedure can do and what it cannot do.  These minimally invasive procedures are great for quick healing and minimal downtime.  But, they are not a facelift.

Jay Calvert, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Ultherapy or Vampire Facelift (PRP) for smoker

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Ultherapy and PRP address different concerns. In your case, the Ultherapy treatment will tighten lax skin around the mouth—and is a “no downtime” treatment that progressively firms the skin and promotes new collagen. PRP is a skin rejuvenation procedure that helps skin texture, fine lines, and acne scars—and requires a week of downtime as your skin heals. I would recommend Ultherapy to address your primary concern; and if in the future you find your skin devitalized (common in smokers), a PRP treatment to brighten your skin.

Jia Zheng, MD
Vancouver Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

PRP facelift for tightening skin - Nope

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The PRP facelift will only give mild improvements in skin texture. It will have no effective on improving the sagging around the mouth. Ulthera will somewhat improve this. Infini has been a better choice for this area in my opinion. Smoking will definitely impair your results and should be stopped. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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